We had a brief chat with Serena, one of the most respected sensual masseuses in the city.

How did you first become aware of sensual massage? And why did you choose to become a sensual masseuse?

Since I can remember I have always been very sensual and tactile. When I just a girl, I would give back massages to family members and enjoy doing it. Back then it wouldn't have even cross my mind that one day I would become a masseuse, especially not a sensual one. But today being a sensual masseuse for me is like breathing; it's second nature. My work is a reflection of myself.

When I first moved to London, I was introduced to the man who many see as one of the pioneers in the art of sensual massage. He even claims he come up with the term itself, where before it was either known as tantric massage or an escort service. I can't confirm that's the case, but I knew him well as a sex therapist and sensual masseur, predominately for men. He become my first teacher and mentor, who helped me develop a more profound understanding of male sensuality and arousal.

I spent many years working alongside him. Like in the old days when masters had adjutants, I was learning every day bit by bit by observing, listening, assisting in four-hand massages, until one day I felt it was time to leave the nest and give independence a try. These days, apart from giving sensual massages, I also help other female therapists to become independent and build up their own practises. 

How many years have you been a masseuse in London? During in that time have you noticed more people becoming aware of tantric and erotic massage?

I have been working as a masseuse in London full time for the last six years. I have noticed a significant difference in people's awareness around sensual massage during this time. People feel more comfortable and have even started to recommend sensual massage services to one another .

This change has a lot to do with the growing quality of the services. I genuinely believe, the more there will be highly qualified specialists around, the better, more safe and more comfortable people will feel to approach this business. Equally more and more people recognise the significant benefits of sensual massage and the way it helps them feel uplifted, inspired and more alive.

It is my belief that in a couple of years, this type of massage will become mainstream, even being offered at spas and possibly prescribed by GP's as an alternative approach to deal with modern day ailments and mental conditions such as stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia, to name but a few.

What can people expect when they visit you for a massage?

Quality, authenticity, serenity, a place of sanctuary, a place where you can be yourself, true intimacy, and never experienced before sensations. Please be aware that the massage I give is a unique, one-off, individually tailored bespoke experience. The only downside is that is can be addictive ;)

Thank you to Serena for the interview, if you want to find out more about her services you can visit www.inspirationalmassage.co.uk