Masseuse giving client a seductive Nuru massage

What is Nuru massage? Everything you need to know

Looking for a relaxing yet sexually stimulating experience?

Then a real Nuru massage might just be what you need.

In a nutshell, it’s a type of slippery sensual massage originating from Kawasaki, Japan, involving nude body-on-body rubbing and touching.

The term ‘Nuru’ in Japanese means slippery, which pretty much sums up the sexy sensations you’ll feel in this massage.

Interested? Read on to find out everything about Nuru massage, including how to book one.

What is used during a Nuru massage?

Although it’s common to use massage oil during massages, a Nuru massage is typically performed using a special kind of gel, often referred to as Nuru massage gel.

However, there are some nourishing Nuru massage oils for those that prefer this type of substance. 

But if you’re looking for a traditional Nuru massage experience, we recommend using the gel.

What is Nuru massage gel?

Nuru massage gel is made from Nori seaweed, and the gel is clear, odourless and tasteless, often making it safe to use and creating slippery body-to-body contact. 

The gel is clear, odourless and tasteless, often making it safe to use.

Where to buy Nuru massage gel/oil

If you’re booking a Nuru massage, your masseuse will already have all the essentials.

However, if you’d like to use your own product to bring along with you or to try at home, many places online sell Nuru massage gel and oil.

As well as massage supply stores, below are some common places you can purchase Nuru massage gel/oil:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Fishpond 

Some top Nuru massage gel/oil brands include Nuru, Exotiq, Intimateline and EroticGel. You can also take a look at 2021’s 10 best Nuru massage kits.


Nuru massage gel on forearm

How to make Nuru massage gel

Whether you have allergies or want to add in your ingredients, making your own Nuru massage gel can be quite cost-effective.

As massage gels are quite solid, they are easier to work with and less messy than oils, generally providing a stain-free and hassle-free cleanup experience.

Plus, there are plenty of natural oils available, whereas natural massage gels are harder to find, making it more beneficial to learn how to make your own.

It’s also important to note that most brands use artificial gelling agents and other synthetic products that could potentially be harmful to your skin. 

Before making your homemade Nuru massage gel, you will need Nuru massage gel powder, which should contain Nori seaweed (mentioned above).

Some brands should have directions on how to make the massage gel from its powder form on the label, but if not, no need to worry.

Here’s how to make your own Nuru massage gel at home in 5 easy steps:

  1. Slowly pour some water into a sealable container or bottle
  2. While the container/bottle is filling up, gently add some Nuru massage gel powder to the container to avoid the product from clumping
  3. Seal the container/bottle and shake the substance vigorously
  4. Pour into a separate container or tub and leave the substance to thicken and set
  5. Repeat the process if you need more Nuru massage gel.

If you want to add in your own ingredients, such as aloe vera gel or drops of essential oils for scent, try to do this during Step 2 or before the substance starts to set.

Tip: You can add more water to achieve your desired consistency. The more water you add, the thinner the substance will get


Aloe vera leaf with massage gel and honey

What happens in a Nuru massage?

Most Nuru massages will start with both the masseuse and the client showering separately for hygiene purposes.

This is essential due to the amount of physical contact involved in this type of massage.

The client will lay down naked (you can wear underwear if you wish) on their front, and the massage will begin. 

The masseuse will start with a full body massage using their hands and Nuru massage gel.

Once the client is fully relaxed, the masseuse will start to use their own body to slide up and down the client’s body, massaging erogenous zones in the process.

This predominately involves their chest, buttocks, and hands during the massage – evoking an extremely erotic experience.

Unlike other types of Asian massage or full body massage, a Nuru massage can include stimulating the groin area.

Generally, a Nuru massage can last for up to an hour and, in many cases, usually finished off with a sexual act. However, you can opt-out of any sexual activity if you wish.

Nuru massage can be achieved by one or more masseuses. Hiring multiple masseuses can be a lot of fun, especially for those who enjoy group sex. But it’s important to be aware that not all Nuru professionals are trained to perform with others.

In some cases, a Nuru massage can be done in conjunction with other types of massage, such as:

  • Trigger Point massage
  • Cranial Release massage
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Reflexology


Masseuse giving client a nuru massage in underwear

How to do a Nuru massage

​​Despite massages being therapeutic, couples tend to massage each other as a powerful way of foreplay.

​​If you’re looking to learn how to perform a super-sexy Nuru massage on your partner, here’s how to do it in 8 easy steps:

1. Have your Nuru massage gel

A Nuru massage wouldn’t be a massage without having a nourishing gel or oil to rub all over your partner’s skin. 

As mentioned earlier, you can purchase Nuru massage gel/oil or make your own at home.

Otherwise, you can have a full-body slip-and-slide experience with some natural oils, such as coconut oil or almond oil.

2. Have a dedicated sheet prepared

Unless you have a massage bed, it’s likely that you’re going to do the massage on your sofa, bed or floor. 

Make sure you have a soft sheet exclusively for massages prepared for your partner to lay on and one you don’t mind getting messy with products used for the massage.

If you’re going to use oil, we recommend using a thick flannel sheet to soak up any excess oil and put down a mattress protector to keep it oil-free.

3. Use your whole body to massage

When it comes to Nuru massage, it involves more than just the hands.

Full body-to-body contact is the heart of Nuru, and no part of your body is off-limits.

Once your partner is lying face down nude, you can start with some basic massage techniques with your hands to get them in the mood. Try caressing their shoulders and back before continuing down their legs.

Then, with your nude body, amp things up by gliding your chest, belly, and legs along their back while using your hands to support your weight. 

Switch it up between long glides up and down their body, circular motions, and wave-like undulations – and anything else you think feels sexy.

You can watch a live demonstration here.

Tip: For the full Nuru experience, we recommend trying it nude. However, you can wear underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable.

4. Use massage techniques

Although skin-to-skin rubbing and touching feel sensational on their own, taking some time to learn some real massage techniques can enhance your and your partner’s experience.

You can incorporate a soothing back massage, foot massage, or even an erotic Yoni or Lingham massage (when they have been flipped over) to create a full-body experience that is more arousing than just slipping and sliding. 


Woman massaging man's upper back

5. Flip your partner over

Now that you’ve caressed the back of them, it’s time to flip them over, where the massage gets incredibly arousing.

Similarly to the massage techniques you used on their back, gently glide your body over their front side.

The trick here is to caress their most sensitive regions with your body, keeping as much skin contact as possible as you feel them get more and more aroused.

For an extra tease, you can change the pressure and tempo, going from soft to hard and slow to fast – whatever your partner’s body language tells you feels good.

Be sure to pay special attention to dragging your nipples and genitals over their skin.

6. Caress their private areas

Want to finish off the massage by giving your partner an earth-shattering orgasm

After you’ve had fun sliding over your partner’s body, start caressing their most sensitive areas with your hands to keep them mesmerised by your touch.

If you’re ready to have penetrative sex, you can satisfy them through masturbation or oral sex, which pleases your partner most and gives them the happy ending they deserve.

7. Always keep it consensual and safe

First and foremost, ensure your partner is happy with the techniques you use during the massage. 

Throughout the session, ask them if they’re happy with what you’re doing and how it feels to them, and act accordingly.

As Nuru massage is quite a sexual practice, don’t be surprised if it unintentionally leads to sexual intercourse.

Please be aware that oil is not compatible with latex if you use condoms for protection. 

It is recommended for you and your partner take a shower after your massage before moving on to sex. You can even take a shower together to keep the romantic vibe going.

If you don’t use condoms for protection, then you’re lucky enough to enjoy the massage to blend seamlessly into making love.

What are the benefits of Nuru massage?

Although Nuru massage provides sexual pleasure, it also offers a number of health benefits. These include:

1. Soothing sore muscles

The techniques used in Nuru massage can help soothe sore or tense muscles. The masseuse will knead out any pain using various parts of her body with the help of the slippery gel. This is perfect for helping the body experience relaxation while feeling refreshed and revitalised.

2. Relieving stress

Like most massages, a Nuru massage can help combat stress and depression. A UK-based Nuru agency found that over 80% of people who had a Nuru massage noticed a big improvement in their mental well-being after the session. As well as physical relaxation, it promotes mental relaxation too.

3. Nourishing your skin

The Nori gel typically used during a Nuru massage can help to smooth and moisturise your skin. Aloe vera gel contains botanical extracts (including aloe vera and Nori algae) that will reduce dryness, redness and flaking. What’s more, studies have shown aloe vera to improve skin elasticity and firmness.

4. Eliminating toxins in your body

A Nuru massage can help release bad toxins in your body, which can be responsible for migraines, bloating, poor circulation, depression, fatigue, and much more. Not only does it help your health and well-being in the long run, but can also help reduce future toxicity in the body. Drinking plenty of water after the massage is important to flush it out of your system.

6. Improves blood circulation

The stimulation your body will receive from a Nuru massage can promote better circulation and blood flow, which can help improve your sleep quality and boost your energy levels.

7. Sexual exploration and satisfaction

Due to its sensual nature, a Nuru massage can be a great form of sex therapy. It’s one of the most arousing types of erotic massage, heightening your sexuality and boosting your sex drive. If you opt for a ‘happy ending’, you can experience a mind-blowing orgasm.

8. Improves sleep quality

Massages generally promote relaxation and reduce cortisol – a stress hormone in the body. Feeling calm and in a good mood can help improve sleep quality and also reduce fatigue.

9. Improves flexibility

As massage therapy loosens and relaxes the muscles in your body, including tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues, it can keep your joints more fluid, stimulate blood flow, and help your body achieve greater flexibility.

10. Enhance immunity

Studies have shown that regular massage therapy can help boost your immune system. It increases the activity of white blood cells that help our body to fight off flu, cold and diseases.


Masseuse giving client a nuru massage on their back

Is Nuru massage safe?

Skin-to-skin contact or nude body rubbing during a Nuru massage is typically safe. 

If you have any allergies, be sure to check with your masseuse if the seaweed-containing Nuru massage gel is suitable for you.

Aside from the risk of allergies, another potential risk is contracting an STI. 

As mentioned earlier, Nuru massage generally leads to sexual activity, so if you’re up for this, it’s important to ensure you are fully protected should your massage lead to any type of sexual contact.

As both parties are mostly nude throughout the course of the massage, there is also a small risk of herpes transmission, even without sexual contact (e.g., contact of the outside of genitals) or an obvious outbreak.

A professional service would conduct a thorough check to ensure both parties have no cuts or open wounds, particularly on the genitals or mouth, to avoid any risk of the transmission of blood.

If by any chance you have unprotected sex or are worried about contracting an STI after touching genitals, visit your doctor or a sexual health clinic as soon as possible.]

For those worried about COVID-19, it is highly unlikely that you’ll catch COVID-19 alone from a massage therapist’s hands on your body. 

However, there are still risks, and should you decide to go ahead with a massage, it is highly recommended to wear a mask for extra caution. Find some more helpful advice here

Is Nuru Massage legal?

Just like a sports massage or Thai massage, Nuru Massage is legal. 

Even if there’s sexual activity involved, it is still legal, as the exchange of sexual activity for money or other goods is legal in the UK

If you book a Nuru massage, you will technically be purchasing the massage itself.

However, there are some laws around sex work that you should consider.

What to do and avoid before a massage

Before going for your Nuru massage (or any type of massage), you should consider a few things to ensure the best experience.

Things to do before a massage:

  • Drink water to stay hydrated (and after)
  • Take a warm shower for hygiene purposes
  • Try to relieve some stress by relaxing 
  • Arrive a little early
  • Let your massage therapist know about any medical conditions or body pains
  • Go to the toilet

Things to avoid before your massage:

  • Drinking alcohol or caffeinated fluids
  • Eating a meal right before
  • Applying lotion or oil on your body
  • Sunbathing 
  • Self-grooming (massage therapists provide a non-judgmental service)
  • Showering right before (a few hours earlier is recommended)
  • Taking prescribed pain medications

When not to have a massage 

There are many cases where a massage may not be appropriate for you. Below are some reasons you should avoid massages:

  • You have a fever
  • You have contagious skin conditions 
  • You have contagious diseases
  • You have blood clots
  • You are pregnant
  • You have kidney or liver conditions
  • Cancer (unless it’s by a massage therapist that is professionally trained for cancer patients)
  • Inflammation
  • Uncontrolled hypertension

Before getting a massage, massage therapists and institutions should check to see if you’re fit for a massage. 

In most cases, you will be expected to fill out a form to record your contact information, specify policies, and get an idea of any issues, medications, and contraindications they should be aware of for your safety.

Where to get a Nuru massage

With many Nuru specialists and agencies around, you can get a Nuru massage in London or any other part of the UK.

At Vivastreet, you can easily find a local masseuse offering a Nuru massage in your area.

The price of a Nuru massage varies depending on the masseuse. Typically, a Nuru massage is over £100.

How to book a Nuru massage

To book a Nuru massage service on Vivastreet:

  1. Visit our Nuru massage page
  2. Enter your desired location
  3. Select a masseuse of your choice
  4. Contact them and arrange a booking

It’s that simple.



So what are you waiting for? Book and enjoy an arousing Nuru massage today.

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