The Healing Touch

I’m often amazed at how people transform once they touch, love, and enjoy themselves. We often take the human touch for granted and all the healthy things it can do for us. I read a study about how volunteers were brought in to gently stroke the skin of premature babies for 10 minutes a day, while another group of babies was left untouched. The stroked babies gained weight and strength faster and were released from the hospital earlier than the babies who weren’t touched. That shows us just how much touch can transform a life.

Unfortunately, many of us are not too receptive to such affection. When we often first meet someone, we give them a brief handshake or maybe a slight hug. It’s interesting that even though there are studies that prove touch is a great healer, we often shy away from it.
If we had more safe, acceptable ways to touch each other, there might be a lot less illness,

sadness, isolation, and violence in the world.

Many of us don’t realize that touching releases powerful endorphins and other feel-good chemicals that help to heal physical and emotional aches and pains, relieve tension and calm both mind and body. While some of us may think it’s best to have a drink of wine when we’re feeling emotionally drained, a simple touch can cure emotional wear and tear.

The Touching Exercise

While we can’t always experience another human’s touch, there are other ways to receive the same benefits.

Let’s try this out.

The key to this exercise is to touch yourself with a real sense of caring for yourself. You don’t want to just touch yourself because you feel you have to. Really feel the motions and put yourself first.

Start by gently massaging your own scalp. You’ll want to rub it with your fingertips all over, paying particular attention to the spots that are a little sore. Most of the time the temples are a focus point or the back of the head in that hollow where the skull meets the top of the spine.

Now tug at your hair gently or with more strength, and use the heel of your hand to rub and stimulate every part of your head. Believe it or not, we store an incredible amount of tension in our heads, so this can feel extremely relaxing. Enjoy the feeling and breathe in and out. Close your eyes if you desire.

Next, you’ll want to give your face a few strokes. Working from the centre of your forehead/middle of your nose/ lips outwards, then massage and squeeze your ears and press in at each side of your cheeks where your jawbone pivots.

Run your hands gently over the front of your entire body. Caressing it in a sense. You can have on a few clothes or naked, before using a towel to rub the entire backside of your body from head to toe.

Now the finishing touch. Give yourself a foot rub in any way that feels good for you, and finish by wrapping your arms around your own body and giving yourself a good hug!

How do you feel now? Hopefully, you’re feeling more energised and calmer. Maybe you feel like a new person who just got a great night’s rest. This is a simple exercise you can do if you’re feeling the need to be touched, but no one is around to assist.

I’m also available for sessions should you need something more extensive.

In gratitude,


The Story of Our Bodies

The human body is a fascinating thing! In my line of work, I experience different bodies and study them thoroughly. Each time someone enters my world and hops onto my massage table, I can hardly wait to reveal them. And it doesn’t matter if they are big or small, each body tells a different story.

The Beginning

It’s sometimes said that our bodies are a reflection of the lives we’ve led and the experiences we’ve had. Every part of our body tells something about ourselves. For example, it’s said that the bigger and more pronounced the belly button, the more outgoing and ‘larger than life’ the personality. An overly rounded shoulder means that a person is protecting the space of the heart and is feeling anxious. Rounded toes can indicate someone who is stubborn and always does things “in their own way,” even if they do harm to themselves.

Facial features also can tell a lot about a person’s character. Physiognomy, or the interpretation of the character from the study of a person’s face, is a practice that has been around for centuries. There’s a goldmine of interesting theories to be found in physiognomy. It’s thought that the groove that connects the nose with the mouth can indicate a person’s fertility levels. A long, broad and deep philtrum is a sign of good fertility, while a shallower, less pronounced one can suggest lower fertility levels. Even more amazing, a large nose can be a sign of a powerful person.

If you’d like to dig even deeper with facial features, deep-set eyes imply a more introverted personality, and a deeply furrowed brow means a person might have a lot of built up anger or frustration.

It’s incredible the things you can learn about a person’s character from their facial features.

The In-Between

So of course, there isn’t any scientific evidence that proves these things, but it’s a fun thing to play with! But one thing is for sure; our bodies are certainly affected and shaped by our interior lives, and vice versa.

To see just how interconnected your body really is with your emotions, do the following exercise:

Go outside and go for a walk. You’ll want to walk with your shoulders slumped, and your body bent forward. Make sure you drag your feet, look down, and don’t engage anyone. Act as if no one is there but you and walk slowly. Make your breathing shallow and weak. Now without changing anything, try to be happy. Notice how difficult this is. Make note of how you felt at that moment.

Now I want you to walk with your head raised and your chin up. Walk with confidence. Straighten your back, and keep your shoulders back and breathe in deeply, feeling every breath. Walk firmly and plant your feet. If you want, you can even engage with others and make eye contact. Now, without changing a thing, try and feel depressed. Once again, notice how difficult it is to feel that emotion.

The End

Now that you’ve experienced the mind-body connection, think about how you can influence your moods and change your outlook just by making a few changes to the way you carry yourself. If you

keep practicing this you’ll soon realise how much power your body has.

If you have questions on bodywork, I’m available for sessions in a private setting and would enjoy guiding your body and mind.

In gratitude, Taranga

Are You Mindful?

Mindfulness in simple terms means the state of being aware or conscious of something.

It has everything to do with being totally present and focused, and having full, conscious awareness of whatever you’re doing at the moment. Now it may sound easy, but it’s usually harder for some of us to stay in the moment.

Our brains are huge machines like computers that process data, experiences, and moments on a constant basis. Most of us are always thinking of a million things at once. We rarely focus on just one moment. The present moment. Our minds chatter away, and it’s this relentless noise that can make us stressed, anxious, and tense.

These distractions also disconnect us from the sensual side of life, because when we’re not fully aware of what’s happening to us at the moment. We have too many distractions so in return we miss out on life’s little pleasures and the full depth of our sensuality.

Focusing on the Moment

I want you to now think about how you approach the small tasks in your everyday life. Do you rush through washing the dishes or do you take the time to really “feel” it? It might sound strange, but you can turn something as simple as doing the dishes into a great mindful experience.

Try fully focusing on the task at hand. Feel the warm water touching your skin. Feel the squishiness of the sponge between your fingers and the steam from the water as it curls around your nostrils. This is you being fully conscious and aware! You’re now experiencing being in the moment.

Here’s another exercise to try:

1: Find a quiet spot in your house or wherever you are and close your eyes.

2: Focus all your attention on the pinky finger on your right hand. Remember we want to focus on the present moment and nothing else.

3: Take some deep breaths into your belly.

4: Now on the inhale, imagine sending your breath through your body to that one finger.

5: Next, with each breath you inhale, imagine pulling a bean of light in through the crown of your head and down to your finger.

6: Really feel the blood pulsing there and note any sensations as you continue to breathe slowly and deeply.

You should sense your finger starting to feel bigger and more present. Or you may even feel like it’s the only finger on your hand.

This simple exercise shows how focusing your attention on one thing can bring enhanced sensation. Imagine what could happen if you could apply the technique to other areas of your

own body or even your lovers! There are endless possibilities when you put all your focus and attention on one thing. With this, you can really experience the moment.

So instead of having a full mind, try and be mindful, and start connecting to life on an even deeper level.

In gratitude, Taranga

Better Living Through Sex

Anytime is a beautiful time to reflect on what we’re doing to keep ourselves healthy, aware, and alive to all the sensual elements that are here for us to experience. Now is the perfect time to offer a reminder of some things we can do to keep ourselves active and ready for anything that comes our way. 

A healthy sex life offers more than just heightened intimacy and pleasure. We are sensual beings and every aspect of our lives is connected to each other. It’s no secret, sex feels good. We’ve all(well maybe most) have engaged in sexual activity with another. The touch, feel, and stimulation we receive from another brings more happiness to our lives than you think. It also offers huge benefits for both mind and body. Here are just a few: 

1. Sex is great for the heart 

Sex has great health benefits for the heart and circulatory system. It can lower blood pressure, strengthen the heart, and may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. When we orgasm we release happy chemicals that help our overall well-being. 

2. A healthy sex life boosts the immune system 

Regular sex can raise your levels of antibodies and improve your general resistance to illness. Aren’t our bodies amazing It’s amazing the things our body can do if we give it what it needs! Regular sex also improves sleep and lowers stress and anxiety. 

3. Sex lowers stress levels 

I know this was addressed in the last point, but it’s worth mentioning again. Stress causes great confusion in the mind and body. So would it surprise you that stress kills people daily? Stress attacks our bodies in more ways than you can imagine. 

High blood pressure is the main cause of heart disease. It lowers our energy levels, makes sleep difficult, and can cause headaches and migraines. Regular sex is one of the best ways to counter this and balance your body and mind in a healthy way. 

While some doctors say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, some say an orgasm a day keeps the stress away. 

4. Sex increases libido 

Having regular sex increases a person’s sexual desire. It’s kind of like when you keep on doing something you enjoy, you reach new heights. For women, sex lubricates the vagina and increases both elasticity and blood flow. For both men and women, a healthy sex life can help reach new sexual heights and intense orgasms. 

5. Healthy sex life = Better mental and emotional health 

Some of the most obvious benefits are increased confidence and happiness. Regular sex with a partner that matches your level of sensuality, is also the key to intimacy, trust, and love in your relationship. But the benefits go much deeper than that. Staying sexually active in your later years can increase memory and mental acuity. Plus, it ups our emotional intelligence, increasing our 

capacity to perceive, identify, and express our emotions. Don’t have a partner? No problem! Sex toys help both men and women achieve orgasms.  

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These are just a few of the benefits of having a healthy sex life. Orgasms are the key to having less stress, better mental and physical health, and being more productive. We all tend to go through some type of stress, but sex can help promote better living for us all.

In gratitude, Taranga. 

Giving back to yourself with a Yoni Massage

One thing that came to my attention again last week was the need for all the ladies out there to give back to themselves. In fact, I had two different women come to me, each coming out of really challenging situations, and both in need of some beautiful, loving attention. And this isn’t unusual. 

As women, we are often put in the position of taking care of others. Sometimes our own needs are put on the back-burner while we make sure that others have what they need. But the thing is, if we aren’t fulfilled, there isn’t much to give back to others. There’s only so much we can give without making sure our own needs are met. 

One way to give back to yourself is with a yoni massage. Women are sensual creatures. It’s part of who we are, how we are built. We are connected to our bodies on a deep level, and we need to honour the body. And sometimes, we don’t give ourselves permission to do that. A yoni massage or full body sensual massage is an amazing way to channel some beautiful self-love. Plus, there’s nothing like an amazing, toe curling orgasm to re-energise the body and tap into deeper levels of vitality and joy. 

Starting your yoni massage with an open mind and an open heart is the best way to really garner the benefits of this practice. While for many, this can be a hard task to do, the end results are always rewarding. Doing so can help you learn to relax into your body rather than staying strictly within the boundaries of the mind. By connecting with yourself this way, you are one step closer to alleviating mental stresses too, particularly anxiety and depression. 

As you relax into your massage, expect to awaken new senses. You may experience pleasures you have never experienced before. There are many new ways you might discover yourself through a yoni massage using touch and breath.  Body awareness is a beautiful and exciting thing. And the more you learn, the more information you can share with your lover back home, or maybe just yourself, for a more fulfilling, eye-opening sex life. 

Women are often more resistant to sexual pleasure-based therapies than men. However, whether you’re a man or a woman seeking this kind of therapy, there’s absolutely no shame associated with it. In fact, a yoni massage or sensual full body massage is a perfect way to reclaim ourselves. That’s what these therapies are for. By allowing ourselves to experience self pleasure, we explore our sexual selves. We allow ourselves to expand and to create a deeper connection with our bodies. 

Touch and orgasm are ways of honouring our bodies. They help us to reawaken our sensual selves and reconnect with our passion and joy. Healthy self-love and touch is a way of giving back to ourselves. A form of self-care. And, when we give back to ourselves, we get back to ourselves. 

We reclaim that sense of vitality and energy that makes life a joy to live. We all deserve that. We deserve to connect with sensual feeling and allow ourselves passionate, sensual expansion. 

So check in. Have you been giving back to yourselves? Are you making sure you schedule in some time for some loving self-touch? Have you given yourself permission to take care of your own needs, or has it been all about taking care of others? Maybe it’s time. 

If you’re curious about yoni massage and you’d like to know more about it, feel free to reach out. I love to help my clients to reconnect with their bodies and embrace their sexual selves. 

In Gratitude


COVID-19 Lockdown Experience.

The second half of 2021 has been quite turbulent and, without realising, it’s been about two months since I’ve last sat down to write a blog post. The simple reason behind this is something that’s been on all of our minds here in Australia – COVID-19.

As you know, I live in the beautiful city of Sydney and we’ve been in lockdown for the last twelve weeks. This lockdown feels never-ending as our infection rate keeps growing and it seems reaching 0 cases has become an impossible idea. Instead, the focus has become on getting people vaccinated, so until enough people have received their two doses, we’ll continue to live in a state of lockdown.

I’m fortunate enough to be one of the people who get a cheque to just hang out and enjoy my time alone. However, the one thing I can’t do is have my clients over for a sensual and erotic massage experience. I’ve officially closed down again until further notice.

Although not being able to do what I love causes me great sadness, I must admit I am in a more comfortable space than others. So many people are unable to see family and friends and must rely on platforms like Zoom to connect with their loved ones. Houses have lost their incomes and families have been devastated by COVID-19, leaving people isolated and even hospitalised. My heart goes out to everyone being affected by this terrible virus.

That’s not to say I haven’t felt the effects of the pandemic myself. I’m not enlightened or a buddha, I’ve had bouts of depression and moments of ‘what am I doing here?’. I’ve had periods of reflection and wasted too many hours watching anti-vax videos on YouTube (which are downright depressing in themselves).

One positive aspect though is that I’m already fully vaccinated and have my certificate ready to show clients when they can come to visit me again. Being fully vaccinated makes me feel more comfortable and confident when going out to shop for basics or spending a little time outside for exercise and to take care of my mental health. I’m also proud to be fully vaccinated so that when things do open up again I can care for my clients in the safest way possible, while also doing my part for the community at large.

So, what does this mean for us all spiritually, emotionally and physically? We all have to do our part to remain positive but it’s also important to take time to reflect on how we’re truly feeling. If you do ever get down, that’s okay. One thing I’ve learnt is that what goes down must come back up, so remember that this pain is only temporary. Use that time for reflection, be kind to yourself and do as much as you can to stay positive.

If you are struggling a little bit, I’ve got some fun tips for you on how to uplift your mood. Give yourself a relaxing massage, take a long bath, or try both at the same time! Organise a little dance party through Zoom with your loved ones and jump around your living room together (virtually) to your favourite songs. Put on your all-time favourite movie, or cosy up in bed with your laptop and watch some fun videos on YouTube. We all get an hour a day to go outside, breathe in fresh air and exercise, so use that to its fullest. Look up at the sky, walk solely in

meditation and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Don’t forget to be kind to others too, just saying one simple thing to make a family member or friend feel great about themselves can really change their whole day. If you are on your own in lockdown, make sure you’ve got your singles buddy locked in and try to connect with them as much as possible to brighten your day and theirs.

While we may not be able to see each other face to face right now, we can still connect with each other through OnlyFans. It’s an online platform with a monthly subscription fee that will allow you access to all my virtual content as well as a way for us to keep talking and working together. My OnlyFans platform is a place of connection and reflection, meditation, ASMR readings, musings and positive quotes. It’s a very casual space where we can get to know each other on a deeper level. Sometimes I just post personal content like sweating the little things in life and lighthearted funny things. If you want me to discuss something of importance to you, you can write to me and let me know via OnlyFans as well.

My OnlyFans account name is Bliss Rising, but you can check out my page via this link. I’ll be posting twice a week, come connect with me there!

To everyone who sees this blog, be safe and well wherever you are in the big wide world. Enjoy every moment, give blessing for what you have in life and always have joy in your heart.


The Importance Of Boosting Your Body Image

The Importance Of Boosting Your Body Image

You’re too fat. You’re too skinny. Your hair is too short or too long. You’re beginning to get wrinkles. You’ve got cellulite. Your hair’s going grey. Your tits are sagging. Your man boobs are swelling. You look like a dag. On and on the ‘What’s Wrong With Me’ list goes.

We all get that feeling of not being good enough, and it’s a message that’s reinforced constantly by the media, and occasionally (if unintentionally) by our family and friends. The endless pressure to look good all the time can be exhausting. But times are changing, and it’s becoming more and more encouraged to fall in love with the skin we’re in.

However, body positivity shouldn’t just be a trend on Instagram. It should be everyday living.

We need to start loving our bodies, whatever shape or form they present themselves in. When we accept ourselves with unconditional love, we begin to see the world and others through different eyes – and we also need to start feeling a little bit more relaxed about life in general.

One recent client told me she would have been too embarrassed to come for a session with me if she hadn’t lost quite a bit of weight. I was happy that she had come in, but I was disappointed to hear that her weight was a deciding factor. It does not matter what size you are, we all need touch and love through body contact.

The Tantra Womens Massage that I offer is both an empowering and enlightening experience, deserved by all. This kind of restorative bodywork invites a sense of total relaxation and spiritual awakening, which may actually be the key to letting go of our body worries. If you suffer from poor body image, or feelings of self-consciousness during sex, tantra massage can act as a therapy session to combat this type of negative thinking.

It can certainly be a daunting thing, and can certainly make you feel very vulnerable when revealing your naked body to another. However, the experience of sensual massage helps to alleviate this kind of unnecessary fear. From heart-focused healing sessions to the focused yoni massage, you can come to understand your body more holistically through tantra massage.

It is generally a very helpful remedy for body image issues, and can also help improve your sex life. Being such an experimental practice tailored to each individual body, the experience is very transformative. Allow this practice to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. Get to know yourself. Practice the act of self-love and acceptance.

So, wherever you are, whoever you are, love the body you are in, right now. Tell your body that you love it, right now. Give yourself permission to feel good in the body you have, right now.

This body is the only one you have – so give it love, take care of it and enjoy it through exercise, good food and healing modalities like massage, bodywork and dance. There are

no two bodies alike, and as a bodyworker, that makes for a colorful experience when I’m giving a massage! I love being presented with different bodies, and giving the exact same love to every single one.

That is the art of acceptance. So, love the body you are in, and it will love you right back.

In Gratitude


Fresh Beginnings and a Fresh Look for The Sydney Massage

A new website means a fresh perspective and a new outlook on the job (play).

And what comes with that is my first blog post to introduce The Sydney Massage to the world and to you.

As I move forward in life, I continue to grow, build and expand. This new website is part of that exponential growth in my working life and I am very proud to finally say, I have designed a fresh-faced website for you all to explore. I am absolutely filled with overflowing joy and excitement as for what comes next in my business venture.

And without a certain someone in my life, all of this would not have been possible, as I am not quite the tech-savvy kind of woman I need to be to pull this off on my own. I wish to thank the person behind the scenes who has worked with me to develop this beautifully fresh, clean and uncluttered website.

That person is the wonderful Sunkate. Not only is he my discerning personal tech dude, he is also my adorable flatmate. With his assistance, I have now been able to expand my offerings, reaching new audiences and new heights. I wanted something expansive yet simple, warm and welcoming, and this has been achieved beyond my wishes. So, I thank my beloved flatmate for helping me make my wishes come true.

I have also welcomed copywriting power duo Mel and Kristen on board, who will both be working alongside me to create all the fabulous content you will be reading on this website. That being said, I shall be posting regularly on this blog, so expect to see more content coming your way very soon.

Ultimately, this fresh-faced page is designed to be approachable for everyone. It offers clarity on my intentions as a massage practitioner and what I am offering now in the world to my clients. My goal for this website is to get straight to the point, void of extras to entice. Just a clear, concise description of who I am and what I have to offer. The older I become, the less mess I wish to have in my life, and this goes for my working life as well.

So, I invite you to click through and discover my exciting new space, The Sydney Massage. Have a look through the gallery, browse my services and I shall be seeing you very soon for a session in my beautiful apartment here in Sydney, Centennial Park.

Oh yes, I am COVID-19 compliant, so it’s safe to cross my front door.

With Gratitude