Nuru massages have been all the rage in Asia for years, but are now gaining popularity in the West as well. The concept is simple enough – you cover yourself in this slippery gel, and you give and receive full body massages with your partner by sliding your body against one another.
The Nuru Gel is clear, tasteless, odourless and non-staining. It’s made from a type of seaweed and is extremely slippery. It’s activated by water, so the best way to get started with it is to take a shower or bath, and bring the unopened bottle in with you so its contents warms up. Then, don’t towel off. Mix the gel with a little water and start applying it to your wet body.
Finding the right ratio of water to gel can be a bit tricky when you’re just starting out. If you find that it’s a bit sticky, you need more water. When the ratio is right, you’ll notice that it doesn’t have that tacky feel that some lubes do. If during your massage session you find that it starts drying out on you, simply add some more water to your body to bring it back.