The Truth of Tantra

An interview with traditional tantric massage practitioner Avi Kabani

BY Arizona Bell


hen you hear the word tantra, what comes to mind? Oh, c’mon now—don’t be shy! We think of all-day, kinky sexxx sessions, too—thanks much to Sting circa 1990. However, as traditional tantric massage practitioner Avi Kabani, who is certified by the Somananda Tantra School, explains in the below video, tantra involves profound practices that are used for serious energetic healing and spiritual growth.

One such practice is the traditional tantric massage—a very specific massage that awakens energy, or chi, inside of us and removes emotional blocks by massaging and touching specific points on the body.

Chi is literally our body’s own bio-magnetic electrical energy. When chi is activated, the giver (and the receiver) can start to move the electricity throughout the body. The purpose of moving energy is to guide it through any blockages that one might have, eventually lessening and removing them. From emotional and sexual trauma to chakra imbalance, the main goal of a tantric energy healing sessions is to dissolve these blocks and return to emotional balance.

In this interview, tantric therapist Avi Kabani joined me to discuss the myths, truths, and benefits of this ancient yet timeless energetic healing modality.

Learn more about Avi and his five-star-reviewed, LA-based energy healing services at

Arizona Bell

Arizona Bell

Arizona Bell is the co-founder and editor of Spirit Guides Magazine. Bell began her writing career a decade ago as an intern at Curve Magazine and has since been widely published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, appearing in The Los Angeles Review, Grief Digest, Just Out, Willamette Week, The Establishment, and more. Her debut book, “This Is How You BE: A Simple Guide To True Happiness,” is available now.

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