Nuru is an erotic massage technique in which one or more masseuses rubs their body against the clients' body after both parties are nude and covered with an odorless and tasteless massage oil. The word originates from the Japanese language and means "slippery/smooth".Nuru incorporates the use of a mostly odorless and tasteless massage oil which can be derived from seaweed leaves, sometimes referred to as nuru gel. The gel is applied to a large area of the body. During the massage participants will try to get the widest possible physical contact, the masseuses often using their entire body on the person to be treated. Strong tactile sensations are triggered that are designed to relieve stress.