Basically the two words are the same and being used interchangeably in western vocabulary.
Tantra is one of the modern sexual buzzwords that is being used today to describe a more open approach to growth, enlightenment, life and living.
It’s the topic of many books, some are very simple and others show complex positions and breathing techniques, in fact almost every book written about sex today has a chapter on Tantra or refers to Tantra in some way. However, there is not much clarity on what Tantra or Tantric sex is all about.
What is Tantric Massage?
Tantra massage is a type of massage that uses sexual energy to achieve a higher state of consciousness. Skilled tantra massage therapists, or lovers who study the art, use specific sensual touches such as lightly running fingertips along the entire body to awaken a dormant energy field within the body. When awakened, this energy field is believed to allow trapped physical and mental pain to escape from the body. Once awakened it can allow a highly aroused state to occur and possibly help one achieve a better more intense orgasm.
There are many books and articles online that will offer more definitions and as many different views.