It is important to note that Therapeutic Massage is any massage which is performed with therapeutic and professional intent. The reference to "sensual massage" fuels the stigma that massage is a "happy ending" relaxation session. True, therapeutic massage can induce relaxation, however it can be just as stimulating as it is relaxing, or it could be completely physically stimulating with no sedative attributes whatsoever. (Not sexually stimulating.)
Depending on the modality or modalities used, the intent of the therapist, the desired result, as well as the rhythm, speed, and depth, you can achieve different results. Too often, massage therapy has been discredited, has lost respect and been compared on some chart synonymous with prostitution, and this is hindering the progression of bodywork as a valid form of medical assistance for the body's natural and desired ability to heal itself. Tantric touch is not the same as massage therapy, and thus should not be compared with it.