While it’s certainly true that all massages offer many benefits in different ways, couples massages provide some very specific benefits in particular. Couples both young and old will find many things to appreciate during these types of massages, including the enhancing of the relationship itself. When done regularly, couple’s massages will benefit your relationship in more ways beyond the benefits of routine massage therapy treatments.
What is a Couple’s Massage?
Couple’s massages can include a large variety of massage styles and even locations, but the main component is that the couple receive their massages in the same room or space together. This typically involves the couple lying close by to each other while receiving simultaneous massages form their own massage therapist. Time is usually allotted before and after for the couple to both disrobe and get re-dressed in private together.
These massages can address any number of personal needs the couple may have individually, or simply be a general massage that they both receive. In some cases, special mood lighting and music may be used, along with special time together privately before and after the massage.
Benefits of Couple’s Massages
Receiving massages together as a couple can be a wonderful way to improve and enhance your relationship. These massages always include the normal health benefits that all massages offer, such as decreased blood pressure, easing of muscle and joint pain, and relief from tension, in addition to the benefits to your relationship. Here are a few of the many ways you can both benefit from them.
A New Experience Together
Doing new things together as a couple is a great way to keep things fun and interesting, and provide memorable experiences to look back on. Engaging in new activities offers a sense of adventure, along with new things to bond over. A couple’s massage is the perfect way to create new memories that you can look back on fondly. There are plenty of individuals who might not feel comfortable getting a massage on their own, so the idea of going with a partner can work to ease that as well.
Are Couples Massages A Good Date? If your dates are slowly becoming a little drab and repetitive, a couple’s massage could be the perfect thing you both need to inject a little bit of newness into your day or evening. There’s a good chance you’ll be recounting your experience afterwards for the next few days or even weeks – and counting the days until your next one. It could very well become your new “thing” together.
Sometimes as relationships progress and wear on, the routines of life can slowly erode from your time spent together. Couple’s massages create an intimate experience together without all the other distractions that can occur in larger social settings or when doing something like watching a movie together. During a couple’s massage, it’s just you and your partner, experiencing the same thing, at the same time, in a controlled environment.
This really can’t be emphasized enough. Massages together allow for you and your partner to keep a focus on that present moment, and forget about any past stresses or any issues that are looming over you.
Couple’s massages offer a great way to reconnect after a long day, week, month, year, or any period of time that has been especially stressful and tumultuous to you both. The experience of decompressing and releasing stress together offers a level of intimacy that is unmatched, and brings both of you back to the same point in time and level. Any distance you may have been feeling from your partner leading up to the massage will seemingly vanish away, bringing you both closer together.
Massages help the body to release endorphins and dopamine. This not only helps you to relax, but can also heighten levels of affection and sexual attraction. Simply put, couple’s massages can lead to an increased level of arousal, which benefits you both, as sexual drive and intimacy are almost certain to increase afterwards. This provides couples with a healthy and natural way to improve their sex life in a way that is equally beneficial to both.
Book a Couple’s Massage Today
Make the move to get a great couple’s massage together today. Contact Zen Body Therapy, your Alexandria, VA massage therapist, by giving us a call or sending us a message online to schedule a time for you and your partner together, an experience all the amazing benefits and enhancements to your relationship that are sure to follow — it could very well become your favorite activity to do together.