4 relationship benefits of a couples massage
February 23, 2015
If you’re looking for a way to strengthen your relationship, booking a couples massage could be just what you need. It’s a relaxing way to reconnect with the person you love most, while rediscovering aspects of your love that you truly appreciate and admire.
Here are some of the relationship benefits to getting a couples massage:
Do something new: Couples who experience new things together, such as massages, bond more closely with each other and encourage more rewarding connections. Trying new ways of getting to know each other is key to a long and happy relationship.
Enjoying the present: Relationships are often bogged down by memories of the past and the uncertainties of the future, but massage encourages couples to embrace the present. “During a massage session,” said one expert to The Fashion Spot, “people are almost instinctually driven to let go of the past and the future and turn their attention to the present moment. This practice of being fully engaged in an activity together that can help couples reconnect, and with a little effort, they can bring that same level of mindful awareness to their time outside of the massage.”
Increasing affection: Massage increases feelings of affection and intimacy by releasing oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine in the body, helping couples feel connected and happy both during the massage session and after.
Spending time together: Most couples struggle with making time in their busy schedules to spend quality time together, and a couples massage can be a wonderful way to purposefully and intentionally reconnect.
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