If you and your partner are beginning to feel like you’re in a monotonous loop of date night dinners, you’re not alone. Going out to dinner is the most common thing to do when you go out on a date because we all need to eat, and it requires little effort to pick a good restaurant. While going out to dinner is a great way to get out of the house and try new foods, you do have other options.
One of the best ways to spice up your routine is to get a couples massage. Couples massages are a great way to spend time in an intimate setting with your partner while unwinding and enjoying the relaxation you both deserve. The experience brings variety into your life and can even strengthen your bond as a couple. The intimacy is unbeatable, and it gives you a unique way to spend time together. For more reasons why you and your partner should get a couples massage, consider the benefits.
What are the Benefits of a Couples Massage?
There are a number of benefits of getting a couples massage. While those who’ve never experienced one may see it as an awkward or uncomfortable date idea, it’s anything but that. Regardless of if you’ve been together for a while, or you’re a new couple, a couples massage is a wonderful experience. Couples massages allow you to strengthen your bond and reap the benefits far after the massage is finished.
• New Experiences
Getting a couples massage is a great way to do something different and enjoy a new experience. It’s a way to mix things up a little and step out of the monotony that dinner and a movie can sometimes bring. If you don’t enjoy it, that’s okay but you’ll never know until you try.
• Quality Time
While a couples massage isn’t the best environment to spark up conversation, it allows you to spend a different type of quality time together. The benefits of being in a relaxing environment together while putting aside stress or tension from the week gives you similar benefits as a vacation, which can leave you beaming for weeks.
• Re-Strengthen Your Connection
Your life can get busy and before you know it, your connection with your partner can start to suffer. The stress of work, bills, family, or anything else that brings anxiety can get in the way of your connection. A couples massage gives you the ability to reset so that your connection is even stronger than before.
• Reduce Stress
At the end of your couples massage, both you and your partner will feel less stress and therefore, more connected to each other. It allows for you to take a moment and breathe so you can better appreciate your relationship in every way.
• Increase Affection
Getting a massage releases the hormones dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. All three of these hormones are responsible for happiness, love, appreciation, and a generally optimistic mood. After having a couples massage, you’ll likely notice that you feel heightened levels of affection for your partner.
• Encourage Intimacy
Getting a massage is an intimate act and, thanks to the hormones released, your affection will extend physically. After the massage, you’ll notice an increased level of intimacy and likely will want to get home as soon as possible.
How Does a Couples Massage Work?
Getting a couples massage is a bonding experience that is beneficial for all couples. While the process can seem intimidating, it’s fairly straightforward. A traditional massage room will be set up with two beds, one for you and one for your partner. You do not have to get the same massage and there will be a licensed therapist assigned to each of you independently. You can talk during the massage if you’d like, but make sure that you discuss this with your partner before you begin. If you each have different expectations, it can lead to a strained experience overall and the benefits may not be as pronounced. The couples massage will be similar to a solo massage in that there will be soothing music, low lighting or candles, and aromatherapy to create a more relaxing environment.
At Willow Massage and Spa, our licensed massage therapists are here to make sure that you and your partner have a relaxing and nurturing couples massage experience. To learn more about the massage styles we offer, or to schedule your first couples massage, call us today at 480-696-3132