It’s been a long week for you and your significant other. You’re both stressed, you feel a loss of connection, and you really need to spend some quality time together. A great way to spend time with your partner is getting a couples massage. Use massage as a shared experience to help get you both on the same level; a way to reconnect, spend time together and maybe try something new.
Studies show that massage releases mood enhancing chemicals in the brain that produce positive emotions while reducing the amount of biological markers in the body that cause stress and pain. This can help a couple feel more connected with one another.
Here are some of the benefits to your relationship by getting a couples massage:
- Encourages Bonding: Many couples struggle with carving out time in their busy schedules to spend quality time together. Because of hectic schedules, couples tend to lose that special connection they once had. Couples who experience massage together have a stronger bond than those who don’t.
- Helps to Enjoy the Present: While receiving a massage, the idea is to relax and forget about work and all the stressors in your life. You can concentrate on the here and now with your loved one with a couples massage. This can make the two of you aware of your relationship and be fully engaged in an activity in the moment. Mindfulness is key to a successful relationship.
- Increases Affection: Now that you are spending quality time together and have bonded in a relaxing setting, you may notice a new sense of affection for your partner. The body is releasing oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine in the body, helping you feel more connected to your partner.
So, if you’re looking for a way to strengthen your relationship, couples massage is the way to go.