The Relationship Benefits of a Couples Massage at Heal2Hands Spa & Wellness Gold Coast – Brisbane
If there’s one thing I can say with certainty about my man it’s that he enjoys a good massage. And heck, I don’t blame him; I’m a sucker for a great rubdown too. I’ve written several articles in the past about all the health benefits of massages (trust me, there’s a whole laundry list of ‘em!). This time, however, I wanted to explore a lesser talked about aspect: the relationship benefits of a couples massage.
Specifically, I wanted to find out firsthand how — or if — a couples massage could help our love life, not just physically, but emotionally as well.
The facts: A couple’s massage helps you reconnect.
Often, couples are busy and find little time to be alone without worrying about what they need to get done or haven’t gotten done that day, “But during a massage session, 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,” she says.
In our experience this is…pretty darn accurate!
Not having to travel anywhere Heal2Hands came to us, no sitting in 20mins of traffic and having to find a park in Queensland heat. Our therapist arrive quickly and setup, then we are lying in a bed waiting for our massage therapists to start, all of our day’s worries seemed to melt away. Seriously, it was like we weren’t annoyed at each other at all anymore and our massages hadn’t even started! We just wanted to cuddle up on that ridiculously cozy bed, relaxed and giddy with anticipation at the thought of a much-needed hour-long massage. I have to say, the argument from earlier that morning was never mentioned again.
The facts: A couple’s massage increases the feeling of affection.
According to dating expert matchmaking and social networking services, massages stimulate the release of many feel-good hormones, which boost feelings of intimacy and affection. “Most notably, touch increases oxytocin (otherwise known as the ‘cuddle-chemical’), as well as serotonin and dopamine,” he explains. “So basically, a couple’s massage is pretty much a scientific love potion.”
In our experience this is…so true.
As I mentioned above, we were feeling super snuggly prior to the whole massage part. After an amazing full-body rubdown though, it’s no surprise that we literally couldn’t quit smiling or keep our hands off of each other. We shared a quick kiss (okay, like five), before starting our amazing couples massage time. If we hadn’t been starving, we probably would have stayed at Exhale all day! Ah, the relaxation…
The Facts: A couple’s massage encourages bonding.
“Research tells us that partners who continue to inject novelty into their relationships have closer, more rewarding bonds, “I think couples massage, for couples in which both partners find the idea interesting, can offer an avenue to that shared adventure.”
In our experience this is…spot on.
My boyfriend and I have always made it a habit to try new things together, whether it be a couples massage or a restaurant that just opened up in town. This helps spice things up in our relationship and brings us closer. Two weeks later and we’re still yapping about how awesome our massages were (seriously, can we go back already?). It’s an experience we’ll never forget and a fond memory we’ll hold near and dear to our hearts.
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