Could a Couples Massage Improve my Love Life?

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It’s that romantic time of year again when garnet hued lacy undies and heart shaped chocolates are prominently displayed everywhere. No matter the origins of the commercialized Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day is a lovely reminder to celebrate that connection with the one you love, especially in today’s rushed, disconnected lifestyle.

Talking about commercialization, experiences trump material gifts and for good reasons. Without really getting into it, the excitement of material items is fleeting but experiences shared with others become memories that last. Thus, when you want to celebrate love or reignite romance, pass on the iWatch and consider an investment in your relationship that is more bonding such as a massage.

IT’S A LOVE POTION

Massage stimulates the release of many feel-good hormones, which boost feelings of intimacy and affection. Touch increases oxytocin (also known as the love hormone or cuddle-chemical) as well as serotonin and dopamine, all feel good hormones. Thus, if there was any couple tension leading up to the massage, it should be mostly dissipated by the end of it.

SPICE UP YOUR ROUTINE

In addition to all the relaxing and the endorphin rushes, it’s a novel way to spend time together. Whether your relationship is new or decades and counting, a couples massage is a creative choice to the traditional dinner and a movie. Even if you are an incredibly social couple, it’s a welcome quiet respite to all of the socializing.

SAME ROOM OR NOT

Typically couples massages are in the same room, side by side, allowing you to see each other and even carry on a conversation. It can be rather sensual to see your love interest wearing only a draped sheet and a bit sexier than couples therapy. Though, if one partner is shy or differs on how much conversing should happen during a massage, it might be best to opt for separate rooms and then relax together afterwards when all the love hormones are kicking in.

At Medical Massage Group our beautiful space is designed with our clients in mind. We aim to provide a break from the stress and pressures of everyday life.  We have the ability to book a massage simultaneously in two rooms or use our on demand service for a couples massage at home.

Kristin Sewell