If you are looking for a way to bond and relax as a couple than a couples massage is something to look into. Couples massages have a myriad of benefits.
It’s time for date night! You and your partner decide to go to a restaurant for dinner. For about the fifth date night in a row.
While you always enjoy your dinners together at some point, the conversation dissolves, and you’re both left scrolling on your phones. You both spend around twenty minutes eating, get the check, and then that’s the end of that. There has to be a way to spice up these boring dinner dates.
Why don’t the two of you get a massage before you get dinner? You may find that your conversations will be more stimulating that way at least. To help you decide if this date idea is right for you, here are all the benefits of getting a couples massage.
1. Trying Something New
You can only go to so many restaurants in your area before dinner dates get boring and repetitive. The same goes for going to the movies. While the movie is always different, the process is always the same.
Getting a couple's massage allows you and your partner to beat the repetition and mix things up a little. Sharing new experiences like this is what being a couple is all about. It's important to try out activities and find new things that you like doing together.
2. Enjoy a Little Quality Time
During the week, it's hard for you to find time to spend with your partner with daily distractions like bills, work, and family getting in the way. Even during your dinner date nights, you're tempted to check your phone constantly to read and answer emails from work.
Massages allow you to relax and put your work on hold for an hour or so to spend time relaxing with your partner. The best part about getting a massage is that it gives you the same relaxation benefits as a vacation for a short amount of time. You won't even have to take a day off of work or stay somewhere overnight.
There is a lot you have going on in the present that you're probably worried about, such as bills or the status of your job. It's not only the present that's keeping you stressed out but the past as well.
If you jump straight into dinner, you'll be so preoccupied about these things that you won't be able to have a proper conversation. During your massage, you'll be able to put all of that behind you and focus on the here and now. Sure, you're worried about being late on your rent, but that's a future you problem.
Right now, you're enjoying comfortable silence with your partner while being pampered by a professional massage therapist. You'll find that after the massage you'll be able to re-connect and have way more to talk about.
4. Lower Stress and Anxiety
One of the struggles of being in a relationship is keeping stress and anxiety out of it. This is especially true if one of you do, in fact, have anxiety. While you may try to stop it, over time, it can put a strain on your romantic life together.
Getting a massage helps your body release hormones, which will ease tension and lower your stress levels. You'll find that after it's all said and done, you'll be able to have mindful conversations that aren't fueled by anxiety for once.
5. More Feelings of Affection
The hormones that are released during a massage do more than encouraging stress-free communication. Touch stimulates your social hormones as well as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
These hormones work together to lift your spirits and keep you happy long after the massage is done. During this time, you'll experience increased amounts of affection for your partner. you may even find a new appreciation for them.
6. It Encourages Intimacy
Staying on the hormones topic, the ones that are released from getting a massage not only will increase the affection you feel for your partner on an emotional level but on a physical one as well.
You'll enjoy more intimacy together after the massage then you probably have in months. If you have the same experience that many couples do, you may end up having to take your after massage dinner to-go.
7. It's a Bonding Experience
Putting a little novelty in your relationship can help you bond a bit more as a couple. While many will pack their bags and go on a vacation to get this effect, not everyone has that luxury. A spa day though, that's a little easier on the wallet, and it's not as hard to make time for it.
Rather you know it or not; you'll end up talking about your massages for weeks on end. Whereas if you go to a movie or dinner, you may talk about the experience for a few hours at most.
Why You and Your Partner Should Get a Couples Massage
If you're getting a bit bored from the repetition of dinner and movie dates, then why not spice things up a little bit with a couples massage? It's great if you want to experience something new, melt a bit of stress out of your relationship, and enjoy some quiet relaxation time together. Trust us when we say, you'll still be talking about it for weeks to come.
Are you ready to relax and put a little love back into your relationship with a couples massage? Meet our therapists today and schedule an appointment.