The experience of getting a massage is a beautiful opportunity to relax and let go of worry and stress. It’s exactly the kind of memorable experience that you might want to share with someone else on a special occasion.
Massage has many positive health benefits, and it does very good things for the mind as well as the body. Today we’ll talk about some of those benefits, and how you can enjoy a couple’s massage for special occasions.
Benefits of Massage
As we’ve discussed before, the benefits of massage are considerable, affecting a variety of indicators of wellness both for your body and your mind.
As a case in point, you may find massage is a very effective way to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression—many people with these conditions do.
This actually makes a great deal of sense, because what massage does to your body is encourage your muscle fibers to relax.
When we go through our daily lives, our muscle fibers tend to form knots through stress. The firm but gentle, rhythmic pressure of a massage can relax the muscle, unknot the fibers where they need to be unknotted, and generally help the muscle to let go of the strains and tensions we tend to experience from day to day.
In fact, getting a massage on a frequent basis is associated with a significant reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, which is connected with the health issues of high blood pressure (hypertension), a compromised immune system, and obesity.
Indeed, massage on a somewhat regular basis can stimulate the lymphatic system, which promotes the immune system. It also promotes healthy blood pressure.
Soothing tired, overworked, sore muscles is also good for pain. In fact, people with fibromyalgia, pain from migraines, and neck and back pain can all benefit from a good massage.
Some people believe massage releases endorphins—certainly there are indications this could be the case—and since endorphins function to alleviate pain in the body, that would make a great deal of sense in light of the reports of many people who experience pain relief after a massage.
You’re also likely to find that you sleep better after a massage. All that relaxation will help you get to sleep with less trouble at night, and you’ll likely awake feeling a great deal better than usual.
With these health benefits, it’s easy to see why massage also leads to enhanced productivity.
Given all of these health benefits, a massage is a very good thing to share with someone else.
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Share with friend / spouse / loved one
Sharing a massage with a friend, spouse, or loved one is an excellent way to have a wonderful experience together that will enhance both of your lives and your relationship.
If you have that one best friend you do everything with, considering treating both of you to a massage. The rest and relaxation you’ll both experience will be unforgettable, a memorable experience, and possibly the start of a regular tradition between the two of you.
For some people, massage is the kind of thing that they’d rather share with someone else anyway, like going to the theater. While there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t get a massage on your own, it can be even more fun if you’re sharing it with a best friend.
Massage is also a very wonderful and very romantic thing to share with your spouse or significant other. If you’re looking for a great way to relax and unwind, and maybe kindle that spark, that sense of romance, a couple’s massage is a great way to ignite your passion.
Think back to when you first started dating. How excited were you to be dating the person you’re dating/married to now?
It’s quite normal and common to be very excited early in a relationship, but then experience more of a sense of daily life over time. We get used to the people we date, marry, and live with, and while we still love them, it can be hard to hold onto that sense of romance, adventure, and wonder.
The good news is that you can always seek out time to be together in a situation that doesn’t involve work or other responsibilities, and massage is one of the best ways to do that.
Think about getting a couple’s massage on your anniversary—maybe even the anniversary of your first date. Another possibility is Valentine’s Day, or even ahead of the holidays.
When you get a massage together, you’re choosing to relax together, choosing to let go of all the stress and worry you carry around in your daily life.
It’s an excellent way to let go, focus on the moment and the sense of the now, and enjoy a beautiful experience with your spouse or other loved one. You’re likely to find all the relaxation is perfect for fueling a sense of passion later.
A couple’s massage is also a great option for mothers and daughters. Like getting a mani-pedi, a mother-daughter massage can be an amazing thing to bring the two of you together and encourage a little bonding.
When our daughters are young, we can bond over bedtime stories, tea parties, and school projects. But all too soon they’re becoming young women, and it’s a little harder, sometimes, to know how to fit in their lives.
Getting a mother-daughter couple’s massage is one way you and your daughter can connect and bond. The experience is very relaxing and will help both of you feel great. And your shared sense of relaxation may also help you both to open up and bond through conversation.
Massage is a deeply therapeutic experience, a chance to heal from the stresses of our daily lives and experience a sense of relaxation and wellbeing. This experience can be even better when shared with someone else.
Whether you’re looking to get a massage with a best friend, a spouse or significant other, or as a mother and daughter, a couple’s massage is the perfect chance to bond over a delightful experience.