Celebrate Your Love with a Rejuvenating Couple's Massage

Massage offers a lot of benefits to you as an individual, but did you know it can offer those same benefits — and more — when you have a couple’s massage? Any time of the year is a great time to schedule a massage with your significant other, but with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s an especially good time to fit a couple’s massage into your busy lives.

So what’s a couple’s massage? Well, first of all, it is not you giving your spouse or significant other a massage. That can be fun, but if you’re tired out yourself, it can also be stressful. A couple’s massage at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa means you both get a massage during an appointment that’s scheduled at the same time and in the same space. It’s a unique experience that can help relax you while providing some pretty important perks for your relationship at the same time.

Benefits of massage

First, let’s look at the general benefits of massage. The most-obvious benefit of a massage: It relieves muscle strain and discomfort right away, and it also helps you relax. There’s no doubt about it — the gentle, skilled pressure of a professional massage can help melt away stress immediately, and it also helps reduce muscle knots and tightness that can cause a lot of discomfort. As your therapist “works” your muscles, tiny knots and “adhesions” are released, so your muscles can work the way they’re supposed to without binding and causing pain. At the same time, by manipulating your muscle tissue, the therapist helps your body release toxins that get “trapped” by muscle knots to help improve your overall health as well. (In fact, releasing toxins is why it’s important to drink a lot of water after a massage to help flush them out of your body.)

In addition to getting rid of toxins, massage stimulates “feel good” chemicals called endorphins. These chemicals rush to your brain, promoting a feeling of relaxation and happiness and helping reduce stress. Massage can also reduce the levels of cortisol in your blood. Cortisol is a hormone produced in response to stress, and when your levels are high, it can contribute to problems like headaches, weight gain, sleep problems and irritability. Over time, high levels of cortisol can even contribute to depression. By reducing your levels of cortisol, you can actually improve your health over the long term as well. Plus, massage improves circulation, so your organs and tissues get the oxygen-rich blood they need to prevent injury and disease.

Relationship benefits

Those are all great reasons to have a massage, and, of course, with a couple’s massage, you’ll both enjoy those benefits. But by scheduling your massage together in the same room at the same time, you get some additional benefits as well.

First, the relaxing benefits of a massage are enhanced when you and your loved one are both enjoying them. After all, if one of you is nice and relaxed and the other is still stressed out, not only is your loved one struggling with stress, but their anxiety can wind up “rubbing off” on you. Having a massage together means you both get to relax, and those “feel-good” after effects can extend long after your session has ended.

Second, there’s no getting around the fact that there’s a sensual element to having a massage with a significant other. Many couples find having a relaxing massage together increases their feelings of attraction and intimacy, and that can definitely have a big effect on your relationship. In fact, it’s a great way to kick off a really romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.

And finally, doing something together (especially something new) can be a great way to bond. Stronger bonds make it easier to withstand the stresses of everyday life. And let’s face it: No matter how long you’ve been together, every couple can benefit from a little extra bonding from time to time.

Schedule a couple’s massage for your special Valentine

At Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa, we customize every couple’s massage to suit the needs of the individual, so even though you’re enjoying the massage with someone you love, you can still tailor the session to your liking. Plus, you'll enjoy your massage in a comfortable, private room designed specifically for couples who want to enjoy their massages together. Make this Valentine's Day extra special with a couple's massage at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa. Book an appointment online today.

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