Ah, fall is here and the holidays are only weeks away. For many, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow can mean an uptick in stress levels. For those busy bees trying to juggle Thanksgiving food prep, getting an early jump on shopping for gifts, and of course, their everyday tasks and responsibilities, life can get hectic and stressful. This added stress can increase muscle tension, and neck and back pain, and may even affect a person’s mood. When we experience added stress and enhanced pain, it’s easy to get a little moody; however, this can put a damper on relationships with loved ones. During this stressful season, it’s important to take time to decompress and de-stress, and what better way to do this than with a soothing couples massage. Here are some of the relationship benefits of to be gained from a couples massage this fall.
Helps You Reconnect
Sometimes, it’s hard for couples to spend time with each other, especially during the busy holidays. Oftentimes, when couples are together, they are discussing work, financials, and other stressors that cause headaches, muscle tension, anxiety, and relationship tensions. Getting a couples massage allows each person to relax and enter a state of calmness. As each person receives their massage while only feet apart from each other, couples often talk with each other, sharing stories and memories, and laughing, which helps them reconnect to each other. This can alleviate individual stress and stress within the relationship that can come about during the holiday season.
Increases Feelings of Affection
Massage stimulates the release of many euphoric hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, all of which encourage feelings of affection and intimacy. This release of feel-good hormones helps couples connect as they experience a sense of calm, euphoria, and relaxation, together. This has many benefits but is especially great for couples bonding and stimulating intimacy, which is also a great way to ease stress.
A Healing Experience
Both individuals in a relationship have aches and pains that can sometimes interfere with their moods, especially during times of increased stress around the holidays. Massage therapy stimulates circulation bringing oxygen to the muscles and disposing of lactic acid and other toxins that attribute to pain and discomfort. Massage also relieves muscle tension and joint aches while also improving function and mobility. Experiencing this healing process together allows couples to bond and feel connected through healing, while also giving each person a sense of what the other has been experiencing in their body.
Couples massages are not limited to those in intimate relationships; mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, siblings, and best-friends all stand to benefit from experiencing the relationship-strengthening properties of a couples massage. Contact Remedi Spa in Staten Island today to schedule for our Twinning Tuesday couples massage special this November and get relaxed and rejuvenated together this holiday season. We also have different types of massage to choose from, so check out all of our massage services.
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