Most individuals have been lucky enough to experience firsthand the wonderful, relaxing benefits of a professional massage. Whether one is suffering from stress, physical discomfort or just wants the ultimate, relaxing spa experience for the whole body, a massage is the perfect treat. It allows one to escape the demands of their busy life and truly focus on self for a while, and it is really no wonder that it is one of the most popular spa services available. In fact, the only thing better than a solo massage is a couples massage. A couples massage further heightens the massage experience by allowing best friends, mother, and daughter or couple to enjoy their massages in the same room at the same time, with two different therapists. Not only can both individuals experience all the wonderful, relaxing benefits of a massage, they can enjoy the many additional benefits that are only available through sharing this experience with one another.
The Benefits of Couples Massage
Massages have long been viewed by many as far more than just pampering experiences. Delivered well, a professional massage can aid an individual in addressing some of the physical or mental discomforts they are struggling with–such as stress, muscle tension, poor circulation, stiffness, soreness, sluggish immune system, and much more. In fact, some individuals receive massages on a regular basis in order to better manage stress or physical discomforts. One of the beautiful things about this therapeutic service is that it can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs. For example, one client may be experiencing muscle tension and pain in their neck and shoulders, while another may be experiencing muscle tension and pain in their legs and feet. Each of these clients can receive personalized, comprehensive massages that address these trouble areas, and allow for better relaxation and comfort afterward.
In addition to the benefits that massage therapy can provide on its own merit, some of the additional benefits of couples massage that are not available through solo massage sessions include:
- Bonding opportunities. The rushed pace of our everyday lives rarely provides us with the opportunities we need and want in order to bond with and enjoy our loved one’s company. Even when we do manage to carve out some time to spend with a loved one, we often find that other demands usurp our time and attention, and we are not truly, fully with our loved one. Moving away from the normal, everyday, hectic environment we live in and immersing ourselves in the calm, relaxing environment of a day spa is a perfect way to let go of our normal cares and concerns and simply enjoy one another’s company. Just being in the same environment with one another can be wonderful and comforting, requiring no conversation, but a couples massage can also allow for opportunities to catch up and chat, so each individual is truly connecting with the another.
- Greater comfort. As relaxing as the solo massage experience can be, some individuals find it a little difficult to be completely comfortable about being undressed and relaxed in a room with a stranger. Needless to say, this can detract from their overall massage experience, preventing it from being the truly relaxing experience it can be. Where this is the case, sharing a larger room with someone they know and love can help the individual to feel less nervous and more comfortable with the experience. It can also allow them to explore new things (like different types of massages) with a loved one, which can make the experience purely exciting instead of also a little nerve-wracking and intimidating.
- Convenience. It may be that when an individual has some time to themselves, they feel torn between doing something for self–like a massage–and spending time catching up with a close friend. A couples massage provides an opportunity for both of these desires to be met at once, so the individual is conveniently able to do something special for themselves while also spending time with someone they love.
- Increased affection. Massage therapy can increase the production and release of feel-good hormones like oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. While this can always be beneficial to one’s relationships with others, when it occurs in the presence of a loved one it can allow for feelings of increased affection. Along with the deep physical and mental relaxation that occurs as a result of professional massage therapy, one’s feelings of increased affection can help to strengthen their bond and relationship with their loved one.
Any massage experience can be heightened by spending time at the spa both before and after the service. This is all the more true when you are sharing the experience with a loved one because there truly is no better place to relax and enjoy another’s company than in the relaxing atmosphere of a spa. For more information about couples massages and to schedule the best couples massage in Clearwater, contact Botanica today!