Choosing to share a couples massage with your significant other offers you both a unique and restorative way to unplug from your day, your week, and your to-do list.
Sharing together-time has never been more challenging than it is in today’s modern culture, where even when you are both at home together, there are smart devices beeping and singing and twittering at you day and night, demanding your prompt attention.
While it is true you can make the choice to turn these devices off, it is a well-known fact that checking social media feeds, emails, and chat threads can be habit-forming.
Where do you go and what do you do when you or your partner has trouble just pulling the plug on all those distractions?
We highly recommend a couple’s massage in Winston-Salem! Read on to learn about the many benefits to your health and your relationship that a couples massage session can bring.
Don’t Let Your Smart Phone Ruin Your Connection
The data is in, and research shows there is a newcomer in the list of top reasons why relationships fail. That player is cell phone use.
The trouble is, after awhile, you and your partner can literally forget what it feels like to unplug. Unless you deliberately provide yourselves with a reason to break free, all you know is a life based around staring at a tiny screen.
A couples massage gives you a great way to force yourself and your partner to turn off the device. Better yet, leave it at home! Remember when you first met and that small electronic gadget couldn’t tear your attention away from each other.
Rekindle that in just one hour, without having to resort to couple’s therapy or, worse, a breakup, to remember what you used to have together.
Bring What You Receive During Couples Massage Home With You
Have you ever thought about doing something different on your nights out? What about doing something different on your nights in?
Maybe you won’t always have time to schedule a couples massage in Winston-Salem, but you can find a few free minutes in between dinner and a movie at home to rub each other’s shoulders, offer a foot rub, or treat your partner to a simple scalp massage.
These mini-breaks can keep the bridge you build during your couples massage session alive between visits. It can remind you why you are still together.
All this isn’t just conjecture on our parts, even though we have seen many of our couples clients find relationship restoration and rejuvenation through their treatments. This is also research-supported––taking time to massage each other is a reliable way to help you feel closer to your partner and them to you.
Couples Massage Can Help You Both Feel Better
It is no secret that when you are tired, cranky, in pain, have a headache or are under the weather you won’t be able to put your best self forward into your relationship.
Because your partner is always there and you have made a commitment to one another, sometimes you may end up raining on their parade simply because the runoff from your personal storm splashes over!
This may not wreck your relationship right away, but over time, one or both partners’ consistent stress can effectively create a case of relationship amnesia––you forget why you ever loved each other in the first place.
Here, we recognize that one of the best methods to salvage and resurrect your connection is to do things where you can begin feeling better together.
Couples massage is just such a beneficial health activity that can both relax you and regenerate you from the inside out.
The list of research-supported health benefits that come from therapeutic massage is lengthy enough to make you wonder why massage isn’t considered a miracle-worker (although we already know it is):
A Massage Can:
- Reduce headaches
- Ease anxiety
- Detoxify your body
- Improve sleep
- Promote faster healing
- Heal digestive issues
- Address chronic pain
- Boost immune system response
- Elevate mood
- Boost levels of serotonin and oxytocin
This last benefit can be especially powerful during couples massage. Serotonin, of course, is the so-called “feel good hormone”––it wakes up the happy inner self inside of you.
Imagine if your happy inner self and your partner’s happy inner self both woke up at the same time and you were together! This is what happens during a couples massage treatment session.
And oxytocin is the bonding hormone––it is the same hormone that initially bonded you and your partner together, and it is the powerful bonding hormone that bonds new parents to their babies. The more oxytocin you have flowing between you and your significant other, the more connected you will feel.
Detoxification is also key to promoting relationship health through personal wellbeing. Cortisol, the stress hormone that your body releases when you feel threatened or anxious, is a well-documented killer.
Because of the high-stress lives we have today, over time, our bodies’ natural ability to get rid of excess cortisol on its own diminishes. As cortisol continues to be released and builds up, you feel worse and worse physically, mentally, emotionally and….relationally.
Massage stimulates circulation so your body becomes more effective at removing excess cortisol and other trapped toxins, releasing you back to your partner feeling better!
Schedule Your Couples Massage in Winston-Salem
Here at Lotus 5 Senses Spa, we have created a tranquil, Eastern-infused retreat in the midst of our busy Westernized lifestyles.
We offer a wide range of massage therapy and spa treatment services, including one of our most popular offerings: couples massage.
You can surprise your partner with a Lotus 5 Senses Spa couples massage gift certificate to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary together. We also welcome walk-in guests, although appointments are always appreciated.
Are you convinced yet? Contact us today to schedule your couples massage!