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How Couples Massage Can Improve Your Relationship

Often, the goal is to maintain a healthy, long-term partnership with someone you love. This can be more difficult today than ever, as the busy world provides many opportunities for stress to affect your attitude towards your partner as well as making it hard to find time to spend together.

However, Reflexion Spa offers a couple's massage therapy session that can provide the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to bond while letting go of stress. You may also experience many hormonal and physical benefits that can strengthen your relationship, helping you build a long-lasting connection.

Reconnect a Distant Relationship

Relationships can become distant for many reasons. Stress due to work or finances may impose an unnecessary strain on you and your partner. If you find that there is distance in your relationship, lack of communication, or that you and your partner are spending much less time together than usual, couple's massage therapy may bring the two of you together and re-open your lines of communication.

A massage will instantly help you find a relaxed physical and mental state. Physical touch, such as through a professional massage, decreases the body's production of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. This decrease in stress will allow you and your partner to communicate more calmly and effectively, without regard to issues from the past or worries of the future.

The massage also dedicates time to bonding. Because this bonding is done in a relaxed, professional environment, there is a unique opportunity to connect deeply with your partner. Bonding over a massage can easily become a special, intimate experience.

Impacts Oxytocin Levels

Along with reducing cortisol, massage therapy greatly increases the body's oxytocin production. Oxytocin is a natural hormone produced through physical touch and affection, such as cuddling. Oxytocin affects your relationship with your partner in many ways. Many studies have shown that couples with higher oxytocin levels experienced greater longevity in their relationship. Some studies also show that greater oxytocin levels can help you experience more understanding and offer more support, both key components to a happy, long-term relationship.

Boosts Intimacy

A professional massage is a physical experience. This, paired with the intimacy of having your partner near, can ready the body for further physical touch and affection. For this reason, along with increased oxytocin and decreased cortisol, many couples experience increased sex drive as well as heightened sexual experiences following a professional couple's massage.

Any massage can reduce the symptoms of many physical and mental ailments that can negatively impact your sex life, such as depression, anxiety, stress, or physical discomforts. Massages also increase circulation and reduce physical pain, which can increase sexual stamina. By adding the company and affection of your partner, you can really up the ante.

Whether you are experiencing a strained relationship or are just looking for new opportunities to bond with your partner, the two of you can greatly benefit from couple's massage therapy. Book your couple's massage today for a unique date night that will bring you and your partner closer together than ever before.