Benefits of Couples Massage
As noted on the Fashion Spot, often, couples are busy and find little time to be alone without worrying about what they need to get done or haven’t gotten done that day, notes Esther Boykin, a licensed marriage and family therapist and co-founder of Group Therapy Associates. “But during a massage session, people are almost instinctually driven to let go of the past and the future and turn their attention to the present moment. This practice of being fully engaged in an activity together that can help couples reconnect, and with a little effort, they can bring that same level of mindful awareness to their time outside of the massage,” she says.
According to Stef Safran, dating expert and owner of Chicago matchmaking and social networking service Stef and the City, massages stimulate the release of many feel-good hormones, which boost feelings of intimacy and affection. “Most notably, touch increases oxytocin (otherwise known as the ‘cuddle-chemical’), as well as serotonin and dopamine,” he explains. “So basically, a couple’s massage is pretty much a scientific love potion.”
“A massage causes all of the muscles in your body to relax, which, in turn, relaxes your mind,” points out Carole Lieberman, M.D., relationship expert and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets. “This makes you feel less anxious about being with your partner on an emotional and a sexual level. Plus, massages stop short of orgasm (or at least they’re supposed to), leaving you hovering on the brink and ready for your lover to complete the act.”
“Research tells us that partners who continue to inject novelty into their relationships have closer, more rewarding bonds,” details couples therapist Dr. Holly Cox of Lotus Therapy Center in Raleigh, NC. “I think couples massage, for couples in which both partners find the idea interesting, can offer an avenue to that shared adventure.”
With that background, it’s easy to see why Spa Space has a outstanding reputation as a couples day spa. As a best day spa in Chicago, It’s fully expected that Spa Space would offer a wide assortment of activities for couples.
Couples massage and pedicures in a private suite for two are among Spa Space’s options for enjoying some relaxation time together. Offering one of Chicago’s few “true” couple’s massage rooms and unique treatments exclusive to Spa Space, you can’t pick a better place to spend a romantic spa day.
Couples Massage: The Art of Touch – unique and romantic! – This interactive and instructive session involving a couple and a massage therapist allows each partner to receive massage from the therapist and their partner (4 hands are better than 2!), and learn and practice massage techniques especially designed to suit the needs of their partner. A romantically unique experience!
Side-by-side Massage for Two – traditional couples massage – Share the relaxation experience by scheduling your choice of massages (or body treatments) in our adjoining treatment rooms. Sliding doors allow plenty of personal space (and privacy if desired), but a feeling of togetherness. Great for couples or friends who would like to experience services together.
Dual Pedicures – For privacy and shared relaxation, please request our Pedicure Suite (accommodates only two guests). Feel free to bring a bottle of wine – we’ll provide the glassware!
Side-by-side 60-minute Swedish Massages – Luxurious hand softening treatment with a sugar scrub and paraffin dip, preparing your hands for some lovin’ touch! We’ll send you home with a bottle of Kama Sutra “Oil of Love” (edible!), and you can take it from there…
Spa Lovers (Package for Couples) – “Art of Touch” Instructional Massage Session for Couples, 60-minute Swedish Massage for each person (in separate massage rooms), and Side-by-Side Pedicures in our private Pedicure Suite for two.
To arrange for your special massage for couples, contact Spa Space today. It’s one of the best day spas in Chicago and a great place for couple spa days.