Couples Massage: Alleviate Hurts Faster While Spending Time Together
Is it time for a break? Do your bones hurt, your muscles throb
? It's probably not just you, someone you love probably feels the same. You both could use a massage. The latest and greatest thing is couples massage! Ever thought about it? There are many different spas and clinics that offer this.
Couples massage is great! It is the latest in relaxation and healing. It is not only geared toward married couples, but it's great for sisters, mother and daughter couples, even best friends! The massage is done simultaneously on each guest in a suite, with enough equipment to do both. The art of massage involves rubbing the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. When done properly, is has been known to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being.
Think this is something new? No, in fact it dates way back in many cultures. It has been documented by the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians. They all used some form of massage for a wide variety of illnesses, aches and pains. Hippocrates even wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. If you are interested in finding how this art of massage is practiced, get started with your research! There are many different methods, over 250 to be precise.
Upon receiving a massage, the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue will be manipulated in order to enhance blood flow, function it will promote relaxation and well-being. This became popular in the US in the 1800's and grew in popularity until the 1940's. The development of modern medicine discounted the benefits of therapeutic massage. It made a re-appearance in the 1960's and 1970's when nurses began to use it to alleviate back pain with a back massage, in patients. In the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta massage was deemed a core medical service. Does this sound good to you? Do you have a loved one with whom you would like to have a couples massage?
Men can especially benefit from couples massage. If a man is a bit unsure about getting a massage, it may be comforting to have his wife there with him. So, how do you find the appropriate massage therapist? Well, as with everything, there are qualifications, and there are genuine qualifications. You can ask your doctor to refer you to one he/she works with. Sometimes this is even covered by insurance. There are so many types of massage, and it is done in a variety of ways with a variety of remedies. Some massage therapists use oil, or even such thing as body rocks! Different oils can be used to stimulate blood flow and relaxation. A body rock can be either cold or warm and coated in different sorts of oils such as fractionated coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, sesame oil, pecan oil and mustard and aromatherapy oils. Wow, what a combination, sounds like it could be a great trail mix or salad dressing, doesn't it?
Do you think this may be for you? Are you a husband who would like the experience with your wife? Maybe you women would like special bonding time with your mother, sister, best friend. Does someone have an event coming up? What a great gift this would be. Couples massage can will be a great time for both of you.
by: Herbert Moranda
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