4 Reasons to do At-Home Massage with Your Partner

benefits of at-home massage

At-home massage has many benefits and we believe it is one of the best things you can add to your life and your relationship! It can improve your health, your relationship, and your overall well being. Here are the just 4 reasons why you should make it part of your self-care routine and how it will benefit you.

Stress Relief

We all know the toll that stress can take on our body, mind, and relationships. It’s important to find habits and routines that help manage or eliminate the stress in your life. Massage is one these amazing tools as it has a calming effect on the body and mind. At-home massage helps to reduce tension in the body as well as relieve stress and anxiety. This is especially useful for couples who may be dealing with busy schedules, long commutes, and a lack of quality time together. By providing massage to your partner, you can help them reduce stress levels and improve both their physical and mental wellbeing. Taking the time to give a massage can be a great way to show your partner how much you care, which helps you connect- providing a much needed reprieve from the chaos of daily life. 

Deepen Intimacy & Connection

We believe that at-home massage is all about two people taking the time to show each other love and appreciation through physical touch. It allows couples to create a safe space where they can be vulnerable with one another, express their feelings, and just enjoy being in each other’s presence. This type of intimacy doesn’t always come naturally, but when it is prioritized it has a lot of power to strengthen the relationship. 

A massage can help partners feel truly connected with one another as they share a moment that is both intimate and pleasurable. Touch is one of the most powerful forms of communication and something that is often missing from our lives. Massages promote physical closeness which can be beneficial in a variety of ways. When couples are physically close, they are more likely to trust each other and feel emotionally close. Additionally, taking the time to give each other a massage at home can lead to increased sexual arousal and satisfaction, which adds even deeper intimate connection. At-home massages also provide an opportunity for couples to stare into each other’s eyes, talk about their day or week, hug and kiss freely and appreciate each other in an unhindered intimate experience.

Improve Your Wellbeing

Daily activities like sitting at a desk or doing physical labor can cause tension and pain in the muscles. You or your partner may experience some of this chronic discomfort. One way that you can alleviate it is with at-home massage, as it will routinely alleviate tension and relax the muscles. Incorporating this practice before bed also improves sleep quality. When sleep quality is improved the body can heal more efficiently. It strengthens the immune system, and increases function in the lymphatic and detox systems. Additionally, studies have shown that massages increase your levels of serotonin (the chemical responsible for happiness) which in turn boosts your overall mood. The physical health benefits of massage are insurmountable, but the best is that you can receive these benefits from at-home massage. 

It’s for Everyone

Going out for a massage every week, can get really costly and many people don’t have that extra cash to spend on such a luxury. Which is why we are such proponents of making massage an at-home routine. You can do this once or twice a week with your partner and create a spa like experience at a fraction of the cost. It can also, just be a simple nightly routine that your do for fifteen minutes. You’ll both benefit from the intimate connection right before bed and sleep much better!

To make your at-home massage experience feel like a spa and be as comfortable as it can be, we recommend investing in a couple simple tools. This headrest is a savior. You can place it between the mattress and the frame, so your head and neck lay in a comfortable position. We also recommend a massage oil, with our favorite being the massage butter from Common Confidential, but in a pinch anything else will do. Another addition to your massage practice, is the luxurious Intimate Blanket from Common Confidential. It’s waterproof and oil proof, so you can just lay it over your bed and none of the massage oil will get on your bedding. This is a game changer, as you can enjoy the experience without worrying about getting any massage oil on your bedding. 

Massage Headrest

Intimate Blanket

Massage Butter