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We all know that the benefits of massage are many: lower stress and anxiety, better sleep, and quicker healing from injury, just to name a few. What if I told you that you could reap all those benefits…times two? With couples massage training, you and your partner can take advantage of all the glorious perks massage has to offer and so much more. And when I say “couples massage”, I’m not talking “hit up a spa and receive a massage at the same time”. Couples massage training means that you each learn professional massage techniques on each other, for each other.
Just like regular massage, couples massage training has much to offer you and your partner. Read on to learn why you and your partner need couples massage training.
#1. To show you care about each other’s health
Health is a journey. Unless you’re among the lucky few, it’s not something you simply obtain and can expect to have forever. You and your partner are a team – you have to look out for each other. That means that their health is as much of a priority as your own. Eating right, regular exercise, preventing illness, etc., are all necessary steps that couples should take together on the journey to wellness.
By reducing stress, decreasing the risk of heart disease, and lowering blood pressure, massage is an essential component of healthy living. Learning to give each other massage allows you to be more intimately in tune with each other’s health and to play an active role in helping your partner be more relaxed, tension-free and healthier overall. Plus, you’ll both get better sleep…what’s not to love about that?
#2. To show affection
Touch is a basic human need. It’s something we crave, even if we don’t realize it. Touch has the ability to convey various messages: “I acknowledge you.” “I care about you.” “I desire you.” Let’s face it: we could all use a little more touch in our lives, especially from our partners. If a hug, holding hands, and even a gentle brush on the shoulder can all satisfy that need, then imagine what giving each other massages will do!
By using the soothing, loving touch of massage, couples can be empowered to express affection without saying a word, all while meeting the unsaid desire for touch we all deserve. Besides, after your partner has experienced a stressful day at work, I can’t think of a more selfless and loving way to say, “I care and I’m here for you,” than with a massage!
#3. To improve communication & trust
Now, some people are uncomfortable with giving or receiving touch. For one reason, it requires vulnerability some people simply may not be comfortable with showing. But relationships thrive on mutually open and trusting partners. Couples massage training can teach you how to do just that – to learn to be open to your partner’s touch, to communicate your wants and needs, and then to return the favor. You’ll learn what you do and do not like, as well as what your partner likes and dislikes.
#4. To get massages more frequently
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of couples massage training is that you can have your own personal massage session any time you want! Whether it’s a quick 5-minute session to address a stiff neck or a foot massage after a long day chasing the kids around, being able to give and receive a professional massage in your own home is worth it in and of itself!
Sign Up for Couples Massage Training!
I recently launched an in-home couples massage training course where you and your partner can learn my professional massage techniques together in the privacy of your own home. I’ll teach you everything you need to know about giving and receiving a professional massage that will make you both more relaxed and in-tune with each other’s health and well-being.