Top 5 Benefits of Couples Massage

January 27, 2024
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If you put two people together that just had the same great experience, they are compelled to connect in a myriad of positive ways. Learn the top 5 benefits of couples massage!

We are often asked, why get a couples massage? How does it work? And is it only for romantic partners?

1. Couples massage is a powerful connector.

couples massageSpending time together with a loved one can be filled with stressful day-to-day worries. Getting a massage together gives you an opportunity to unwind, quiet the noise of daily life, and make time to simply BE together. Kick off date night or partake in a mid-day retreat with a couples massage!

2. Massage opens us up both physically and emotionally.

It stimulates the release of many feel-good hormones, while promoting cellular circulation and a sense of renewal. After a massage we feel physically alive and emotionally open. We ride a natural high from the release of oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. Put two people together that just had the same great experience, they are compelled to connect in a myriad of positive ways.

3. Couples massage is a highly effective form of couples therapy.

couples massageEsther Boykin, a licensed marriage and family therapist states that "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 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.”

Couples massage can help partners let go of anxieties that prevent them from connecting. Massage increases feelings of affection and intimacy, helping couples feel bonded and happy both during the massage session and after.

4. Couples massage doesn't have to be romantic.

Family members and bonded friends can take advantage of paired massage, as well. It is common for people who have tight bonds take advantage of the many benefits of receiving a massage together.couples massage

In a couples massage, each person has their own therapist and receives a personalized treatment. One partner may just need relaxation while the other receives treatment on a specific problem spot.

5. Couples massage promotes a shared healthy lifestyle.

Our strongest bonds are the ones that are healthy. Massage promotes preventative and holistic health. Sharing this experience will likely guide each couple to plan more opportunities to be healthy together.

How it works.

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All you need to do is simply choose the experience you are wanting for the two of you. When you come in, each of you will fill out your own intake paperwork. This will let your therapists know exactly what you each need. You'll then be guided to your therapy room and given the specific experience you desire. Oh and don't forget to add an enhancement from our menu at check in!

At Zama, where pain relief meets luxury, we have an extensive couples therapy menu.

couples massageWhether you simply want a foot soak together or a full spa package, we got you covered! Like the sound of Couples Warm Cocoa Butter Medley or the Couples Escape Package? We've got lots more! Check out our couples offerings here.


Zama Massage Therapeutic Spa

2149 NE Broadway Street
PortlandOregon 97232
Off street parking in back (compact cars only).

Phone: 503.281.0278


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