Jewelry, chocolates, roses or a romantic dinner. They're all fairly Valentine’s Day gifts, but who wants to their gift to be seen as typical? Buck the trend and give your special someone the joy of massage this year, because a massage therapy treatment...
Does The Body Good. Caring, safe touch is a welcome invitation to let go of tension and any troubles weighing on one’s mind. Giving someone you love the chance to indulge in some soul-nourishing touch is a great way to show how much you care this Valentine’s Day. It’s also, an inspired way to demonstrate some self-love, whether you’re a singleton or prefer to book a massage treatment for two.
Relieves Stress. There’s a wealth of research on the positive and lasting effects of touch. Massage therapy has been found to inhibit the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline that trigger the ‘fight or flight’ response, making it a natural and effective stress reliever.
Boosts Those Loving Feelings. Studies show that massage aids the release of oxytocin – the feel-good or ‘love’ hormone – that is secreted when you cuddle up with or bond with other. So, if you’re hoping to get up close and personal with someone you love this Valentine’s Day, sharing the gift of massage therapy is a no brainer. Right.
Helps With R&R. The slow and soothing strokes of a good massage brings on the relaxation response: a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure decreases, your muscles relax and the available level of serotonin (a natural mood stabilizer) in your system spikes. Now tell me, what could be better than giving, or better yet sharing, the joy of a little R&R with the one you love?
Is Good for What Ails You. Massage is a natural way to bring your body, mind and spirit back into balance. The relaxation induced by the nurturing touch you receive during a massage, has been associated with a decrease in the physical effects of conditions including: insomnia, persistent fatigue, sexual dysfunction, digestive disorders, and even psychological issues, like anxiety and depression – just to name a few.
Is a Fabulous Winter Escape. Let’s face it. Though it’s the month of L-O-V-E, for those of us living in northern climes, it’s cold as all get out in February. So why not revel in the comfort and warmth of a cozy massage room, with low lighting, soft music and warmed sheets on a massage table – ready and waiting for you and yours?
Provides Quality ‘You’ Time. The time you spend on the massage table is all about you. Whatever the duration of your massage treatment, you and your Valentine can spend every single second of it in ‘blissed out’ tranquility as your therapists work their magic.
Improves Heart Health. The research shows that in addition to reducing heart rate, massage therapy has a lasting, positive effect on blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias and overall heart health. So, the love you and your beloved share, flow from and to the hearts this Valentine’s day, by booking massages for you both.
Beats Overpriced Roses, Chocolates and A Hurried Meal in an Overcrowded Restaurant Any Day. Enough said.