Published On: April 21, 2022

If you’ve never scheduled a couples massage, now’s the time to give it a try. Our expert massage therapists specialize in creating a relaxing and intimate shared experience that you and your partner will remember fondly for a very long time.

What is a couples massage like?

Remember the sense of positivity, calm, and returning to yourself you felt during your last massage? Now imagine opening up that experience to include your partner, or even a good friend. Sharing massage therapy’s waves of relaxation and release with someone you care about is sure to be a beautiful and empowering bonding moment for you both.

Lapis & Oak’s couples’ massages include a full-body, side-by-side session delivered by two of our licensed massage therapists in your own private luxury suite. We infuse our massage treatment with aromatherapy oils and the healing benefits of warm Himalayan salt stones. Want a little extra? We can even incorporate any of our skincare or facial services, including our specialized Knesko Gold Eye and Boheme Sauvage Scalp treatments.

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Emotional Benefits of Couples Massage

Massage therapy breaks down barriers, removing the blocks we carry inside ourselves and that we often stumble over as a couple. During a massage session, you gradually relax and experience the softening of one muscle at a time. This same softening can also happen to your emotions and memories, giving you time to think, all while inhabiting a safe and relaxing space.

Imagine this happening for two persons dwelling in a relationship that might feel strained or difficult, and you’ll see why we recommend couples massage to everyone. In a private space, nearly everything is stripped away, distance is eliminated and all you have left is each other.

It’s Science

Did you know massage therapy releases endorphins and other beneficial hormones including serotonin and dopamine? Of special note: oxytocin, a.k.a. the “love” hormone, is what makes us feel good and in love when we’re sharing anything from a warm hug to physical intimacy. Since massage facilitates natural oxytocin release for both you and your partner, you do the math.

Other physical benefits can include improvements to the circulatory and immune systems, as well as easing the familiar pain of arthritis, alleviating muscle strains and lessening anxiety.

Preparing for Your Couples Massage

You’ve booked your appointment, now what? We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and arrive freshly showered to your session. When you arrive, talk to your therapist about any physical issues or special needs you may have. Our therapists are happy to tailor their massage approach to your specific physical issues or areas of your body needing particular focus.

During your session, feel free to talk quietly, hold hands, or just gaze at each other. Be present in the same space, together. No phones, no disagreements, no agendas.

Best Date Ever?

We think so! You know self-care is vital, but so is care for each other and for your relationship. Booking a couples massage – as an anniversary gift, a date night or just because – is a wonderful way to increase your affection and bring you closer.

If you’re completely new to massage therapy, couples massage is a great place to start. Not only is it relaxing for both of you, it’s also an opportunity to share a novel experience as a team.

Even if you’re just visiting the Las Vegas area, Lapis & Oak massage therapists are delighted to serve traveling couples as well as local residents. Couples massage may well turn out to be the highlight of your trip!

Book your couples massage session today.

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