BY CHRISTA SGOBBA
Give your relationship some hands-on care: Couples massage can boost wellbeing for both of you, a study presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference suggests.
After completing a three-week massage course and trying out what they learned at home, participants reported improvements in wellbeing, perceived stress, and coping, the study found.
What’s more, the couples experienced a boost in their wellbeing after each massage session—whether or not the participant was giving the massage or receiving it.
The benefits of a professional rubdown have been known for a long time but this study shows that similar boosts can be seen in people with little prior training or experience with it, too.