A great massage feels like a love letter to your entire body. Whether you go for the occasional self-care splurge at a spa or seek relief for chronic pain, there are so many good reasons to get one. Professional massages are awesome, if often pricey (they're also the best option if you need bodywork for a medical issue or sports injury). But giving and receiving a massage from the person you share the sheetswith? That brings its own rewards.
"Couples can experience so many benefits from giving and receiving massages at home, including forming deeper connections both physically and emotionally," says licensed massage therapist Rachel Beider, author of Press Here! Massage for Beginners: A Simple Route to Relaxation and Releasing Tension and founder of New York City's PRESS Modern Massage.