Massage: While we're sure you've tried this as foreplay at some point or the other with your partner, you've obviously never realized the fitness benefits of an erotic massage. Have your partner disrobe and work those warm essential oils into his skin as you sit on top of him, or stand beside him (keep changing it up). The massage will relax your partner, get both of you in the mood, exercise your muscles through flexes and stretches, and also lead to some serious calorie burn, depending on your vigor.

Yes, a massage session is all about the pampering and bliss, but it can do you so much more good, when it comes to your health and well-being. Here are a few benefits of massage therapy that will compel you to book an appointment at the spa. Alternatively, you could prepare one of our natural blends at home, and give yourself a relaxing rub.

But first, let’s take a look at the benefits of massage:

  1. Muscle Stretching: A good massage therapy session can exercise and stretch out those weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  2. Workplace Relief: People with desk jobs who usually have to sit for long hours develop muscle aches, such as a stiff neck, lower back pain or even shoulder aches due to their constant sitting position. A regular massage will help overcome these maladies and make your muscles supple.
  3. Alleviates Back Pain: This could be a great treatment option for people with chronic back pain. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine stated that massage therapy is as effective for back pain as any other method of treatment.
  4. Stress Relief: But it’s not just about the aches and pains; human touch through massage therapists can be therapeutic and relaxing. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, patients with depression and anxiety felt more relaxed and happy after a massage session.
  5. Blood Circulation: The pressure applied to your body during the massage helps the blood move through congested areas, thus improving circulation.
  6. Improved Immunity: Studies also claim that regular massages can improve a person’s immune system, thus helping them naturally cope with infections and diseases.
  7. Headache Relief: A good massage can ease a headache in a jiffy. It can decrease the severity and frequency of tension. In fact, a research from the Granada University in Spain claimed that a single session can have an immediate effect on the perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headache.

Try these quick home massage therapies to ease your muscles:

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.