I love getting massages from April. Period. They are awesome.
I've actually never been to a spa and received a "real," massage. That's because, among the many roles April and I play, one of them is being each others' "personal massage therapist." I think we've both gotten pretty good at it. Should I put that on my LinkedIn profile?
Physical touch is an amazing thing - especially when it comes from someone you love so much, and who loves you in return. I don't know of a better way to unwind after a long day! Giving or receiving a massage can be a great way to ease tension, relieve stress, build unity, show appreciation, express love, and serve your spouse. On top of all that - it can often lead to much... much more!
There are many studies out there promoting the health benefits of a simple massage. The wide range of benefits actually might surprise you.
Are you convinced yet?
Aside from all these obvious (and not-so-obvious) health benefits, massages are a GREAT way to show your spouse that you care about them, that you love them, and that you want to serve them. Just remember, your spouse will appreciate a massage a whole lot more if you aren't expecting something in return. Do it because you love them!
It's true, April and I love receiving (and giving) massages so much that we're constantly placing bets on random things. The pay out? A 10-30 minute massage! It's a fun game to play on a regular basis. If I win the bet, I get a nice massage; but, even if I lose the bet, I still feel like I won because I get to give a nice massage - to my BEAUTIFUL wife! A bet where I win either way... I'll take that any day!
So, do your spouse a favor - grab them by the hand, lead them to a comfy chair or bed, and give them a nice massage! It will work wonders for both you and your spouse. In serving your spouse, you will feel close to them. In receiving a massage, your spouse will either A. be asleep or B. feel amazingly calm and relaxed. Oh, and that simple massage may just lead to a little loving. Need I say more? Just try it, and then sit back to see how a simple massage can nurture your marriage.
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