A Quick Way To Improve Your Relationship

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Partners
experienced better physical and emotional wellbeing even three weeks later.
Giving
and receiving massages helps to improve relationships, new research finds.
Both
partners experienced better physical and emotional wellbeing even three weeks
after the study was over.
After
massages, couples felt better able to cope with stress whether or not they were
giving or receiving.
Ms Sayuri Naruse, the study’s first author,
said:
“The
benefits of receiving a massage from a professional are well documented, but
this research shows how a similar outcome can be obtained by couples with
little prior training and experience of the activity.”
The study included 38 people who were given a
three-week massage course.
Along
with the psychological and physical benefits, most couples continued to use
massage after the course finished.
Ms Naruse said:
“These
findings show that massage can be a simple and effective way for couples to
improve their physical and mental wellbeing whilst showing affection for one
another. Our data also suggests that these positive effects of a short massage
course may be long lasting, as is reflected in 74 per cent of the sample
continuing to use massage after the course had finished. Massage is a cost
effective and pleasant intervention that isn’t just for a therapeutic setting
but can be easily incorporated into a healthy couple’s daily routine.”
The
study was published in the Journal of Health Psychology (Naruse et al., 2018).
SOURCE: PSYBLOG
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.