Intimacy can be hard. Whether you’re already involved with someone or trying to build a stronger connection, it’s not always easy to know the right moves to make. Massages can be a great way to build that intimate connection since they introduce touch to the situation (which is the best way to turn things up a notch). They allow for the perfect opportunity to get close without a lot of pressure.
If you’ve ever given or received a massage, you know that trying it dry (much like anything else in a relationship) is painful. So massage oil is a basic requirement. If you’re going to oil it up, why not get creative? There are all sorts of oils in the market, but your best bet is to go scented. By choosing a scented oil, you can build the mood right from the start. Different scents can be used for different moods. Whether you’re trying to help your partner relax or spice things up, there’s a scent for you.
So you know you need oil, and you know you need something scented, now all that’s left for you to do is choose which scent is right. If your partner is willing, try a citrus scent. Oils with lemon or orange scents are often used in aromatherapy as anti-depressants and to increase energy. Is your partner stressed at work? Try lavender oil or something with peppermint. Both of these scents are soothing and relaxing. If you’re looking to turn a massage in a sensual direction, find oil with cananga odorata, (commonly referred to as ylang-ylang) since it has aphrodisiac properties.
Now that you’ve have the basics, you can combine some of these for an even more powerful effect. If you and your partner would like a nice, long night’s sleep, try a blend of lavender, orange, and eucalyptus. This combination will relax you both, soothe any aches, and prepare you for an intimate night!
Does your partner keep you awake at night with her snoring? Try an oil with chamomile, petitgrain, and lavender. These scents mixed together have been known to help people to have a sound sleep.
If any of you have active partners, those with work or hobbies have high physical demands, offer to give them a massage with a ginger, cypress, and juniper berry oil. This is sure to sooth those stiff muscles. And if you work your magic hands in just the right spots, you may have get a sexy surprise later. Massages are not only miracles for muscles, but your love life too.
Regardless of which oil you choose, don’t be afraid to ask for a massage in return. Sometimes the barter system is the best way to coax both people into the right kind of mood. And don’t be afraid to try these oils on yourself. You don’t need another person to help you relax and have a good time, especially after a long day of work. Treat yourself!