Too stressed in intimacy? Just never in the mood? Maybe its a massage you are desperately in need of.

Consider scheduling a professional massage for yourself or one or making a massage date together. By integrating something new and healthy like massage into your love life, you and your partner will both benefit from the extra effort.

Research has shown there are many benefits of massage, including a reduction in stress and depression. One of the common side effects of excessive stress, depression, and anxiety is reduced libido and sexual dysfunction.


Massage therapy is shown to elevate mood by releasing feel-good hormones like serotonin, which in turn reduces stress and alleviates mild to moderate forms of depression.

Anxiety is a known love-killer, because it means your body is too often operating in “fight or flight mode,” where stress hormones including cortisol are being released constantly. Arousal and orgasm are difficult to reach when there is an excess of stress hormones in the body. Massage can support the body in releasing stress hormones and other toxins, which creates a much better environment in the body and psyche for a healthy sex drive.

If you or your partner live with chronic pain from injuries, that can also hamper a healthy sex life. Therapeutic forms of massage therapy can manage problem areas by increasing the circulation and overall energy to the injury and speed healing.

A reduction in pain will leave more room in your life to cultivate sensuality, play, fun, and love. The increase in circulation that massage promotes is also good for the circulatory system, promoting arousal when appropriate, and healthy sexual function in both men and women.

In addition, the increase in circulation can stimulate the lymphatic system, which removes toxins and keeps the body healthy.

Located at 490 Queen Street, GB massage can help to relieve the tension and stress that comes from of the busy modern life. Owner Simon has over 10 years experience and has worked throughout a number of Auckland’s busy malls. In January of this year, he set up shop in the CBD and has been a huge hit with a large and diverse client base.

There is something for everybody at GB massage. With prices starting at just $10 for a “quick massage, anybody can take a moment to relax and unwind in the capable hands of the attractive and talented staff at GB massage. Longer sessions are recommended however. GB massage is open 20 hours a day, from 10am through to 6am.

 Article | Levi Joule