Tame tension with a partner massage, suggests Kellie Smith, a masseuse in Glendale, CA. Beyond the obvious physical relaxation benefits, "it can make you feel closer," she says. Massage also increases blood circulation and the flow of feel-good hormones. Alternate massaging each other from the neck and shoulders down to the legs and toes. Thoughts about who has to pick up the kids from aftercare–gone. Enjoy the afterglow by talking or seeing where the soothed mood takes you.