Looking for something fun and to do with your BAE?
Tired of the usual dinner and a movie routine? Is the stress of daily life
undermining your alone time-and your intimacy? It might be time for a couple’s
A couple’s massage isn’t just for your
honeymoon. This intimate and relaxing spa treatment is a great way to reconnect
with your partner while also de-stressing and decompressing yourself. Here are
a few helpful hints that will make your couple’s massage an intimate experience
that will last far beyond the massage table.
Do Arrive Early – It will allow you and your partner to relax
into the spa experience and shake off the stress of the day. If the spa offers
additional amenities like hot tubs, saunas or stream rooms, take advantage of
them during your spa visit–especially if they are coed.
Do Leave Your Cell Phone In Your Locker – Spas are a chance to reconnect with your
partner and shake off those real world problems. We promise you’ll survive a
few hours without a mobile phone, even if you start to feel withdrawal
Do Tip – A couple’s massage takes
planning and coordination on the part of the spa and the massage therapists, so
definitely budget a tip. Twenty percent is appreciated.
Do Talk, If You Want – Feel free to check in with your partner
during your massage or not. It’s your experience so shape it in a way you would
like. Some partners like to talk a little during their massage and others just
like to stay quiet and relax. It’s up to you. But this is also probably not the
time to get into a serious conversation, so keep the check-ins to just a few
Do Read Our Guide to Couples
Massage – Check
out our handy guide for more tips on how to enjoy a couple’s massage, along
with featured spas and exclusive offers.
Don’t Get Intimate At The Spa – A couples massage might put you in the mood
but wait until you’re home to get frisky. A spa is a welcoming oasis of peace
and relaxation and the staff doesn’t want to bounce you for inappropriate
Don’t Get Beat Up – For a couple’s massage, maybe skip the deep
tissue massage that can potentially leave you a little beat up. This isn’t the
time to attack those mega knots in your back but rather to get a relaxing
Swedish style or hot stone massage that will still sooth but won’t bruise.
Don’t Worry About Your Partner – While this is a couple’s massage and can
improve relationships, you are not responsible for your partner’s enjoyment.
Focus on your own body during the massage, which will allow for you to better
relax. Just because your partner is there, doesn’t mean you don’t have to get a
Don’t Rush Out – Post massage bliss can be easily erased by
the stress of daily life. Enjoy some time with your partner at the spa if you
can or even go out and spend some quality time together outside of the spa.
Just don’t immediately head to a bar–massage releases a lot of toxins and you
don’t want to pair that with alcohol until you’ve rehydrated your body first.
So treat you and your partner to a couple’s
massage any day of the year. They are a great way to relax and decompress
together and can reignite your relationship in ways a great dinner cannot.
A couple’s massage makes a great wedding
present. And it’s easy to give with a
Spafinder gift card.