Be On The Same Page
A couples massage is a great idea but it’s not the same for everyone. If you’re planning a couples massage as a surprise, try to surreptitiously get an idea of what your partner would like in a massage. You may need to call the spa if you’re not sure what’s included. Some massage techniques aren’t conducive to relaxation so make sure you select Swedish or another form that’s relaxing.
If you’re planning the massage together, you’ll probably get the most enjoyment from the experience. Not only will you both receive the massage you want but you’ll have the enjoyment of planning the entire experience and you may opt for a combination of treatments, such as a private jacuzzi and a body scrub in addition to your massage.
Allow More Time Than You Think You Need
A massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience but its effects are negated if you arrive harried and stressed because you’re late. Valentine’s Day is one day out of the year, so allow enough time in your schedule to get to your couples massage at least a half-hour early. Usually, those who schedule a massage at a spa are entitled to use the other facilities which can include the jacuzzi, the steam room, the lounge areas, the showers, and more. Arriving early will enable you to make full use of these luxurious amenities and you’ll be more relaxed for your massage.
Focus On Comfort
A couples massage is very intimate so the two of you need to be comfortable sharing a very personal space. Leave your electronic devices out of the equation and focus on your experience. Although you are sharing the massage, agree beforehand that each of you will control your experience regarding the details of the individual massage, such as pressure, sore spots, and so forth.
It’s best for the massage therapist if you undress completely but not everyone is comfortable with that. If you’re not, then leaving your shorts or panties on will facilitate the best massage. It can be difficult to work around bra straps so remove your bra if you can. You’ll be fully draped during the massage except for the area that the therapist is working on. Don’t worry about cellulite, love handles, or any other perceived body issues. To the massage therapist, your body is their work surface, it’s not a sexual thing. They’re looking only for sore spots, tired muscles, and other issues that may be causing you discomfort so relax and enjoy the massage.
Respect The Spa
Although massages encourage relaxation and positive emotions, remember that it’s a public space and must adhere to state and federal laws. No matter how much you enjoy your couples massage, there’s absolutely no sexual activity allowed. Getting evicted from the premises will certainly put a damper on your experience, so save the extracurricular activities until you get home.
Your massage therapists will appreciate a gratuity, 15 to 20 percent is the industry norm. That means 15 to 20 percent for each therapist not 20 percent for the two of them to split. Cash tips are preferable because the therapist gets the tip immediately. Gratuities that are included on a charge transaction may not be received for weeks.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is for the two of you. Set aside all other commitments and distractions and focus on spending time alone with your spouse or significant other. It will rejuvenate your body and mind as well as your relationship.
Happy Valentine’s Day!