A Few Tips on Preparing for Your Couple’s Massage
If you’re looking for a way to unwind and relax with your significant other, experts say couples’ massages are a great diversion. Not only will it de-stress the two of you, it may invigorate your relationship as well.
According to Dr. Holly Cox of Lotus Therapy Center in Raleigh NC, couples who “inject novelty into their relationships have closer, more rewarding bonds.”
While the experience can be fun and rejuvenating for both, Avalon Spa and Salon understands some may be reluctant to disrobe, especially if you’re going in for the first time. Here are some tips to help you prepare and ensure a relaxing experience with the one you love.
The Perfect End to a Stressful Day
Don’t schedule a massage in the morning, unless you’re both planning on taking the entire day off. But if you don’t have the time for a mini vacation, schedule the massage in the evening after you do any high endurance activities. This will be the perfect end to a high-stress day and we guarantee you won’t have the desire to do anything physically vexing after your session.
Most masseuses don’t mind massaging someone after a long workday, but if you spent an hour going hard at the gym, rinse your body off before you lay on any massage bed. Massage lotions are better absorbed through the skin when it is clean. Also, basic hygiene is important and you don’t want to make this an uncomfortable experience for yourself or your masseuse.
You wouldn’t run a marathon after a giant meal, would you? Gobbling down a 6-course meal at SALT before your massage isn’t the best way to go. If you and your love are planning on a fancy dinner date beforehand, make sure to give your stomach time to digest any food before lying on a massage table. If you can’t calm those hunger pangs, opt for a light salad with some protein.
A Glass of Wine is Fine
Don’t go overboard! Alcohol tends to numb your senses and if you drink a bottle of wine before walking in, you won’t be able to experience every muscle knead and shoulder rub if you can’t actually feel anything. Don’t lose the benefits of a good aromatherapy massage due to intoxication.
Leave Your Phone Behind
No phones allowed! Leave your smartphone charging in the waiting room during your massage. The point of getting a massage is to relax, unwind and enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of your work life.
Go When in a Good Mood
Try to avoid any sore subjects on the way to your massage session. This is a treat for the both of you and bickering before the actual massage will take away from the positive experience. Tension between a couple makes for tense muscles. Leave the drama at home!
Visit Our Spa and Salon
Avalon Spa and Salon offers a unique experience for couples with a variety of massages for two. Remember, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for you to show your significant other how much you care. Celebrate an anniversary or treat them with an unexpected spa day surprise. Make an appointment for a day of pampering with us and benefit both physically and emotionally from an Avalon Spa and Salon massage.