There is no better way to spend your time together as a couple than having a massage. You will have time to bond and this will make your relationship stronger. If this is the first time you’ll be getting a couple’s massage, however, you may find it intimidating. You do not know how to behave or what to expect during the massage.
You may also not be able to choose the right packages for both of you and, it is possible you are afraid to ask. This guide will answer most of your questions and help you to prepare for your oncoming couple’s massage.
Massage Etiquette: What you should do on your first appointment
A lot will take place on your first visit to the massage spa. Your massage therapist will explain to you about the services you’ll be getting during the massage. He will inform you about the available packages and the cost for each.
To make it easier for you, it is important to inform the massage therapist that this is the first time you’ll be having a couple’s massage. With this information, the massage therapist may choose to take you on a tour at the spa so that you can familiarize yourself with the environment.
This is where you will ask questions about anything you don’t understand and at the end of it, you’ll be ready for your first couple’s massage.
It will also be important to wear comfortable as your body will ache a little after the massage especially if you’ll wear tight clothes. It is also important to take a shower before going for the couple’s massage. If you will not have had time to shower, you can arrive early at the spa and use the restroom to freshen up. This will ensure that the massage therapist will not have a hard time when during the massage.
Choosing your package
Before you go in for your appointment, you need to hold a discussion as a couple regarding your expectations during the massage. Talk about what you would want to do including what you will be doing separately.
For instance, you can decide that when one of you is getting a pedicure, the other person is trying acupuncture. As much as this is your time to stay together, the few moments apart will really help.
During the massage, each of you will have a massage therapist and you will have time to inform the massage therapist what you really want.
The fact is, you both have different needs when it comes to massage and you should not be afraid to speak up. Do not limit yourself to what your partner is getting as you are not on the same fitness level.
Will you be naked during the massage?
Before the massage session begins, the massage therapist will walk out of the room to give you a chance to undress. In most cases, you’ll undress up to the level you will be comfortable, and then cover yourself with linen. During the massage, the massage therapist will only uncover the part he will be working on.
Is it possible to choose the gender of the massage therapist?
If you have a preferred gender when it comes to a massage therapist, you should raise this concern before the day of your appointment. With this, the spa management will reserve your massage therapist when the day finally comes.
If you do not communicate this on time, there is very little that the management can do regarding your case. You will have to allow the available massage therapist to provide the services.
Can you talk during the massage?
Before you come in for your massage, you need to hold a discussion and agree if you’ll need to talk during the massage. If your partner prefers to get lost in the moment without any form of communication, respect that.
There are couples who ended up in bad terms when one of them wanted to talk and the other partner snapped at her. This was embarrassing for the massage therapists as well as they were present to witness this. Coming to an agreement and then sticking to it will be the best option.
Will you get champagne after the massage?
Most professional massage spas provide wine after a couples massage as a compliment for the package. It is important to remember that after the massage, your circulation is on top gear and you will feel the effect of the alcohol much faster. This means you’ve got to drink responsibly so that you do not end up ruining the moment of togetherness.
You should ensure that you take a lot of water as well after the massage as this will reduce the effect of the champagne. It will also help you to recover from the massage faster.
Coming with your significant other… is it a must?
Though most of the people who book couples massage are romantically involved, this does not have to be the case. You can book a couple’s massage with your mother, sister or even a best friend. You can also choose to come with your son or daughter for the massage.
A couple’s massage is all about having a good time with your loved one. It is not about settling old scores or discussing your projects. This is the one time you are supposed to relax and put everything behind you. Forget the pains, the stress in your workplace or even the poor performance of your child in school.
This is a ‘you’ time as a couple where you will work on breaking any barriers that may have developed in your relationship. A time to rekindle the lost romance and rediscover the things that made you fall in love.
With the right massage therapist and the right attitude, you will definitely reap more from the massage than you ever expected. You will wonder why you never planned for this earlier and make this a habit. A massage is the best gift you can reward yourselves with as a couple. Those 90 minutes of pampering may be the turning point that will bring back the spark in your marriage.
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