Having a couples massage can be a great way to relax and bond with your partner. Many massage therapists offer couples massages. Usually, the two of you will lie side by side on individual massage tables, and a separate massage therapist will work on each of you. If you have a couples massage coming up, you might be wondering how you can get the most out of it. Here are a few tips to help.
Don't eat too much.
You don't want to arrive at your couples massage feeling hungry, but being overly full may be worse. It can be uncomfortable to have someone massaging your back and legs, especially, when you're full of food. So, if you are planning a romantic dinner with your partner, it is best to schedule that after the massage. Have a small lunch or a light snack before the massage.
Choose the massage based on your partner's needs and your own.
Often, the massage clinic will give you the choice of several different types of massages. For example, they may have a romantic massage, a sports massage, and a hot stone massage. Talk to your partner before choosing one to ensure both of you are comfortable with the type of massage you'll have. It will be hard to enjoy a massage if you don't know if your partner is also having a good time! In some cases, if you have radically different needs, the massage therapists may be able to give you different massages -- but still do them with you side by side. For instance, if your partner just ran a marathon, they may be able to get a sports massage while you get a general, relaxing massage.
Leave your phone away.
Turn your phone off, and put it in another room or with your clothing. This way, you can stay focused on the moment. You won't be tempted to reach for your phone and check the weather, your email, or your favorite forum. It can be nice to leave your phone away for an hour or two after the massage, too. Spend this time connecting with your partner and discussing the massage you just enjoyed together.
With the tips above, you can have a more enjoyable couples massage with your partner. For some partners, this is one of the best parts of their vacation time together — or something they do every weekend to relax.
To explore massage options, contact a massage clinic in your area such as Good Hands Massage.