Couples Massage – Time for Bonding
By Anna Lynn Sibal
More and more spas are offering couples massage these days due to its growing popularity. Generally speaking, a couples massage is simply a session of massage where two people are treated by two different massage therapists in the same room. The two people being massaged are typically married or otherwise in a romantic relationship, but it could also be a mother-and-daughter pair, two sisters, or two best friends.
There are many reasons why couples massage is so popular. For married or romantically involved couples, there can be an element of romance involved where the massage treatment is just a prelude to something more intimate. For others, however, it is just a time for two friends or two family members to spend more time together in a more relaxing atmosphere.
The Romantic Couples Massage
A couples massage can be an exotic experience for lovers. When you and your sweetheart do it at a spa, you can become keenly attuned to your sweetheart's reactions to every stroke delivered by the therapist in the semi-darkness of the scented treatment room. It does not matter that your sweetheart is lying prone on a separate massage table across your own. You know that he or she is there and your sweetheart's presence can add greatly to your comfort and relaxation.
Some men are actually more comfortable with going to the spa for a massage treatment if they are accompanied by their wives or girlfriends. Men are more sensitive about nudity in front of strangers, and there is indeed nudity involved when you go for a massage treatment at a spa. You will be doing your husband or boyfriend a favor if you do a couples massage with him.
It is not necessary, however, for you and your sweetheart to go to the spa just to be able to enjoy a couples massage. You can do this on your own at home, even without the assistance of a massage therapist. All you need to do is to make time for it at home and to set up your bedroom with mood music and aromatic candles. Do not forget to unplug the phone and turn off your cellphone when you do a couples massage.
Bonding Time with a Couples Massage
You do not have to show up with a lover just to be able to enjoy a couples massage at a spa. You can share it with your mother, your sister or your best friend. In fact, a couples massage can be a good time for girl talk. The two of you can catch up with each other's lives, gossip or even have a heart-to-heart talk. You may also choose to spend the treatment in silence if you really want to take advantage of the soothing relief that a massage can bring you. And then, you can stop for tea at a tea or coffeehouse to compare notes on the massage treatment.
A couples massage is a nice thing to share with another person, whether that other person is your lover or not. It is a time for mutual relaxation and for bonding.