A week or so ago I offered to send a friend and her husband for a couples massage. She declined, politely, though I got the feeling she’d prefer to stand in line at the DMV to renew her license, and THEN stand in line to renew her husband’s license, as well, rather than take me up on my offer!  The whole exchange got me thinking about what perceptions the mainstream public holds regarding couples massage.  Even worse, did she have a bad experience in the past?  Allow me to demystify what couples massage IS, and even more important what it COULD BE for you and your loved one!

Couples massage IS:  Two people on two separate tables receiving massage simultaneously from two separate therapists.  Before the massage you can communicate with your therapist(s) and tailor the session to suit your shared and individual preferences; from music to lighting to how light or firm the touch.  It is way to share the massage experience together while having specific individual needs met. Whether or not you and your partner choose to converse during the massage (as your therapist I find these conversations between couples quite entertaining at times!) or to just focus on silence and relaxation, couples massage is a wonderful way to connect.  The experience is therapeutic and an enjoyable way to nurture your relationship. I can’t think of a better gift to share with the person you love most than the benefits of massage!

That being said, couples massage isn’t just for two people who are romantically linked. Any two people can benefit from it; couples, family members, friends, etc.  Couples massage is a perfect way to show someone how much you care or to say thank you.  You can book a couples massage with your maid of honor before the big day, time out with your favorite sibling, or as a way to spend time (QUIETLY) with your mother or mother in law.  Giving the gift of couples massage for any occasion is an unexpected, clever, and creative way to celebrate a favorite couple in your life.

What kind of massage and atmosphere you choose will depend on who you are sharing couples massage with. The Massage Den has thoughtful therapists on staff for this service. We spend a lot of time and effort in creating a comfortable and inviting space to receive body work with your friend or loved one.

And, with Valentine’s Day coming up now is the time to focus on that special someone in your life! As an alternative to many of the traditional and expected ways to show you care, consider the thoughtful, relaxing, and enjoyable gift of massage from The Massage Den with your best guy or gal. Service will also include sparkling water, chocolates, and time afterward together to relax.

Now that DEFINITELY sounds better than waiting in line at the DMV to renew your license!