(by Jackie Edwards)
Every relationship is bound to go through a stage where it feels like all sense of romance has left through the back door. Renowned psychologist and author Daphne de Marneffe argues that more often than not it is completely possible for a couple to weather various bumps in the road, coming out significantly stronger on the other side. One way to deal with the augmented levels of stress that a relationship has to endure is to take a step away from everyday life and spend quality time away at a romantic location such as a holiday resort or a spa. There really is nothing quite as scintillating as having a spa day with someone dear to you. Girls have been doing it for years and nothing prevents you and your better half to put aside your worldly worries for a day and take advantage of the many beneficial treatments available at one of the countless reputable spas situated across the USA.
Have a couples massage
It is often very difficult for busy couples to try and find the time to spend quality time alone together. When you schedule a couple’s massage at your local spa, you set aside time where both you and your partner can escape the realities of your every-day lives and focus only on the present moment. Experiencing your first massage together as a couple could prove to be very adventurous. Massages increase feelings of intimacy through boosting the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin which can help couples feel deeply connected not only during the massage but afterward when they return home as well. Both partners will feel substantially more relaxed after the massage which set the mood for continued intimacy which may include a sensual sauna session, romantic dinner or even a more intimate massage in the privacy of your suite or at home.
Make a weekend of it
While a couples massage may form the basis of your romantic spa break, you may as well make a weekend of it and enjoy all the other facilities available to you as well. Most spas offer a range of exciting treatments and even sensual adventures that couples can indulge in while reigniting the fire in their relationships. A steamy, private sauna session could prove to be very therapeutic as could a rejuvenating mud bath. Side-by-side treatments such as manicures, pedicures and Indian head massages that end with a romantic soak in a candle-lit bathtub filled with lavish aromatic oils is a sure-fire way to trigger some romance between even the most somber of couples. In between treatments you can explore the surrounds of the spa, engaging in one of the many outdoor activities that are bound to be available.
While a trip to your local spa might not be able to make all your relationship stressors disappear, it will surely go a long way in helping you re-establish the romantic connection between you and your partner. Cherish every moment you have together and thoroughly enjoy the treatment you decide upon. Be spontaneous and pick up a few bottles of massage oils and a few scented candles from the sales desk and continue your spa date upon returning to your home – you will be amazed at what a big difference a little bit of effort will make in your relationship.