Sunday, January 10, 2010
Couples and singles alike can find an opportunity to relax, unwind and treat themselves or a loved one to the gift of therapeutic touch this Valentine’s Day. Spend the afternoon in a day spa, share back rubs at home, or try a new style of bodywork!
Valentine's Day Ideas for Couples:
This season, Healthy Being Wellness Boutique is offering special menu items for the month of February. Delicious massages with the scent of chocolate and a red rose are featured on some lists. The most popular offering is a session for couples massage or bodywork – two practitioners working simultaneously on two clients in the same room.
When planning to incorporate massage or bodywork into a romantic day the client should consider these points:
Valentine's Day Ideas for the single folks:
- Booking well in advance.
- Timing – book the massage or bodywork sessions with ample time to allow for travel and intake paperwork. Don’t let poor planning ruin dinner reservations afterward!
- Therapy – always ask in advance the policies and contraindications of any bodywork or massage modality as well as for any specific health concerns or special needs. For example: many practitioners will not work on a pregnant client in her first trimester, a client under the influence of recreational drugs and alcohol, and clients with certain medical histories. Some modalities cannot be used on people with specific health concerns – such as hot stone massage for an expecting client.
This holiday can be an especially painful reminder to some of their solitary path, or can be a reminder to love oneself. Some singles take themselves out to the movies, a fancy dinner, and even for a massage. Bachelors and bachelorettes can use the opportunity as a holiday for the heart and embrace self worth and self love. For those with specific body image or self esteem issues a full body massage may feel uncomfortable. Single modalities and menu items present a way to be introduced to the art of therapeutic touch