Couples massage is a unique experience that has become very popular for couples needing a brief getaway together. Couples massage is the perfect way to enjoy a mini-vacation without having to travel too far. Our guests reap the same rewards of getting away but in less time!
A Couples Massage Spa in Utah
In the comfort of the couple’s massage room, sharing moments of the spa experience helps couples reconnect with one another while the stress of everyday life simply melts away. This soothing and relaxing treatment makes a perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or simply getting away with the one you love.
The Benefits of a Couples Massage
The first benefit of a couples massage is quite obvious: it gives the couple the opportunity to relax while the therapist provides massage strokes specific to the couples’ desires. The second benefit is the sometimes surprising communication boost between partners. Many couples report being able to speak more openly and honestly with their significant other after a couples massage. It provides time for a relaxed conversation which paves the way for a wonderful union between the pair.
Many new to this experience may feel a tad uncomfortable, but again, having a partner there to provide companionship and solidarity is key.
A romantic couples massage is a therapy session for two people on two side-by-side tables. They receive a massage from two therapists at the same time. Couples massage often involves other amenities. There may be soft lighting, relaxing music, and aromatherapy.
One of the benefits of couples massage is melting away tension. Massage therapists will allow the couple to reconnect as if the therapists weren't even there. Some couples will want to talk. Others will just lie there with their eyes closed. It's the couple's choice.
It's always OK to let your massage therapist know if the pressure is too hard or too soft and when they have hit a tender spot.
A romantic couples massage at our full-service spa includes access to the meditation cave with light refreshments, showers, steam room, and lounge. Couples usually set aside an entire day to enjoy other spa services we offer such as the infrared sauna, a foot detox, or a salt body scrub for rejuvenating the skin. Feeling good is an important prerequisite for a couples massage. But couples massage is about relaxing your body and mind for reconnecting with your partner.
About 10 minutes before the scheduled time for their massage, couples check in. They meet their massage therapists and have a chance to ask any last-minute questions. Then both members of the couple disrobe and lie down under sheets on their massage tables. The therapists will give the couple a few minutes to get comfortable before they come back in the room to start the massage session.
Couples massage is usually a gentle massage. This usually isn't the time for focusing on relief for aches, pains, and stiffness with a deep tissue massage, although that can certainly happen in couples massage if that’s what you’d prefer. The therapists usually won't initiate conversation. They take into consideration any concerns the couple shared during their introductions. Both massages end at the same time. When the couples massage session is over, the therapists leave the room so the couple can get dressed. Then they greet them at the door before the couple goes to their next spa service.
One of our frequently asked questions about how to prepare for a couples massage is "Should I shave before a massage?" That's up to you, but if you do shave, do this at least four hours before your appointment. Sometimes massage oils don't react well with freshly shaved skin. Aside from that consideration:
Try to schedule your hot tub session or your shower before your massage. It's always better to arrive clean and refreshed.
Visit the bathroom before your appointment.
Don't forget to turn off your phones before the massage starts.
If you get a sunburn or you are sick, please reschedule your massage. If you have cancer or cardiovascular disease, please consult your doctor before you make your appointment.
Eat light or make sure to allow your food to digest before lying down on a massage table.
We will give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy how you feel. There's no need to rush! If you have scheduled for an additional service, your massage therapist will give you a robe and escort you to the next area. You pay for the couples massage on your way out. It's customary to give the therapist a 15 percent tip.
Make sure to drink plenty of water after your massage. Now that you’ve had a massage, your blood is circulating and begins to release toxins that have been built up over time. Drinking water will help release these toxins and waste. Stay hydrated, eat a healthy snack, and postpone any physical exercise for the remainder of the day.
Matrix Spa & Massage has been providing massage to Salt Lake City for over 20 years. We have won awards for "Best Massage," "Best Deep-Tissue Masseuse," and "Best Magic Fingers." Our owner Julieta is an active member of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which has named her a businesswoman of the year.
Matrix Spa & Massage in SLC offers gift certificates, massage coupons and spa packages in Utah. Every massage comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee! Make your appointment for a couples massage or any of our other spa services today! We look forward to giving you and your partner a relaxing, rejuvenating, love-rekindling couples massage.
The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
How often you should get a massage depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, passed the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.
If you’re used to Swedish massages, it’s definitely going to feel a little rougher. However, you should always communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is too much. If you’re tensing up and muscle guarding during a deep tissue massage, the benefits of the massage may be lessened.
It’s important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people want just one session to get rid of all the tension they’ve built up in their body over decades. They ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, all their knots will go away after an hour. They won’t. It’s going to take a few sessions for the best results, based on your body and lifestyle, and increasing the pressure a masseuse uses doesn’t necessarily help. Your problems likely amassed over a lifetime of strain, stress and poor posture. If you have chronic problems, it will probably take a combination of massage, exercise and relaxation techniques to stem the problem.