When people try to think of new things to do together, a massage is probably well down the list of activities to be considered, if it’s there at all.
When it comes to date night, people tend to be creatures of habit and often do the same thing every week. It’s always dinner, a movie or, if you’re lucky, a concert.
Couples, especially those in long-term relationships, are really missing a trick, though.
Because if you’re looking for something a little different or a way to relax and reconnect with a partner, then a rejuvenating massage is definitely the way to go.
Our expert massage therapists will transport both of you to a world of tranquillity and bliss.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or want to treat yourselves to some quality time together, our couples massage is the perfect way to unwind and de-stress.
But a couples massage isn’t just for couples. You don’t have to be with the love of your life and romantically involved.
Because you can come along with anyone and help recharge their batteries, whether it’s your mothers, your sister or a best friend.
A massage is a great way to treat someone special in your life. You can introduce them to all the benefits a massage has to offer while relaxing and spending a little time together.
If you’ve never been for a massage with someone, you might want to know what’s involved and what to expect before booking with us.
What Exactly Is A Couples Massage
Well, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.
It’s two people, two massage therapists, two massage beds, same room and same time. And we have it all set up here at Diamond Thai.
Our couple’s massage sessions are performed in a private room by two experienced massage therapists, who work harmoniously to provide a synchronised massage experience.
The aim is to coordinate the whole event so both of you feel the same thing at the same time.
What The Pair Of You Can Expect When You Book In At Diamond Thai
You can lay back and relax. Because we’ll be turning down the lights, lighting up some scented candles and playing some chill-out sounds.
We create a calming ambience for the two of you to relax, unwind and bond together in.
The soothing touch of our professional therapist creates a serene and peaceful environment that helps both of you to feel at ease, allowing you to let go of the stresses of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the experience.
10 Big Benefits For The Both Of You
On an individual level, a massage, depending on your chosen treatment (see below), has wide-ranging benefits. So both of you will reap the rewards of better circulation, improved flexibility, better sleep and reduced pain from any achy muscles….. To name just a few.
But there are also a lot of benefits to your relationship. Many of which you probably never thought of, including.
1. Increased Intimacy And Bonding
A couples massage is a shared experience. It gives you time away from the kids and can strengthen the bond between you and your partner.
The whole experience of getting a massage together allows you to communicate your needs and preferences better, which builds trust and understanding.
3. Shared Relaxation
A massage allows you both to put your problems away for an hour or two. And the relaxation brought about by a massage is a shared experience that brings you both together.
4. A Bit Of Mutual Pampering
A couples massage allows both partners to be pampered and cared for simultaneously. There’s no kids to be picked up, laundry to do or dinner to be made.
5. Reduced Stress And Tension
Massages can reduce stress and tension in both partners, leading to a more harmonious relationship. You’ll be less grumpy and more forgiving of each other.
6. Enhanced Physical Closeness
A couples massage can enhance physical closeness between partners and increase feelings of physical affection. This is probably down to all the hormones and endorphins released during a session.
7. You’ll Take More Interest In Self-care
A couples massage is an activity that might make you take more notice of your health going forward and encourage you both to prioritise your well-being.
8. You’ll Both Be Happier
The relaxation you feel after a good massage leads to a calm, happy feeling of contentment in your relationship.
9. Mutual enjoyment
A couples massage is an enjoyable activity that both partners can appreciate, and if you want to come back and see us again, look forward to.
10. Shared memories
A massage can create shared memories that the two of you can cherish and look back on as a positive experience in your relationship.
All in all, the collective experience of receiving a massage together helps create a more profound sense of intimacy and connection between partners. You’ll have a much greater appreciation of each other.
Preparing For Your Couples Massage With Us
First of all, don’t have a row before you get here. (we’re only half joking) It will make you tense, take longer to calm down, and odds are neither of you will get the best out of your massage.
Before you get here, agree on a treatment (see our full list here). You don’t have to pick the same one, especially if either of you has any aches or pains you want to take care of.
But we recommend you do. It’s supposed to be a shared experience, after all.
Try to get here early so you can both relax before we get going. Leave it too close to your appointment time, and we’ll have two clients and therapists running around trying to get ready.
It also allows us to chat. You can let your therapists know of any specific areas you want them to focus on or avoid, any injuries or medical conditions, and any concerns or questions.
Try not to eat or drink too heavily, and turn off the phone. You’re here to relax and get away from the outside world outside.
Our Couples Massage – What Type to go For
We offer a range of couples massage services at Diamond Thai, including traditional Thai, hot oil and deep tissue. All are designed to provide the perfect balance of relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
We use high-quality oils and lotions to nourish your skin and provide an aromatherapeutic experience.
We like to tailor our massage to each couple’s preferences and needs, and your treatment can be customised with add-ons such as aromatherapy or Thai reflexology.
Overview of Techniques We Use During Our Couples Massage
Throughout your treatment, your therapists may use techniques from different massage types to provide therapeutic benefit and aid relaxation.
Here’s just a quick overview of what to expect depending on the type of couples massage you opt for.
Swedish massage: This technique uses long, smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements to help relax the body and increase circulation.
Thai massage: combines gentle stretching and deep pressure techniques to help improve flexibility, relieve muscle tension, and promote relaxation.
Deep tissue massage: This technique involves deeper pressure and focuses on releasing knots and tightness in the muscles, providing relief from chronic pain and tension.
Hot stone massage: This technique uses smooth, heated stones to help relax muscles and promote deep relaxation.
Aromatherapy massage: This involves the use of essential oils to enhance the massage experience and provide additional relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
During your massage, our therapists work together in harmony to create the same feeling in both of you. The best thing for you to do is relax and focus on your own message.
Don’t worry about your partner because believe us! They’re in good hands.
We’re Sure You’ve Got Questions (So Here’s a 16-Point FAQ)
A couples massage is, without doubt, the one therapy we get asked the most questions about. So, we’ve rounded up the most common ones below. If you have any more, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email.
Can I talk during my couples massage?
Feel free to chat away, but a lot of people like to chill and just enjoy the experience.
How long is a typical couples massage?
We do offer a 30-minute couples massage, but we like to recommend at least an hour. Couples who really want to pamper themselves should book for 90. It gives you both plenty of time to really relax
Is it possible to have a couples massage with a same-sex partner?
Can I bring my own music to the couple’s massage?
Yes, feel free. We have blue tooth speakers here and can play almost anything you want.
Is it ok to fall asleep?
Yes, it’s perfectly okay to fall asleep during a couple’s massage.
How do I communicate with the massage therapist during the massage?
If you want to communicate with your massage therapist during your session, simply let them know if you want more or less pressure, if you are uncomfortable, or if there is anything they should know.
What if one person wants a different type of massage?
That’s fine. We can accommodate different massage preferences for each person.
Can I bring my own massage oils or lotions?
We have high-quality oils and lotions, but you can bring your own if you have a specific preference or allergy.
How far in advance should I book a couples massage?
we recommend booking a couples massage at least a week in advance, especially if you have specific preferences or requirements.
What is the cancellation policy for a couples massage?
We require at least 24 hours’ notice to avoid cancellation fees.
What should I wear during a couples massage?
Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove and put back on. Some massages, like Thai, require loose-fitting clothes.
What type of massage is used during a couples massage?
Different types of massages can be used during a couples massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, hot stone, and aromatherapy.
Can I pick the type of massage I want?
Yes, of course.
What if I feel uncomfortable during a massage?
If one of you feels uncomfortable, let your therapist know straight away so adjustments can be made to the amount of pressure being applied.
Can we request a specific massage therapist?
Yes, but make sure to let us know when you make your booking. We will do our best to ensure they’re available though we can’t guarantee it.
Is it ok to tip?
When it comes right down to it, a couples massage is an excellent way for partners to relax, reconnect and escape for a little while.
It’s something different to do with a date, spouse or friend. It can really benefit a relationship and is a great way to pencil in some quality time together.
Next time you come to Diamond Thai, don’t fly solo. Remember to bring that special person in your life along.
Our couples massage is the perfect choice for your next romantic escape.