Anniversaries can be tricky to plan for , what do you get for someone who means so much to you? Or perhaps this is your first anniversary and you want to build intimacy in your relationship – there are various reasons why the gift of a romantic spa visit may just be right for you.
Massage therapy has long been hailed as one of modern medicine’s most relaxing and healthy activities. The science behind massage therapy is very simple. Massages increase blood circulation , which in turn aids in removing toxins from your body as well as improving nearly every aspect of your physical health. Added benefits of massages include reduced tension, increased mental clarity, fatigue removal and relaxation abound. In addition there are so many types of massage to choose from, each relative to the need you wish fulfilled – hot stones, watsu, deep tissue and all promote health and well being. What better way to say “I love you” than the gift of a nice long body massage?
Aromatherapy is the science of how scents can affect the human body, with a special emphasis on altering one’s mood and usually for the better. In particular, oils are used on the body in order to enhance health and well being – both physically and mentally. Aromatherapy go hand in hand with massage therapy in this aspect to create an atmosphere that is relaxing, soothing and nourishing to both mind and body. These oils are often made from plants and in many cases can also be used to treat chronic illness and even disease. Not to mention your senses will vibrate as you are elevated to new heights of relaxation as these essential oils are carefully massaged into your body.
Maintaining a youthful appearance has long been on the forefront of most minds, and facials help do just that. Facials focus on general skin care, re-moisturizing, and wrinkle reduction through its techniques. Techniques such as extractions will help remove whiteheads and black heads from the skin, while exfoliation treatments will remove old and dead skin from the body to keep your skin looking young and vibrant. Perfect for a loved one who wishes to stay forever young and and excellent spa gift.
In addition to massages, many spas also offer various forms of body treatments. This includes : body wraps, aqua therapy, body polishes, Vichy showers and much more. For example the aqua therapy involves use of an aqua-jet tub and essential aromatherapy oils to moisturize and relax the body. A body polish is like a full body facial – the process entails scrubbing the body to remove dead skin cells to leave it feeling smooth and ends with a cream massage to replenish lost moisture. In some cases sea-weed or mud is then rubbed on the body to help remove impurities and toxins within the body and improve skin texture. A vichy shower is often the final part in the process of body treatment and involves lying on a spa table as the vichy shower head rains down water as a final boost to hydration and blood flow. Body treatments are yet another excellent spa gift for your special someone.
The final and perhaps best aspect of a spa retreat is that many spas are made for couples. Often times spa retreats are hosted in hotels which feature all of the services on grounds to may your stay as welcoming as possible. Lounge near luxurious pools , bask beneath the sun as a mild wind breezes by and take in the beauty of the environment in the day. In the evening then imagine – dinner over candle-light , a romantic interlude near the beach side (or pool side) or perhaps spend a quiet lovers evening in an elegant hotel room – a perfect romantic way to end a day filled with relaxation and rejuvenation. Couples spa retreats offer the entire package for a perfect weekend get away and many include most if not all of the other gifts we’ve mentioned here as well.
As you can see there isn’t really a reason why you wouldn’t want to make spa gifts a part of your next anniversary plans – from body massages, to facials and even elegant hotel stays – a spa stay may just be the gift you need to make your next anniversary very special indeed.