If you’re looking for something fun and relaxing to do with your spouse or partner, consider a romantic spa night. Not only is a spa night a great way to spend time with your significant other, but it is also a great way to practice self-care as a couple. A stay-at-home spa date night is a fun and simple way to share a unique bonding experience.
Spa packages can be expensive and honestly, not everyone is completely comfortable and relaxed in a spa setting. Luckily, it’s not too hard to replicate the experience in the comfort of your own home. By adding a few essential elements you can create a romantic at-home spa day that you and your spouse will enjoy.
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Do couples need date nights?
It is important for couples to spend quality time together. One of the best ways to spend time with your partner is by being intentional about planning date nights. In addition to being fun and exciting, there are numerous benefits of enjoying planned date nights. Here are a few:
- Improved communication
- Creating memories
- Escaping from your regular routine
- Increased intimacy
- Improved mood
While it is fun and exciting to go out for date night, you can also have a quality date night at home.
What do couples do at the spa?
The first thing you need to do as you prepare for your at-home spa date is think about the things you and your partner like to do at the spa. If you have never gone to the spa together, simply think of things you might enjoy together. For instance, if physical touch is your thing, you’ll definitely want to prepare for a massage. If you like relaxing in a hot bath, you will want to include that on your list of spa treatments.
Here are some other things that couples do at the spa. Use this list as inspiration for your spa date night:
- Relax in the lounging area
- Soak in the hot tub
- Sip champagne
- Eat fruit and other favorite snacks
- Enjoy chocolates and other sweet treats
- Get a Swedish massage or deep tissue massage
- Get facials
- Enjoy other spa amenities
There are so many different ideas that you can incorporate to customize a spa night that you and your spouse are sure to enjoy.
What do you need for a DIY spa night?
Going to the spa is not necessary to get a good massage. Shape.com offers some simple steps for giving yourself (or your partner) a massage at home. You can also watch videos on YouTube to learn some techniques that certified massage therapists use.
Following these steps and adding your own DIY face masks to the mix will have you feeling like you are at the spa in no time. The best part is you do not have to leave your house to do it. Chances are, you have the makings of a great couples treatment room at your home already.
Here are some things you can use to create some spa date goodness:
Flowers make you feel happy. Set the tone for a perfect date by including some fresh-cut flowers as you prepare for a relaxing evening. You can grab a bouquet from a local florist or grocery store and get some simple vases to liven up the room.
One of the first things I notice when I step into a spa is the aroma. You can use your favorite essential oils to transform your space into an aromatic oasis for your spa date night. Simple oils like lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang are great for relaxing and can really set the mood for a romantic evening with your mate. But of course, you can diffuse whichever oils you like to help you relax and enjoy your at-home spa.
Candles are a perfect way to add some additional relaxation to a room. You will feel as though you are in a luxurious spa simply by lighting a few of your favorite candles and placing them around the room.
A nice relaxing bath with warm water is a great addition to your spa experience. Adding a bath bomb to your water can help you relax tired muscles. Depending on the ingredients in the bath bomb, you may even be able to shed some dead layers of skin and moisturize your body. Try to pick bath bombs that will leave your skin smooth and moisturized when you emerge from the tub.
If you want your massage to be relaxing and restorative, grab some massage oil. Massage oils reduce the friction between your skin and the masseuse’s hands, making your experience much more enjoyable. There are several pre-made essential oils available, but you can also create your own by using coconut oil or jojoba oil mixed with your favorite essential oils.
You can give your partner a foot massage or they can simply sit and enjoy the warm water with some Epsom salt in a foot spa. Add some rose petals to the water. A rose petal soak is said to have anti-bacterial properties and leave your feet feeling extra smooth.
If you want to include a facial in your spa date night, a store-bought sheet mask will do the trick. There are several options available, so make sure to search for one that is perfect for your skin tight. Grab one for your mate, too so that both of you can have soft, nourished skin at the end of your spa night.
What do you do on a spa night?
There is no right or wrong way to do a spa night. You can choose the activities you desire based on what you and your mate like. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with each other. Though a spa night is a sweet gift, you do not have to wait until Valentine’s day or any other special occasion to plan this perfect date.
Here are some spa date night ideas for a perfect at-home relaxing date night:
- Take a nice bubble bath
- Soak your feet
- Enjoy a glass of wine or champagne and snack on a charcuterie board or any of your favorite snacks
- Apply a face mask
- Take turns giving each other a full-body massage
- Slip into some comfortable robes
- Turn the lights down low, light some candles and play some soothing music
Pro Tip: Go ahead and create your DIY spa kit so you have everything on hand when you find time in your busy lives to treat each other to a couple’s massage or any other spa treatments that you desire. There are also several great premade spa kits that you can choose from, too.