A couple’s massage can be the perfect complement to a romantic spa break, a weekend away, or just a few valuable hours of relaxation with a loved one. In this guide, we look at what you can expect from the treatment and highlight a few spas which feature packages that include a massage for couples.

What is a couple’s massage?

It is simply a traditional massage that takes place in a dual treatment room. A massage for couples can be enjoyed as a standalone treatment, or it can form part of a spa package.

What can you expect during a couple’s massage?

The treatment room will feature two massage tables set up side-by-side and the treatment will be carried out by two massage therapists, so you and a loved one can enjoy the treatment in unison.

Depending on the spa and the treatment selected, the room might feature mood music and lighting and aromatherapy, designed to leave you both feeling relaxed and de-stressed!

The type of massage offered varies but it is often a soothing full body massage. You might also enjoy a shorter back, neck and shoulders massage or an Indian head massage.

Several of our spas offer dual treatment rooms set up to offer side-by-side experiences, including massage. Contact us for more details.

Where can you enjoy a couple’s massage?

There are lots of spa days and spa breaks for couples available. These can be either romantic breaks or simply for two people who want to spend some quality time together. A few spas that offer packages featuring a massage for couples are:

St Michaels Resort & Spa: Enjoy a relaxing couples’ spa day or stay at this luxury spa hotel in Falmouth.

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel: More luxury for two awaits you at this superb spa hotel in lovely, rural Essex.

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel: Treat yourselves to a luxurious couples spa experience in central London.

Natural Light Wellness Spa: Indulge in some much-needed “we” time at this welcoming Guildford spa.

Bokeh Spa by Montcalm East: Head to trendy Shoreditch for a restful couples’ spa day at this luxury spa hotel.

Frequently asked questions

What should I wear to a couple’s massage?

You may wear what you wish to the spa (loose, comfortable clothing is recommended). At the spa, you will be asked to change into a robe. You can wear underwear or swimwear underneath. If you plan to dine at the hotel before or after your treatment, there might be a dress code in place. Find out more in our guide: What should I wear to a spa?

Can you get a couple's massage while pregnant?

Massages are generally only advised during the second trimester. Always let the spa know you are pregnant and, if in doubt, ask your doctor before booking. There are special pregnancy massages available, which use appropriate techniques, products and positioning. Find out more in our guide: Pregnancy massage treatments

How should I prepare for a couple's massage?

Always arrive at the spa a little early, so you have time to check in and change. If you’re late, this will cut into your treatment time. If your package includes access to the leisure facilities, you might like to spend some time in the sauna, steam room or pool before your massage to relax the body and make the skin more porous, so it can absorb the oils. Find out more in our guide: SpaSeekers’ spa massage guide

Is a couple's massage a good date idea?

It can be a great date idea. However, you might want to check with your partner before booking to make sure they’re comfortable with the idea of a side-by-side massage.

Is a couple's massage a good gift?

Yes, spa packages with a couple’s massage can be a great gift for your other half or for a couple celebrating a special occasion. We offer the option to buy a voucher for the packages on our site. Simply head to the package page and choose “Buy a voucher instead?” in the booking section.

Alternatively, you can buy a monetary spa voucher, which can be redeemed against packages on our site. This is a great option as it gives the recipient the flexibility to choose their own spa experience.

Finally, our Lover’s Pamper Day voucher features three treatments, including a back, neck and shoulders massage (check with us when you book to make sure your chosen spa has a dual treatment room).

What happens after a couple's massage?

We recommend taking it easy after a massage. Depending on the package you choose, you might have the chance to use the spa’s leisure facilities or sit down to a light lunch or afternoon tea. Find out more in our guide: SpaSeekers’ top massage tips

To find out more or to book your next couple’s spa experience, contact the SpaSeekers’ team today.

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