Set the mood for an evening of relaxation and fun at the Spa by giving your wife a “for your body only” evening for your special gift to her for Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to necessarily plan this fon Valentine’s Day because you both may have special plans then but the evening before would be excellent. You also don’t have to be an expert at message to do this. Some simple tips will help you fulfill this very pleasant surprise.
First, type an invitation to the experience. Make it look as professional as possible and tuck it in a very private place-under her pillow, in a book she is reading or near her coffee cup at her place at the dining table. It might say, “You are invited to an evening of relaxation and renewal by your husband, your personal masseuse, for the evening of February 13th at sunset (7:00 pm)-just follow the rose petals!” These you might trail along her bedroom floor to the bath where you will do the honors! Leave the invitation at least a week before Valentine’s Day so she will plan for that time. Also this will give her time to picture the experience in her mind and fantasize over the prospect-a very important part of the gift!
Now, setting the mood requires at the very least, candles, flowers, and soft music (a dish of chocolates would be delightful)! Sounds from a small water fountain is a nice addition as well as a glass of wine or a steaming hot cup of cocoa or coffee. Prepare for these important details ahead of time. You will be lighting the candles just before you begin and after you have sprinkled the rose petals. You can plan to start the music at that time as well (and don’t forget to turn off the telephone)! You will need to draw her bath during this time using her favorite bubble bath or bath oil. Make sure the bath water is just the right temperature. A cold or too hot bath would not lend itself to a relaxing soak!
OK, so you have a plan and know some of the items you need to gather together. Now what will you actually do? Well, that depends on what your wife enjoys. Does she enjoy having her hair shampooed by someone else? Just as a reminder-some people don’t. Would she enjoy you helping with her bath? How about a message with body lotion afterwards? Which parts of her body would she especially enjoy being messaged? (My feet and back are my favorite). You may want to include a survey with her invitation to allow her to choose. By the way she answers these questions, you will know what other products you will need such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, foot cream, face cream, etc.
Now what about the actual shampoo or message? If you are not use to doing message,, consider getting a book from your local library or go on the internet to get a quick lesson. The main thing to remember is not to message (or shampoo) too vigorously or hard, especially to begin with, and let her tell you if she wants more pressure. Never stop the message suddenly but taper off, getting lighter and lighter with your touch. Remember your wife may have certain areas that are tender and will hurt if pressed too firmly. However, if she is ticklish, she may ask that you message firmer on some places, like her feet. Keep most of her body covered and warm for ultimate relaxation.
Leave her wrapped in a cozy robe (toss it is the dryer and get it warm for her) with soft music playing for a nice nap-or if you’re lucky, she’ll invite you to join her!