February 13, 2015

Surprise and delight your sweetheart with a romantic massage this Valentine’s Day. All thumbs? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few simple tips to create a relaxing and romantic mood and make them putty in your hands.

Nothing sets the mood like candlelight. Use soy or beeswax to keep the atmosphere free from the chemicals often found in paraffin candles. Use a fluffy towel or clean bed linens fresh out of the dryer to provide a warm and soft surface. Make sure the temperature of the room is comfortable and there are no annoying blinky lights or noises from electronic devices. Soft music with a tempo that is slower than your heartbeat will help create a relaxing atmosphere.

Mother nature provides some wonderful oils that will give you the perfect slip and will relax the senses. Try one of our Massage Butters or Oils in Lavender (to promote relaxation) or Ylang Ylang (its an aphrodisiac). You can also use plain Almond Oil or Apricot Kernel Oil.

Warm the oil up in your hands first before applying it to your loved ones skin. Make sure your nails are short and you’re not wearing any jewelry. Use long, slow strokes with firm pressure to glide along the muscle. Pay attention to your partner. You’ll be able to tell if you’ve hit a sore spot, or if they’re melting under your hands because it feels so good. It’s best to completely finish one part of the body before moving on to the next. Try to keep talk to a minimum to allow your loved one to fully relax and enjoy the sensuality of the massage. Typically the most tense areas of the body include the neck and shoulders, along the spine, and into the hips and buttocks. And who doesn’t love a good foot and leg massage?

Why not end your massage with a romantic and toxin-free bubble bath for two? Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers of natural!