Short on funds for Valentine’s Day this year? A good gift does not require a lot of money. Skip the fancy night out on the town and treat your sweetheart to a night in. Make a romantic meal, take a bubble bath, light some candles, play a little music – you know how it’s done.
One of my favorite romantic night in treats is a good massage. If you are new to massage, here are a few key things to keep in mind:
*Make sure the room is warm enough.
*Turn lights low, turn off the TV, and set a relaxing mood.
*Use long, slow massage strokes, with a firm amount of pressure (unless you are doing a facial massage – always use a light touch on the face). Take your time and concentrate on one area at a time, focusing on the back and shoulders, where most people carry the bulk of their tension.
*It’s most relaxing if there are little or no interruptions during the massage. Make sure you have all your supplies close before you begin.
*A good massage helps to get your circulation flowing. To better support this, drink water both before and right after your massage.
Sabon NYC is offering a free Sensual Massage Oil (3.4 oz), worth $27, with each purchase Sabon NYC purchase $30 or more for a limited time. This is an online only offer.
Sabon NYC Massage Oils are an aromatherapy treatment, made with antioxidant-rich grape seed oil. The Massage Oils are available in 4 fragrance formulations; Nurturing, Sensual, Relaxing, and Refreshing. They contain a combination of essential oils including Neroli, Lavender, Orange, and Sandalwood.
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