Romantic Massage for Two

Romantic Massage for TwoOne of the most common and loved romantic dates for a couple can be a romantic massage. This should come as no surprise, as you can tailor the experience to each partner’s comfort level, it can be completely unique depending on your preferences as a couple and it’s great way to intimately connect with each other. If you’re considering planning this encounter, keep the following tips in mind to make it an unforgettable experience:

Atmosphere
When you’re doing anything romantic, it’s important to set the tone. This includes a multitude of factors, from the room you’re in to the music that’s playing. Before setting the stage for your romantic rendezvous, it’s a good idea to figure out what mood you want your partner to feel. Do you want something more erotic or something simply relaxing? Keep that feeling in mind when you pick out your setting. Some basic elements you’ll want to consider include:

Color Scheme
A color scheme of dark, rich colors invokes a deeply sensual experience, while lighter colors like pink, white and light blue create a sense of calm and relaxation. Depending on the end result you want your partner to feel, keep color triggers in mind when picking out accessories such as candles or bedding.

Lighting
A good lighting scheme is essential for setting the mood. More often than not, you’ll want to avoid the normal lighting in the room and opt for either candles or low-watt light bulbs. You may even want to consider switching out some of the bulbs for red lights for an extra romantic touch. Also keep in mind where your partner will be getting the massage. Make sure there won’t be any glaring lights in their eyes while they are trying to relax.

Music
It can be amazing how easily a piece of music can transport us to a new place or affect our mood. When selecting your playlist, keep in mind the type of mood you are trying to set. Relaxing classical music may not be the way to go if you are trying to set up an erotic encounter.

Food and Beverages
While food and drinks are not typically part of a massage experience, they can be added to a “romantic” massage quite easily. Hand-feeding your partner fruit or cheese from time to time can be an added sensory experience that heightens their mood. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your partner is well hydrated so don’t forget to include some water.

Location & The Privacy Factor
The location of your massage should be somewhere quiet where you will go undisturbed. Make sure the room is clean and that it’s somewhere they will feel comfortable enough to relax and not worry about any outside disturbances.

Comfort
If your goal is to give your partner a pleasurable experience, it’s important to make sure you’ve done everything to make sure they are comfortable. Keep in mind any issues that your partner may have that will impede their comfort. You’ll want wherever the massage is taking place to be as relaxing and pleasurable as possible. That may mean having them sit in a chair as opposed to the traditional lying down. In fact, it may be a good idea to give a solo “pretend massage” in the location you’ve chosen to make sure it’s comfortable for you as well. Can you actually reach your partner the way you want from any spot? Is there any furniture you could use that would make this easier?

Good Oil
Probably the best kept secret to a great massage is the type of massage oil you use. Make sure the scent is something they’ll enjoy and would not be allergic to. It’s fairly easy to find a good oil online through sites like Amazon.com. Alternatively, you can go to a local spa and pick up a recommended oil there. That way you will also get a chance to feel and smell the oils first.

Technique
When giving a romantic massage, there really only few things you need to consider. You’ll want to be careful of sensitive areas on your partner’s body. Never directly press on their spine and pay attention to their body signals as to whether something is pleasant or uncomfortable. You don’t need to dig in and give them an aggressive massage either, unless that’s what they want. It’s a good idea to approach their body by segments to make sure you don’t miss anything. For instance, for a full body massage you’ll want to go start at the feet and move upward to the calves, thighs, buttocks, lower back, mid-back, shoulders, arms, neck and then end with their head. When you’re done, you can have them flip over and repeat the same process. For a sensual massage, don’t underestimate props such as feathers or fur-covered items.

Something A Little Different
If you want to try something a little out of the ordinary, consider the following ideas:

Black Light Massage
Change out your lightbulbs with black lights and place white sheets over the floor or area you’ll be giving the massage. In addition to massaging your partner, consider using whipped cream or fun colored body paint on each other. Pick out some up-tempo music and have some fun getting to know each other a little better.

Floor Massage
Sometimes doing something a little out of the ordinary can spice things up just a notch. Instead of having your massage on your bed, consider setting up an air bed in a different part of your home. Lay sheets across the top that you don’t care about getting dirty and set the stage for your romantic rendezvous around the bed.

Chocolate Body Paint
Similar to the black light idea, use chocolate body paint as your massage medium instead. Make sure the area you planning on using is well-covered and that your “paint” is at room temperature to avoid discomfort.

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Jennifer Good

About Jennifer Good

Chief Romantic and founder of Romance Wire and happily married for 19 years, Jennifer has been dishing out romantic and relationship advice for nearly all of those married years. Her advice and tips have been featured in countless magazines and websites including Ladie's Home Journal, AOL Love channels, ThirdAge and much more.

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