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Couples massage

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Tkayb, Jul 8, 2013.

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  1. Tkayb

    Tkayb Newbie

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    We are going to be staying at the aria this week for a couple of nights to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I wanted to surprise him with a couples massage. Anyone able to recommend somewhere affordable, but nice on the strip area??
    Thanks:)
     
  2. UKFanatic

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    What is your definition of affordable? Aria has my favorite spa on the Strip and they offer couples massages.
     
  3. Dean Martin

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    I'd second that suggestion. Not because we've used the Spa at Aria but after a couples massage, the last thing you're going to want to do is hop in a cab to go back to your hotel. I know some of the hotel spas even offer in-room couples massages but you might need a particualr room type for that service.

    Great idea....have fun!
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    First off, the term affordable means different things to different people.

    With that said, my ONLY suggestion would be the spa at Aria. Not because it is better than others, but because that is where you are staying.

    By the way, I think their spa is among the better ones in Vegas. You can go to the Aria website and see the pricelist.
     
  5. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Am I the only person in the world who doesn't find couples massages "romantic" or relaxing? Ugh! When I get a massage, I want to focus on ME ME ME. My whole spa time I want to be about me. Romance later.:thumbsup:
     
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    I've posted this several times, but after doing a few couples massages early on, my wife and I do separate massages now. it's not romantic at all, you're just lying there getting worked on and likely falling asleep. and for us, my wife likes to chat with the therapist while I like to just relax, so it totally doesn't work for us. now a couples steam room or mud bath or something like that is definitely fun.
     
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    If I am paying for a massage its not to fall asleep. I want them to work me over and get all the knots out. If done properly I am not going to be interested in talking.

    Although a couples massage sounds romantic I think a nice dinner and a show would be better. Based on the threads I have read with regards to massages they all tend to say the same which is they are a bit overpriced and not much different than what you can get locally.
     
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    I agree. At first it sounds special. But, one or both of you will be concerned with your spouse and if they are doing okay. The initial idea sounds great. The reality does not work for me at all.

    A massage is MY time. Me. Nobody else. I did do a 4 hands massage once. Kinda cool.

    We have both gone to the spa and done our own thing. That is cool.
     
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    My girlfriend and I did a couples massage at a non-Vegas resort this past winter. After a while I forgot she was even in the room...not sure what the romantic part was supposed to be, even all the pre-massage sauna and other type of stuff was done in separate mens and womens areas.

    I had couples massages when I lived in Asia too, but those were different types of couples :evillaugh
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Although I like that the wife thought of trying to do something sexy but in the end I'm like you, I prefer my massages to be me and my therapist:ssst::licklips:
     
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    Phew, ok. I mean, I know my husband and I have different ideas of "romance" from other people (he gave me a power sander our first Christmas we were dating, and I was thrilled with the gift:evillaugh)

    My husband will get a massage every once in a while, maybe a facial. I LOVE to go to the spa and it's a holiday event for me (the stuff I do at home - waxing, pedicures) are maintenance, not fun. I tend to save things like massage, body wraps etc for vacations. Again, that's just my preference - I know plenty of people who have weekly or monthly massages and they love them.

    In any event, IF you want a massage on the Strip, it will be expensive. Off strip the prices will be similar to any day spa around the country - some locations are more or less expensive, as one might expect in any category. And what really bugs me is that couples' massages are often more expensive than 2 individual massages might be....

    I also completely agree that going to the spa in the hotel where I'm staying is pretty much always my first choice.

    Though I tried an off-Strip day spa in February and it was quite lovely - much cheaper prices, and they have pick up/drop off service to your hotel so you don't have to drive.
     
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    Exactly, what's romantic? Like several here, couples massage doesn't really tick that box for us, unless you take down a spa suite for a portion of the day, with a private tub/jacuzzi, big shower, outdoor relaxation area, food/drink service, etc. Then it's not really the side-by-side treatment that's "romantic." Now giving each other massage, that's romantic.
     
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    But the Cialis commercials in the side by side tubs make it look so romantic:evillaugh
     
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    To me, that's completely different. Lounging side by side (in tubs, in tubes in a river, in hammocks, whatever) could be very relaxing and romantic. It's an activity for two where you can speak to each other & even touch if you want (hold hands across the tub) vs being on your own table with your own massage therapist.

    Different strokes. Literally:evillaugh
     
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    I think you might have missed the dripping sarcasm there (or I missed it on yours). I've always thought the two people in tubs was the dumbest image ever for an boner pill commercial. It seems to me like what you'd do if you were resigned to the fact that you couldn't have sex anymore...lol

    Unless of course they are saying that I can reach her alll they way from my seperate tub after taking it. I which case GIMME SOME!
     
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    I get the sarcasm. What I missed was a linkage between the cialis commercial image and a couples massage. So my response was legitimate and not sarcastic. And in fact I think one of the messages (they fail to communicate effectively...) in the Cialis ad is that the pill works over a long(er) period of time than other medications - you have time to bond with your partner and don't need to hit the sheets immediately upon ingestion.

    I have an outdoor bath tub. My mom teases me constantly about needing a second one so my husband and I can enact the commercial. She send the commercial video to me on email & facebook regularly :rolleyes2:
     
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