March 14, 2010

Spa Night!

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I have to start by telling you about one of Joseph and my favorite dates. We went to a spa to get a couple’s massage, but it turned out to be more than I expected! I had never been to a professional spa before and it was amazing! We first got put in a sauna for 45 min, then to a relaxing love seat where we were served fresh fruit and Martinelli’s while some romantic/relaxing music was playing in the background. Once we were done with that, we were then taken to do our 1 hour couple’s massage in a very romantic room. Needless to say we left feeling refreshed and relaxed and I felt I could face my 2 cute kids again! Aaaahhhh!
So… I wanted to recreate that night (to the best of my abilities) but this time we would be giving the massages to each other! I must say I was VERY excited about this since I am 8 1/2 months prego!
I started by leaving this invitation for him on his bag as he left the house (sorry the invite is not very creative – not one of my strong points).

Click here to view my invite.  For those of you with kids, like me, you have to find a babysitter willing to watch your kiddos at their house, or just wait until they are asleep to start the night.

When we did start our night I recreated as much as possible from our first experience. He walked into our bedroom and I gave him his robe while I slipped into mine.

 I had a warm bath waiting us (to signify the sauna) with candles around it, and nice aroma therapy salts that made the bathroom smell yummy! I also had martinelli’s and champagne glasses filled with fresh grapes, pineapple, and strawberries waiting in one of the corners of the tub. We sat in the tub, eating and drinking our food while listening to some relaxing music in the background.

 After the bath we toweled off and started with the the pampering. I have some nice foot scrub that we used to give each other mini pedicures and then we went to the hands. I know that there are some cheap hand massage stuff at the store, but I have a sister who is a Mary Kay consultant and gave me their product called Satin Hands (totally recommend it by the way!). Anyway, after the pedicures, we went on to the manicures (both are totally amazing!)

 Ok, so next is my VERY favorite part…the massages! I am lucky to have a husband who owns a table to do adjustments on, so I used that for my massage table. I had a nice sheet laid across it with another on top to use as a blanket. We used baby oil for our massage oil, which can get a little messy, so I made sure (and recommend for everyone planning on using any type of oil) that I used a sheet that I didn’t mind getting oil on. We still had the relaxation music playing in the background as we gave each other our massages. I can tell you receiving the massage was great, but giving it was awesome too, just because I knew how relaxed and comfortable Joseph was and how much he needed it. It was really romantic. (CHEESY!!!)

Now to end the night you have a couple of options. A: go straight to bed because you both feel so great that going to bed is so inviting, B: cuddle up to a nice romantic movie, C: whatever your heart desires… or D: combine A, B, and C in whatever order you wish! I recommend C first, followed by B, then A.
I hope you all enjoy your in-house spa. It was a very needed and relaxing evening for us. I haven’t felt that great in about 8 1/2 months!

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11 Responses to “Spa Night!”

  1. Kiirsty says:

    What a fun night! LOVE IT! And congrats on your baby-coming-soon, Cami!!

  2. Kristen says:

    If you know me then you know I LOVE backrubs! I'll schedule this date FRIday please!

  3. Felicia Eis says:

    I would love to do this for hubby and I (plus being 7 months pregnant how can I pass it up ;)) but I was wondering if you had anything on massages? I have never had a profesional massage and I would not know where to start when giving one….

    • Cami Cami says:

      @Felicia Eis: Girl, I am SO excited for you to try this out! Being 7 months pregnant, you definitely have earned some pampering (and I guess your hubby has too! lol). I have had no formal training in massages. I grew up in a family that LOVED to trade giving each other back rubs. I think the best place to start would be with lotion or baby oil and start at the shoulders and move your way down the back. Make sure to really get in between the shoulder blades and the muscles down the spine. And then tell your hubby (after you quadruple layers of pillows so you can lay down on your tummy) to really get the areas of your back that need some resting. I know for me it is all about the lower back areas :-). Good luck and enjoy the pampering…

  4. David says:

    Hi Cami: as the happy husband, thanks to your article, I agree with all points! Three suggestions:

    1. If you really want to surprise your husband or wife, Google \How to massage\. There are lots of sites with great suggestions, but the most important is to stay 1\+ away from the spine itself.
    2. 30 minutes before your festivities, fill a pot with hot water to warm the oil (don’t microwave baby oil; it can burn the skin). Makes a huge difference.
    3. Please don’t ever say \Yuck\ about a 8.5 months pregnant woman. That’s painful to read. You might not look like you did or will, but it’s not gross. It’s wonderful and beautiful. (Divas; how about a special article on husbands who want to plan a special date just for our really pregnant wives?)

    Thanks! David

    • Cami Cami says:

      @David: Wow, such great suggestions! Thanks so much! I am SO glad that you two had a great night. Being pregnant at the time of this date, I totally understand how refreshing it can be to just relax with your spouse. I am sure your wife is close to delivering now too. Awesome! About the comment of me saying ‘yuck’…I didn’t mean in anyway that pregnant women are not beautiful. Actually, I feel the opposite is true. I think pregnant women are gorgeous, but that’s not to say that I always feel that way when pregnant! Sometimes we (pregnant women) just don’t feel up to being photographed! Ha, ha. I am glad that you are like my husband who think their woman is gorgeous while pregnant. It definitely helps the self esteem and helps those 9 months pass quickly. I will pass on the suggestion of husbands planning a date for their pregnant wife to the other divas. We just happen to have 2 of our divas pregnant right now so that just might work! Good luck with the baby and thanks again!

  5. Adriana says:

    Who doesn’t love a spa date! I used to go with my x boyfriend about once a month to the spa at Hardrock in Hollywood Florida. It is GORGEOUS! Recreating the spa at home however, is much more romantic.

    • Cami Cami says:

      @Adriana- spa days are so amazing, but I agree…recreating at home is much more romantic (and easier on the wallet!) Thanks for your comment!

  6. What I GREAT post!! I love love love this idea!! I can’t wait to plan this for my husband and I!! I loved your idea about using Mary Kay’s Satin Hands as for the manicure and pedicure! My husband and I already use tht on a weekly basis during the winter and oh my what a difference does it make for dry rough skin! Even the Satin lips! It’s amazing!

    • Cami Cami says:

      Zannah! I am SO glad that you liked this idea. Isn’t satin hand AND lips amazing! That’s so fun that you guys use it on a weekly basis. Now you just need to incorporate it into a fun date. Enjoy!

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