Cheap Date Ideas: Learn Couples Massage!
You don't have to take a class to learn couples massage—you'll save money and precious time by teaching yourselves!
1. First, set the mood; you can easily transform your bedroom into a spa—even if it looks like an entire baby store exploded in there! Scoop the sippy cups and toys into a laundry basket and chuck it into the hall. Then create zen-like ambiance with scented candles and quiet meditation music, which you can buy for a couple of bucks on iTunes.
2. Pick up a massage handbook at the local bookstore or online and buy a bottle of water-based lubricant or scented massage oil or lotion on your next trip to the grocery store (Yes, you can get it at the grocery store and bonus points to you for multi-tasking!).
3. Then, after the kids are in bed, take turns practicing different massage techniques on each other. Learning couples massage is all about experimentation and seeing what feels good, so try different techniques like kneading, tapping, stroking and soothing. You'll catch on!
This cheap date idea gets better: couples massage has fab health benefits. Massage can alleviate back and muscle pain, increase joint flexibility, and enhance your immune system—all musts for a busy mama!
So, try an at-home spa treatment when you need a cheap date night and a little relaxation. Just don't forget to set a timer before you get started, so there's no debate over who got the longer rubdown!