Valentines day is just around the corner
Here are some ideas to relax, unwind, look and feel great
Whether you want to give yourself some tender loving care or do something nice and romantic for you partner.
Regardless of whether you are single or not, setting the scene is important, so put away the washing and paperwork, and float away with an evening dedicated to yourself or your partner
Body shop - Jasmine & White Frangipani Reed Diffuser
This beautifully scented Jasmine and White Frangifani Diffuser smells lovely it last for 8 weeks and there is no risk of burning the house down. The body shop has 7 different smells but this on is my favourite
Oskia Massage candle
Designed using the purest natural ingredients including beeswax, soybean and coconut oil, this luxurious massage candle, packed full of skin smoothing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, is the ultimate way to smooth and soothe both body and soul.
Try adding some of these lovely oils to the bath
Mother earth raindrops & roses bath & massage oil
This Heavenly rose bath oil is Emotionally Restoring it helps Smooth the spirit and help find a sense of peacefulness & love
You can use this either as a bath oil or you can massage this onto the shoulders, feet or body
Lovely to use when feeling low, tired or plain fed up!
Ren Moroccan Bath Oil
I’m a big fan of all Ren products and this is one of my favourite you can relax in the bath to the lovely Rose exquisite sensual scent. It is stress relieving and has soothing properties. Skin is left soft, supple and lightly scented with roses
Massage is a great way to unwind and relax whether you are massaging your partner or receiving one.
There are many Salons that offer different types of massage
At my Salon I offer Swedish and deep tissue massage. http://www.moniqueh.com
Other Salons offer couple massage where you can have them done together.
Here is a guide if you choose to stay at home
Massage guide for your partner
Mixing the perfect blend: First you have to choose a nice carrier oil. Almond oil & olive oil are quite a popular to go for and they are easily to get hold. (Alternatively you can use the oil from the Oskia massage candle).
Suitable essential oils: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Rose (It’s best to have the right blend of essential oils.)
Method: Start at the base of the spine with each hand either side of the spine apply a little pressure (always ask the partner if the pressure is ok if it’s too firm it maybe uncomfortable or if it’s too light it may tickle) massage up towards the neck and smooth out towards the shoulders
Lighten the pressure when coming back to the base, You can alternate the moves and add in some lighter strokes, keep the movement continuous.
You can incorporate massaging the pressure points by just using the thumbs. Again start at the base applying pressure either side of the spine then release, work your way up by half an inch until you get to the neck.