Couples’ massages have gained popularity in recent years as a great way to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect. But there are elements of couples’ massages that might not be ideal for every pair. Some people don’t want to invite a massage technician into their bonding session, not to mention that massages aren’t for everyone. That’s why an at-home massage can be the perfect option for a more intimate experience—and cupping massages are a great way to reap some relaxing benefits as you reconnect!
With all the health benefits that cupping offers, you may not automatically associate it with a romantic night in. But at-home cupping massages are not only good for you, they feel great, too! And the instant relaxation that comes from a good cupping massage can be just as effective as a hands-on rub-down. Cups come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, so you can customize your massage to hit every trouble spot, for both you and your partner. Best of all, it doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-while event. Unlike a costly couples’ massage, at-home cupping can turn an occasional treat into routine relaxation.
Set the Mood
Make your couples’ night a truly special event by prepping your space. Light some candles, set out flowers, or diffuse your favorite essential oil—whatever helps set the mood! Cupping massage is ideal while you’re lying in bed or even stretched out in a warm bath, so once your space is ready get comfortable! Now let’s take a look at some ideas that will help you and your partner relax from head to toe.
Face – Facial cupping is a great way to get started—cupping on the face will allow tension to flow from any tight spots, relieve headache pain, and give you a feel-good glow. Start with a system specifically designed to fit the contours of the face, like the Glam Facial Cupping System. Select your favorite massage oil to help the cups glide smoothly over your partner’s cheeks, jaw, and forehead. The gentle glide and release movement will set your relaxation journey off on the right foot and have the rest of your body begging for attention!
Back and neck – We hold a ton of tension in our backs and shoulders—most people don’t even realize they’re wound too tight until all of that tension is finally released. Unfortunately, before that happens you may experience muscle aches, headaches, and joint stiffness. And backs can be a bit tricky to treat on your own. Getting some help from your partner with a cupping session on your back is a great way to stay loose. There are a ton of options for cupping on the torso, so choose a cupping system that works best on the back and shoulders, like the Edge Body Cupping System. These powerful cups pack a huge punch, so you can stretch out and let your partner give your back some healing hickeys courtesy of cupping! You can also use these cups for a gliding massage, so grab the massage oil and let your partner work out all the kinks and knots you’ve been carrying around. While it only takes about five minutes of cupping time to start feeling the positive effects of a deep tissue massage, we’re willing to bet that once your massage gets going you won’t want it to stop!
Arms and legs – Why not tone your skin while you’re getting spoiled with a nice massage? One of the biggest benefits of cupping is the deep tissue penetration it offers, making it a perfect fat-blaster. Not only will the cups work your muscles, they’ll also help break up stubborn fat stuck to the fascia—aka cellulite. Banishing the bumps is easy, and when you get your partner involved it can be fun, too. Give your tired limbs a treat with cups from the Sculpt Anti-Cellulite system. Even if you don’t love every inch of your skin, we bet your partner does, so don’t leave them out of your cupping massage! Whether you and your partner tend to your skin, it only takes a few minutes a day a few days a week to start seeing big results. The more your skin improves, the more you’re going to fall in love with it!
Feet – There’s aren’t too many things that can beat a great foot massage, and with cupping, it can be even better. Smaller cups, like the Ionic Energy Cupping Set, can help release pain and tension in the feet, along with common issues like plantar fasciitis. Apply the cups after a gentle foot rub for maximum pain relief and relaxation.
So the next time your partner complains of stress, aches, and pains, and tired muscles, surprise them with a great cupping massage! It’s not only the best way to help relieve the tension we all let build up, it will also help you connect with your partner and offer them the love and attention we all need. Not only will they thank you for it, they will probably return the favor!