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Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:30 AM
 

Reignite The Spark with Your Partner

Do you want to step up your romantic game this year, and skip the teddy bears and the box chocolate? Check out these holistic health ideas to reignite the romantic flame with your partner this Valentine's Day.


1. Couples Massage

There is nothing better than a couples massage. Several different spas offer Valentine's Day massage specials.

Not only that, but all the romantic fixtures will be there as well: rose petals, ambience, calming music, heated massage stones, and lovely smelling essential oils and lotion. You will have all the romantic fixtures, without the effort.


2. Couples Yoga

Yoga is a great way to get in touch with your body and mind. However, couples yoga can additionally help you reconnect with your partner.

Certain yoga postures can help release certain emotions. Heart and chest opening postures (back-bends, boat pose, and cobra) can help you express your emotions and ground yourself. 

When you are in a yoga class, you are a part of a community — in this case, part of a community of life-partners who are dedicated to each other and to expressing their love for each other.

Surrounding yourself with people with common goals can benefit not only your mental health, but can also  help you build new communities of friends. 

Certain couples yoga classes, such as acro or partners yoga, focus on the interaction between yourself and your partner. There has to be an innate trust between yourself and   your partner in order to fully express several poses, including Double Down Dog, Folded Leaf, and Flying Bow.


3. DIY Aromatherapy Essential Oils Bubble Bath

Did you know that early Egyptians (circa 2, 800 BCE) were the first recorded culture to use aromatherapy, specifically the use of essential oils? They were the first ones to use essential oils to create a romantic mood.

Essential oils and aromatherapy have gained popularity in the last few years. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to benefit physical, emotional, and spiritual health. With diffusers and essential oil baths, there are plenty of DIY ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your romantic life.

For instance, you can have an essential oils bubble bath with your partner. Several scents are known to stimulate certain effects. For instance, lavender is known to stimulate relaxation, Ylang Ylang and rose oil is purported to increase sexuality, and sweet orange and nerpi can create a relaxed and happy mood.

If you don't want the DIY option, you can always see a credentialed Aromatherapist. Several holistic health practitioners incorporate aromatherapy into their practice to affect a general mood (e.g. relax, calm, stimulate), to create the atmosphere for the treatment space, or to achieve specific therapeutic purposes. 

Check out our directory for an NHPC-credentialed Aromatherapist in your area, and book a session this Valentine's Day.

 

If you are tired of the tried and true Valentine's Day options, spice it up this year and try these holistic health ideas! 

 

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