12 Couples Spa Treatments That Will Bring You And Your Partner Closer

With packed schedules, demanding jobs, and busy lives, it's sometimes hard to find time to spend with your partner. However, this lack of quality time can take a toll on your relationship. Without meaningful connections or exciting shared experiences, you may find that your partner can start to feel distant or less invested. It could even create a rift that eventually ends the relationship.

Luckily, there are so many ways to re-establish a connection with your partner and strengthen your bond. One way to work on your relationship and bring you and your partner closer is to spend a relaxing day at the spa. Shared spa treatments can help you unwind, shed the stress and emotional tension you're carrying, and enjoy each other's company without any distractions. You'll also be able to intensify your connection with intimate treatments that focus on invigorating the senses and pampering the body.

Whether you're on a romantic vacation or simply want to take a break from the daily grind with your favorite person, these couples' spa treatments are sure to restore a meaningful balance and a stronger connection in your relationship.

CBD oil massage

CBD, or cannabidiol, is an ingredient derived from the cannabis plant that has several healing and health-boosting properties. Although marijuana contains several hundred components, a study published in the "Journal of Cannabis Research" found that CBD is the active ingredient that helps manage pain and relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety (via National Library of Medicine).

You might feel reluctant to try this treatment because you don't want to get high at the spa. While that's understandable, CBD doesn't actually cause the "high" feeling usually associated with marijuana use. Instead, CBD is what helps reduce tension, stress, and muscle pain and possibly improves sleep. If your hectic routines have you and your partner feeling stressed, tired, and unbalanced, the benefits of CBD oil could be just what you need to center yourself and reconnect.

When you get a CBD massage, CBD hemp oil is mixed with other essential oils and massaged into your skin and muscles for a deeply relaxing treatment. Combined with the right technique, a CBD massage can release oxytocin in the body, which promotes social bonding and connection. This will have you leaving the spa feeling lighter, calmer, and closer to your partner.

Shirodhara relaxation therapy

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic technique that involves dripping warm oil over the forehead to induce a deep state of relaxation and awareness that can help center you and your partner. Although this unique treatment is definitely not available at every spa, it's worth seeking out if you want to strengthen your bond and communication with your significant other. One study published in the "Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine" shows that shirodhara can significantly reduce stress, create a relaxed yet alert state, and boost your mood (via the National Library of Medicine).

When connecting with your partner, it's essential to feel present and open to communication. Meditation and other mindfulness techniques, like shirodhara, can remove distractions that come with everyday life, leaving you feeling grounded and in the moment. This sense of awareness can put you in the right mindset to talk about unresolved feelings, disappointments, or other tension you've experienced in your relationship with increased empathy and understanding.

Be sure to find an Ayurvedic practitioner who has studied the technique to get the most benefits of the treatment. You will also avoid potential skin irritation or other safety issues when you work with a trained specialist. Whenever you're working with essential oils, it's crucial for the practitioner to understand their potency and how they might affect you.

Oxygen hydrotherapy

For couples nearing the end of a long vacation or who simply feel burnt out from too many long nights, one way to detox your body is to soak in oxygen-infused water. Oxygen hydrotherapy is a soothing spa treatment that is meant to oxygenate the skin, which supports healthy circulation, hydration, and detoxification. Special pressurized systems are used to infuse billions of tiny oxygen bubbles into the water that very slowly rise to the surface.

Combined with heat, oxygen-rich hot tubs and baths are also incredibly relaxing. A good soak can ease muscle tension, relieve stress, and revitalize tired limbs. The high level of oxygen in the water can also boost your immune system, fight free radicals, and promote anti-aging in the skin. During the treatment, you and your partner can use the time to decompress and have a one-on-one conversation without any phones, TV, or computers to pull your attention away from each other.

If you're wondering if an oxygen hydrotherapy session is the same as sitting in a jacuzzi for a few minutes, it's not. While jacuzzis or jetted hot tubs do infuse air into the water, the air bubbles rise to the surface almost immediately — so they don't deliver the same benefits. With oxygen hydrotherapy treatment, the oxygen nanobubbles are produced at a much higher concentration and remain in the water longer because they are so small.

Aromatherapy facial

Everybody loves a good couple's facial treatment. Facials promote healthier skin by increasing blood flow, removing buildup, toning the skin, and reducing pigmentation. Also, these popular treatments typically involve some type of facial massage, which can help drain the lymphatic system that can cause puffiness in the face. On their own, facials are a fantastic way to relax and treat yourself — but combining them with aromatherapy takes it a lever further.

Aromatherapy is a practice that concentrates on the sense of smell to promote healing and relaxation. As described by Johns Hopkins Medicine, essential oils have potent scents that enter the olfactory nerves through the nose and travel directly to the part of the brain that controls emotions. This process provides a ton of therapeutic benefits — especially if you're feeling emotionally unbalanced or overwhelmed in your relationship.

However, different essential oils have different purposes. For example, lavender oil is known for its relaxing properties and may help to relieve anxiety. Lemon oil and other citrus scents can help lift your mood and provide invigorating energy. Rose or jasmine oil can even help to boost your sex drive! Overall, sharing the experience of an aromatherapy facial can promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and invigoration to help you tackle any relationship road bumps.

Full body scrub

A full body scrub is a powerful spa treatment that can do wonders for dull, dry skin. However, it turns out that it offers other perks that may be beneficial for your relationship. During the session, your entire body is rubbed with special exfoliants, therapeutic essential oils, and moisturizers to polish the skin and remove dead skin cells and toxins. Not only does this reveal healthy, glowing skin, but it also increases blood flow and promotes circulation.

Improving overall blood flow in the body is one way to tackle a low sex drive. "Poor circulation and blood flow can lead to stagnant energy within the body. This is further going to worsen the problem of low libido," SuperfoodUK nutritionist Shona Wilkinson told Metro. "Good blood flow to your sexual organs is vital for arousal, sexual stimulation, and pleasure."

If you and your partner are experiencing a lull in the bedroom, a shared body scrub treatment may be a good way to rev up your libido. A combination of increased blood flow, invigorating pressure to the body, and your skin feeling silky smooth after the scrub can help you feel more in the mood than you've felt in a long time.

Mud bath

Mud baths have been around for thousands of years as a way for people to purify their skin, ease tension, and promote healing. Many cultures across history, including the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Native Americans, used mud baths as part of a healthy routine to detoxify and improve their physical and mental well-being.

Fast forward to today, and you'll find that mud baths are one of the most sought-after treatments in high-end spas around the world. A modern mud bath involves a soaking pool that typically combines water, peat, volcanic ash, and earth, which are rich in beneficial minerals like magnesium, sulfur, zinc, and potassium. The "mud" in the mud bath is often from geological regions that naturally have these components in the soil from natural springs, volcanic activity, or ancient bodies of water that have since dried up.

So, how will soaking in a soothing mud bath help strengthen the bond with your partner? Mud baths are always a fun shared experience with your partner that relaxes muscles, nourishes the skin, and gives you time to slow down and connect without any distractions. Because it's not something you do every day, you'll have a chance to build lasting memories based on a new adventure. Take the opportunity to focus on your partner and zone in on meaningful communication.

Salt room therapy

Salt rooms or salt caves have been gaining popularity as a way to improve breathing, relieve stress, and boost skin health. Many spas are even dedicated exclusively to salt therapy, which is also called halotherapy. Salt rooms work by filling the air with microscopic salt particles that can have beneficial effects. Active salt rooms use special machines designed to break salt down into these tiny particles that are then released into the air. However, there are also passive salt rooms, which are simply filled with different kinds of therapeutic salts like Himalayan salt.

As a couple, spending time in a salt room has the potential to put you both in a meditative state that allows you to connect on a deeper level. The salt particles generated in an active salt room have the potential to clear your airways, support skin hydration, and reduce stress.

When you feel relaxed and centered, you may be more open to connecting with your partner. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, managing stress levels can put you in a better overall mood and allow you to build and maintain better relationships. If stress and tension are creating a rift between you and your partner, a salt room therapy session may be a good way to reset.

Reflexology foot massage

A professional foot massage is a welcome relief for those who spend a lot of time walking or standing during the day. Sometimes, your job or daily routine can take a toll on your body, leaving you with throbbing feet, toe cramps, and pain that can radiate into your legs and back. A foot massage focuses on the sore areas of your feet while also improving circulation, easing stress, and enhancing energy levels.

On top of all the pain-relieving perks of a good foot massage, there are also pressure points in your feet that can boost health in other parts of the body. There are even areas in your feet that may help with arousal and jumpstart a stagnant sex drive. The practice of foot reflexology involves applying steady pressure to certain points on the button of the feet to activate health benefits, bring balance to the body, and unblock energy.

If you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, a couple's reflexology session may be a good place to start. Just go into it with an open mind to allow your energy to flow freely to get the most out of it. Also, notice what your massage therapist is doing and what parts of the session you like the most. You can try these moves on your partner later or anytime you want to get those healing and invigorating benefits again.


If you and your partner are feeling a little off lately, light therapy can help you find balance together. It can even give you a seasonal boost if you're feeling down and low on energy during the cold winter months. In particular, chromotherapy is a type of light therapy that incorporates colors as a way to restore balance, stimulate the flow of energy, and provide emotional and physical healing properties.

Color and light therapy has the potential to influence people's moods and affect their mental well-being. As explained by color therapy expert Walaa Al Muhaiteeb to Healthline, "Colors have certain biological and psychological effects on people, and I think it's about time we start taking advantage of it." She goes on to say that she helps clients with depression and anxiety using color therapy in combination with meditation and breathing exercises.

While more research is needed to confirm many of the reported benefits of chromotherapy, it doesn't hurt to give this alternative medicine treatment a try if you and your significant other are struggling. A chromotherapy session may involve sitting in a sauna with different colored lights to help you feel calmer, release negativity, enhance your mood, or feel re-energized. Sharing the experience means you can connect with each other on the same level and match your energies for purposeful communication.

Float therapy session

Float therapy is a unique spa treatment that can really help you reach your full meditative potential. Most people find it hard to meditate because they're constantly bombarded with outside distractions. Even something like the sound of a car whizzing by your apartment or your neighbor's dog barking at the mail carrier can be enough to take you out of that quiet and focused state you need to get the full benefits of meditation.

Float therapy removes everything that could possibly inhibit complete relaxation. It takes place in a sensory deprivation tank filled with water and a very high concentration of Epsom salt. The salt allows you to float easily on your back in a zero-gravity state while the tank itself blocks out any noise or light. As you float within the tank, the intensely quiet and deeply relaxing environment can relieve stress, ease anxiety, improve sleep, and alleviate physical pain — all of which are things you and your partner may need to reconnect.

Many spas offer couple's float therapy packages that allow you to experience the treatment along with your partner at the same time. However, you most likely won't be floating in the same tank simply due to size restrictions. Instead, you may be in the same room or adjacent rooms during your float therapy sessions.

Healing crystal treatment

If there's been a lot of pressure or tension in your relationship lately, you may want to consider a healing crystal session to absorb the negative vibes and redirect energy for better balance. Crystal healing is an ancient practice that many cultures consider to be essential to maintaining overall health. Depending on what is troubling you, there's often a crystal combination that can help stabilize your energy and mental well-being.

A crystal healing session involves the use of precious and semi-precious gemstones and crystals strategically placed on or over different parts of the body to interact with your energies or chakras. Common stones used during treatment include quartz, amethyst, obsidian, and moonstone. The unique vibrations of the stones are thought to provide a balancing effect that can ward off negativity, support pain relief, and dislodge energy blocks that may be causing your ailments.

While there is not much scientific evidence for these claims, the history of this practice dates back millennia. If you and your partner are open to spiritual experiences or alternative medicine, you should definitely give this one a try. Also, crystal healing sessions are often accompanied by aromatherapy and other relaxing treatments like Reiki, which can further enhance relaxation and balance. If anything, it presents an opportunity to try something new and share a soothing experience together.

Hot stone therapy

Another way to improve circulation and literally bring the heat is a hot stone couples massage. During this treatment, smooth stones made of volcanic rock are heated up and placed on the body during a massage to help relieve tension and pain in the muscles. Your massage therapist will run the hot stones over your back, shoulders, and neck in long or circular strokes to help your body relax and increase blood flow. They are then set over the spine or other parts of the body for several minutes.

A hot stone massage is an effective way to reduce stress, promote relaxation and better sleep, and boost immunity. Some also believe that certain types of volcanic rocks used during the massage may hold powers or energies because they were formed under intense pressure and heat — and those energies can transfer to you. Others claim these powerful properties may hold benefits that can support your relationship by increasing libido, enhancing fertility, and helping with anger management.

While some of these benefits are not exactly scientifically proven, it doesn't hurt to give hot stones a try. You and your partner can see for yourselves if they make a difference in the way you approach your relationship after the massage.