On a recent episode of #RHOC, we saw Heather Dubrow and Dr. Terry take a racy spin on the traditional couples massage: They went for a his-and-hers steaming—hers vaginal, his anal—held hands, and documented the whole process for their upcoming book. (It's all in the name of beauty-treatment research, people!) You may be familiar with steaming: Gwyneth Paltrow is a well-documented fan, and the practice has been around for centuries. But, as a quick refresher: steaming your nether regions is said to carry health benefits like relieving PMS and improving fertility. And, it's not the only way to spend a healthy, slightly racy, couple's spa day. Here are a few other spins on the traditional couple's massage.
1. Cryotherapy for Couples
Next Health in Los Angeles offers a cryotherapy experience where couples can easily chill out together in the same chamber. Picture this: You go inside a body chamber where it's so cold that you'll have to rock ear muffs, mittens, and slippers—in LA! Along with a good giggle, the service offers healing benefits including reduced pain and improved hormone production.
2. Get Down in Volcanic Ash
Costa Rica Marriott San Jose is a 16th Century colonial hacienda set on a 30-acre coffee plantation. Guests can experience the Kuö Spa, which features treatments using indigenous ingredients such as local coffee and volcanic ash. The signature Candlelight Experience places couples outdoors under the Coffee Arabica trees, where they get various spa treatments inlcuding a Costa Rican coffee scrub. The experience finishes with a couple glasses of wine, some strawberries, and a scented hydrotherapy treatment in the outdoor Jacuzzi.
3. Bathing in wood chips
Osmosis Day Sanctuary in Freestone, California offers Japanese cedar enzyme baths for couples. The rejuvenating treatment involves immersing the entire body in a mixture of soft and fragrant ground cedar and rice bran, filled with living enzymes that stimulate metabolic activity. Those heated chips pack myriad health benefits, from improving circulation to relieving joint and muscle pain, and the living enzymes deeply and thoroughly cleanse the skin.
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