Making Valentine’s Day plans—from booking the restaurants to buying the gifts—can be a tad taxing, even for the biggest romantics. You know what’s not stressful? Massages. This Valentine’s Day, consider going the spa route and indulging in some relaxation with one of these couple’s massage offerings around Chicago.
Allow yourselves to be pampered completely with this massage, which uses a blend of all-natural grapeseed, jojoba, seabuckthorn, and pomegranate body oils; and boosts of Vitamins A, C Ester, E, and Coenzyme Q10 to nourish and soothe your skin. You’ll also each get a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries to up the romance factor of this relaxing experience. Sweethearts Couple’s Massage ($140-$200 pp); 201 N. State St., 312-467-0200
Consider yourselves exercise fiends? Take a fitness class at exhale and then head over to the spa for dual Flow massages in a couple’s room. The spa’s signature massage focuses on waves of kneading to open up your tightened muscles and free up any energy blockages, incorporating more lymphatic drainage than traditional deep-tissue massages—so you’ll relieve tension built up by your workouts, and get a good detox and immune system boost in the process. Flow Massage ($155-$205 pp); 945 N. State St., 312-753-6500
Exfoliating Sugar Body Polish with Massage at Allyu Spa
Combine a couple’s massage with a soothing body treatment with this package at Allyu Spa. You’ll start with a body scrub that includes organic sugars, essential oils, and body oils that work together to exfoliate and polish your skin to a sexy glow. You’ll then head into the couple’s treatment room where you’ll enjoy relaxing, detoxifying, and hydrating massages. Exfoliating Sugar Body Polish with Massage ($320-$400 per couple); 600 W. Chicago Ave., 312-755-1313
Pay a visit to the spa at dana for a truly luxurious couple’s package. Start with an 80-minute couple’s massage in the spa’s Duet Suite, and keep the relaxation going with a 25-minute scalp treatment and then an 80-minute hanakasumi body treatment, complete with warmed cherry blossom and rice powder exfoliating cream and melted aromatic shea butter. Kneading Each Other ($665 per couple); 660 N. State St., 312-202-6040
Looking to have a romantic day or night at home? Instead of venturing out to a spa, bring the massage therapists to you with Soothe. Book a 60-, 90-, or 120-minute couple’s massage (you can go with Swedish, deep tissue, sports, or pre-natal) through the Soothe website or app, and licensed, vetted, and certified massage therapists will come to you. They’ll bring the tables, clean sheets, oils, and music; so all you have to do is prepare to relax. On-Demand Couple’s Massage ($198-$338 per couple); soothe.com