With Valentines day fast approaching, I would like to offer a suggestion to all of you gentlemen that are gift challenged like me.

Last year, I wanted to do something special for my beautiful wife. We are both busy professionals and sometimes find it difficult to find quality time together.

One of my coworkers suggested a couples massage.

We both love a great massage, and with out hectic pace of life, do not often enough take the time to properly de-stress.

I searched for the best place to go and was guided to The Grand Beauty Spa on Kennedy Boulevard.

I made an appointment for us in the evening so that we could make it a “Date Night”.white roses

We arrived at The Grand and were greeted cordially and offered our choice of water, tea, coffee, wine of champagne. Since my wife loves Veuve Clicquot, I had dropped a bottle off with a dozen white roses earlier as a surprise.

champaignWe were shown to our respective locker rooms, offered the use of the Steam room or the Infa Red Sauna, and given plush robes and slippers. We were  then escorted upstairs to the relaxation area where we were met by our therapists.

Our Therapists took us to the Couples Room and where there were roses, champagne, chocolate, strawberries, and a huge Jacuzzi Tub full and bubbling.

We took our milk bath together and after about 20 minutes were instructed to both lay face down on the adjacent massage tables to await our treatments.

The massages were exceptional. Our therapists are obviously highly trained and extremely professional.

We had chosen to do the Valentine, since we were mostly interested in relaxing, but we were informed that there are numerous types of massages available at The Grand. Because I like really deep massage, next time I come in, I opted for the 80 minute Ashiatsu massage. My wife was  perfectly content with the 80 minute Grand Massage, although she did express interest in the Hot Stone Massage as well. We were also informed that if we could purchase a massage package, where if we were to each pre purchase 3 massages, our fourth massage is free. FYI, that is a 25% discount and a great deal.

When our massages were completed, we were offered water and told we were welcomed to relax in one of the outdoor courtyards or use the sauna and steam room. Since we had dinner reservations at one of our favorite Hyde Park Restaurants, we decided to simply shower, dress and finish our evening with a fantastic dinner.

The Grand Beauty Spa is a wonderful, full service Salon and Spa, with a highly trained, professional staff. Their services include, Hair care, manicure, pedicure, aesthetics and facials, massages, body wraps and  baths.

I am even booking next year’s holiday office party at The Grand.

Grand Beauty Spa Customer