This "parlor" -- it's not a spa -- only offers massages (no pools or steam) and is diagonally across the street from the hotel, between the pizzeria and a restaurant. Four of us made an appointment for a 75-minute couples' relaxing massage for $40 per person (without the discount). There are two rooms -- each with two tables, soft music playing, lights dimmed, and incense burning. The rooms are decorated with angels, candles, and flowers, and flower petals are strewn on towels and counters.
You're given a few relaxing minutes alone before the masseur and masseuse enter. They always manage to find knots in your back and shoulders that you weren't aware existed -- then on to pressure points in your neck and scalp, even reflexology on your hands and feet. There is time for all of this, and it is very relaxing.
A very enjoyable part was the aromatic tea bags placed on your eyelids, the cool cream applied to your face, and then another head massage with gentle tugging on your hair. When it was over, he softly whispered "Thank you," and let us rest for a few more minutes with the tea bags still covering our eyes.
We all came out with smiles and went on back to our jacuzzi on the balcony of our two-bedroom unit to watch the 6:30 sunset -- we had timed it perfectly. We highly recommend this -- the advantage being that everyone can enjoy it simultaneously, with no waiting for your partner to have his massage. The staff is very professional, and the setting is romantic and calming. Wish we could do this in the States for the same price.
Another place to consider is a couples' massage on the beach at Paradise Village resort in Nuevo Vallarta. It is $95/couple for a 50-minute massage. This is a small, air-conditioned building on the beach, with mirrored glass to give you privacy. We liked the idea of going back to our jacuzzi for sunset. Either way, you'll love it.
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n las vegas, Nevada
January 20, 2008
Quogue, New York
November 12, 2004
From journal Marina Area of Puerto Vallarta