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How to Give Your Man an A+ Massage This Valentine's Day

Jan 23 2014 - 6:00am



Ever noticed that your man starts to melt when you scratch his head or perks up when you put on a certain perfume? Believe it or not, there are certain touches and techniques men gravitate toward more than woman — at least, that's what Stacey Parks, the spa director of Spa Claremont [1] in Berkeley, CA, confirmed. Generally speaking, when it comes to spa treatments, whether it be at home or at the spa, guys tend to like everything with a little extra spice. That's why we've rounded up a few ways to add some excitement to your man's Valentine's Day.

To stimulate the senses: Don't load up your guy with a bevy of fragranced products. "It's easier to do a treatment that doesn't have a lot of scent to it or something that's a little bit more stimulating, like mint," explains Stacey.

To relax the senses: "Men especially carry a lot of tension in their upper back and their neck, so I would suggest a massage with an oil that has more of a pine scent, something that's a little bit more spicy," Stacey suggests. "Scalp massages can [also] be very beneficial," she advises. (Learn how to give a great neck and head massage here [2].)

Get tough: "I find that gentlemen are always attracted to a more vigorous massage rather than the aromatherapy and more relaxing massages," she says. Tip: if your massage skills could use some help, rub on an aggressive salt or sugar scrub instead.


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