Yesterday I treated Milton to a couples massage at Healing Hands Therapy Spa which is located on the corner of 1st Calle and 3rd Avenue in Antigua, Guatemala. I had originally wanted to do it on Father’s Day but the couples massage package comes with a pedicure at the end of the massage, and since Sunday is appointment only day, they didn’t have two people available to perform the pedicures so we had to wait until Monday.
While we arrived right on time, we had to wait for just a few moments in their beautiful little courtyard, didn’t mind the wait at all as it was relaxing just to sit there.
When they took us into our room, the massage tables were covered with rose petals with more rose petals strewn about on the floor. The room was dimly lit with candles burning and it felt like it should be nighttime rather than the afternoon. Before we got undressed, both therapists had us sit in a chair while they washed out feet, then they both stepped out while we got undressed and climbed onto the massage tables. Our tables were so close we could’ve probably stretched our hands out and touched each other. Within a few minutes, the massage therapists came back into the room, instructed us to both lay on our backs and they got to work. The massage itself felt good but I had a hard time completely relaxing due to all the moaning that was coming from the other table. This was Milton’s very first massage ever and I guess he was really enjoying it. The entire massage lasted for 90 minutes and she spent a lot of time on my back which felt great since my muscles were tight from my recent time spent at the gym. Every major muscle group was worked and it all felt wonderful. One moment she would be on one side and in the next moment she would have moved to the other side of my body. It was done so quietly and with her hands never once leaving my body that I was amazed how she did it without me hearing or feeling her move to the other side.
After the massage, we got dressed and moved to another room where they gave us both a pedicure, another first for Milton. Couldn’t talk him into getting any color on his nails, but he definitely enjoyed the pampering. This was definitely a treat for us and not something that we normally do but it was well worth the splurge for us. This just might even become a habit.