Love is in the air. While Valentine’s Day can be seen as cliché – with teddy bears, chocolates and roses galore – it’s always nice to stand out and give that special someone a first. Don’t stick to the usual dinner routine at a local restaurant, get creative this year and make Valentine’s Day unforgettable with some of these great date ideas.
Reenact Your First Date
Take a stroll down memory lane and reenact your first date. If the date was at a restaurant, make reservations at the same place. Talk about how you thought the first date went and tell each other how much you appreciate one another.
Set Up a Picnic
You and your loved one may have dinner together every night, but have you ever had a picnic for two? There are numerous options when it comes to arranging a picnic. If you’re both early risers, try a picnic while watching the sunrise. If it’s at night, watch the sunset at the park. Pack your significant other’s favorite foods and be sure to throw in a sweet treat for a Valentine’s Day picnic surprise.
Enjoy a Night In
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to include a fancy dinner at a themed restaurant. Ditch the traditions this year and cozy up with your favorite television show and a glass of wine. Turn off cell phones, computers and all other distractions. Taking a break from everyday life and enjoying uninterrupted time with one another can be the greatest gift of all.
Get Away for the Weekend
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday so if both of your schedules allow it, get out of town! A weekend getaway has a lot of health benefits. According to a study done by Psychosomatic Medicine, engaging in enjoyable leisure activities can lower stress hormones, blood pressure and make you feel better all over. A change of scenery can be just what the both of you need.
Schedule a Massage
With a busy work schedule and everything in between, surprise your loved one with a one-hour massage session. The benefits of a massage are not just physical; massage has mental health benefits as well. Massages can help reduce depression, anxiety and stress. Massage therapy is also proven to improve posture and joint flexibility.
This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of massage from Massage Envy. During Valentine’s Day clients will receive a Whish gift after buying $100 in gift cards. FBN
For additional information or to schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or esthetician, visit massageenvy.com, call 928-526-ENVY (3689), or visit one of Arizona’s 39 Massage Envy Spa locations. The Flagstaff location is at 1235 S. Plaza Way in the University Plaza Shopping Center, off Milton Road next to Ross and Safeway.
By Mark Love
Mark Love is co-owner of Massage Envy. For more information on the benefits of massage, visit MassageEnvy.com.