Making time as a couple to relax, recover and rejuvenate

June 27, 2016

Taking time to relax, recover and rejuvenate is important to health, happiness and overall well-being. It’s also important to spend time as a couple and share these moments together.

I wanted a weekend away with my husband – I knew we needed it. I’ve been travelling and working away from home a lot recently; he’s been crazy busy at work and I knew that once Christmas really kicked in there would be little time for us to connect and settle ourselves back down. So we decided to take a road trip to Rotorua, spend the afternoon at Polynesian Spa, stay overnight and head home in the morning.


Couples Retreat - Relax, recover and rejuvenate with that special person at Polynesian Spa


We spent an hour before our therapies soaking in the alkaline and acidic mineral hot pools to warm up our muscles, and also added some time in a private spa, so we could relax in our own company.

Then we both had a Deluxe Mud Therapy in a couple’s treatment room with beds side by side. We enjoyed 30 minutes of relaxing massage on our back and legs, before being cocooned in a Rotorua mud mask, while having a scalp massage. This was followed by beautiful moisturising.

The therapy made us feel very pampered, relaxed and grounded all at the same time.


Couples Retreat - indulgent spa treatments & hot mineral bathing at Polynesian Spa


So, regardless of what activity you choose to do, can access, afford or enjoy – it’s the acknowledgement, effort and time put into doing something enjoyable together that is key. This time of year can be really stressful for families and relationships so taking some time out to spend with each other can be really beneficial.

Ladies/Gents – find a spare couple of hours soon and treat your loved one to some quality time together – remember why you love each other and have some fun.

Makaia Carr
Motivate Me NZ

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