An Affordable and Unique Date Idea
Everyone likes to relax. I used to think I hated relaxing and used to pride myself on a never taking any breaks- that backfired really quickly. Something I've learned over the years is that the best type of dates are the ones that involve relaxing. Don't get me wrong- I love jumping off cliffs and my fair share of adrenaline rushes. However, once in awhile it's nice to do something with the person you love that doesn't require a lot of effort, money, or time.
If you want a date that is relaxing, affordable, and good for you I've got it. Infrared saunas.
I stumbled upon infrared saunas one day when Sébastien and I were bored in my NYC apartment. We wanted something to do that didn't involve the typical "Let's go get food!" or "We can go for a long walk 30 blocks or so" suggestions. Seb came up with the idea of going to an infrared sauna together and spending the day sweaty and detoxing. I was a bit clueless as to why this sauna was so special, but decided it would be fun to try anyways. The two of us traveled all the way downtown in the 90 degree heat, and showed up to our appointment already soaked in sweat, but we were escorted to our private sauna room and shown our personal facilities. After 45 minutes of sweating the most I think I've ever sweat in my life, I walked out of the infrared sauna feeling like I had a new body.
Here's why this sauna is so special:
The infrared rays heat your body from the inside out to activate your sweat glands. In a conventional sauna you can often leave feeling depleted from the hot air, but in an infrared sauna many users leave feeling invigorated since your body will feel like it is being warmed by the sun. The infrared saunas have a ton of benefits such as detoxification, relaxation, pain relief, improved circulation, increased calorie burn, and skin purification! I can definitely vouch for all of those.
Here's how much it can cost:
It depends how much your local spa will charge you, but traveling across the East Coast I have paid about $25 to $40 for a minimum 30 minute session and shower!
My favorite company is HigherDOSE located in Manhattan.
Why is this a such a great date?
You get to do something different. Instead of watching a movie and doing the same stuff you always do, now you can go out and treat your partner to a spa day for an affordable price. You get to relax, detox, and go home feeling great together. It's also a great bonding experience sitting together and sweating for 30 minutes ! Seb and I try to go at least once a month together :) You have to try it!