Most probably the current trend and market demand now is that people would like to have couples massage. Usually two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or even moms and daughters sometimes or best friends and even same sex partners. But it can also be done by only a therapist, so that when one is having the massage, the other one can just observe or can also take part in the massage session. This is to provide a better connection physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Well some prefer this way but some don't, maybe due to privacy factor even though they are close together.
Mentioning "same sex partners" above have made me to elaborate a little bit of the expression here. They can be either lesbians or gays. In Kuala Lumpur, there are also places for gays/lesbians but you will not find it at my place because I do not offer gay type activities and so on. Many gay/lesbian therapists do advertise in their websites, blogs, forums, bulletins and etc and we can hardly differentiate them with the rests. I bring up this matter because in our culture, and especially when my massage therapy is concerned, there's nothing wrong with it and it is normal for an adult man to seek treatment for any of his sexual problems, by means of this therapy. I am also act as a healer to provide the treatment for all irrespective of religion, ethnic or gender. I think in the another culture, when manhood theraphy is being said, they will have the first impression as that of their thought "aha...this is another gay stuff". Nevertheless, they might just represent the minority of all people seeking the massage treatment only. I just wanted to make people aware of this fact. Okay, we'll continue with couples massage.
At most places, couples massage is a massage that takes place in a couples suite. At the very least this is a room large enough for two massage tables. Some spas, especially big resort and hotel spas have elaborate amenities for couples with fireplaces, pedicure chairs, steam showers and lounging beds where you can relax together after your treatments. Some romantic spas have different couples suites to accommodate the demand. As for couples massage etiquette, it's fine to talk to each other through the massage if you want, or be quiet the whole time. It's really up to you. Not every spa, especially smaller day spas , will offer couples massage.
Couples massage is a great way to introduce a partner who has never gotten a massage before in a way that makes them feel more comfortable the first time. Some men/women are apprehensive about getting a massage because of the nudity involved, and to have their wife or girlfriend there is reassuring.They will usually discover that therapeutic touch is very relaxing and restorative. Once they experience a couples massage, they are more willing to book a massage on their own. It can also be a good choice if you're traveling with someone you don't get to see often enough as for an example a sister, girlfriend, mom or best friends. The main concern is that you want to spend as much time together as possible. Some experienced spa-goers find it distracting to be in the same room at the same time with anyone else during a massage. They prefer to get their massage alone and then meet up afterwards. The potential problems come if you have different expectations and needs during a massage, particularly if one person wants to zone out and the other likes to talk.
The price of couples massage depends on the place where you get it and is usually double the price of an individual massage. It is at least double the cost of a regular massage. It will start at RM150 per person at KL Urut Batin and it can go much higher if you are getting the use of special indoor/outdoor facilities at resort and hotel spas. Tipping to the massage therapist/masseur is not a must/compulsary but it can be given as a token of appreciation for the service.