Giving yourself a back massage is impossible, much like keeping your eyes open while sneezing or reading an entire book. Learn to read your loved one’s mind and musculature with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a three-hour couples massage-class package at La Dolce Vita Spa in Long Beach (a $248 total value). The package includes:
- Two-hour massage class for two (a $190 value)
- A one-hour dinner for two, with Italian, chicken, pasta, vegetarian, or gluten-free options (a $40 value)
- Champagne (an $18 value)
Classes are scheduled by appointment on weekdays at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., or Sundays at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Housed in a historic downtown building, La Dolce Vita Spa helps couples reconnect physically and emotionally with a two-hour lesson in relaxation, followed by a romantic champagne dinner. During the massage class, experts introduce groups of four or five couples to basic massage techniques such as kneading, gliding, or tapping out a love poem in Morse code. Duos sip cups of tea or fruit- and herb-infused water as they learn to pinpoint muscle knots and lower mutual stress levels. After the lesson, couples retire to an elegant dining area to nosh on their choice of fare. Hands intertwine for a champagne toast, celebrating a sense of renewed intimacy and their ability to relieve future backaches caused by long car trips or cramped rides on a unicycle built for two.
La Dolce Vita Spa
Just walking distance from the Long Beach Convention Center lies a 2,000-square-foot oasis and two-time MyFoxLA Hot List winner. The historic downtown building houses four separate treatment rooms where aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of facials, massages, scrubs, wraps, and manicures. Their menu of international therapies borrows seaweed mud and traditions from France, Italy, India, and the Middle East, and their medical facials are performed under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist. In addition to individual clients who arrive solo for a day of pampering, La Dolce Vita invites groups celebrating birthdays, wedding days, and spa-appreciation days.
Downtown Long Beach
927 E Broadway
Long Beach, California 90802