The couple that soaks together stays together. When you’re feeling like you’ve fallen into a rut with your loved one, take your romance up a notch and retreat to your backyard hot tub. Relaxing in a spa together provides you with the perfect opportunity to catch up and spend some one-on-one time without the distractions of text messages or the score of the game. Follow some of our tips on how to use a spa to turn up the heat in your relationship:

Timing

While a late night soak under the stars is nothing short of romantic, there’s something about a sunset that just may make you fall in love all over again. Plan to hop in the tub just before twilight to marvel at the cotton-candy-colored skyline. If you have a backyard with a view, this time of day is especially enticing.

Lighting

Use lighting to create an inviting oasis. Light some tea candles around your spa, string some twinkling bulbs, or turn on the LED lamps in your tub to illuminate your backyard date. This low lighting gives off a soft and warm ambience, which is ideal for getting lost in deep conversation with your loved one.

Music

Whether turning up the heat on your relationship means singing along to your favorite oldies jams or cranking up some R&B to set the mood, a sound system is a must for your backyard retreat. Stream your music through an iPod dock or use your built-in tub stereo to set the soundtrack to your evening for two.

Massage

The beauty of a hot tub is you don’t have to beg your partner for a back massage. And better yet, you can both simultaneously receive the stress-melting pampering you desire. Take advantage of this time and let the jets target your tense muscles, from your neck to bottom of your feet. Just because you’re looking to bond, doesn’t mean you have to talk the entire time. Simply sitting back and relaxing as a couple can do wonders for your relationship.

Extras

Having some terry cloth robes and a bottle of champagne waiting when you climb out of the tub will keep the romance going. Cuddle up in your cozy robes and toast your relationship.

You don’t need some elaborate date night to rekindle your flame. Sometimes, it’s the simplicity of relaxing and spending time together in your hot tub that can give your relationship just the boost you had in mind. If you don’t have a hot tub to rekindle the fire of your relationship, view our selection of hot tubs today.