THE WAY TO A WOMAN’S HEART STARTS WITH A MASTERFUL MASSAGE
BY FRANK BENNETT
There’s just something about coming home after a long day and kicking off shoes that have been binding your feet all day. When I really want to get into my wife’s good graces after a hard day at work, I wait for her to walk in the door, greet her with a kiss, and have her take a hot shower while I prepare dinner. After we finish eating, I’ll escort her to the living room to her favorite chair, then gently start rubbing her feet, making certain that I hit all the spots that cause her to completely de-stress and unwind.
Now, a reader will likely think, “Wow what a great guy,” and he or she would be right, of course, but I also wholeheartedly embrace the notion that “a happy wife makes for a happy life,” and there are hard facts to support me. A 2014 Rutgers University study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that even “men who are unhappily married may still be happy with their lives overall, as long as their wives are satisfied with their marriages.” (And it cuts the other way, too, Rutgers researchers found; an unhappy wife translates to a diminished life.)
And, lo and behold, my wife and other women have an alternative to waiting for their significant others to perform this foot rub ritual (but my advice is not to miss out on it if at all possible). Our spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, and we are finding that more and more people are coming for our famous pedicures. And not just for their famed grooming properties, but also because of our expert nail technicians’ handiwork with foot and upper calf reflexology and their application of deep penetrating lotion.
So fellas, take it from me…go the extra rubbing mile, or pick up the phone and make your charge card do the talking by letting our pros take care of things.
I promise you’ll wind up being a champ either way.
A.F. Bennett Wellness Spa
350 New Dorp Lane / 718.979.9000