Hawaiian lomi lomi massage captured the 19th-century imagination after English explorer Isabella Bird made the striking claim that the technique had cured her gout, scrumpox, grocer's itch, and accidental decapitation. Experience the ancient healing technique for yourself with today's Groupon. For $32, you get a 60-minute lomi lomi massage at East2West Massage, located inside the Alainn Tu co-op on Folsom Boulevard.
More relaxing than a Swedish massage but just as effective at combating stress as a deep-tissue massage, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage has helped Hawaiians overcome the soul-crushing stress of living in a tropical paradise for centuries. East2West's certified massage therapists begin your back's Hawaiian honeymoon by applying hot towels and soothing massage oils to your aching, rebellious, and overly sarcastic muscles. Depending on your level of tension, your therapist may use light or deep-tissue kneading techniques, including rubbing, stroking, kneading, and pounding. Compression and vibration shake loose the deep-seated stress particles lodged within your body before they are pressed and pulled out—gently extracting your cares and woes and then calmly bludgeoning them to death with a scented candle or tranquilly drowning them in one of East2West's relaxing fountains. East2West also has a prenatal massage table for mothers-to-be, which allows women to lie facedown comfortably and safely during their massage.
East2West's retro checkerboard floors, relaxing accent candles and fountains, smooth flannel sheets, and dozens of Japanese cat statues all happily waving their paws create an atmosphere that will abduct any tension—leaving the mind carefree and tranquil so that it can safely ponder what peacock tastes like without going mad. Call ahead to schedule your session.
- I have never been one to seek regular spa treatments - until now. I have been going to East2West Massage for six months. I skipped my monthly appointment once and my body rebelled. The atmosphere is relaxing, and the Lomi Lomi massages are thorough and reasonably priced. – AB42, SpaFinder
- A massage is an affordable way to take your body and mind on a small vacation. I have rebooked with East2West and I will be in at least 2 times a month!! – Scootincurd, SpaFinder
- Excellent massages. This place is very clean and quiet; just what I want when I want to get away for an hour and a half. – Joe M., Yelp
East2West Wellness Studio
East2West Wellness Studio's certified massage therapists practice techniques that earned the business the title of Best Massage from CityVoter in 2010. During 60-minute massages, professionals practice modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology and sports massage. Couples massages bring together dynamic duos such as friends, partners, or rival professional wrestlers for side-by-side muscle molding. Soothing music augments private relaxation sanctuaries where clients receive treatments.
Arden - Arcade
4748 Engle Rd.
Carmichael, California 95608