Similar to past tenses, tense backs are related to things that happened a while ago and are incomprehensible to most 5-year-olds. Brush up on the basics of back bliss with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour massage (an $80 value) with lavender-oil aromatherapy (a $15 value), plus an inversion exercise on a circus silk and access to the yoga center at the Shiatsu & Massage Center (a $95 total value).
The licensed massage therapists at the Shiatsu & Massage Center apply refreshing oils and knead sore muscles using massage techniques intended to soothe and invigorate. Tense bodies enjoy a one-hour massage in their choice of shiatsu, deep relaxation, sports, or lomi lomi styles. A whole-body deep relaxation massage works to loosen muscles by supplying continuous pressure without complicated manipulations, just as a telephone supplies continuous pizza without complicated trips outside. A spiritually minded treatment designed to heal and energize, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage varies in intensity from soft to strong depending on the practitioner, but it always employs strokes timed to clients' breaths and a focus on the abdomen as the body's most important energy storehouse. The scent of lavender essential oils pervades nostrils as guests unwind to relaxing music, while the parlor’s soft sunset colors conjure fictitious memories of beachside massages from talking crustaceans.
Before or after the massage, clients can take advantage of the onsite yoga studio, where guests gain access to climbing ropes, thera balls, a barre, and dangling circus silks. The preferred method of relaxation for tamed tigers, an inversion on circus silks helps align and lengthen spinal cords while stretching flipped bodies.
2255 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815