The Man Who Saved My Wedding

No my wedding wasn’t in that kind of trouble. I was in trouble. Days leading up to my wedding my back froze. I was in serious pain.  I was desperate for relief.  I was willing to try anything and so I did.  I went to see Suk Woon Hahm, the blind master of shiatsu.  In fact, I let Dr. Hahm perform acupuncture on me.  I know right…Only in LA would one go see a blind man for acupuncture.   Those hands saved me.  This week I’ve been in massive amounts of pain. I’ve had massages and gone to the chiropractor but nothing has provided me any relief.  My mom (of course it was my mom) said I should go see Dr. Hahm.  This morning at 9am I breezed over to West Hollywood (no traffic on Sunday morning).  Ahhhh…I forgot the power of the Hahm.  He did acupuncture on me first and then performed the most amazing shiatsu massage. He was really able to get in to all my pain points and without torturing me begin to work them out of my body.  I’m going back to him tomorrow and I’m sure that after another hour I will be well on my way to recovery.

I’m annoyed I waited so long for relief.  I promise there is nobody better in the business.  If you have any neck, back, shoulder pain, etc go see Dr. Hahm.

Located on 3rd Street across from The Beverly Connection.

Knead Me

I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not to make you barf but every day is Valentine’s Day for me (lol).  However, I did use Valentine’s Day to score a deal at one of my favorite places, The Massage Place.  I love getting massages.  I’m definitely the person who goes in for a cheap manicure/pedicure and comes out with a $100 receipt because I continually say yes when asked if I want 5 minutes more.  The point of telling you this is that I love massages so much I’m willing to even get one when seated in a spa pedicure chair with my right hand contorted across my left because the woman doesn’t have enough room to come to my right side.  If only I could control myself and realize I’d be so much better off if I stuck to the mani/pedi and left the massaging to the experts.

Speaking of experts, I frequent the Massage Place Pacific Palisades location but prior to their opening I’d go to Montana Ave.  I’ve been getting massages at the Massage Place for years now.  It is convenient, affordable, and I’ve never been disappointed.  I like deep tissue/sports massages.  Oswaldo and Ash are my go tos but in all honesty I’ve never had a bad experience. The hours are great – my favorite time to go is Sunday night at 8pm.  There are no spa like frills but if you want a great massage this is the place. I would be shocked if you didn’t find a therapist or too you love.

Regardless of what you feel about Valentine’s Day, heart yourself and take advantage of the special 3 1-hour massages for $126. If that is too scary of a commitment then buy a single massage for $47 (gratuity not included). I promise the ~$65 you spend (massage + tip) will be worth it and much more satisfying then the $1/minute charged by the nail salon.