King & Queen Spa

King & Queen Spa

“I walked in like Madame Butterfly on crack and swaggered out like John Wayne on air.”

That’s how I described my most recent massage experience with Lee at Madam Thuy’s multi-service King & Queen Spa, located at 5237 East 2nd Street, Belmont Shore in Long Beach.

As a person living with Parkinson’s disease, I am constantly looking for physical relief for the back pain, muscle stiffness and spasms that have me hospitalized and wheel chair bound for most of my days. On good days I can ambulate with a walker and an attendant close at hand.

Since noticing the sign on their front window, which advertises,”CHINESE REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE – 60 MINUTES – $35 – ALL BY HANDS” I’ve been sold and after one session with one of their masseurs everyone who knows me comments on how well I’m walking, how relaxed I look and how calm I appear. As for me, it’s simply a blessing to find such relief My spasms are diminishing and the swelling in my feet and legs is going away. And I do walk out like John Wayne.

I can attest to the friendliness of the staff, both men and women, The comfort and beauty of the room is also worth mentioning. It’s divided into private sections by sheer drapes, comfortable recliners and a massage table in the rear.

I look forward to taking advantage of some of their other services like the Herbal Foot Bath , one of their Facials and I can’t wait to hear the Hot Stones clicking and coming my way. What more can I say?

For an appointment call 562-433-1200.

David Brunoehler

dbrunoehler@yahoo.com

DavidBrunoehler.wordpress.com

Helen

HELEN

She had a face that launched a thousand ships

As a famous blind child

She learned to talk

With her fingertips

In Montana she’s the center of it all

And as for Mr. Rubinstein,
She’s the one who made him fall

Who, you may ask, is this dynamic Dame?

Could it be more than one

Share the same name?

Well in fact, yes they do

And it’s Helen

Like my mom

And new friend

All named Helen

Spelled the same

Throughout time

It’s a name you will find

Has a mighty power from above

When you break it down to acronyms with love:

Like: How Eternal Life Enjoys Now

c 2010 David Brunoehler

Here’s to Seal Beach

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Here’s to Seal Beach

Here’s to the sanctity of Seal Beach

Cheers to the people it imbues

The canal at County Line\

Means you’re just about to find

How some places go unmentioned

That could simply blow your mind

Here’s to the mystery of Seal Beach

Cheers to the nation it defends

While we may remain unwary

We can sip a Virgin Mary

As we ahh and ooo from Buster’s view

Or coo at sunset at the tip of River’s End

Here’s to the history of Seal Beach

Cheers to the legends handed down

By the time you’ve walked down Main Street

You’re aware of new ones you will meet

And the international cuisine

Will have you eating up this savory scene

Here’s to the magic that is Seal Beach

Cheers to the breeze that make it real

And when you find yourself at Ruby’s

You’ll be thanking God just to be

Looking back from the pier of the

Dearest Beach named Seal

c 2010 David Brunoehler

Here’s to Seal Beach

Here’s to the sanctity of Seal Beach

Cheers to the people it imbues

The canal at County Line\

Means you’re just about to find

How some places go unmentioned

That could simply blow your mind

Here’s to the mystery of Seal Beach

Cheers to the nation it defends

While we may remain unwary

We can sip a Virgin Mary

As we ahh and ooo from Buster’s view

Or coo at sunset at the tip of River’s End

Here’s to the history of Seal Beach

Cheers to the legends handed down

By the time you’ve walked down Main Street

You’re aware of new ones you will meet

And the international cuisine

Will have you eating up this savory scene

Here’s to the magic that is Seal Beach

Cheers to the breeze that make it real

And when you find yourself at Ruby’s

You’ll be thanking God just to be

Looking back from the pier of the

Dearest Beach named Seal

c 2010 David Brunoehler

Here’s to Seal Beach

Here’s to the sanctity of Seal Beach

Cheers to the people it imbues

The canal at County Line\

Means you’re just about to find

How some places go unmentioned

That could simply blow your mind

Here’s to the mystery of Seal Beach

Cheers to the nation it defends

While we may remain unwary

We can sip a Virgin Mary

As we ahh and ooo from Buster’s view

Or coo at sunset at the tip of River’s End

Here’s to the history of Seal Beach

Cheers to the legends handed down

By the time you’ve walked down Main Street

You’re aware of new ones you will meet

And the international cuisine

Will have you eating up this savory scene

Here’s to the magic that is Seal Beach

Cheers to the breeze that make it real

And when you find yourself at Ruby’s

You’ll be thanking God just to be

Looking back from the pier of the

Dearest Beach named Seal

c 2010 David Brunoehler

Long Beach*

Long Beach

Never thought I’d be singing

About beautiful Long Beach

Never dreamed I could ever

Be so inclined

Now I find myself living

And dying in Long Beach

If it’s true

What’s that do

To my whole point of view

I am singing

Every day

’bout the breezes and sunshine

How the harbor’s alive

With laughter and wine

Where the dolphins and seals

Will play into night time

In an ocean that feels

Like it’s mine

Never met anyone

Who said they’re from Long Beach

Not until I fell down

And found myself here

Now it seems everyone

I depend on is in reach

Here at home, a place they hold dear

I am singing

Every day

About the faces of friendship

How the strong helping hands

Will not go away

Where the friendliest smile

You may find on a stranger

Or aboard as a ship sails away

Never valued a touch

As I have here in Long Beach

Never wondered so much

What to do with my time

Reaching out. wanting in

How do I fit in Long Beach

Or is this where I find

Peace of mind

I am singing

Every day

In a chorus of solos

In a passionate way

That brings harmonies

All along Long Beach Bay

You can pick up the echoes

Of the spirits

Who beckon

You stay

I am singing

Every day

’bout the breezes and sunshine

How the harbor’s alive

With laughter and wine

Where the dolphins and seals

Will play into night time

In an ocean that feels

Like it’s mine

© 2010 Lyrics by David Brunoehler Music by Sean Clegg