Best of Boston

Best Massage, Low-Cost

2017 Best Massage, Luxe

G2O Spa and Salon

Boston
Carefully considered questions about pain points and pressure yielded a rigorous 60-minute massage ($125) that turned our computer-worn shoulders and chair-stiffened lower back into Jell-O. […]
2016 Best Massage

Exhale Battery Wharf

Boston
From the moment you enter Exhale’s dreamy quarters in the Battery Wharf Hotel, you’ll feel the stress melt. The spa’s massage therapists specialize in a […]
2015 Best Massage, Relaxation

Bliss

Boston
After hunching over a keyboard all week, nothing does a body better than a full-body massage. Enter the newly renovated Bliss facility at the W […]
2015 Best Massage, Sports

Exhale Battery Wharf

Boston
Whether prepping for a big race or recovering post-CrossFit, the sports massage at Exhale Battery Wharf is a workout-regimen must. After a pre-massage consultation identifying […]
2014 Best Massage

Exhale Battery Wharf

Boston
The downside of an hour of someone expertly kneading every ounce of stress and tension out of your body? Knowing that as soon as it’s […]
2013 Best Massage

Ombe

Boston
At this integrative health center four floors above Copley Square, our therapist kicked off the 80-minute massage by asking about problem areas and preferences—and actually […]
2012 Best Massage

Bella Sante

Boston
Massages have a practical application, of course: to offer relief for the aches and pains brought on by too many hours logged at the gym […]
2011 Best Massage

Ardan MedSpa + Salon

Wellesley
Bustling Ardan may not scream “relaxation.” But downstairs, as you lie on a heated massage table in a candlelit room, the commotion melts away. Massage […]
2011 Best Massage, South

Oasis Day Spa

South Weymouth
There are long-awaited, I-deserve-this massages, and there are last-minute, I-had-a-bad-day massages. In either case, hightail it to Oasis. It’s as sophisticated as a downtown destination, […]
2011 Best Massage

Bella Sante

Boston
Bella sante strikes the right combination of peaceful spa (fruit-infused water, plush furnishings) and briskly run business (in and done in half an hour). Technicians […]
2010 Best Massage, Therapist

Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve

Boston
We like it rough, but that bruise on our shoulder? Ouch. And do-nothing spa massages? A waste of a good nap. With a just-right blend […]
2009 Best Massage, Therapist

Moore Massage

Boston
It was hard to find a bad massage—if indeed there is such a thing—in this year’s bunch. Natalie at Unique Verve put us quite pleasantly […]
2008 Best Massage, Therapist, Sports

Michael Moore

Boston
When Moore talks about sports massage, he tends to sound a bit like a car mechanic. Forget the fluff-and-buff routine, he says: It’s all about […]
2008 Best Massage, Therapist

Sarah McMahon

Boston
Trained in such advanced techniques as trigger-point work and myofascial release, McMahon often assists victims of trauma, but is equally skilled at treating those afflicted […]