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1982 Best Massage

Martha Kirschenbaum

Although Kirschenbaum trained as a nurse, she believes she does more healing with her hands. “I started out giving backrubs to work my way through school,” she explains. Now it’s a full-time job. Kirscenbaum specializes in the Esalen style, which eschews the choppier Swedish motions: our session was both relaxed and unclinical, and Kirschenbaum likes it that way. “Giving massages is meditation for me,” she says. “My ultimate goal is to give massage credibility in the country. Soon.”

Cambridge, 617-864-8841,