Best of Boston

2002 Best Massage, West

Anna Cherkasska, Salon Capri

Anna Cherkasska takes her work seriously, which means clients take her work vigorously. Expect lots of effective pressure that goes deep tissue, gets right to the middle of the muscle, and leaves you ache-free and loose as a rubber band. Cherkasska is charming, diligent, and not at all shy; don’t be surprised if she jumps on your back to face down a knot. The salon itself provides a slew of other top-notch services and a serene but sophisticated setting.

31 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, 617-969-1970,