Best of Boston

2006 Best Massage

Violet Skin Boutique

You don’t have to worry about that,’ says Shaw when we tell her we really need a therapeutic massage, not just a light shoulder rub. As she begins to press and knead, our concerns, and stress knots, melt away. Shaw’s firm touch relaxes and revitalizes as she instinctively homes in on problem areas, leaving us free to daydream or doze.

257 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-7546,