Best of Boston

2012 Best Massage

Bella Sante

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 (okay, in a desk chair). But in the short term, all we really want is complete relaxation—and that’s exactly what we get at Bella Sante. Our therapist’s muscle work soothed our stiff lower back, and after slipping back into a plush robe post-treatment, we floated right out the door, ready to face the world again.

38 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9930,