Best of Boston

Best Massage

2008 Best Massage, Therapist, Sports

Michael Moore

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 [...] read more»
2008 Best Massage, Therapist

Sarah McMahon

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 [...] read more»
2007 Best Massage

Michael Moore

Boston, Brookline
"Bloodless surgery" isn't a phrase typically associated with spa treatments. Then again, there's nothing typical about the way that Quincy native Moore—who coined the term [...] read more»
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. [...] read more»
2006 Best Massage, Martha's Vineyard

Zebee Voss, An Island Touch

Vineyard Haven
Zebee Voss has had her hands on most of the island. Ask stressed-out carpenters, lifeguards, and moms if they know her, and they'll wince before [...] read more»
2005 Best Massage

David Costa,

Gone are the days of having to endure deep-tissue torture in order to feel terrific, thanks to the skills of master massage therapist David Costa. [...] read more»
2004 Best Massage

Maggie Kessler, The Sports Club/LA

Touch is one of those mysterious forces science hasn't even begun to understand. But you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that [...] read more»
2003 Best Massage

Maggie Kesler, The Sports Club/LA Splash Spa

You don't have to belong to the Sports Club/LA to experience the stress-relieving, muscle-soothing magic of a massage by Maggie Kesler at the health club's [...] read more»
2002 Best Massage, West

Anna Cherkasska, Salon Capri

Newton Highlands
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 [...] read more»
2002 Best Massage

David Kelly, Grettacole

Don't plan on accomplishing much of anything after you've been under the nearly mystical hands of David Kelly, whose clients have been known to cancel [...] read more»
2001 Best Massage


You can go to a luxurious, candlelit spa where they'll charge you a C-note to slather lavender ointment on your aching back, or you can [...] read more»
1999 Best Massage

Kelly Nezat

After Kelly worked his magic, we felt more like we'd had a session of physical therapy than a massage. Using a technique called Strain/Counterstrain, he [...] read more»
1998 Best Massage, Shiatsu

Cindy Banker

Cindy is a master at applying pressure (no, she's not your boss or your mother). We're talking acupressure, and her treatments will leave your body [...] read more»
1998 Best Massage, Swedish

Kelly Nezat

The man has magic hands! Nezat, a recent transplant from the now-defunct Spa on Newbury, not only releases any stress-induced tension knotting your body with [...] read more»
1997 Best Massage

Backworks Therapeutic Back Center

There's nothing more disappointing than a bad backrub. Go to Backworks, a clean, professional, and distinctly non-New Age storefront in the financial district. Ask for [...] read more»