Best of Boston

Best Massage

2017 Best Massage, Low-Cost

Guerda Massage & Skin Care

After many years spent working at some of the area’s top spas, Guerda Paul struck out on her own in 2010. Her warm demeanor and […] read more»
2017 Best Massage, Luxe

G2O Spa and Salon

Carefully considered questions about pain points and pressure yielded a rigorous 60-minute massage ($125) that turned our computer-worn shoulders and chair-stiffened lower back into Jell-O. […] read more»
2016 Best Massage

Exhale Battery Wharf

From the moment you enter Exhale’s dreamy quarters in the Battery Wharf Hotel, you’ll feel the stress melt. The spa’s massage therapists specialize in a […] read more»
2015 Best Massage, Relaxation


After hunching over a keyboard all week, nothing does a body better than a full-body massage. Enter the newly renovated Bliss facility at the W […] read more»
2015 Best Massage, Sports

Exhale Battery Wharf

Whether prepping for a big race or recovering post-CrossFit, the sports massage at Exhale Battery Wharf is a workout-regimen must. After a pre-massage consultation identifying […] read more»
2014 Best Massage

Exhale Battery Wharf

The downside of an hour of someone expertly kneading every ounce of stress and tension out of your body? Knowing that as soon as it’s […] read more»
2013 Best Massage


At this integrative health center four floors above Copley Square, our therapist kicked off the 80-minute massage by asking about problem areas and preferences—and actually […] read more»
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 […] read more»
2011 Best Massage

Ardan MedSpa + Salon

Bustling Ardan may not scream “relaxation.” But downstairs, as you lie on a heated massage table in a candlelit room, the commotion melts away. Massage […] read more»
2011 Best Massage, South

Oasis Day Spa

South Weymouth
There are long-awaited, I-deserve-this massages, and there are last-minute, I-had-a-bad-day massages. In either case, hightail it to Oasis. It’s as sophisticated as a downtown destination, […] read more»
2010 Best Massage, Therapist

Natalie Maibenko, Unique Verve

We like it rough, but that bruise on our shoulder? Ouch. And do-nothing spa massages? A waste of a good nap. With a just-right blend […] read more»
2009 Best Massage, Therapist

Moore Massage

It was hard to find a bad massage—if indeed there is such a thing—in this year’s bunch. Natalie at Unique Verve put us quite pleasantly […] read more»
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»