Most of us have had a standard massage or two, wherein a therapist gently kneads your bod while soft sitar music plays. Yeah, this isn't that. You get the relaxing room and music, but Melinda Thoms practices something called trigger-point massage – and it's serious therapeutic business. She can explain the science, though we can't; all we know is we went in convinced we needed knee surgery and were quickly convinced of her healing skills instead. Thoms goes deep into layers of your most bound-up places and – along with her stretches and other tips – sets them free.
Big Red Hibiscus