Sunday, January 27, 2008

Moore is Better!

The Buddha famously espoused the teaching of the Middle Way, a path that hails moderation as the way to Nirvana, as opposed to asceticism or indulgence. And, most of the time, I have to agree with him. Except for when "moore" is better, as in Moore Massage of Boston.

Given that Michael Moore, whose newly expanded practice is located on Boyolston Street in Copley Square, is the reigning Best Massage [therapist] in Boston, per Boston magazine, I am somewhat ashamed to say that I hadn't experienced his massage before yesterday. Nevertheless, it was worth the wait and lived up to all its hype.

Due to its thorough, effective, and technical nature, one might classify the treatment more as "lazy man's yoga," rather than a conventional rubdown. Like yoga, this massage stretches the body, keeps muscles supple, unlocks stuck energy, and helps prevent and heal injuries. You will feel pressure, as Moore's "bloodless surgery" technique breaks down whatever energetic, lymphatic, or muscular debris might be floating around in your system. As you may have gathered, I am a practical, physical gal, so this type of massage suits me. It contains zero b.s.

Bodywork, in general, is an enjoyable and productive complement to your yoga practice, workout regimen, and life. It's an investment in your overall health, as opposed to an indulgence, provided you retain a real pro to do the job.

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