Menlo Park, CA
I really enjoy getting a Chinese acupressure massage along with a Swedish massage. The acupressure focuses on the acupuncture meridians, while Swedish is a classic massage that combines kneading with long firm strokes. When both are done by an experienced, professional CMT, the effect is really amazing. You feel relaxed and energized at the same time. Talk about stress reduction!
All this sounds great, but it is hard to find a therapist that can actually provide this type of massage, and do it correctly.
All this leads me to Sue at Green Island in Belmont. She is wonderful and really knows how to relax you and give you a proper massage and keep you coming back. I have been here many times, so I know the service is excellent and consistent.