As spring opens into summer, Howie Kahn meditates on the power and beauty of the cherry.
Is Swedish actually kind of the same as shiatsu? Does Ayurvedic oil burn? And, um… Lomilomi? Massage-speak in the Age of Wellness can be confounding. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from the best-known ‘world’ traditions—brass-tacks elements and benefit takeaways—so you get maximum return on your next rubdown, wherever you get it.