Health & Fitness: Massage Comes Out of the Parlor

Comes Out of the Parlor At airports, offices and shopping centers, the rub that refreshes

Susan Gilbert Bryan was 25 and a struggling public relations assistant when, as sort of a lark, she tried one for the first time. She quickly found she had to have it every month. A decade later Bryan, now the owner of an advertising agency in Coral Gables, Fla., finds she requires it twice a week -- and insists on having it at home. Husband Jim has also been snared, as well as their two-year-old daughter Vanessa, who coos when she gets it. Admits Bryan without a blush: "I can go without exercise sometimes, but I can't live without my massages."


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