From Our Editors
Names matter to the massage therapists who helm fuse Massage Therapy. They strive to remember each client's name and to infuse their studio's moniker with meaning as well. When naming fuse, they intertwined two relaxing concepts. The first revolves around the word's English definition: to blend together by melting. The second, drawn from its Japanese meaning, adds the idea of sharing one's gifts. The therapists illustrate both definitions during massages tailored to clients' needs and pressure preferences. Stress and tension melt away as they lavish tender sinews with soothing strokes and gentle friction. During hot-stone massages, heated basalt stones help dissolve muscle knots. The studio also offers skin-smoothing services, such as foot refreshers and body scrubs, and four-handed massages performed by two attentive therapists rather than one semidistracted octopus.