From Our Editors
For more than a decade, Carol Kennedy has explored the potential of massage therapy, eschewing the idea that massage is a mere luxury in favor of a staunchly therapeutic paradigm. When she isn't continuing her education, she massages clients in two quiet, calm settings. Inside her St. Paul Boulevard office, plum-colored walls and wooden bookshelves surround clients as they lie next to a faux fireplace adorned with a red-and-white tapestry. Her Perrin Drive location is inside a stately two-story house, where Carol rubs elbows with two chiropractors. She kicks off each massage session with a brief health assessment before she employs a medley of techniques—including deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and hot-stone massage—to mend muscles burdened by stress or by their overly ornate shoulder pads.