No Pain, No Gain
A facial treatment with Nichola Joss (left) at London’s Sanctuary Spa (sanctuary.com) is a memorable experience. Her technique is like shiatsu for the face: She digs her thumbs into your cheekbones inside and out to get muscles moving. It hurts, but I did look more chiseled afterward, and there was no bruising. She also works her magic on arms, legs, and abs—that’s why Hilary Swank, Keira Knightley, and Tilda Swinton rely on Joss’s diligent digits to whip them into red-carpet-ready shape.