Apparently, the hottest new trend in massage is . . . MEAT CLEAVER MASSAGES!  That’s where you lie down and a masseuse whacks your back with two dull meat cleavers over and over.  The massages have been popular in Taiwan for quite a while, but lately, they’ve been popping up all over the world.


Taiwan's 2,000-year-old knife massage

Lying face down on the massage table, I waited fearfully for the chopping to start. My knife massage therapist, Elsa, was cheerfully wielding two meat cleavers. That's because, while chopping motions are expected in lots of body massage, in this one, knives do the chopping.