Massage at the Sofitel Thelassotherapy center in Quiberon, Brittany, France (© Owen Franken/photographed for the New York Times, July 7, 2008).

Massage at the Sofitel Thelassotherapy center in Quiberon, Brittany, France (© Owen Franken/photographed for the New York Times, July 7, 2008).

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