With aging musicians and their crew looking for something restorative, if not rehabilitative, and young stars welcoming an antidote to their indulgences, massage therapists now appear on the rock scene as commonly as ushers and security guards. 

Darcy Lynch, 45, the daughter of Ron Lynch of the 1960s pop group The Cascades, didn’t quite anticipate the need for her services when she cofounded her business, Stage Hands Massage, four years ago.

Just prior to completing her certification, Lynch heard from her friend, George Hawkins, a bassist about to tour with John Fogerty, that the former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man was looking for a massage therapist. Lynch jumped at the chance to blend her love of music and her new trade. Rock tours roll through Providence and Boston, providing steady work, and word-of-mouth has led to a client list that includes Nine Inch Nails, Norah Jones, Megadeath, and Duran Duran.

— The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, 3/21/2009