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Kentucky massage therapist Pat Sazy arrives at the home of her 7:00 p.m. appointment and knocks. Opening the door with her customary smile is Anne Shapira who, at 101 years old, seems to defy the physics of aging. Sharp as a tack and quick-witted to boot, Shapira's youthful spirit and bright eyes have you immediately questioning her age. "I tell people that my longevity is due to Estée Lauder and good genes," the spry centenarian says. "But I think I need to add massage to that, too." Shapira, a matriarch of the family-owned Heaven Hill Distilleries in Louisville, Kentucky, has been receiving massage for decades and believes it has played a large part in maintaining her mobility and general good health. Since 1996, she's received massage exclusively from Sazy, who comes to Shapira's home every few weeks to administer the therapy. 68 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k s e p t e m b e r / o c t o b e r 2 0 1 5 The 101-Year-Old Client By Karrie Osborn ★ Southern Comfort

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