Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Birmingham, AL

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Birmingham, AL

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4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Great massage. Worked on my problem areas. Listened to my areas of concern. Gave me tips. Best deep tissue massage ever. Super friendly relaxed atmosphere. Got what I asked for. Wishing I had gone for 90 minutes. Next time I will."

$50

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Tiffany Billups is the best massage therapist I have ever had. She is knowledgable, thorough, skilled and sincerely cares about her clients. I am so glad to have found her, and look forward to visiting her every month. She always stays booked, and is sometimes difficult to schedule without advanced notice, because she is the best and in high demand. Well worth the wait and effort to book ahead. I recommend her to anyone who needs massage, steam therapy, or Reiki therapy. Tiffany's experience, abilities and energy make her an expert in her field."

$65

estimated cost

4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a very clean office. The deep tissue massage was wonderful and helped me. Jennifer really listened to me and helped me. I was a registered nurse in my career, so needless to say, I have a lot of issues with my neck and shoulders. I will be back. You can't go wrong at Little Morocco."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Doug I have to say Thank you!! I was highly impressed with how through and knowledgeable you were. I have never felt better. I will highly recommend your services to not just athletes but anyone that is having back or neck, leg issues. Thanks again for all of your help. :)"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have had a lot of massages over the years. The two things I appreciate about Lemar are that one he listens then acts based on what area I say he needs to focus on and secondly he is strong enough to handle an effective deep tissue massage which I appreciate."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Karen is a great, caring, creative, knowledgeable massage therapist. She worked on my whole body , with emphasis on lower back, right shoulder and right knee .…all compromised because of osteo arthritis …… she is very client caring, and knows many different techniques. I always got the deep tissue massage, and it was more like body works than a massage. Karen is great!! No complaints , just praise for her work. "
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Samer Loulou is the most amazing massage therapist. He works on problems area's and gets it to feel so much better. He gives alot of attention to detail and make sure after that he discusses any other issues and ask for feed back. I feel like he can deliver an amazing massage each time."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
"I began with the desire to loss weight, strengthen my leg muscles and knees to regain endurance. However, my experience with joining INHOC Fitness, has been more than rewarding. Before, I joined the leg and knee pain, along with discomfort and low endurance was physically and mentally debilitating! As a result of working out 3 days a week consistently and changing my carb intake, I have not only lost weight, I've taken a new least on life. My new lifestyle has afforded me the ability to do things as a senior I never thought possible. My next challenge is preparing for a 5K walk/run. Thank you Mr Darin Smith, aka(Coach), for bringing INHOC Fitness, to our community!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I was visiting from out of town and was in need of a deep tissue massage. Jennifer did a great job addressing the pain areas. The massage studio was a very clean, Jennifer was very friendly, and the cost was very reasonable. I would recommend her to anyone."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Chip is easily one of the best massage therapists I have encountered. It was easy to schedule the massage and the location is convenient. He asked great questions and the massage itself was the perfect mix of therapeutic and stress relieving. I will go back."
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Do deep tissue massages work?

Deep tissue massage not only feels fabulous, it can provide results. The massage technique targets deeper layers of muscle and your connective tissue. For its ability to stimulate those deeper muscles, deep tissue massage is commonly used during recuperation from sports-related and other injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. Deep tissue massage has been proved to reduce high blood pressure and a range of other ailments. Deep tissue and other types of massage are frequently used for relieving stress, managing pain, breaking down scar tissue, relieving muscle tension and improving health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health cites the following as health conditions for which that deep tissue massage can provide relief:

  • Chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Labor pains
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
  • Headaches
  • HIV/AIDS

The proper deep tissue massage may also benefit preterm infant health. Cancer patients may experience reduced pain, increased relaxation, and improved mood.

What is the purpose of a deep tissue massage?

There are many reasons to get a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage can release adhesions — also known as knots — that are causing painful tension in your muscles. Deep tissue massage can promote healing and ease discomfort related to illnesses such as cancer, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic neck or back pain, depression, and more, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you have an old sports injury such as shin splints, or a bad back from an old car accident, deep tissue massage can promote healing in your traumatized and scarred soft tissues and get you on the road to recovery. The strokes and techniques used in deep tissue massage work to lengthen soft tissue structures that have stiffened and hardened into knotty adhesions that allow minimal movement. Deep tissue massage can loosen these adhesions so that long-standing scar tissue releases and you can gain more mobility and more freedom from stiffness and pain. And it just feels good. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are both forms of therapeutic bodywork. In both modalities, a licensed massage therapist uses strokes administered with their hands or forearms to loosen and relax your muscles and other soft tissue. These releases can promote relaxation, pain relief and wellness.

Deep tissue massage may be an excellent therapeutic choice for people with chronic pain or severe tension in their muscles. The deep tissue massage technique moves below the top layer of muscle and soft tissue to release adhesions in your core muscles. In comparison, the strokes used in Swedish massage focus on loosening and relaxing the top layer of your soft tissues. Swedish massage produces relaxation and well-being, but if you have a long-term injury or back pain that won’t seem to go away, deep tissue massage may be a better option for you. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again.

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