Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Tucson, AZ

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Tucson, AZ

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4.9
from 38 reviews
4.9
(38)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
"went for a deep tissue massage and was not dissappointed. Sara is really nice, and completely accommodating, I felt very comfortable during my time with her. she is also really aware of giving the service asked for, communicating, and providing you with value of service. I'm definitely going back!"
$70
estimated cost
4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Hands down one of the best massages I have ever received! Pete was professional from the very beginning when I first communicated with him via Thumbtack to the point I get him in his studio. His studio is tranquil, inviting and peaceful. Pete asked all the necessary questions regarding any injuries, allergies or any other issues I may have had before the massage. Once the massage started, I was not expecting what I received! It was relaxing, meticulous and thorough! It was so amazing! He is worth everything for his massage service! I visit Tucson and I will definitely be seeing Pete again! If you have read this far, do yourself a favor and and schedule a massage with this man. It is worth it!"
$60
estimated cost
4.8
from 10 reviews
4.8
(10)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"It was nice to have a in- house massage for the first time."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 27 years in business
"My new go to for health and well being! Giving up my membership at that other place, lol. I left my massage with Charli pain free, what a great feeling!"
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4.5
from 14 reviews
4.5
(14)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Wow. This guy is great! With sixteen years experience, some of the most effective massage techniques, a deep understanding of these techniques and the precise skilled application, you gotta try this guy out. I've been a massage therapist for twenty-two years and this guy is right up there with Tucson's best bodyworkers. He's a hard worker and a nice guy to boot."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome massage, I claimed I preferred a male for their strength, Beth gives a very deep massage I was impressed! She has a great personality as well. Thank you Beth"
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4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I had been in contact with them since the beginning of September! Recieved multiple messages confirming the appointment I made with them a few days before the 16th she told me what time she would be there and to message back if I had any questions. She never came on the date scheduled and she also never even sent a mesaaage to let me know she couldn't make it ! I would of gotten in touch with someone else to do the massage but they weren't even courteous enough to let me know they wouldn't make it that day."
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4.3
from 6 reviews
4.3
(6)
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"What an amazing massage therapist!! Sarah does stellar bodywork. She can do deep tissue and focus on the areas of soreness. She also has a great flow and her work has a lasting positive effect."
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1.0
from 1 review
1.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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  • 3 years in business
"Quality Therapeutic Massage at an affordable price. Swedish, stretching, and deep tissue can be used to tailor a massage for you. No-Mess body treatments are offered as well."
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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.

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.

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.

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