Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Carlsbad, CA

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Carlsbad, CA

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Massage taylored to my specific needs. Awesome!"

$60

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5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Tom is truly an amazing massage therapist. He instinctively knows where my body needs deep tissue massage and where it needs relaxation. I hold some serious stress in my shoulders, neck and lower back. Every time after Tom’s massage, I feel refreshed, my muscles are relaxed and my shoulders are down, no longer up to my ears. Tom is professional, compassionate and all around top notch in his field. Tom is my go to man for massage. He always checks to make sure that I am comfortable with the pressure and he gives me tips on how to maintain the benefits of his massage between sessions. Helena B., San Diego, CA"

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Where to start. When I first started with James my mobility in hips, hamstrings and back was laughable for considering myself an athlete. Within 2 weeks I felt more confident in my body to perform at a athletic level. Now I feel better, stronger, and more flexible than ever. Each week my strength increases ! Best decision I made was to get a trainer, lucky it was James!! Thank you sir!!"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"I initaly hired Josh as a personal trainer to help me lose weight. During the first few workouts I experienced pain that my primary doctor diagnosed as gout. Josh helped me with a holistic type nutrition that helpedrestore my blood filtration and allowed me to finally move better to lose weight. He really took his time to come up with multiple solutions to my complex problem."

$75

estimated cost

3.7
from 6 reviews
3.7
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"In one word: great."

$90

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Got a 60 minutes deep tissue massage to help aleviate a sciatica pinched muscles and nerves. He paid attention to areas needed as well as full body. Great hands and touch."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"As my tennis coach for the past 4 months, Jay has done a terrific job improving my skills and confidence. Through his insightful feedback, tips and drills (which are consistently provided in a fun and friendly manner), Jay is able to teach consistent and proper technique regardless of age or skill level. In a group and/or solo class setting, I 100% recommend Jay to anyone looking to have fun and, most importantly, become a better tennis player. "
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Erin is very professional and yet friendly. I had stiff fingers and forearms due to guitar playing. She first analysed my muscle tension carefully(and meanwhile asking me effective questions) then went into deep tissue massage with special equipment. I aleeady feel better two days after the session and my finger movements are smoother. At the time of appoinment, she was waiting for me in the reception area of shared salons type of space where she has her own salon and took me there, otherwise would have had hard time finding her salon but her professionalism helped me on that point too."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"First time using Thumbtack and desperately needed a massage for significant pain. Received a response from CJ rather quickly and she stayed late to help me. The massage was wonderful and I left feeling a lot better. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for pain management options."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Irina is the best masseuse that I have ever found in San Diego County. I have been getting massages for many years, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has excellent technique, is very professional, and provides very good value for the money. Don't waste your time going to those massage chain stores, where a 1 hour massage is really only 50 minutes long (5 minutes to undress, and 5 minutes to get redressed). Get the best massage there is from Irina."
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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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