Find a Thai massage therapist near Goleta, CA

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Top 10 Thai Massage Therapists near Goleta, CA

4.3
from 6 reviews
4.3
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Rachel had a lovely demeanor and vibe and is a very talented massage therapist. I felt like a jellyfish after for the whole day! Marvelous work, will be back :)"

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Great deep tissue massage! Tom is very knowledgeable and skilled, I will definitely be back!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have taken training classes with Anthony for more than a year. He has helped me to gain lean muscle and reach my desired muscular body appearance. I have crazy work schedule and working with a trainer has always been difficult. Anthony was extremely flexible with the workout timings and highly knowledgeable about different workouts. I highly recommend Anthony if you are in south bay and looking for a genuine personal at an affordable price."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Very accommodating for a last minute booking. Listened to my needs and designed a therapeutic massage exactly to what I need for sports and recovery. One of the best massages I have had by far. Thanks Hector. I will making another appointment very soon"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Ashley is a true master of her craft and is very in tune with how the body likes to be massaged and worked with! Also, Her coaching classes have opened up my eyes and helped me to recognize and release patterns in my own life that have been holding me back! Highly recommend!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
"Julie is fantastic! She listens carefully to your needs - whether it's a gentle relaxation massage or deep tissue/sports massage. Her background with endurance sports (marathons and triathlon) gives her a deep understanding of what I was looking for in a massage and she adjusted her pressure and style to fit what you're looking for. She's very professional, nice and works with your schedule to fit you in, even on a regular basis. I wouldn't recommend going to anyone else in the area!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Sophia gave me an amazing massage that provided me with relaxation and stress relief. She really listened to my needs and created a custom session based on them. It is refreshing to experience a massage by someone so passionate! 10/10 would recommend"
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4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I am new to yoga, out of shape and old, not your usual yoga client. Nicol took on the challenge and is patient, professional, knowledgeable, on time, caring and a pleasure to work with. Wish I had found her years ago."
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"I'm a holistic health professional. I focus on helping you become as efficient as possible. My passion is helping people who want to reach their full human potential through personal training, massage and dance. I am a NASM, crossfit certified personal trainer. I have worked with Athletic Trainers , in physical therapy offices, gyms and spa's through out Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. As a B-Boy and Capoeira teacher I use all I know to help people reach their full potential and even break barriers."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 17 years in business
"I have surpassed what most Massage Therapist have learned about tissue and injury."
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What is a traditional Thai massage?

Traditional Thai massage is a different experience if you’ve only ever had a Swedish or deep tissue massage. In Thai massage, you wear loose-fitting clothing (often provided by the massage therapist) and start by lying on a mat. Throughout the massage, the therapist moves your body into various seated and prone positions, which stretch and release your muscles and soft tissue. Although your body is moving, the therapist is doing all the work, making it feel similar to supported yoga. The massage therapist will bend, stretch, and compress and lengthen your body using their hands, forearms, elbows and even feet. Don’t be alarmed by the feet! Many studios have overhead supports that allow the practitioners to safely walk on your back, releasing tight adhesions and promoting ease. Thai massage can be both invigorating and relaxing. It is an excellent option for keeping your muscles in good health if you regularly work out, or if you want to overcome a lack of flexibility. Studies show that Thai massage can increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and enhance mental well-being.

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.

Is it good to have a Thai massage?

Thai massage not only feels good, it has proven health benefits. In general, massage can reduce stress, relieve pain, decrease negative symptoms from chronic illness, and promote wellness. But Thai massage, in addition to all these health benefits, is especially wonderful for improving flexibility and can also be highly beneficial to athletes or anyone who has regular strain on their muscles. During a Thai massage, the massage therapist will move your body through a variety of yoga-like poses and postures, all with the intention of loosening your muscles, improving your circulation and promoting bodily wellness. A study by the Journal of Physical Therapy Science showed the benefits of Thai massage during and after athletic performance:

  • Improved physical fitness and flexibility, attributed to reduced muscle tension and increased blood flow to muscles.
  • Increased muscle blood supply, which may allow the muscles to get more oxygen and nutrients from the blood, giving them more endurance and strength.
  • Enhanced positive mood states and psychological well-being, both of which promote physical recovery.

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.

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