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Top 10 Thai Massage Therapists near La Mesa, CA

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"James embodies the essence of a trainer. Energy, vitality, rigor, competency, consistency and integrity... Not to mention he has the experience to back it all up. If you're serious about your fitness journey and empowering a structure that will lead you to results, James is the trainer for you."
$90
estimated cost
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I love how the therapists listen to your needs and know if your massage should be relaxation, therapeutic or a combination. I enjoy my facials and love the fact I get educated on home care. I have fallen asleep with both massages and facials. Everyone is very accommodating and personable. I love the infra red sauna for detoxing, pain, burning calories and overall relaxation. I like that they have prices for everyone's budget. Small and quaint, Spa 33 is the place to be! "
$70
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I discovered Tom when we moved to Sorrento Valley. We had very intense, stressful desk jobs that resulted in a ton of shoulder/neck tightness. Add to that - tennis, outrigger canoe paddling, and personal training and all of our other outdoor activities - we needed a lot of help! :) Tom has an amazing ability to work out the knots, and also gave us stretches to do at home. I especially like that he starts his massages face up, and he asks you what's bothering you - physically and mentally - and then he works you through it. It's not just massage, it's massage therapy! (No pun intended!) The best part was going on a frequent enough basis, such that he was able to become familiar with the "trouble spots" and knew exactly how to kneed those out. The relaxing feel of the rooms, the soothing music, the salt rock lamps . . . ahhhhh . . . wish I was there RIGHT NOW! "
$100
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Landed at the airport, needed a massage after long day, found Karen and she booked me right away. Very calming and relaxing experience ."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Elia’s massage was great , I’ve had many before and he is definitely one of the best . I’m looking forward to my next session. Thanks Elia :)"
$75
estimated cost
3.7
from 6 reviews
3.7
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"In one word: great."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Thomas will greet you with a warm smile and great personality Within the first 5 minutes I knew this was going to be a wonderful relaxing massage Thomas is well trained yet his massage is no way mechanical but he puts his energy and unique style into it I’ve never felt better I choose 90 minutes for $70 and next time 2 hours I rarely write a review but Thomas is a rare find"
$50
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.8
from 85 reviews
4.8
(85)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 32 years in business
  • 172 hires on Thumbtack
"Karen realy helped me. I have severe back pain and she took the time to gently work through the knots without more pain. I recommend Karen for anyone looking for a relaxing massage. She very convienient and timely as well. Thank You Karen"
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5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"I see David for bodywork on a regular basis. He is so knowledgeable about the body and what's causing any aches and pains - which he is genius at dissipating. I once saw him when I had a headache coming on, and after he worked on my neck, I never got the headache. (If only he was around every time I feel a headache starting!) I always leave my sessions with him feeling blissful, because his combination of Thai massage and working on pressure points just melts the stress. He is also a lovely person, very caring, very easy to talk to about whatever I need him to work on. "
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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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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.

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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