Find a deep tissue massage therapist near San Bernardino, CA

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Find a deep tissue massage therapist near San Bernardino, CA

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near San Bernardino, CA

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I am so very happy that I found Deborah at Muscle Therapy For A Sound Structure! I asked to speak with her by phone and she responded right away. After talking to Deborah I felt very comfortable to have her come to my house to give me a massage. She showed up a few minutes early, was professionally dressed, and is very clean and neat. She listened to my needs and was very caring. I am really looking forward to my appointment with her next week. I highly recommend that you give Deborah a try!"

$50

estimated cost

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"I went to John's house which was a little weird for me, but my worry was unfounded. John was friendly and the message room was similar to those at any spa. He is very professional and definitely can do the deep tissue massage which my achy back needs regularly. I will be a return customer for sure. Thanks John!"

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Selia is THE best massage therapist Ive ever had. She is very knowledgeable and helps focus on reliving your pain. With our canna hope products Selias massages last for days if not weeks. I highly recommend soothing canna massage!"

$85

estimated cost

4.6
from 36 reviews
4.6
(36)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 25 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent deep tissue work and was able to relax and loved the essential oils and aromatherapy. She is very experienced with lots of years of practice and is an expert in her field. I would recommend taking a break and getting grounded here if you're in the Riverside area..."
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4.5
from 11 reviews
4.5
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"If you have problems with sciatica this is one of the best therapist in the inland empire. After my massage my muscles were loose my sciatica pain was alleviated and I felt a lot better. I will continue to see this therapist in the future."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Hi name is Manuel and I hire Jerica today for a full body massage she was very professional and right on time she went straight to her business very angelelical hands to work all my body from toe to head I highly recommended since I live close by I'll hire her more often thank you so much."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Paige really knew her stuff! I’ve never had a therapeutic message before and it’s very different from a regular message. I have chronic pain so I’m praying this will really benefit me. I did feel better after she was done. My pain level went from an eight to a four."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"What I appreciate most about prime body works is that they understand the body on a technical level, like an experienced physical therapist. I go there when my lower back and hip pain becomes a distraction. Shawn knows what wrong based upon the pain that I have and ends up massaging me in places where I never know had muscle!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 7 years in business
"Rosa was great, I never had an amazing deep tissue massage that made me feel great for days! I will be coming every 2 weeks I recommend her 100000"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I really liked that David asked the level of massage I would like: easy, medium or hard. I asked for medium-hard. I also liked that he was fair and balanced in that he massaged the right side exactly as he did the left side. I will be going back to him. I highly recommend David."
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Q & A

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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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