Find a Thai massage therapist near San Rafael, CA

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Top 10 Thai Massage Therapists near San Rafael, CA

4.9
from 193 reviews
4.9
(193)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 441 hires on Thumbtack
"Magnolia Massage and Jennifer was excellent and helped my lower back pain so much highly recommend!"
$85
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 86 reviews
4.9
(86)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
"I got a sports massage with Dessi, which was really great. She found all the right spots and loosened a lot of knots. I would highly recommend her as not only did she give me an excellent massage, she had really helpful and insightful tips to let my muscles breathe and improve my lifestyle"
$100
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.8
from 28 reviews
4.8
(28)
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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"It was a very nice experience. The massage really made my whole body feel so much better. Angel is a gem. Very nice & polite. I would highly recommend anyone to try Angel. I am absolutely going to be returning for another massage."
$70
estimated cost
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa provided me with expert skill. She was professional, polite, punctual, and her hands were magic with the added surprise of cold stones and light skin scrubbing. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a high quality professional massage."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Best massage !! Nathaniel listened to my issues and focused on my problem areas. I walked in with horrible lower back and shoulder pain and walked out a new person!"
$60
estimated cost
4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I received a wonderful 2 hr Ashiatsu massage from Maya recently was very impressed. I love firm to deep pressure and it was just what I needed! She was very attentive to my needs making sure i was comfortable the entire time. I would definitely go back and receive more Ashiatsu sessions from her in the future. I loved how good my body felt after the session!! Thank you Maya!!!!"
$69
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"My back was achy and very stiff before my massage and after it was 100 percent better and I am still feeling the benefit after a week. Devorah is truly a healer. What a gem!"
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Bridget is great. She listens well and seems genuinely concerned with holistic health and well-being. Her massage was gentle, but focussed and effective. Would definitely recommend her."
$80
estimated cost
4.5
from 4 reviews
4.5
(4)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrice made me feel comfortable right away with the first massage. I like his technique and can vary his style based on my requests to focus on a particular area. I always feel the tension leave my body and I am rejuvenated every time. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his service."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've got massages from Jessica since December 2017. I keep having low-back problems from time to time as I'm sitting all day at work and my hamstrings become too tight. She carefully listens to my requests and develops unique plans combining various massage techniques, moves, and stretches. She resolves the problem areas with smooth, uniform pressure, and also helps me become deeply relaxed. She works very efficiently and with great precision, and usually leaves me with some great tips on posture. She thoroughly understands the human body and never hesitates to explain the cause of my problems with the scientific names of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Jessica is extremely professional and takes great care to make me feel comfortable throughout the session. She has a calm, kind, intuitive, and scientific nature and it is such a wonderful experience to get a massage from her."
$100
estimated cost

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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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