Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Seaside, CA

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Seaside, CA

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I had an excellent 90 min. massage with Arlene. She was immediately responsive to my request. The best local massage I have had in the area. Her massage room is clean, small and perfunctory. Her massage skill and manner are top knotch. I immediately booked another appointment.appointment"
$90
estimated cost
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4.8
from 10 reviews
4.8
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I was some what uncertain at first since I was a first time thumbtack user and it was a private studio. I was very pleased with my deep tissue massage. Eric was very knowledgeable and communicated well with me. He knew a variety of techniques and was thorough."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
" I suffer from low back pain; muscle tightness, and stiffness throughout my whole body, with my hips legs and shoulders carrying the worst of it. With my profession a nurse, prior injuries, in addition to my hobbies/passion for snowboarding, hiking, biking and staying active, I believe I need to protect it from further wear and tear. After a painful experience with a prior masseuse, And realizing I'm was not truly feeling any progress/results, I decided to find a quality masseuse. I found Steve/Live Well on yelp and after reading great reviews, I decided to give him a try. There is a positive energy walking into his establishment, plus he gives you warm tea and a foot scrub before your massage. He asked about my medical history, hobbies, injuries, lifestyle and etc. His technique is nothing I've experienced before. While others dig into knots to try and release them, he identifies trigger points to help release knots and tension. Myofascial release, trigger points, are some of the common terms I hear. My last experience, the masseuse dug into a shoulder knot so deep my arm felt numb and I didn't like that. I have less pain, tightness, in my problem areas (shoulders, low back, and hips) after a massage. I usually go about every two weeks and I do 90 minutes because 60 minutes for my body just isn't enough. I have no complaints and have no doubts about the quality of his work, punctuality, and passion for what he does. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I am offering relaxing, Swedish, and deep tissue massage for males only. My office is located on a private ranch in Monterey, close to the airport."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Our service is based on targeting specific muscles that may be the root cause of the problem. We use the correct technique to effectively loosen this area."
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"Luxurious private spa in health district of Monterey. Infrared Sauna and Shower available."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been a massage therapist for almost 30 years. My work is quite intuitive and helpfull for those experiencing pain,stress,injuries or just want to relax. I've worked at Esalen for almost 20 years and have protected my work by listening to the body. This helps to individualize every session"
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New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
  • 6 years in business
"My massage and bodywork skills stand out from other therapist because I help my clients learn body awareness, stress reduction, and active self-care, so they receive the full benefits of massage after each therapeutic session."
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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.

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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