Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Ventura, CA

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Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Ventura, CA

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Ventura, CA

4.7
from 17 reviews
4.7
(17)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Brandon is a very professional and kind massage therapist. Highly recommend."
$70
estimated cost
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 :)"
$85
estimated cost
4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"He is without question the best massage therapist. He has helped me with deep tissue & acupressure relieve back, leg, feet, and hand problems. Plus he is a wonderful man."
$120
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had massage, spiritual healing and constellation work done by Maritza over the years. I recommend her highly. In each of the areas she did an excellent job. The constellation work was very good to help me move through pre verbal early life issues."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Layla is great to work with. Since my consultations with Layla I have lost 10lbs. Layla was instrumental in guiding me toward a better lifestyle with emphasis on moderate exercise and changes in diet. After meeting Layla you will figure out she has an extensive background in nutrition and has worked as a personal trainer. She will listen carefully to your current situation and your goals. If you follow her advice to the letter you will meet your own personal fitness and nutrition goals. Plus she has a great sparkling personality to go with the dietary advice. All in all working with Layla is a smart decision."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Helen is the best in the business, the cat's meow, the bees knees. I have left every visit feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. I went through some serious shoulder physical therapy, and have hip dysplasia; and in painful times, seeing her for massage therapy could be the only good part of a month. I am enormously grateful that I had the time I did with her while in Florida... and I'm so sad that she's relocated... but anyone in her new network area is truly in for a treat."
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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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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 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 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)
  • 14 years in business
"Denise always goes above and beyond to deliver. Her caring nurturing energy and vibrant personality makes you instantly feel loved and like you are with family. She offers a wide variety of services including body sprays & other personal care products which she personally makes with loving care. Her Reiki healing treatments and angel card readings are very relaxing and informative for each session is filled with love and authentic radiant energy that you can feel. I highly recommend her to any one looking for advise, healing or just simply relaxing and energy clearing through the Chakra balancing. I am truly grateful to have her as a friend and can always count on her for exceptional service! Donna Yount"
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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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