Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Fort Collins, CO

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Fort Collins, CO

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Laurie gives a theraputic as well as relaxing massage with just the right pressure! Her warm calming personality made me feel so comfortable too, I would definitely recommend getting massage from her!!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"An absolutely amazing massage experience! Highly recommended!"

$65

estimated cost

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris did an excellent job on me. He knew what he was doing, he listened to me and went over and beyond what I expected. I needed deeper tissue work and it was provided. I will use Emerald Bodywise Massage and Wellness again and highly recommend them."

$75

estimated cost

4.3
from 6 reviews
4.3
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"My first massage was in 1974 in Japan so I must say at this point in time I have had hundreds of massages. I fell asleep two or three times I must say this is something I expect to feel that comfortable and relaxed when I get my massage"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Very caring and professional-truly a credit to the profession of healing and massage. "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 12 years in business
"I have been getting massage from Celeste for several years now. She is the simply one of the best massage therapists I have ever experienced. She is aware of whether I need a relaxation massage or have an issue that needs a deep tissue treatment. Fantastic!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Having a BS degree from CSU in Biology then getting my certification for massage, I incorporate patented massage techniques to change muscle patterns in order to get the entire body into the correct position allowing the body to work more efficiently and effectively without pain. With almost 20 years of experience, I have a passion for massage therapy and helping people to feel better in their everyday lives. I have trained in China and had the opportunity to work on the Chinese Olympic team. All my experience and training gives me the knowledge to fully understand the complications of the human body and muscular system. Knowing how to clear the muscular system of trauma, I also have learned knew techniques through Access Consciousness to help clear the mental-emotional aspects as well to facilitate wellness in all areas as a whole."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Johnny has a gift from God in his hands. He is so very talented and knows just what I need. He can adjust the pressure of the massage to what fits the person from deep tissue to a light touch. The results are phenomenal. I highly recommend him as a massage therapist!!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 24 years in business
"I have been receiving massage therapy from Kathleen for over 6 years. She is extremely intuitive and provides incredibly personalized and exceptional massage care to her clients. Her knowledge of muscular skeletal anatomy enables her to ascertain clients needs and treat them in a highly effective manner."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Jane is an extraordinary massage therapist. She is well versed in a number of techniques and is able to provide body work that leans anywhere from energy focused (very gentle) to deep tissue, depending on what your body needs. Her assessment of what is best is intuitive and takes your feedback into account. Her level of caring an compassion is unparalleled. I recommend her without reservation. "
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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