Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Saint Charles, IL

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Saint Charles, IL

Top Pro
5.0
from 41 reviews
5.0
(41)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
"Frozen Shoulder-I have been suffering from chronic pain in my right shoulder for a long time. It is a work-related injury. I was referred to Bharat by a friend who had already worked with him for similar condition. Within a span of 4 sessions I have experienced substantial relief in pain, improvement in mobility and flexibility. He used massage, craniosacral therapy and electric stimulation to help my conditions.There is a hope that I will escape surgery. I highly recommend him for pain management."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I just had its call "deep tissue" massage from him. My body relax a lot. Thank u soon much."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh has been wonderful! My sister, husband and I all go to Josh and he just knows where we need the most work. I highly recommend Josh to anyone in need of a firm or deep tissue massage!"
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome massage by Sandy! She’s very intuitive with your body. I’m not well versed in getting masssages and she helped educate me on the different types of massages and terms. She’s very nice and you will feel at ease. I’ll be back soon! -Bob"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"This was an excellent experience. After going to several places looking to get a good deep tissue massage, I have finally found someone who can apply the needed pressure to get my back and shoulders feeling great. I would recommend Studio Q to anyone looking for a quality massage."
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4.4
from 8 reviews
4.4
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"DeMario gave me an amazing massage. He asked all the right questions, understood the challenges and provided an exceptional massage. Highly recommend."
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4.6
from 5 reviews
4.6
(5)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Very relaxing. He took his time to deal with the problem areas. Definitely worth the money! Can't wait to book another appointment!"
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4.0
from 4 reviews
4.0
(4)
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Bar None, the most relaxing and therapeutic massage I’ve ever had. Very professional and very skilled. I will definitely be a regular client moving forward."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I received a deep tissue massage from the owner Shaquita. It was the first time I ever walked away from a massage feeling relaxed. I appreciated her taking extra care to ensure I was comfortable, taking time to understand my needs before, during and after the massage, and her overall knowledge of the field. I look forward to my next session. Thank you!"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Carol is fabulous! I'm going back! I haven't had a massage like this in a long time!"
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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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