Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Gary, IN

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Gary, IN

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5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I had an amazing experience with A Poet's Palm massage therapy! I had lower back pain,as well as neck pain when I came in. When I get off the table the pain was gone! I was beyond satisfied with his professionalism and his need to be very precise on my problem areas! I Definitely will be booking another appointment soon!"
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5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"The best therapeutic deep tissue massage I’ve had. Oleg exceeded all expectations."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott was very professional and focused on the areas where I needed tension reduction and improved range of motion. We had a good conversation prior to the massage so he could focus on my specific needs. He made me feel very comfortable and his quality of work was excellent. The only thing that could be improved is the noise level from other offices in the building, but that is not an issue he can control, and won't deter me from going back. I would recommend Scott to a friend and will continue to use him as my massage therapist."
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Becky is a Personal Trainer as well as a Massage Therapist! She specializes her modalities towards more sports massage methods. In addition, she can perform Scar Tissue Therapy. I can personally rave about her her techniques and experience. I respect Becky very much as a professional and expert in her fields of knowledge. Check her out if you are in her area..or even go out of your way to see her. She will transform you!"
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"ameerah is experienced and very knowledgabe regarding massage and anatomy. My request was to incorporate stretching, which she did. She offers a nice heated table and warm towels to remove excess oils. Plus, she uses coconut oil, which is a bonus. Overall it was a pleasant experience."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"I've been training with Laura for several years now and I'm the strongest I've ever been. I've also been improving my posture and addressing those nagging muscle aches I get from working and standing for long periods of time. She's very knowledgeable and get you to improve on the things you need the most. Laura's the best"
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4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
" I'm professional and have good costumer service skills and good connection with clients that I meet. The Salons new location has a private spa area which will give you a nice relaxing experince."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 18 years in business
"I received excellent service for my mold removal the crew was especially friendly and did an all out excellent job cleaning out my attic i am very pleased with my service"
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New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
"Affinity design & build we provide complete renovation, remodeling projects, new construction, kitchen & bathrooms, and design work. We build relationships with customers. Build & design with excellence..."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"A few veterans that have been working together for a few years. We have been working with the youth to help teach a few around the house skills. Home remodel, grass cutting, pool cleaning, craftsman work. (If you find it on pinterest we can build it). "
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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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