Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Lawrence, KS

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Lawrence, KS

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"I hired Jeff to help me to destress, as part of therapy to help deal with Type 2 diabetes through destressing, since stress causes blood sugar levels to rise. Jeff was very friendly, cordial and courteous throughout the process. First, he asked questions to determine what kind of massage pressure I like, what I wanted to achieve through massage, were there any sore areas on the body, etc. He was very attentive and professional. The mood and ambience were perfect, with relaxing music while Jeff gave me the thorough, relaxing, stress-reducing, full body massage. I would hire him again and recommend him to family and friends. Thanks!"

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5.0
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  • 1 year in business
"Best massage service I’ve ever had! Not only was it relaxing but my neck and shoulder pain was completely gone after my service! Such a great environment to unwind! Austin is professional and extremely knowledgeable in different types of massage. I highly recommend him!!! I will not be going anywhere else! I also love that he incorporated essential oils! ❤️"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
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  • 1 year in business
"Personable and professional. Spa-quality massage in a personal setting. Will likely get my husband a massage in future and would recommend her to anyone."
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  • 1 year in business
"I bring another level to being able to really get your money's worth when it comes to being relaxed and satisfied. "
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"Dedicated to the health, wellness and happiness of our patients. Our female and male massage therapists are both certified in different techniques giving us the ability to offer a wide range of available options. We also offer chiropractic care, acupuncture, dry needling, Graston and physical rehab."
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"I've been a massage therapist for 6yrs now I always new I wanted to help people so I knew massage would give me that opportunity. Knowing I can make someone aches and pains and bad days go better and help them live a better life is a very rewarding job!"
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"Everyone says my massages help them to feel better. I’m respectful and professional. I do not annoy you with too much talking unless you want an education on what you can do to improve your health during massage (optional). I have a degree in psych and am studying for the MCATs so have some medical knowledge. Studied Reflexology at Wichita Massage Institute. I prefer to do Swedish with some occasional deep tissue movements."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
"Professional Cuddle sessions are a safe space where you can discover your touch needs and practice asking for what you want through healthy, platonic touch. We do this by consensual agreement and boundary setting, which are maintained and communicated verbally throughout our session. Each session flows based upon both our preferences and comfort levels. It’s a judgment-free zone where you can feel connected without any pressure, expectations or need to perform. It’s a place you can just be yourself and enjoy nourishing, healing touch. How does cuddling look for you? It could be sitting, standing, lying down beside each other, hugging, leaning into, hands on heart, back to back, tracing skin, stroking the face and hair, holding hands, talking, laughing, breathing, or just BE-ing. During our session, we can talk or be silent, explore cuddling styles or remain in one cuddle the whole time–so ask for what you’d like! Together we’ll create how we cuddle together. We can also do things while we cuddle like reading, movie watching, restorative yoga, eye-gazing, meditation, or even just talking. My goal is to aid you in learning to clearly communicate your needs/desired touch while feeling fully connected, supported, and appreciated."
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"Focusing on all my clients individual needs and well being and educating them"
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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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