Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Gardner, MA

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  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a wonderful deep tissue massage that I desperately needed. Very therapeutic and relaxing."
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  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I have searched high and low for a great massage for the last 15 years and found Chris Benoit. Chris is fantastic. He works any problem areas you need. I love being able to book my appointments on-line."
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"What an awesome massage! Could just feel all my stress melt away. Poppy has great character and offers an incredible service to others."
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  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Body massage with bamboo. It was relaxing, and wow the bamboo just added so much to the massage. The bamboo can really get to some deep tissue!!"
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  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent!! Finally found someone trustworthy, dependable and does the job the way it should be done. Just needed my carpet stretched in two rooms. I will certainly have him back for other projects and refer to everyone I know. Thank you!! Cindy - Feb 2018"
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  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been getting Shiatsu massage from Yoshiko Moik for the past few years. Being a Japanese myself I know how Shiatsu massage is supposed to be. My expectation has been met in every way. She is excellent and I recommend everyone for our wellbeing."
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Really had a terrific time with grace. Her techniques and attention to detail was stupendous. Just let grace know what hurts and how much pressure to apply and she takes all the stress and tension away immediately after. I give her 👍🏾👍🏾 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm the bestassage therapist around. After one. Massage you will learn that too."
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from 1 review
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  • 5 years in business
"I have been working on my personal healing and wellness with Aaron for over four years and when it was clear my 14 year old son needed massage for a soccer injury, there was no question that I would bring him to see Aaron. I already believed he was the best massage therapist, but after seeing his work with my son I have to add a sixth star to the rating! He provided a first time massage experience that was caring and respectful. Aaron took the time to clearly explain how the musculature worked and how the techniques would impact it. He connected easily and made my son feel at ease so that he commented that he enjoyed the massage, the space was comfortable and relaxing and he would definitely like to return. Thank you Aaron!"
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  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"A few years ago I was having some back trouble. I went to an introductory class of the Alexander Technique offered as one of Harvard's continuing education seminars. The teacher had without a doubt the most amazing posture I had ever seen - which convinced me to go to a 2nd class. I continued and now it's 3 years later. My back trouble went away in quite a short period of time and I continued reaping benefits from an exceptional teacher in this mind-body training. The technique for me has meditation / yoga type rewards. Here is a link with more information: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-a... Elizabeth Drakely is the teacher; she lives in Harvard, just out of town center. https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethdim... Feel free to contact me if you have any questions."

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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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