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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Annapolis, MD

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4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"Therapist Gary was just fantastic! He is very experienced in his craft of Massage. I am new to the area and was in terrible pain with my feet and neck. His deep tissue massage is amazing. I will certainly work with him again and recommend him highly to my friends and family. Thank you!"
$80
estimated cost
4.7
from 31 reviews
4.7
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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"Suzanne was our first massage therapist and we were extremely satisfied with her work. She's very friendly and does an amazing job. She came right to our apartment and gave us each a massage there. We both got the Swedish massage and would recommend Suzanne to anybody."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Leon has turned working out from something I HAVE to do into something I WANT to do, which I never thought was possible. His enthusiasm for fitness is contagious and highly motivational. I recommend him to anyone looking for some extra encouragement to push yourself towards something you didn't think your body could do."
$75
estimated cost
4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I was so very impressed with the massage I received from Brian. He concentrated on the exact areas where I need it the most. His kindness, professionalism and expertise in his work was outstanding. He made me feel so comfortable. I have already referred my friends, family and some coworkers to him. I can honestly say that I have received my absolutely BEST massage EVER from him. I will DEFINITELY BE A REPEAT CUSTOMER. Try him... you will LOVE HIM."
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Truly amazing deep tissue, she got the knots out of my neck!"
$100
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrena was great! Great full body massage with stretching :)"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Qureshi is highly proficient in teaching meditation and deep relaxation techniques. During the first session, I felt a natural connection with Mr. Qureshi and his teachings. I look forward to future sessions and would encourage any who are interested in meditation to give it a try and see the stillness and peace grow within you."
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5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Most of the contractors i called first on thumbtack who had been with you were busy and could not come for weeks. Then i saw Tommy Construction LLC was on and i called them. More Rain came and it was too wet for any contractor to come and out of the blue the first clear day Tommy called, i was home and i showed him where the leak i was told was coming from, in looking at it he came to pass through a sky lightroom and saw more damage than the others did . My daughter works in NY state and is marketing director of Hudson on the Harbor and works with construction supervisors in her position. She from NY and me with Tommy from my home did a three-way and Tommy and she negotiated a price and he had brought his staffers too and she said Yes he seems professional ' knows the job needed to get done. Do it. I was totally impressed with his knowledge and he later sent my daughter through text 45 pictures of the work completed which my daughter was very impressed with as her condos she sells are over two million dollars. Tommy then sent me the written receipt for the insurance company and i highly recommend Tommy to anyone who is having roof repair. Honest with integrity is what i look for first. He has all. Very nice owner and staff were quick and cleaned up well. i highly recommend him. Gloria p Goldman Columbia Maryland"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"He was very professional and friendly. He made me feel like I knew him my whole life lol. The atmosphere is clean and relaxing. He had dim lights, comfortable massage bed, soothing relaxing music, the list goes on. Overall, I felt at home. Some people have a preference for females over male. I don't care to be honest, but he was a Excellent Person to work with. We talked the whole time I got my 60 minutes lymphatic massage done. I told him I HAVE to come back. We definitely bonded and I see why he has regulars coming back for different sessions. I love the fact he has an intake form where you tell him how you feel and what areas he should focus on. He taught me science terms as I was open to learning more about the 'nitty gritty'' of how our bodies react/work to different things, in my case liposuction. Thanks again, Patrick! See you next session :)"
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4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome massage! Janelle also took the time to explain why I was having issues! I would definitely recommend her services. "
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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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