Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Taylor, MI

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Taylor, MI

4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Great massage and really helped with my existing injuries"

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 19 years in business
"I regularly use The Healing Goddess for massage and treatments. She presents as very professional and is extremely knowledgeable about her field. She does a complete work up so she can provide the therapy that is right for you. I have known her for many years and can honestly say that her services have been very helpful to me. Not only is she very professional, she is very flexible too; always willing to accommodate with in reason."

$75

estimated cost

4.5
from 10 reviews
4.5
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Charles is by far the BEST massage therapist in Southeastern Michigan. I have been suffering with chronic neck, shoulder, arm and back pain for years. I have carpel tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome. I have been to many massage therapists, physical therapists and a chiropractor. No one has relieved my pain and suffering like Charles. He locates the knots and pain sources on my body immediately and uses many different techniques to release and remove the tension and pain. He is an excellent technician and kind and caring therapist. He is trustworthy and professional. If you want relief, and an excellent massage of any kind, in the comfort of your own home, Charles is your man. You will NOT be disappointed."

$65

estimated cost

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4.9
from 28 reviews
4.9
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"2 hour deep tissue massage went great. Daniel was on time, reviewed my problem-areas and concerns. I had no issues and look forward to continually working together."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
"I went in Soar came out feeling like a new Woman! I Recommend Shelbye She’s a good Massage Theripst!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 8 years in business
"John gave me one of the best massages I've ever had in my life. He knew exactly where all of my trigger points were and knew when to use deep tissue and when it was appropriate to lighten his touch. John's overall zen nature is palpable. The rooms vibe due to essential oils, music and comfort, made the 2 hour massage the most incredible experience to date. I'll be back."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I made this account today, he responded and scheduled an appointment with me today, he worked around me being home with my 2 year old and came to my home. I'm 22 weeks pregnant and the massage was AWESOME! He's a very attentive therapist, and encouraged communication about my needs the whole time. He even swept up my daughters spilt Cheerios. Highly recommend; will use again!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I have a life long injury and my work is very demanding on my body. Jessica as always does a great job at being able to give me some relief through massage therapy. I can’t say enough about her skills and knowledge of a massage therapist. I would recommend her to anyone who may suffer from such debilitating pain."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Massage was the best hot stones too good. Massage area relaxing. Her hands are amazing. I wish i could go everyday. I have to say ive had many massages some from high priced venues. But elaines is the best ive had.. Thank u so much"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Now, I understand why Mya is always booked! She is wonderfulllllllllll, just outstanding. You have to experience it for yourself...get the heat therapy and reflexology!!!!"
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Q & A

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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