Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Blaine, MN

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Blaine, MN

4.8
from 65 reviews
4.8
(65)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 184 hires on Thumbtack
"I met Louie at my office, doing chair massages. I was so impressed with him that I set up monthly massage appointments. He is highly professional and always asks me how I'm feeling and what I'd like to work on. Louie is reasonably priced and reliable. One of the reasons I went with him is that he is very strong and gives a great deep tissue massage. I've been very happy with my massages and would recommend Louie to anyone! "

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Barb is a n amazing massage therapist! She is able to find the stressed areas and bring healing in a very gentle way. She has excellent technique! I am so grateful to have Barb as part of my wellness team."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have worked with Christopher for over 30 years. He has relieved pain from tight, sore muscles, helped my spondylolthesis, opened blood flow to my neck, relieved pain from arthritis, enlightened & calmed my soul. Bonnie Brashears"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 22 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Hiyala is a kind and compassionate person. I've been going to her for massage therapy for over 4 years. It helps with muscle soreness from working out and with better sleep. She is awesome!"

$75

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 29 reviews
5.0
(29)
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Trisha responded right away to my inquiry for a home massage therapist. She arrived 15 min before our scheduled appointment giving her plenty of time to set up her massage table which was really great because we were able to start right on time. She didn’t have sheets, but I grabbed a big towel and some blankets and we made do. She did bring an amazing array of residential oils to choose from. I love the Frankincense oil she had. She has fabulously strong hands! I love a deep tissue massage and that’s one of her specialties. She really did an amazing job of getting the deep knots in the front of the front of my neck and also the arches of my feet. I would highly recommend her services. You can tell she really loves doing massage and energy work! I am definitely goin to hire her again!"
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4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Cindy has played a crucial role in keeping my fibromyalgia symptoms manageable and often non-existent. I've been to at least 18 massage therapists and I've never found anyone who is as talented and intuitive as Cindy. She understands how to relieve pain. Her talents are a divine gift."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 11 years in business
"Tamara is a good massage therapist that easily finds your problem areas. She is focused and checks in often to adjust pressure to your liking. The 90 and 120 minute options are really the way to go when working with her as it allows for thorough work. Her studio is a nice private room and is comfortable."
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4.8
from 72 reviews
4.8
(72)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
"It was my first visit with her to relieve sciatic nerve pain & some neck pain. Jenna is very knowledgeable and very good at deep tissue massage. I hope it lasts, I'm planning on goin back soon. --Thanks Jenna"
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Top Pro
4.6
from 32 reviews
4.6
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"Cindy took my appointment day of and was very accommodating. I usually get deep tissue massages and the massage therapists typically don't put a lot of pressure, but Cindy did a good job. She used organic coconut oil, which I like because it's good for your skin and hair. However, the place could use some upgrading, but they are moving to a newer location in June. I would recommend trying Cindy for a relaxation or deep tissue massage."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Louise is excellent, very good with deep tissue massage. I already made my next appointment. I intend to continue getting massage from Louise. I highly recommend her."
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Q & A

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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.

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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