Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Saint Louis, MO

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Saint Louis, MO

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"I would highly recommend getting a mmassage at Sugie spa. I had Lisa and she was so kind, personal and caring. I loved the deep tissue massage. I enjoyed so much I am returning for another time. Everyone was welcoming and valued me being there. If I were rich, I would do it everyday. I am so relaxed and feel wellness! Thanks"

$49

estimated cost

4.9
from 13 reviews
4.9
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Great massage...very professional. One of my better massages...Will hire him again"

$65

estimated cost

4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a very good experience there. Great deep tissue work and very good over all massage. Thank you!!"

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I provide a health professional environment. My greatest quality is listening. You know your body, and it is my job to find the main cause of the problem and provide a solution."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"She was attentive and accommodating. I've never had a therapist offer socks for my cold feet. She was so thoughtful. I will be back!"
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4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"They were very educated and helpful wiyh setting up a schedule of stretching the enviorment was very relaxed and inviting...the massage itself was absolutely amazeing and have already scheduled my return appt"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Great massage. Since being pregnant this was exactly what I needed. I’m so happy I found someone that specializes in prenatal because Aliki knew all of my problem areas. I would recommend to anyone, and I’ll definitely be back."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 30 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
" Kurt has done wonders for my back and my over all health. I am in sales and I have to drive a lot which is very hard on my back. Kurt is always fix me. His massages are not just any massage. They are truly correctIve massages. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Everything about the massage was great! Every portion of my body that was either sore or hurting before the massage, was completely relieved by the time it was over."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 6 years in business
"I have been involved in the fitness/wellness field for 15 years and within moments of meeting Abby I could see how much knowledge and experience she has under her belt.What is even more impressive is that she is a master of many trades,not just one[weight training,different forms of exercise,yoga,anatomy,massage,nutrituion,body manipulation,healing,etc].As a well respected figure in the fitness field I am overwhelmed with happiness to find someone like Abby who can teach me new knowledge whish will also improve my career.Long story short friends put trust into health professionals like this who are experienced,wise,educated,skeptical,open minded,and unbiased.Oh and did I mention she is super nice. [ "
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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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