Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Chapel Hill, NC

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Chapel Hill, NC

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Complete relaxation. This is how I describe my massage session with Akira. I stand a lot with my work, so my back, glutes and legs are often very tensed. Akira was able to realize the areas that were tense and through deep tissue massage, work to relax the muscles. By the end of the 120 mins session, I felt the most relaxed I have in a long time. From my experience, I can see that Akira is very respectful and cares about his clients. He first reviews the intake form to see what expectations the client has and to determine if there are any medical conditions that might affect the therapy. Throughout the session, Akira checks to make sure the pressure is okay. The mood of the room is calm with soft tranquil music. The massage table is very comfortable and warm and the draping is professional. Overall the experience was wonderful. Akira was professional, very thorough as a therapist, focused on his work (and not checking his cell phone/texting like many therapists do), reasonably priced and his office was clean. It is great to have Akira in the community."

$60

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Exceptional massage by a professional. Had a deep tissue 2 hours massage that was both relaxing and invigorating. I've had massages for years and this is without a doubt the best deep tissue massage I have ever had. Highly recommend."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jennifer gave me back my life! She took me from excruciating pain and and restricted movement, to smiling and being active, ready to face what the world throws at me."

$75

estimated cost

4.9
from 46 reviews
4.9
(46)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Yeong helped me work through a back injury with deep tissue massage, stretching and coaching. She has a good understanding of how muscle groups work together and was able to explain how my posture and unbalanced standing habits aggravated my condition. Yeong was willing travel to my location, arrived on-time and was very professional. "
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Albert was very professional and knowledgeable about fitness and message. I frequently participate in weight lifting competitions so I came to him for a sports massage to relieve pain and discomfort. Not only did he provide a superior massage, but he took his time and explained to me tips on how to warm up prior to weight-lifting, as well as showed me how to maximize my lift. What an excellent experience! I will definitely be going back."
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4.9
from 31 reviews
4.9
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Amber was great. Very strong and knowledgeable. Highly recommend for professional athletes/anyone looking for a deep tissue massage. "
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a full body massage by Ashley and it met my expectations. Her knowledge, professional mannerisms and massage room exceeded my expectations. My neck and back feel much better and I booked my next massage before I left."
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4.8
from 17 reviews
4.8
(17)
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been receiving therapeutic massage from Shashi for several months and am very satisfied with his service. He performs professional, deep tissue massage at a reasonable rate. He is more concerned about my health than his wallet. He took time to explain my problem and his techniques. I tried other masseuses in the area and found his techniques to be more effective. If you are seeking a professional, deep tissue therapeutic massage (not gentle, soothing, fluffy, or kinky massage), try Shashi! Ron S."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Sharon is an amazing spiritual healer who wants only the best for her clients. She is honest, ethical and loving. I value my sessions with Sharon very much!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I found LeOnnie through Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did! I've had a lot of massages from a lot of different therapists, and LeOnnie probably has the strongest hands I've ever experienced. I love a good deep tissue massage and usually my problem is that they don't go deep enough, but not this time.... She totally worked out my tight muscles and I felt so amazing after. I will definitely be booking her again!"
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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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