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Top 10 Massage Therapists near Durham, NC

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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"After searching for a massage therapist who does something similar to Isometric Body Balancing (that helped me tremendously after I broke my leg 7 yrs ago), I finally came across Healcyon. I have now had 2 sessions, which have already benefited me greatly. Arthur is a true professional. The sessions are never rushed and are done in a very relaxing environment, which truly adds to the experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering with imbalances in the body, pain, or who just wants a great massage to relieve stress and tension."
$65
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 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
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
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  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Leah Caso is a amazing massage therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone. This was my first appointment with Leah and I was amazed with her professionalism and knowledge."
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I came in need of a quiet space and some solid, restorative and healing bodywork. Mary respected my need for quiet and provided a fabulous massage."
$80
estimated cost
4.9
from 46 reviews
4.9
(46)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"I was very satisfied with my massage session which also included important information regarding exercise and other suggestions for maintaining a healthy back."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
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(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! We talked ahead of the massage about my goals, she was very friendly and punctual. The massage really targeted pain I was having in my shoulder and Amber traced it to a few other key areas that she worked out. She was very professional and I felt very relaxed and cared for!"
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4.8
from 17 reviews
4.8
(17)
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I went in for a deep tissue massage that focused on releasing tension and reducing trigger points. I enjoyed the medical massage style and would suggest anyone give it a try!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Greg has been my massage therapist for years!"
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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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What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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