Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Thomasville, NC

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Thomasville, NC

4.5
from 10 reviews
4.5
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GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"He’s one of the best. I went to Massage Therapy School with him, and highly recommend- knowledgeable, personable, and skilled!"
$65
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"One of the best deep tissue massages. Her techniques to get in places around your neck and shoulders were unbelievable. I now have a go to when traveling to winston salem."
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4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Went to get a relaxing massage and that's what I got. Kaili is good. Would recommend."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent service! Marcus was able to fit me into his schedule with minimal notice and kept me updated on arrival. Good technique on deep tissue massage. "
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 32 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Just had my first massage with John! It was a great experience and I highly recommend him for massage therapy; I will definitely be going back!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I was never really one for a massage until I met Melissa. Once she introduced me to Ashiatsu I was hooked for life. She always seems to pull something from her talent pool tokeep me guessing as to what is next."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Ray has been treating me on a regular basis now for my Fibromyalgia with Therapeutic Massage. He has done a wonderful job of lessening my chronic pain through massaging the "hot spots" that are particularly painful for a Fibromyalgia sufferer. He has given me a great deal of both pain and stress relief through his massage technique. Ray is also a great listener, and is very careful when working with a prior injury. I have dislocated my kneecap on several occasions, and my knee is very sensitive. He is always very careful. I wouldn't go to anyone else."
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  • 19 years in business
"I have been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years and have completed over 10,000+ massage sessions. There is no substitute for hands on experience. I provide a customized treatment plan for each client based on their short and long term goals. I specialize in deep tissue, therapeutic, medical massage and including extensive background in relaxation and stress relief techniques. I offer IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), a unique and effective way of breaking through chronic pain patterns and conditions where other modalities have failed to produce results."
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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.

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.

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.

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