Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Elizabeth, NJ

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Elizabeth, NJ

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Jon is very knowledgeable and is an excellent massage therapist. I have referred many people to him and they have always been well taken care of. He is very professional and has a great personality as well as extensive massage experience. Highly recommend."
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 8 years in business
"Sofya is a great masseuse!!! She's performed various massage techniques on me ranging from lymphatic to sculpting, all to my satisfaction. She is my go to for a high quality massage and even tips for maintaining the feeling after the massage is over."
$100
estimated cost
4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I scheduled my first massage with Devon last week. He was very easy to schedule with and arrived on time. The massage was perfect and tailored the session to what I needed. Whether you are looking for something relaxing or more deep tissue he can handle it. Thanks Devon"
$50
estimated cost
4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
""After 20 years, I still choose Steve as my massage therapist! I've experienced many, including those at some top world destination spas, and no one holds a candle to Steve. He listens to your needs and intuitively senses your best approach plus applies feedback. Steve is a very professional and talented practitioner with multiple service offerings. Over the years, my favorites have become his Reiki infused Swedish and deep tissue massage and the ULTIMATE is his Thai massage. You've got to try Steve's Thai massage!! I've even had Thai massage in Thailand and still - Steve is better!! I highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed.""
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have become an ongoing customer for the last 2 years. Due to his level of professionalism in helping me fully understand the benefits of massage therapy I have tried to commit to at least once monthly. My overall health and weight management haa improved as a result of my massage therapist. Thanks to Dane Niya B"
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 31 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I used to exercise regularly but lost touch over the past year. Mike was very helpful in understanding my requirement and pushed me just right to get the best out of me. We did some really good full body exercises and weights. Followed it up with some kickboxing cardio. Left me feeling really good after so many months. What I also liked was that he taught stretching exercises after each set. That really helped. I am going to work with Mike for a few months to get back in shape. Mike also explained why we were doing what we were doing. Thanks Mike for being a great teacher. "
$99
estimated cost
4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Dave was one of the best massage therapists I ever had. My herniated disks in my neck and lower back massages can easily be aggravated by massages. But Dave's massage was very healing even in these areas. I would highly recommend this excellent masseur."
$90
estimated cost
4.8
from 43 reviews
4.8
(43)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"Very in touch with applying the correct pressure. Excellent 90 minute massage!"
$140
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Great personal care, enthusiastic and always feel great leaving Crouching Rabbit."
$85
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.8
from 27 reviews
4.8
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
"Danielle is extremely knowledgeable and affordable. Unlike most hair stylists, she suggests only what she thinks is best for the client's hair health, not what will make her the most money. I felt at home while she was doing my hair. The way she washes hair is so relaxing. She constantly asks if what she is doing is comfortable, or if the braiding is too tight (which it rarely was). She listened to what I wanted and actually did it. I would 200% recommend her, especially to women who care about the health of their hair. Even more importantly, her and her family care about my safety. After she finished with my hair, her fiance gave me a ride to the train station, even waiting with me until we realized I had missed the train, and then took me to another train station. I can't express how happy I am with what they have done for my confidence! And they fed me, so you can't beat that!"
$125
estimated cost

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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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