Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Saratoga Springs, NY

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Saratoga Springs, NY

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4.8
from 31 reviews
4.8
(31)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"i got a one hour massage that concentrated on my neck and back, just like I asked. Was basically like a deep tissue massage as I was sore but felt better the day after. Will definitely go back again."

$68

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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Great, relaxing massage at the nimble hands of Darlene. Recommended."

$80

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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Lindsey gave me an awesome massage! She was gentle yet firm and effective. I was so relaxed! I'll be going back to her regularly and would highly recommend her!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"I went into inner balance to see Nancy off referral from a coworker and man was i impressed!! The massage was amazing and the space was cozy and comfy. Totally got my zen on! I will be back and telling everyone about her!"
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4.7
from 17 reviews
4.7
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"We had our first at home massage and it couldn't have been more perfect. She was on time and made it a very comfortable situation. She's very friendly and the massage was amazing. I'd recommend her to anyone!! :) :)"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been going to Cherie for massages since she graduated from massage school and I have to say that I've gotten the best massages from her! I'm in love with getting massages and have been to many massage therapists over the years and she is hands down the best one I've been to and keep going back to. She offers a wide variety of massages even pre-natal massages. When I was pregnant with my second child I was experiencing a lot of pelvic and low back pain, she was able to provide the right massage therapy techniques to relieve my pain. I highly recommend her as a massage therapist and I will continue going to her for all my massage therapy needs."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I was seen by Cathy who did an amazing job. She was so polite, and made me feel extremely comfortable. She had an array of oils from hypoallergenic to Shea butter and many scents that can aid in relaxation, breathing and more. I got a deep tissue massage focusing on my neck and shoulders, and my shoulders have not felt so loose and relaxed in far too long."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"I have had multiple massages done by Amanda, and she is hands down, the best massage therapist I have ever experienced. She is very in tune with the needs of my body. Amanda is very courteous and truly cares about giving the best experience possible. She is always sure to ask me if there are any areas of tension that she can focus on before starting. I also really enjoy the aroma therapy she offers during massages. Amanda is a very professional and a very skilled massage therapist, I trust her completely. I know with her I am in good hands. I also have a beautiful hat and scarf that Amanda knitted. Her knitting skills compare only to her massage skills in that they are excellent. The hat and scarf are very well crafted and it is obvious she put time, effort, and love in every stitch. They are my winter go to gear for sure!"
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4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Carolyn is a great massage therapist. Whenever she works on me all my aches and pains are gone and I feel like a new person. She is well trained in all aspects of massage therapy . I have found that she really cares about her clients and wants them to feel their best, I would highly recommend her"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"I'm always thoroughly satisfied with my deep tissue massage."
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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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