Find a deep tissue massage therapist near West Linn, OR

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near West Linn, OR

Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved Alex's approach to his therapy work. He gave me the best massage I've ever had. I had a 90 minute massage and wanted more! Will definitely hire again."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I have not had many massages in my life and have always considered them to be a luxury for relaxation and for counter acting stress. And indeed a massage does relax and release stress but I now realize that a massage can also be therapy and a path to recovery for injuries or ailments brought on by routine life. Stephanie is very knowledgable in anatomy and how the body works. She not only gave me an excellent massage but also provided me with simple exercises so I can strengthen weak muscles that are at the root of my problems. The over all experience was wonderful, calming my senses while deeply working my muscles and tendons. I am now a regular client and feel better than I have for years. Kathy"

$65

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been struggling with a lower back problem for months and finally decided to try massage therapy. The knowledge, professionalism and overall experience provided by Svetlana far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend !!"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Nick has healing hands , he finds the problem , wirk on it and then the pain is gone, i highly recomend him. Thank you Nick."

$70

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"Mariya is an excellent massage therapist. I definitely had much less pain after my massage."
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4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
"Had a deep tissue massage and found it to be an outstanding experience. I get massages on a regular base and this experience was right up there."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Mallory is amazing! I have terrible back problems that come with being a hair stylist. She was the first massage therapist I experienced that can do deep tissue without it being painful! She's a lifesaver!"
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5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Rachael's space is beautiful, calming, and relaxing, just like Rachael herself. Her demeanor, personality, technique and skill are what make Rachael a fantastic massage therapist. Whether you are looking for a medical Deep Tissue massage or a relaxing Swedish massage, I highly recommend her!"
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4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"An amazing healer and a strong, gentle soul. A lot of intuitive deep tissue/shiatsu work. And a beautiful flute player with recorded music during the session and live music at the end. Not your standard massage. I highly recommend Jonathon, especially for injuries or tension. A great conversationalist with a lot of wisdom. He like punctuality!"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Great job. Worked very hard and is highly skilled in deep tissue massage. Very kind person as well."
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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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