Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Scranton, PA

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Scranton, PA

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from 26 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"I need to tell everyone this... I was the one who did the initial search for a deep tissue massage therapist for my son who has constant chronic pain after four separate back surgeries. Tony emailed me immediately even though he was in a conference overseas and within a few emails, i knew he was GENUINELY compassionate and caring and asked him to please contact my son directly as he had asked me some questions about my son's current issues which I did not want to mis-state. Tony then contacted my son and recommended some things for him to consider and then my son went for his massage. Tony was very professional, his work and caring proved he is very experienced and compassionate about his career. I cannot say enough good about this individual with mere words. When the medical profession who compromised your very quality of life because of their complications they professed were happening to my son .. and then they dismissed him when he contacted them over and over about his issues and told him more or less it was in his head. I realize that the medical field is a business and as such they are trying their darndest to have a quick turn around for their income for their employees, but i thought it was supposed to be about caring enough to try to bring relief from pain and not reducing a quality of life in someone so young. I cannot thank Tony enough.. please know if you choose Tony he will provide the utmost attention to your voiced concerns and address them as expertly as possible. He is a true asset. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TONY!!!!!"
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"Providing compassionate ,non-judgmental, listening ear. with the hopes of helping clients live a more peaceful,kind life"
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"Specializing in therapeutic massage, Amanda has been practicing massage therapy for 13 years."
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"Offering reflexology, Swedish and deep tissue massage. Also offer cupping, hot stone , Rain drop, and reiki."
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  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I take pride in my work and my clients are my top priority. After working for 10 years the feed back is I have a healing touch."

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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

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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