Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Newport, RI

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Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Newport, RI

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Newport, RI

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
"Very good massage by Stephan. I was extremely pleased with the service."

$65

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan was undoubtedly one of the very best massage therapist I have seen. I feel like all the stress in my shoulders and neck has been released from the deep tissue massage. I would highly recommend Dan, for his professionalism and for his expertise as a superb massage therapist. Kim January 29,2017"

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 9 years in business
"I have been getting massages from Steve about twice a month for the past 3 years . He is always on time and responds quickly to make an appointment. Steve is a kind, welcoming, professional with a positive, caring energy. His massage skills are second to none, and has always met or exceeded my expectations."

$75

estimated cost

4.0
from 2 reviews
4.0
(2)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Private Spa like setting. High quality organic products. "

$80

estimated cost

4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Deep tissue massage very good!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Truly an acceptional experience. Great location and extremely soothing atmosphere. He definitely made me feel comfortable and was able to give a great massage, strong hands, and definitely made me feel much better. Definitely recommend him in the future. JMS"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm 67 years old and have suffered with back pain for years. After my massage I felt less back pain than I had in recent memory. The service was both professional and very effective.I will be coming back for regular treatments. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been receiving massages from Nicole for over a year now. She is very professional and caring. She does an amazing job giving a full body massage. She has a great natural flow along with a inert sense of what's working and what is not. She is always open to hearing my suggestions to improve my sessions. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great massage. In addition it is very impressive what she has accomplished at Enso Spa. It is what of the cleanest spas I have ever been in with the nicest staff around. "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have deep tissue massage by Jennifer on a monthly basis. Very helpful, she gets all the knots and soreness. Highly recommended! I have training twice a week. I would never have achieved the level of fitness and wellness I have at my age (currently 66) if not for the personal attention given in my training sessions. Jennifer is always encouraging, knows my strengths and weaknesses. She also recommends stretches to do at home to relieve any soreness. I would recommend Jennifer in a heartbeat."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been going to Melissa since she first started massage.. so it's been well over 10 years. I'm an avid racer and enjoy deep tissue work and like someone with strong hands and someone willing to use fore arms, elbows etc to dig deep. She has always a relieved my tight muscles but at the same time I feel relaxed and want to fall asleep once she is done.. her room setups are always very relaxing and spacious with good ambiance. If you are looking for a new therapist, I would recommend Melissa and you will be happy. Promise you!"
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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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