Find a deep tissue massage therapist near Rock Hill, SC

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Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near Rock Hill, SC

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome deep tissue therapist! I'm an elite athlete training for 2016 Rio Olympics, and I've had therapy from many, many therapists over the years. Melissa is without question one of the best, and most thorough. She focused on the important areas, and went longer just to make sure everything had been covered. I can't imagine you would find anyone better in Charlotte, and after meeting her, I wouldn't ever go anywhere else:-)"

$100

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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Debby is such a wonderful massage therapist. Initially I scheduled a massage as simply a treat for myself, a relaxing re-boot. I soon realized Debby's knowledge, experience, and insight combines to offer so much more- pain relief, improved mobility, recovery, true healing. One of her strengths is her expertise in many different types of massage and her ability to expertly and intuitively personalize the session(s) for specific needs. She introduced me to Thai massage, something I would never had tried before, and I absolutely love it! I cannot wait to return for another session!"

$80

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5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Great 90 minute deep tissue session. Great deal! Looking forward to the next session."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Best massage I have ever had! Mashia is a very talented and knowledgeable therapist. Know exactly how to treat my condition, was very relaxed and pain free after my service. Will definitely be booking a next treatment."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I started seeing Christina approximately 6 months ago and continue to do so on a fairly regular basis. She is great! Knowledgeable and always continuing to expand her education, incorporating new and different methods to achieve the best results for the individual and their specific areas of concern. I am a bit rough on my body to say the least, from my manual labor intensive career, to horseback riding, recreational sports and ocr racing extra curricular activities. Christina has brought much relief to my aching and injured joints and muscles through deep tissue/neuromuscular massage, cupping and Thai yoga stretches. Her services are highly recommended."
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4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent deep tissue massage."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"I really enjoy massages BUT finding the right person can be challenging. I've had plenty of massages and most either hurt during the process or left me feeling sore afterwards. Then I met Charles. He is very talented. He is very calm which creates a relaxing atmosphere. What I like the most about him is that he is extremely attentive to reading my body and determining what needs to be done. He removes all my my knots and I have never been sore afterwards. He covers the entire body within the time I choose (either 60 or 90 minutes) and I never feel rushed. He paces himself quite well. Also, he does not try to talk through the massage except to ask me if the pressure he is applying is ok. I always look forward to my next massage with him. Thank you so much."
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4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a 1 hour deep tissue massage. Anne is very good at finding what your needs are and getting great results. I liked how Anne stretched some of the muscles while doing the massage. "
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4.7
from 21 reviews
4.7
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Absolutely a great massage. The room was nice and cozy and I liked the fact she does not charge extra for aromatherapy. The only downsides were she isn't set up to take flex spending cards and the location was a little different then what I was expecting. It was confusing to find and there were other tenants walking around and having meetings that could be heard during the session."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Tracey is the best trainer I've had, I came in with a bad shoulder and a fracture in my wrist and she still found ways for me to safely work parts of my upper body. My vertical noticeably increased in the time I've been training and she kept me ahead of the game conditioning wise for basketball season"
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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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