A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a deep tissue massage therapist near San Antonio, TX

Find a deep tissue massage therapist near San Antonio, TX

21 near you

Find a deep tissue massage therapist near San Antonio, TX

21 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Deep Tissue Massage Therapists near San Antonio, TX

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a massage therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Ask your massage therapist if they offer consultations over a video chat or phone call. If they do, ask them any questions you have about the upcoming appointment. For example, ask what precautions they're taking to keep both parties safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might also want to ask if they offer gift cards that can be used at a later time, remote services or even virtual lessons for you or members in your household.

Also, ask how they plan to handle payments, and whether you can pay through an online or digital method instead of with physical cash or credit cards. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a massage therapist when social distancing?

Because massage therapy requires person-to-person contact, social distancing is not possible. However, you can ask massage therapists near you if they can offer remote services instead, such as lessons for you and your partner.

If you don’t want to book an appointment with a massage therapist right now, but you will in the future when the pandemic subsides, consider paying your massage therapist in advance or tipping them anyway. You can also ask about buying a gift card for future work. 

Does a massage therapist need to enter my home?

Many massage therapists operate their businesses out of their own homes, though some offer mobile massages and come to your home. You should ask the massage therapist where they typically operate and if they are making any special accommodations to better observe the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing

If you must cancel or delay your massage therapy appointment due to COVID-19, consider asking the therapist if they can offer massage techniques or lessons via video chat, email or some other digital format. You can also ask if it's possible to buy gift cards that can be used at a later time.

Can I use digital payments to pay for a massage?

Many massage therapists accept digital payments through Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle and other online platforms. Even businesses that do not typically accept digital payments may be changing their methods to practice social distancing. Just check with your massage therapist before the appointment to see how they handle payments.  

How can I find out if a massage therapist is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

The definition of an essential COVID-19 service provider varies from state to state and city to city. To see which businesses are considered essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city.

You can also read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

What is a traditional Thai massage?

Traditional Thai massage is a different experience if you’ve only ever had a Swedish or deep tissue massage. In Thai massage, you wear loose-fitting clothing (often provided by the massage therapist) and start by lying on a mat. Throughout the massage, the therapist moves your body into various seated and prone positions, which stretch and release your muscles and soft tissue. Although your body is moving, the therapist is doing all the work, making it feel similar to supported yoga. The massage therapist will bend, stretch, and compress and lengthen your body using their hands, forearms, elbows and even feet. Don’t be alarmed by the feet! Many studios have overhead supports that allow the practitioners to safely walk on your back, releasing tight adhesions and promoting ease. Thai massage can be both invigorating and relaxing. It is an excellent option for keeping your muscles in good health if you regularly work out, or if you want to overcome a lack of flexibility. Studies show that Thai massage can increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and enhance mental well-being.

What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

How much are pregnancy massages?

Prenatal massages can be a safe and therapeutic way to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy. A prenatal massage can promote a sense of relaxation and well-being for expectant mothers. The national average cost for a pregnancy massage ranges between $70 and $90. The cost of a pregnancy massage will vary depending on where you live, the length of the massage, and the massage therapist. Typically, the longer a massage, the higher the cost. Some massage therapists charge the same rate per minute, regardless of massage length, while others charge less per minute for longer appointments. Here are two examples of average prenatal massage costs:

  • Therapist A: Offers a 30-minute massage for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75, 75 minutes for $90 and 90 minutes for $105.
  • Therapist B: offers a 30-minute massage for $45, a 60-minute massage for $85, a 90-minute massage for $115 and a 120-minute massage for $145.
Reviews for San Antonio deep tissue massage therapists
Tom p.
Great guy, professional, communicative, and a solid deep tissue massage. Highly recommended.
HourGlass MassageHourGlass Massage
Daniel H.
Very knowledgeable and skilled. One of the best, if not the best deep tissue massages I have had.
Maria Gonzalez LMT/MTIMaria Gonzalez LMT/MTI
Bee c.
I like her service she provided. Very thorough and good deep tissue massage. Will keep calling for more massages in future.
Williams MassageWilliams Massage
Thumbtack Customer
It was great medium deep tissue massage! Very professional and super relaxing! Will definitely go back for sure! Awesome job! Thank you!
Rachel's Relaxation StationRachel's Relaxation Station
Jim N.
Fantastic deep tissue massage. I haven't felt this great in a very long time. Great technique and a comfortable conversationalist. Going to book again soon for a longer session. Very reasonable prices.
Norma Vasquez, LMTNorma Vasquez, LMT
Jamila D.
Great Experience!! We had 4 massages (Stone, 2-deep tissue, and Sports) done and all of us were very happy. We will be booking again. Thank you so much.
Williams MassageWilliams Massage
Wendy A.
Fabulous deep tissue massage with Jesse, that helped SOOO much with all of the built up tension. His technique was excellent, and he had lovely add-ons (CBD oil and aromatherapy). And all in the comfort and privacy of my house. Highly recommend his services.
HourGlass MassageHourGlass Massage
Jesse K.
I requested a 60 minute deep tissue massage from Anne. She focused in on the areas that have been bothering for some time and was able to relax the muscles. Her professionalism was great and she is patient focused and cares about your overall well being. I will be going back. I recommend her to anyone.
Anne’s MassageAnne’s Massage
Holly W.
Deep tissue massages are a necessary evil in my life secondary to joint and muscle pain from the gulf war in 1990. I routinely see a chiropractor, get trigger point injections, run, yoga, and road and trail bike. Since this quarantine, Appointments are touch and go. I am a healthcare professional and was a bit skeptical about going in this direction. This was the first of many fantastic experiences. I was able to not only feel less stress and pain after the massage but the no driving home afterwards was a bonus! This massage therapist is a young and extremely professional man. I am always sore the next day, but this morning, I was able to move my neck and just might hit up some trail running this evening! I slept better than I have in weeks, and I rebooked for next week, without hesitation. Best 2 hour massage I’ve had in years. Punctual, honest, and polite, I found this experience to be one if great value and knowledge and was extremely impressed by this young man. He even tolerated my possessive mini schnauzer who was being extra protective in his own home. I am thankful he’s coming back! :) - Holly Jamison Waber MSN, BSN, RN, -AOCNS, US Army— An Easy 5 star review!
HourGlass MassageHourGlass Massage
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.