Deep Tissue Massage

What is a deep tissue massage?

A deep tissue massage is used for both pain relief and relaxation. In this massage, the therapist focuses on realigning and loosening deep layers of muscles and connective tissue.

Some people complain about painful “knots” in their back or shoulders. These are rigid tissues in the muscles or tendons, which may be blocking circulation causing inflammation and pain. With a deep tissue massage, these rigid tissues or knots are broken down for pain relief.

Who should get this type of massage?

This type of massage is very effective people with stiff necks, sore shoulders, and or back pain. Many people who work at a desk and sit all day find alleviation from a deep tissue massage

What should I expect during a deep tissue massage?

The massage therapist will work slowly and apply deep pressure to specific problem areas. The therapist may use their knuckles, elbows, hands, fingertips and forearms during the massage, and you may even be asked to take deep breaths at times when work on the tense areas is in progress.

What if the massage is painful?

For a deep tissue massage, remember to communicate with your therapist! You may find some discomfort or even pain at some points of the massage. It’s correct etiquette to alert the therapist when this discomfort occurs and ask them to apply less pressure. Don’t worry – they want to know how you are feeling!

What should I do before & after your massage?

Before your massage: Try not to eat a heavy meal before your deep tissue massage. Also, try to come into the massage feeling relaxed.

After the massage: It’s important to drink plenty of water – this helps flush the metabolic waste from the tissues. You may experience a little pain or tenderness in massaged areas for a day or two, but this will wear off.

Types of Massage

Lymphatic Massage

Clean out that plumbing. Lymphatic massage stimulate the body's lymphatic system, aka the body's plumbing system. Read More >

Medical Massage

Doctor's orders. A medical massage is used for chronic pain relief or injury recovery, and is often prescribed by a physician. Read More >

Myofascial Release Massage

Relax your fascia. This massage stretches and elongates deep muscle tissue, increasing range of motion and circulation. Read More >

Prenatal Massage

Moms-to-be: a prenatal massage is custom-tailored to fit the needs of expecting mothers. Read More >


Reflexology is an ancient Chinese healing technique, using foot massage to relieve a variety of ailments. Read More >

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a whole-body massage where pressure is placed along your meridians to release tension. Read More >

Sports Massage

Whether you're training for your first 5K or 3rd Ironman, a sports massage can increase flexibility & help you avoid injury. Read More >

Swedish Massage

Looking for the massage with the music in the background and the nice-smelling oils? This ultra-relaxing massage is for you. Read More >

Thai Massage

Described as a mix between yoga and massage, therapists use many parts of their body to stretch and relax the body. Read More >

Therapeutic Massage

Borrowing from many other massage types, a therapeutic massage is good for reducing minor discomfort and pain. Read More >

Trigger Point Massage

A more targeted approach of massage, focusing directly on releasing tight knots and alleviating pain caused by them. Read More >

Acupressure Massage

Sometimes referred to as acupuncture without needles, acupressure is an ancient remedy of Chinese traditional medicine. Read More >

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic massage is an ancient Indian remedy used to break down and remove toxins from the body. Read More >

Chair Massage

Ever see someone getting a massage in the middle of the mall, airport, or even at work? You're likely seeing a chair massage. Read More >

Combination Massage

A Combination Massage uses various techniques across acupressure, reflexology, Swedish, etc to relieve tension and stress. Read More >

Couples Massage

Two people + Two massage therapists = A perfect way to relax with a friend or partner. Read More >

Foot Massage

Been on your feet all week? A foot massage helps alleviate sore soles and arches. Read More >

Hot Stone Massage

Some like it hot. Hot stones, that is. This massages uses heated stones to warm up your muscles and relax you. Read More >

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