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Find deep tissue massage therapists in Riverside, CA

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Top 10 deep tissue massage therapists in Riverside, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
That Touch

That Touch

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Taurean D. says, "I had discomfort in my shoulder and my masseuse worked her magic to relieve the pain without applying too much pressure. Affordable and very friendly. Will definitely be returning soon" Read more
Massage2You

Massage2You

5.0(2)
6 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Cindy T. says, "I had a pleasant experience. The price is good for an hour full body massage. Audel took care of me, was attentive as he asked where I needed more attention. My upper back is less tense because of him. I highly Recommended if you want to relax." Read more
Riverside Holistic Massage

Riverside Holistic Massage

5.0Exceptional(17)
2 hires on Thervo
31+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
- N. says, "Healing Touch was a new experience for me and one that came on one of the worst days of my life. I was angry, and livid to no end. This healing substantially released it. " Read more
Luckys Blessed Hands

Luckys Blessed Hands

5.0Exceptional(23)
3 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Anita B. says, "Best massage I have ever had!!! Five days later and I still feel good. Lucky knows how to eliminate pain. He is the best of the best!" Read more
Healing Hands Mobile Massage

Healing Hands Mobile Massage

5.0Exceptional(10)
2 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Wendy J. says, "She's a great therapist. Great hands and relaxing..." Read more
T Essential Mobile Massage

T Essential Mobile Massage

4.9Exceptional(16)
41 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Debra S. says, "Professional, kind and does a fantastic massage! " Read more
Rubios Mobile Massage

Rubios Mobile Massage

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Greg S. says, "Had great communication setting appointment working around my schedule. The absolute best hand and massage I’ve received. Would highly recommend" Read more
The Art Of Chi - Traveling Massage Therapy

The Art Of Chi - Traveling Massage Therapy

New on Thervo
14 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
I am a mobile massage therapist specializing in the aid of relaxation, pain management, stretches that improve joint mobility, and techniques that boost circulation. I offer the following modalities; Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage, Chair Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, ​​​​​​Scraping/Blading, and Cupping Therapy With the techniques I've learned and created, I aim to provide an effective service to my clients. My goal is to help my clients gain a new perspective of life that promotes a sense of well-being. If you or anyone you know would l...
Satin Handz Spa Massage & Wellness Center

Satin Handz Spa Massage & Wellness Center

5.0(1)
2 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Our Professionalism of all staff is friendly and informational. Always willing to assist customers to getting the right massage therapy to meet their needs and their budget. The environment is Resort Style, Upscale and Classy. Friendly staff, great customer service, and a very RELAXING. Your getting more than your money's worth by qualified professional and license staff. Come on over and check out Satin Handz Spa Massage.
Northern South Massage

Northern South Massage

4.9Exceptional(42)
60 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Riverside, CA
Rodolfo Cendejas M. says, "He made my day today I had never felt this way in a long time thanks give hom more five stars give him 10 more stars thanks he made me live happy today 😊 thanks" Read more

Your deep tissue massage questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a deep tissue massage cost?

A deep tissue massage costs $80 to $120 per hour on average, depending on location and the therapist's experience. Rates are higher for in-home deep tissue massage, costing $100 to $130 per hour for the added convenience and reduced stress of not having to leave your home or deal with traffic.

  • Adding extras like aromatherapy or reflexology to your session increases the cost by $10 to $50+, depending on the service.
  • Most therapists offer a discounted rate when purchasing 5+ sessions at once.

What is a deep tissue massage?

A deep tissue massage involves firm pressure and slow, smooth strokes to sink deep into the layers of muscle and connective tissue. Rather than just focusing on relaxation like Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage aims to reduce chronic pain and stiffness by breaking down knots and adhesions that are restricting movement and causing tightness and discomfort.

Using their hands, forearm, elbow, or specially designed massage tools, the therapist may use one or several techniques during a deep tissue massage, including:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cross-fiber friction
  • Muscle stripping

Does deep tissue massage hurt?

No, deep tissue massage should never hurt. While you may feel some soreness for a day or two after a massage, you should not feel pain during the massage. Always communicate with your therapist if you feel pain during the session. Experiencing pain during a massage can cause your muscles to tense and tighten more, resulting in the opposite effect that most people are seeking when they schedule a massage.

Can you get a deep tissue massage while pregnant?

Most doctors and therapists recommend avoiding deep tissue massage during pregnancy, especially deep pressure to the legs that could dislodge a blood clot. Prenatal Swedish massage using gentle pressure and avoiding the abdomen can help lower stress, decrease leg and back pain, and improve sleep and mood. However, be sure to discuss any type of massage with your doctor first to confirm it will not put you or your baby at risk.

How long should you wait in between deep tissue massages?

Most therapists recommend waiting at least 48 hours in between deep tissue massages, to allow the system to rebalance itself after such deep bodywork. A general scheduling guideline is to get a deep tissue massage once per month at minimum or up to 3 times per week to manage pain and stress, always leaving at least a 2-day gap between sessions.

How much do you tip for a deep tissue massage?

Tipping a deep tissue massage therapist 15% to 20% is common in most areas. You do not need to tip for a deep tissue massage at a medical office or hospital where the therapy is often covered by insurance. If your therapist works for a spa or non-medical setting, a good amount of what you pay goes to the facility, not the therapist. While tipping is not required, it can make a significant difference in a massage therapist's take-home income.

  • Most therapists prefer a cash tip so they don't have to wait for it in their paycheck.
  • If you are using a gift certificate or a coupon, calculate your tip based on the full price of the service.
  • Consider tipping more during the holidays if you see the same massage therapist regularly.

How do I choose the best deep tissue massage near me?

When researching deep tissue massage therapy services near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a licensed and insured company or therapist that has been in business for at least 5 years.
  • Confirm their licensing information. Most states have an online database where you can look up a therapist's license information and status.
  • If your state does not regulate massage therapy, look for a therapist specializing in deep tissue massage with at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy school.
  • Search for members of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) or the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
  • Read their reviews on Google and Thervo.

What questions should I ask when searching for deep tissue massage therapist?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best deep tissue massage therapist near you:

  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long have you been a massage therapist?
  • Will deep tissue massage help my specific problem?
  • What add-on services do you offer, and how much extra do they cost?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • Do you offer a discount if I buy several sessions in advance?

Reviews for Riverside deep tissue massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Riverside area.
Anastasia O.
Leslie is amazing! Her skills are unmatched and I'm always recommending her services. See you again soon!
That Touch
Lucy M.
He is very professional. He focused on the areas that I requested and I felt so much better the next day. Makes you fall asleep right away. Love it...
Massage2You
--Steve C.
Very good results and I'm pain free for the first time in months. Mary knows what she's doing.
Riverside Holistic Massage
Anita B.
Best massage I have ever had!! Lucky's Blessed Hands is well named as I was lucky to find him and his hands are truly blessed. I have had some very good massages in my 80 years but this one is the only one I can honestly say was GREAT. He can eliminate muscle pain! Thanks Lucky, great job!
Luckys Blessed Hands
Zachary T.
Really good technique
Healing Hands Mobile Massage
Debra S.
The best!!!!!! Truly. Just book her.
T Essential mobile massage
Asad M.
Very pro technique massage felt great. Highly recommended.
Rubios mobile massage
Dani S.
I appreciate Clarence's help, his promptness and service. I will definitely use again!
Northern South Massage
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