Find a deep tissue massage therapists in Austin, TX

Find deep tissue massage therapists in Austin, TX

Find deep tissue massage therapists in Austin, TX

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Find deep tissue massage therapists in Austin, TX

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Top 10 deep tissue massage therapists in Austin, TX

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

Luma Wellness

5.0(1)
2 hires on Thervo
Serves Austin, TX
David M. says, "Danner was easy and quick to communicate with. Very respectful and easygoing. I was struggling with a lot of neck pain and he showed up at my house promptly and gave a great massage. Would absolutely recommend!" Read more
Specialized Massage Services

Specialized Massage Services

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
I specialize in customizing massages specific to each client’s wants and needs from deep tissue to light touch and I can incorporate stretching as well. Feel free to text for a faster response. 512-643-7737.
Doc Relax

Doc Relax

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Bill J. says, "Great massage, customer service and care. I booked the session an hour before and Doc Relax managed to come on time. Will certainly book another session in the upcoming weeks." Read more
EarthDance Massage

EarthDance Massage

5.0(1)
4 hires on Thervo
17+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Nick F. says, "Experience matters and EarthDance is very experienced and knowledgeable about the muscular system. He is intuitive and gives a great massage." Read more
Sacred Garment Healing Arts

Sacred Garment Healing Arts

5.0(2)
5 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Helga S. says, "very professional and knowledgeable Could not respond to you sooner, NO Internet, Ph or WiFi, just started up again this morning. Thanks, Helga Sedillo" Read more
Bryant Bodywork

Bryant Bodywork

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Jeffrey G. says, "Shiela was just awesome. One of the best massages I've had in a long time! She focused on all of my problem areas...seriously relieving some tension while still being enjoyable. She was on time, personable, and made sure I felt comfortable. Highly recommend!" Read more
Purple Elephant Wellness

Purple Elephant Wellness

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
With 18 years experience and Texas licensed, I offer massage therapy and bodywork. My offering blends therapeutic bodywork that addresses focus areas that are problematic and relaxation that can help manage stress and sleep. My favorite modalities include therapeutic bodywork, Ayurvedic inspired massage, trigger point therapy for pain management, Swedish relaxation, Sports and Thai massage, aromatherapy. I am passionate about helping and serving people. Whether it is creating a treatment plan for clients looking to resolve any problematic musculoskeletal issues or simply need to relax and manage stress and get better sleep....
The Blessed Factory

The Blessed Factory

5.0(3)
11 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Jared T. says, "massage was great. Joanna addressed all my needs, and i feel much better after today. I go to PT for my low back and glutes and she worked on them very well. Please see her for a massage!" Read more
Sports Recovery Massage

Sports Recovery Massage

New on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Massage is so much more than just working muscles. I integrate modalities and listen to your body. Give me the chance to help heal yourself. Your body contains all the tools necessary for healing. I just facilitate the action. I have been passionate about massage therapy since high school and it shows through my work.
SashaB World

SashaB World

New on Thervo
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
SashaB World is a renowned massage, health, and wellness company that has been providing top-notch services for over 5 years. SashaB World caters to individuals seeking physical and mental rejuvenation through various massage techniques, exercise programs and overall health management. The founders are passionate about ensuring that clients receive personalized attention and the expertise that only comes from years of experience in the industry. We believe in creating a relaxing environment where clients can unwind, destress and improve their overall well-being. Over the years, SashaB World has built a loyal following thanks to our sublime cu

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 Austin deep tissue massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Jacob E.
His flexibility, hospitality and warmth. He does a great job with his hands, amazing lounge music, good quality of lotion and easy to speak with. I am having a session every week and not changing nor stopping.
Doc Relax
Petra
Erika's authenticity. Her expertise and kind, strong yet gentle touch that is obviously respectful and was like nothing else i've experienced in all my years of therapeutic bodywork.
Sacred Garment Healing Arts
John W.
Excellent massage
The Blessed Factory
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