Are All Deep Tissue Massages Created Equal? 

While massage has many benefits, a deep tissue massage from a skilled massage therapist can really put the pressure on muscle tension in your body. Pun intended!

The application of a deep tissue massage can vary between therapists. If you visit 10 different massage therapists in St. Petersburg and ask for a deep tissue, you will likely get 10 completely different massages! Make sure you know what your goals are for your treatment before getting on the massage table! 

If you have been considering booking a deep tissue massage to help relieve some tension in your body, here is everything you need to know to choose the right therapist for your deep tissue massage in St. Petersburg.

Do you need a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage?

Therapists who use advanced massage techniques can help get through to the deeper layers of muscle tissue and provide extraordinary relief. If you are seeking a deep tissue massage to help with any of the following conditions, a deep massage with a therapeutic focus may be what you need. 

A therapeutic deep tissue massage may be right for you if you are looking for:

  • A reduction in pain and tension in the muscles.
  • Want your massage therapist to focus on a specific problem area in the body.
  • Increased range of motion.
  • Want to recover from training faster.
  • Help prevent sports injuries from occurring as frequently.
  • Want to fix muscle pain that has been troubling you for good.

Massage therapists who specialize in more advanced techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy and active release technique would most likely serve you best if any of the above are what you are seeking. Many active people in St. Pete count on specialized massage therapists who practice advanced massage techniques to keep their bodies moving the way they should and prevent injuries or pain levels from getting out of hand. 

The goal of a therapeutic deep tissue massage is usually to help you with some pain or discomfort that you may be experiencing in your body. A therapist who can give you a great therapeutic deep tissue massage will be highly skilled in advanced massage techniques and be your best bet if you need help with muscle pain. 

The massage therapists at the Alternative Therapy Center are all highly skilled in therapeutic massage techniques and can give you a great therapeutic deep tissue massage. If you want to start on the path to becoming pain free and think this style of deep massage is right for you, you can book a deep tissue in St. Pete here.

Do you need Relaxation style Deep Tissue Massage?

If you have had a swedish massage and it didn’t quite deliver enough pressure for you. You may want to try a full body deep tissue massage with a relaxation focus. 

This type of massage therapy is what comes to mind for most people when you say deep tissue massage. This is especially true when you visit a spa. It is much more gentle than a therapeutic deep tissue and may even be appropriate to incorporate some of these techniques in a prenatal massage. When you book a deep tissue massage at a spa and do not specify any specific areas for the therapist to work on, this is the style of massage you will most likely receive.

We would highly recommend this massage if you want: 

  • To get into the connective tissue a bit more than a swedish massage would.
  • Want a great massage with deep pressure.
  • Don’t need any ultra specific therapeutic massage work.

This style of massage is more like a relaxation massage. So if you just want to relax and zone out during your massage but you also want a heavy pressure. 

Booking a Deep Tissue at the Alternative Therapy Center in St Petersburg FL

If you need to speak with a licensed massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage is right for you. We are here to help. Call us @ 727-822-9220 and tell us a bit about the pain you are experiencing. We’ll help point you in the right direction. If you want to book a deep tissue massage in St. Pete, you can book a massage online here.