Deep Tissue Massage

Do you need a Deep Tissue Massage?

If you are experiencing chronic pain such as lower back pain, headaches, or sciatica. A deep tissue massage may be what you need to get some pain relief.

Potential Benefits

Deep tissue massage may have many benefits. Providing relief for a whole plethora of common conditions.

These may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. car accidents, sports injuries)
  • Repetitive motion injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow
  • Postural issues
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings,¬†quadriceps, glutes, IT band, rhomboids and upper back
  • Sciatica

Not all of these benefits have been scientifically proven. However, if you are interested in a massage to relieve pain due to injury or address specific concerns, consider getting a deep tissue massage.

Do Deep Tissue Massages Hurt?

At certain times during the massage, you may feel some discomfort or even some pain as the massage therapist works on muscles that are tender.

Pain isn’t necessarily a good thing during a massage, and it’s certainly not a sign that the massage will be effective. In fact, your body may tense up in response to the pain, making it harder for the therapist to reach deeper muscles.

You should always tell your massage therapist if you feel pain to tense up during the massage. The therapist can adjust the technique to help you avoid tensing up so you can get the most out of your massage.

Book a Deep Tissue Massage Session

We currently offer:

30 Minute Deep Tissue Massage Session

60 Minute Deep Tissue Massage Session

90 Minute Deep Tissue Massage Session

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Client Testimonials

Post pain cycle

"I almost canceled my massage with Clay as I was feeling better. So glad I didn't. He listened and worked all the areas I needed. A bit sore the day after which is to be expected but today I feel great! Thank you Clay."

Customer since October 2018

Best Neuromuscular Therapy in Town

"I've been going to the Alternative Therapy Center decades now after being broadsided driving home, ending up with whiplash, neck and back pain. Working on a computer every day will also cause pain, so having a good neuromuscular therapist will help you sleep at night. Bravo to all their therapists, especially their wonderful owner!"

Customer since September 2014

Gina is so knowledgeable and helpful

"Gina worked on the main issue with my shoulder and numbness going down into my thumb. In addition to working in this area, she also found tight areas in both shoulders, upper and lower back, leg etc. I appreciate her help in making my body function better--I need to come in more often!"

Customer since April 2017




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