Deep Tissue Massage in Mableton

60-Minute Herbal Massage, 60-Minute Signature Veggie Facial, or Both at Iwi Fresh Garden Spa (Up to 58% Off)

Iwi Fresh Garden Spa

Iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa

Vitamin-rich green veggies form the mask for the signature facial, and a blend aromatherapy and herbs accentuates Thai massage techniques

$100 $45

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$75 for One 60-Minute Couples Massages with Wine at Healing Hands Massage & Wellness ($160 Value)

Healing Hands Massage & Wellness

Atlanta

Couples relax to the soothing strokes of a tension-relieving full-body or deep-tissue massage accompanied by wine

$160 $75

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$58 for $130 Groupon — Quite A Massage

Quite A Massage

Candler Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$130 $58

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One, Two or Three Deep-Tissue Massages at T-Therapeutiks (Up to 56% Off)

T-Therapeutiks

East Atlanta Village

Massage therapist delivers deep, cross-grain strokes accompanied by optional aromatherapy oil and hot towels

$65 $29

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One or Two 50-Minute Massages at Atlanta Massage Retreat (46% Off)

Atlanta Massage Retreat

Sandy Springs

A licensed massage therapist administers Swedish, deep-tissue, neuromuscular, or pre-natal massages, using various techniques to oust stress

$70 $38

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$38 for $75 Worth of Swedish or Deep Tissue 50 min Massage at Relax Day Spa

Relax Day Spa

located in GNLD Wellness and Leisure Center

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$75 $38

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One 60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage or Two 60-Minute Swedish Massages at eScentual Body (Up to 69% Off)

eScentual Body

Dunwoody

Experienced massage therapist dissolves pain and tension with gliding Swedish strokes or pressure applied to deep tissues

$80 $26

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Deep-Tissue or Lavender Hot-Stone Massage at Massage By Angela @ Backology Chiropractic Clinic (Up to 55% Off)

Massage By Angela @ Backology Chiropractic Clinic

Dunwoody

Massage therapist targets chronic aches and pains with deep-tissue massage, and relaxes clients with lavender aromatherapy and hot stones

$85 $39

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60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage with Reflexology and Aromatherapy at La Mer Massage (Up to 49% Off)

La Mer Massage

Dunwoody

Flowing strokes aim to relax clients during a soothing massage; reflexology addresses ailments with pressure

$110 $60

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$49 for One 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Divine Wellness ($85 Value)

Divine Wellness

Tucker

Therapists customize treatments to reduce stress, heal injuries, relieve pain, and emphasize deep relaxation during massage services

$85 $49

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60- or 90-Minute Massage at Pain Relief Massage (50% Off)

Pain Relief Massage

Blairsville

Therapists work to relieve the cause of pain in back, shoulders, and necks with therapeutic massage treatments

$60 $30

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One or Two Deep-Tissue Massages at Pretty Please Beauty Bar (Up to 57% Off)

Pretty Please Beauty Bar

Peachtree City

Focused pressure and strategic kneading help loosen muscles and improve circulation

$90 $39.99

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60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage at Destinys Haven Massage and Rehab (49% Off)

Destinys Haven

Lawrenceville

Massage therapy is designed to improve the body’s overall function. Destinys Havens goals are to help do just that.

$65 $33

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Massage or Lymphatic Drainage at Garrett's Caring Hands - Therapeutic Touch (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Garrett's Caring Hands - Therapeutic Touch

Lawrenceville

Massage therapist with more than 17 years of experience as a medical assistant eases tense muscles and stimulates bodily healing

$70 $29

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$29 for a Chiropractic Package with Massage, Consultation, Exam, and Treatment at Foundation Chiropractic ($244 Value)

Foundation Chiropractic

Hampton

Therapist alleviates tension with neuromuscular and deep-tissue massage; chiropractor looks for sources of chronic pain before an adjustment

$244 $29

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60-Minute or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue or Swedish Massages at Yellow Cottage Massage (Up to 51% Off)

Yellow Cottage Massage

Chattanooga

Massage therapists use the gentle, calming strokes of Swedish massage or the vigorous pressure from deep-tissue sessions to alleviate pain

$65 $32

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Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions?effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement?to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones?the fascia?often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist?s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.

135 Riverside Parkway Southwest
Austell,
GA
US

Tali Pariser came all the way from Israel to New York in a journey that led her to study chiropractic medicine. After another big move to Georgia, her dream became a reality in 2002 when she graduated from Life University of Marietta as a doctor of chiropractic; she has practiced her craft ever since. For more than 10 years, she's used her skills to quell a slew of common aches, such as migraines, sports injuries, pregnancy pains, carpal tunnel, and whiplash. Her team at Radiant Health Chiropractic includes two licensed massage therapists who further her mission, quieting chronic aches by pressing the hard-to-reach mute button at the top of the spine.

577 Concord Rd SE
Smyrna,
GA
US

Luxury Nail Bar & Spa lives up to its name with treatments that leave hands and feet feeling and looking well groomed. Nail technicians start many appointments with a massaging exfoliation done with sugar or coconut-scented scrub. But the options that make their manicures and pedicures so soothing don't end there. A special foot mask and a heated stone and oil treatment calm feet, making it easy for technicians to remove calluses. Most treatments include a light massage that adds an extra soothing touch before nails are clipped, filed, and buffed. Finally, clients can select their favorite nail polish hue in regular or chip-resistant options.

1400 Veterans Memorial Highway Southeast
Mableton,
GA
US

An aesthetician gently scrubs a mixture of Dead Sea salts and moisturizing oil over a client's skin, revealing younger and fresher layers of cells; in another room, a massage therapist places heated stones onto tense muscles, dispersing the stress they've been harboring for months. Scenarios such as these are common at Evene Day Spa, where the staff specializes in both relaxation and beautifying treatments. The spa's menu also includes European facials which allot one hour to eliminate dirt and exfoliate to clear the pores. In addition to improving skin condition, the spa's aestheticians keep faces looking polished with permanent cosmetics for the eyes, eyebrows, or lips, leaving time in the mornings for more important endeavors, such as baking homemade Lucky Charms.

300 Village Green Cir SE, Ste 108
Smyrna,
GA
US

Total Life 360?s massage therapists melt tension with more than a half dozen kneading modalities, including trigger-point therapy and reflexology?all performed either in the soothing studio or at the home or office of clients. Swedish massages incorporate gliding strokes, graceful circles, and gentle taps. The intense, therapeutic pressure of deep-tissue strokes extract chronic pains and missing car keys from the muscle tissue?s innermost layers, and reflexology targets key points in the hands and feet in an effort to ease aches throughout the body. Other specialties of the studio's skilled therapists include hot-stone treatments as well as fitness training and nutritional guidance.

2400 Herodian Way
Smyrna,
GA
US

Though its beauty experts fine tune bodies with such services as Brazilian butt lifts and face-lifts, Body Sculpt is not a plastic surgery center. Rather than reaching for the scalpel during Brazilian butt lifts, med-spa techs rely on a combination of triangle- and lymphatic-massage. Similarly, they deploy non-invasive radio-frequency energy to smooth and tighten skin during face-lifts.

The med spa's staffers also help people lose weight through nonsurgical treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and weight-loss plans that introduce clients to low glycemic-index foods. Plus, they administer relaxing spa services, including facials and seaweed wraps. For folks who'd rather learn to beautify themselves, aestheticians lead classes where they teach patrons that blue eyes look best with copper eyeshadow, green eyes with purple eyeshadow, and yellow eyes with red face paint.

1322 Concord Rd SE
Smyrna,
GA
US