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- $48 for one 60-minute deep-tissue massage ($80 value)
- $95 for two 60-minute deep-tissue massages ($160 value)
Deep-Tissue Massage: Like Untying Knots Buried in the Sand
Not simply focused on relaxation, deep-tissue massage seeks to relieve muscle pain through intense, deliberate strokes. Check out our guide to know what to expect.
Some entanglements have simple solutions: a wrinkled tablecloth can be smoothed out in minutes with an iron, and an unruly mess of hair needs only a tube of superglue to be set straight forever. But when the fascia—the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body’s muscles and bones—gets tied up in knots, it’s time to call in an expert.
“What deep-tissue massage purports to do a lot of the time is mild fascial release, which is kind of warming up the fascia and releasing lactic acid and any other toxins that have built up there,” says Katie O’Reilly, associate editor for DaySpa magazine. 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 and relieve pain and tension. More intense than Swedish massage, deep-tissue sessions can last up to 90 minutes, ensuring the therapist has enough time to devote to particularly troublesome trigger points.
Conventional wisdom states that a proper deep-tissue massage should be at least a little painful. This “no pain, no gain” mentality, however, doesn’t totally apply—a massage, no matter how intense, should still be relaxing, and O’Reilly notes, “If you’re getting beat up during the massage, you should probably tell the therapist to rein it in a little bit.” Maintaining an open line of communication with your therapist is important for other reasons as well. He or she needs to know about your health history before administering the treatment, as the intensity of deep-tissue strokes may exacerbate certain medical conditions.
A Chat with Jacquelene's Body Shoppe
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Personal care is given to each client based on wants and needs. A variety of massage techniques are available to address specific issues related to the muscular and nervous systems. Clients ask for what they want and like a wish granted by a genie, it is granted..
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Did you know that muscular tension can lead to health concerns such as diabetes, high blood pressure, TMJ, tendonitis, migraines and even weight gain? These factors are considered and massage sessions are geared toward relieving these conditions..
What do you love most about your job?
How can you not be happy when you help a client feel better, walk and even talk with a sense of revived energy? That is the ultimate goal, right? Most clients need multiple sessions as tension begins in childhood but even after only one session, the feeling of regeneration is felt.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best response from the most recent client was”do I have to leave?”