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Deep Tissue Massage

If you have muscle tension, knots, or even mobility issues, you may benefit from a deep-tissue massage. A deep tissue massage utilizes techniques that are meant to reach the deep muscles and tissues of your body as well as treat musculoskeletal issues. In fact, deep-tissue massages are a very common treatment for strains and other sports-related injuries and while they can offer a release from pain and help with injury rehabilitation, they are also known to provide stress relief and relaxation.

Where can I get a Deep Tissue Massage?

Evolution Physical Therapy & Fitness can provide deep-tissue massages to customers suffering from muscle pain, soreness, or fatigue at any of our physical locations. Our trained professionals will use deep-tissue massages to treat your injuries and provide pain relief to improve your quality of life. We serve 14 locations in the United States, spanning three different regions and four different states.

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What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massages incorporate physical relaxation to help treat musculoskeletal injuries and stiffness. A physical therapist will apply sustained pressure, using slow, deep strokes to target your muscles and connective tissues. This allows scar tissue to break following an injury and also reduces tension. Deep tissue massages can help your body heal faster by increasing blood flow to reduce inflammation.

When dealing with injuries or muscle tension, there are usually adhesions in the muscles that can block circulation and cause pain and inflammation. A deep tissue massage works to break down the adhesions to relieve pain and improve your quality of life. While other massages focus on relaxation, deep tissue massages use physical relaxation in a specific area to alleviate pain.

Deep Tissue Massage versus Sports Massage

Make no mistake, sports massages can use a variety of deep tissue and stretching movements that are targeted to a specific area. Sports massages may also use some softer tissue work than a traditional deep tissue massage. At Evolution, our physical therapists can incorporate deep tissue into either a sports massage or provide the more traditional deep tissue massage which tends to be a more ‘whole body’ massage.

Deep Tissue Massage versus Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is a whole-body massage that is more gentle than a deep tissue massage. Swedish massages can help relieve tension and increase circulation. They are meant to be relaxing and calming, relieving discomfort and easing tension in the body. Since deep tissue massages are meant to address chronic pain or help rehabilitate injury, they are more targeted than a Swedish massage and in some cases may be slightly uncomfortable when more force is used to massage a targeted area.

Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage

There are a great many benefits to deep tissue massages, including:

Who should consider a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massages can be beneficial for people who suffer from some of the following conditions.

Try a Deep Tissue Massage at Evolution Physical Therapy

If you want to learn more about deep tissue massages, or any of our other massage types, give your nearest Evolution location a call. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment here, or set up a session with one of our licensed physical therapists. Request an Appointment here.

Learn More About Deep Tissue Massage at Your Nearest Evolution Location

Looking to get your body into peak physical form? Contact us today to schedule an appointment at your nearest Evolution clinic!

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Evolution Therapy Center in Beverly Hills is my favorite and the best therapy center I have been , friendly atmosphere , spacious , a lot of equipment and many PT assistance and very experienced PT's especially Lauren Lee who is doing great job with my back problem and Erika Seto did great job treating my knee , I really reaccommodate this center
M. Bawab
M. Bawab
I had a great experience at Evolution PT. The facilities are clean & everyone is so friendly. My therapist, Mitchell, was super knowledgeable, professional and patient with me. He helped me develop an exercise plan for my torn meniscus that has so far helped me avoid the need for surgery. Highly recommend Evolution PT.
I came to Evolution from a doctor’s recommendation after a knee injury prevented me from running. 8 weeks later I am back to running pain free!My physical therapist Jen was super knowledgeable and taught me a lot about my body and what I need to do to be able to run and operate at peak performance for the rest of my life! I had to work hard for it but with Jen’s guidance my progress was very consistent!
Lorenzo gentile
Lorenzo Gentile
The instructor Ted is awesome.
Revital amir
Revital Amir
I have chronic back and hip issues; although a candidate for surgery postponing indefinitely. After a few searches and reviews decided to try this location. Front desk team were helpful and informative regarding insurance plan (Medicare+supplemental). Easy to schedule. There is metered and side street parking. I always found a spot. Be prepared and patient though.Erica Seto was awesome; she reviewed my both MRIs provided comforting feedback, explained her process. I had my own patient portal so I could continue the recommended exercises at home.I practice Tai Chi regularly, she helped identify why I had issues with some of the poses; easy corrections.Highly recommend Erica and this location. This is an active and lively location. Very upbeat and positive team.
Bobbi odonnell
Bobbi ODonnell
Hello. My name is Vivian Chinelli. I highly recommend my physical therapist, Jonathan Bernfeld. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, encouraging and fun! He's helped me move through my range of motion issues caused by frozen shoulder very quickly. Just a few more tweaks and I'll be free and clear of movement and pain issues.
Rick chinelli
Rick Chinelli
Mitchell McLaughlin has truly helped me by taking the time to access my injury and by continually adjusting my stretching/strengthening routine. His knowledge of the body and concern and care for my injury make him a truly effective physical therapist. My injury is 5 years old and he’s the first one to address the root causes of my injury. I’m stronger and in less pain after only 4 weeks of pt. The environment at Evolution PT is open and easy going. Always greeted with a smile, and cancelling/rescheduling (w/24 hours notice) is simple. There is ample street parking in all directions.
Joe feldman
Joe Feldman
Jonathan Bernfeld is a truly knowledgeable and gifted physical therapist— he understands anatomy and is highly skilled. And he really cares about his patients. Jonathan substantially improved my pain and stiffness. I would definitely recommend John for anyone in need of physical therapy.
Stewart levin
Stewart levin
Lauren great!!!
Eugene tuch
Eugene Tuch
I came to Evolution Physical Therapy to heal a knee injury so I could get back to training for my next marathon. Dr. Carole Gong has been absolutely wonderful in assessing my weaknesses and teaching me the exercises I need to build strength and heal quickly. She is compassionate and, as a runner herself, understands how important the sport is to me. More importantly, having a reliable physical therapy program gives you the confidence and freedom to know that you are on the path to recovery so you can get back to doing the life activities you love. The patients here come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds in their physical needs, from post-surgery healing to age-related mobility issues to athletic people recovering from injuries. Everyone is welcome. The Evolution facilities in Beverly Hills are clean and well maintained, and the front desk is well organized and efficiently run with scheduling and billing. Highly recommended!
Baolu lan
Baolu Lan
Jennifer is a life saver. She is kind, patient, methodical and professional. If you need physical therapy, don’t look elsewhere. I have been there and done that.
Daniel elihu
Daniel Elihu
Evolution PT has been excellent for strengthening my neck to return to running.Carol Gong has been my PT therapist. She’s very professional and experienced. I’ve gotten the tools /exercises to become aware of what I can do myself @ home to relieve neck pain, strengthen neck/shoulders/back and continue my running routine. Evolution works with you with exercises @ each session. It gets you into the routine of doing the important exercises!
Sheila walton
Sheila Walton
One wonderful thing about by terrible bike accident has been getting to work with the best PT in L.A., Dr. Ethan. The charisma he brings to his work is beyond compare. Ethan doesn't just treat his patients he forms relationships with them; you'll feel his support and care from the moment you walk in. Watching him nurture junior staff and help young kids recovering from injuries during their jr. sport career with passion and presence is simply a joy. His slappin playlists, lively personality and humor keep every session fresh and fun. I wouldn't have kept up with my recovery with out this sensational human <3
Melissa braxton
Melissa Braxton
I had the pleasure of working with Lauren Lee and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a PT. From our initial evaluation, she correctly diagnosed my injury (later proven correct through an MRI) that my primary care doctor had misdiagnosed, and she properly designed my treatment plan accordingly. She is also extremely easy to work with, caring, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Definitely 5/5 and would return myself for my next injury.
Joshua p
Joshua P
I am having Physical Therapy to help reduce the pain in my shoulder. I am getting great attention... helping me work on better form with everyday exercises (bench press) and simple exercises that help build the smaller shoulder muscles. Carole has been great. I have just started but already seeing improvement in mobility.
Robert fogarty
Robert Fogarty
Great place for PT. Krysia is fantastic.
Kara Pilar is a great PT! Very knowledgable and patient--highly recommend!
Kathryn weber
Kathryn Weber
Can't ask for better care. Nick Davis has been nothing but amazing since I've started working with him. I highly recommend him. I've tried other physical therapists before and none of them come close.
Meir gohary
meir gohary
Great local office for PT. Clean facilities and good therapists.
David golbahar
David Golbahar

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