We received “Best Deep Tissue Massage in Salt Lake City” AWARD from City Weekly in 2007 and 2012
Deep Tissue Massage Benefits include:
A deep tissue massage reduces pain because it loosens up muscles that have been bunched together for quite some time. When muscles stay tight without any relief, it can lead to discomfort, spasms or injury. Massage has been proven to help with common athletic problems such as tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis, and it is particularly helpful for those who have trouble with their calf muscles. It can break up scar tissue within the muscle after injuries or surgeries, which can promote healing and decrease chances of relapse.
During a deep tissure massage, the therapist pays attention to working on and through knotted muscles and tissues, which increases blood flow and decreases stress. In fact, according to the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, blood pressure falls after just one massage. Because all forms of massage have been shown to reduce stress and boost the level of serotonin in your body, a deep tissue massage can promote a healthier lifestyleand help with:
Deep Tissue Massage, as the name suggests, is a therapy used to release chronic muscle tension by slower, deeper, and more direct touch. Deep tissue massage locates ingrained areas of discomfort and slowly opens them using slower, more forceful strokes. This massage technique targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, so it commonly helps with muscle damage from injuries. Your body is composed of different layers: muscle, blood, bone, tendons and tissues. This type of massage attempts to target the right areas by applying the correct amount of pressure and working out any kinks.
Deep tissue massage is beneficial if you have painful areas in your body that need specific attention. As its name implies, this type of massage stimulates muscles and other deep tissue beneath the skin through slow strokes and sustained finger pressure. Therefore, it can be very helpful in relieving tension, especially if you’ve had a sprain or other injury.
The slow, forceful strokes used during deep tissue massage can also break up scar tissue caused by an injury and help you heal faster. Deep tissue massage benefits also include better circulation and reduced inflammation. If you have chronic muscle tension, deep tissue massage can be therapeutic, and it can help you release emotional stress as well.
Our muscles and connective tissue hold toxins, which can be released during a deep tissue massage. This occurs, in part, because the lymphatic system, which is one of the body’s natural methods of removing waste material, is stimulated during a deep tissue massage session.
The release of toxins during a massage promotes wellness and is one of the primary benefits of massage therapy. However, it is important to drink plenty of fresh water after a deep tissue massage to thoroughly flush your system. Your kidneys need to be well-hydrated to process the toxins that are released to fully experience the benefits of massage therapy.
A 30-120 minute deep tissue massage costs from $65 to $170, and the massage time includes 10 minutes of intake, Q&A and wrap-up. We also offer promotional gift certificates and other specials so that you can take advantage of the many deep tissue massage benefits. Please see our coupons page for discounts.
People who suffer from sciatica, which is pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve, often find deep tissue massage to be an effective treatment in relieving the pain. Deep tissue massage also releases endorphins, which can increase your pain threshold and help you deal with the pain — throbbing sensations, a mild soreness or even a feeling of electric shock — caused by sciatica.
During a deep tissue massage session, muscular tension in the lower back and other muscles that run along the sciatic nerve is released and therefore you end up with less pressure on the sciatic nerve. The result? You can experience relief from pain and other symptoms of sciatica, such as numbness and tingling in your lower torso and the affected leg and foot.
Deep tissue massage is useful in treating cellulite because it hydrates and promotes circulation to your muscles and connective tissue, which helps to make cellulite less noticeable. It also helps to remove toxins that can contribute to the development of cellulite. However, depending on the extent of your cellulite, you may also need to focus on changing your diet and increasing your exercise regime to regain smooth skin in the areas of your body where you have cellulite.
You may be missing out on some incredible benefits to your health if you’ve never heard a deep tissue massage. This type of massage offers the much-needed stimulation that improves a wide variety of health conditions.
Just like any other type of massage, the deep tissue massage utilizes several techniques which help sore muscles achieve quick repair while eliminating pain. However, this kind of massage is somehow intense. More pressure is usually applied to some regions of your body with the aim of reaching the deepest fascia layers. The fascia layers refer to the deepest tissues that surround your muscles.
Deep tissue massage is mostly used to relieve chronic pain as well as contracted regions such as upper and low back pain, stiff neck, sore shoulders, and leg muscle tightness.
This type of massage is quite similar to the Swedish massage. Even some of the touches used feel are similar to those used in the typical Swedish massage therapy. However, deep tissue massage is more than the typical massage with profound pressure.
Deep tissue massage is typically used to disintegrate the scar tissue and also disintegrate muscle adhesions which may disrupt circulation resulting in pain, inflammation, and minimal range of movement. Light pressure is usually applied at the start of the massage to cuddle and warm up and prepare the muscles.
The most prevalent techniques used in deep tissue massage are:
Friction: This method applies pressure across the grain of your muscle to release the bands of painful and rigid tissue and realign the crucial tissue fibers.
Stripping: Stripping involves applying deep and intense pressure along the length of your muscle fibers using thumbs, elbow, knuckles, and the forearm.
Although this type of massage can easily be incorporated in any of your routine massages, it is mostly used as a therapeutic remedy for specific muscle and health problems. Some of the most common health conditions that can be alleviated with deep tissue massage include:
Strain, spasms, and muscle tension
Muscle injuries and most commonly the sports or whiplash injuries
Overall, deep tissue massage doesn't hurt as many people think, but at some point, you may feel a little discomfort due to the intense pressure being applied to your muscles. You may also fell some slight pain as the therapist works through the scar tissue or specific areas that have been affected by the adhesions. Don't be afraid to inform your therapist in case you are feeling much pain. He/she may change the massage technique or further prepare the tissues to ease the pain.
After a Deep Tissue Massage
It is important to drink lots of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush the built up lactic acid out of your tissues. It’s recommended you drink several glasses of water following a massage or you may feel a little sore the next day. You may still experience soreness if you’ve been stressed or particularly tight for a while regardless of how much water you drink. If you do happen to feel sore, it will likely go away within a day.
Are you looking for a professional massage in Downtown Salt Lake City? Matrix Massage & Spa is here to serve you. We have a team of experienced and caring massage therapists to serve you and make you feel good. We are a green spa with over 20 years’ experience and we offer exciting coupons for massages. Contact us today for a fulfilling massage.
The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.
My first time visiting Matrix and I somehow booked the wrong service, but I'm not even mad about it! (I booked Thai massage online but when I got there,...
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01:31 26 Jul 21
Excellent care and customer service. Donna May and Rachel were awesome! Highly recommend.
16:51 08 Jul 21
Had my first massage here yesterday and was super impressed overall. I booked in with Donna, she did a great job and really worked into my problem areas. She was professional and friendly. Have already booked in for a follow up session.
16:02 21 Jun 21
My husband and I have been going here for 7 years now. We have never once been disappointed. They have an amazing environment, fantastic prices and every therapist we have had has been stellar. 10/10 recommend every time! We had a massage yesterday with Donna May and Rachel K. They both were phenomenal and very professional. We love it here!!!
00:07 15 Jun 21
Richard is the Bomb.com...and I will be back for their great massage and service!
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17:10 04 May 21
This was my first visit to Matrix. And I can't wait to go back! I've already scheduled my next massage.The pricing is excellent. You totally okay for their quality and expertise, without paying any markups I've seen at other places. What I received was worth every penny and more.Atmosphere is amazing. I felt welcomed and at ease. It was peaceful and serene. Everything was so nice and clean, and the Covid distancing was easy and encouraged. I got a couple's massage with my partner. The room was nice and big, and the tables were wider than I'm used to at other places.Both therapists were very professional. They listened to my wants and needs. Their instructions were simple and given in a friendly, adult manner. All the things I asked for were given in spades. This is the first time in my whole life a therapist actually respected my wish for soft pressure on my lower back and hips. I can't believe it still. All my covered areas were respected. Rolling over was easy and done with privacy.It feels GREAT. Best massage ever, no doubts. I left feeling so much more relaxed and loose than when I came in. I used to get 3-5 massages a year. But then Covid happened, so I haven't had a massage in over a year. The tightness and knots were no joke. But my therapist worked them out and loosened me up like it was nothing. Like I said, my request for different pressures in different places was honored.I couldn't have had a better experience, there's just no way. Five stars? 100 stars!
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01:37 11 Apr 21
Me and my girl got a ruby couples package and it was fantastic just what I needed.
17:24 28 Mar 21
I had the best massage ever from Richard. I have chronically tight muscles and he helped me so much. Highly recommend!!
01:55 16 Mar 21
Got the best massage I've had in a long time from Richard. He was really good at making me breath into the tight spots which allowed them to release. He was really knowledgeable and had my posture looking better than it has in ages! Highly recommend! Will be back next time I'm in town!
09:05 07 Mar 21
Donna May was amazing. I've had a ton of massage and I've never had something so good at such a good value in the US. If I lived in Salt Lake City, I'd go back to see her specifically.
23:50 03 Mar 21
01:53 21 Feb 21
My hubby and I came in for a couples massage but due to a mishap with the room we had to be separated. Other than that we really enjoyed the massages. I had Rachel and she was great. Very informative, friendly, and respectful. It was very clean and a calming atmosphere. Overall 5 stars.
16:45 20 Feb 21
Jacqui was very professional and knowledgeable.I felt like a newborn afterwards and I will definitely be back!
01:11 13 Feb 21
I had a delightful and safe experience here with my SO for a couples massage and hydrotherapy session. Donna May and Rachel were great therapists that asked questions and delivered as needed. The entire experience was so relaxing and I wish we could have stayed longer
23:24 06 Feb 21
Rachel did a prenatal massage and she was excellent. My husband booked it for on their website for $70 but the owner told me at checkout it was $80. I'm disappointed that she did that.
16:53 31 Jan 21
I booked 5 massages for my sisters and I. The staff worked to find a place in their schedule for us and made it such a nice experience. Personally for me, Richard was so phenomenal! He was very professional and talked as much as I wanted but most of the massage I just wanted to relax. He calmly cued me to breath to release the tension of the muscle he was working, giving gentle education. I received the perfect pressure that I requested, which I like a lot of pressure. I would definitely book here again!
01:15 29 Jan 21
Amazing experience. Purchased a Groupon, and wasn't disappointed. Jaqui is very good at what she does. It was only a half hour swedish, but what she did in that half hour was amazing! Plus the infarred sauna was dope. Haven't sweat that much in a long time.
16:29 25 Jan 21
This was a first time massage for both me and my spouse. We used the Ruby Package so we could enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit. Our therapists were Donna May and Jacqui and they were both amazing! I loved that they explained the whole process and really made us feel comfortable. We would definitely recommend!
02:54 08 Jan 21
Matrix Massage is my favorite in Salt Lake. The staff is friendly and the work is amazing! I recently went in for some nerve pain and as soon as i left I felt 100 times better! Definitely recommend and I will definitely be going back soon!
16:25 03 Jan 21
We had an amazing couples massage, the staff was very professional and friendly, and the building was clean and well-kept! Such a great experience, will be coming back for sure!
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06:25 15 Mar 20
I happened to be in Slc area for the day and decided I needed a massage. I booked the 90 minute deep tissue massage and they got me booked in with less than a 45 minute notice to my surprise! There was nice calming music and the receptionist was very friendly. Jacque my therapist was very knowledgeable and professional in her work. She asked about the problematic areas and made sure to put some extra effort into them. That was the best massage I have ever received, you just can’t put a price on the pain relief I experienced I will most certainly be back!
16:32 27 Feb 20
My wife and I have been going to Matrix for several years now. Always a couples massage with reflexology. Great experience! Calm environment with a relaxing experience. My therapist this last even gave me some stretches I could do at home for my back.
16:53 25 Feb 20
I was so impressed with my massage, it was unexpected and exactly targeted what was hurting. I will be back.
17:07 24 Feb 20
I have been to a few places around town over the years and i find myself always coming back to Matrix. They offer a large variety of massage therapists to choose from.
04:12 22 Feb 20
I have known the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage for decades, long before her business was even a dream. I marvel at her success in growing a 5-star spa. From my first step through the door I am greeted by a welcoming, informative, happy-to-serve-you receptionist. The environment is peaceful, calming, inviting throughout my visit. I have had the privilege of many massages from owner Julieta Hernandez. She demonstrates brilliance in creating a business that develops exceptional therapists in a nourishing environment. Aches diminish. Massages never disappoint. Thank you for the comfort and relief. Unbeatable.
15:06 19 Feb 20
Great deep tissue massage the first time I went. I went a second time and it was even better! Went for a 3rd time and still great. Making progress with some tight back muscles.
03:36 13 Feb 20
One day I had a terrible massage on my anniversary and when I emailed the spa they took care of me with a make up massage. The second massage was with Troy and it was absolutely amazing. He listened to everything I asked of him and was one of the best massages I have had in a long time. Troy and Julieta (the owner) are the reasons I will be back!
18:23 12 Feb 20
We had a great experience - again. Our couples massage was awesome. Both therapist we very good and put our concerns first. They asked the right questions and gave great advice post massage!
20:59 05 Feb 20
It's a perfect time for "Winter" massage to get rid of stress,colds and be "warm" and relaxed for a good massage👍😊