Best Salt Lake City, UT Deep Tissue Massage

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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 lifestyle and help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Deep Tissue Massage FAQ

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
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle injuries and most commonly the sports or whiplash injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis elbow or the carpal tunnel
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.

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Massage Therapy FAQ’s

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.

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What Matrix Spa & Massage Customers Are Saying

Christina R.
Christina R.
20:34 03 Jul 22
Able to get appointments quickly, wonderful massages and the whole hydrotherapy downstairs was amazing
Rajah Jay
Rajah Jay
23:08 02 Jul 22
Julieta Hernandez
Julieta Hernandez
19:46 29 Jun 22
I want to say thank my Matrix Team family is running the business and thank you to all our customers that trust our services !!
Ryan McCarty
Ryan McCarty
13:49 28 Jun 22
Kamerra H
Kamerra H
15:48 23 May 22
My mom and I did the mother and daughter package and overall it was a really awesome experience! The place was under construction but they were able to accommodate our needs, the only downside is I never even knew our massage therapists names and I am kinda bummed about not being able to utilize the hot tub or sauna but I guess that means I’ll just have to come back another time! (:
Viktoriya Semeykina
Viktoriya Semeykina
03:08 30 Apr 22
I had the best deep tissue massage of my life there, Richard is the best therapist! I highly recommend him for sore muscles and back problems.
masterartist04
masterartist04
00:14 29 Apr 22
I love this place, I recommend this place to everyone
S Havens
S Havens
20:58 24 Apr 22
Excellent massage for myself and my husband. It was my first massage and it was a pleasant experience
Mandy Britt
Mandy Britt
03:15 02 Apr 22
Richard gave an amazing massage!
Tilomai Pea
Tilomai Pea
01:10 24 Mar 22
Richard S.
Richard S.
14:55 14 Feb 22
Here at Matrix massage, Rachel was extremely skilled and attentive to my lower back issues. Fantastic massage, just the right pressure and incredible...
Emma Slikker
Emma Slikker
14:22 01 Feb 22
I have been here 3 times now and have done packages and massages. Always a good experience.
Dolores Medina
Dolores Medina
19:38 12 Dec 21
A delicious sanctuary. I felt the worries of the week being worked out of my body. Richard was my “ Sensei” masseuse educating me on muscle connections and guidance on how to release tension. This is now my spiritual hideaway once a month.
Laura
Laura
05:56 18 Nov 21
R R
R R
05:53 12 Nov 21
Janet Cook
Janet Cook
16:52 09 Nov 21
A little pricey, but always a great job. Definitely worth it.
britt sloan
britt sloan
04:38 12 Oct 21
Mouse kowitts
Mouse kowitts
03:40 04 Oct 21
FrIendly staff, great massage
John S
John S
00:29 06 Sep 21
Had a massage with Donna the other day. I learned a lot, mainly that I should do it mote often. Donna took me on an excellent journey to the land of Awesomesauce.
Seth Walsh
Seth Walsh
23:48 03 Sep 21
I just had the best massage I've ever had from Rachel K. She really helped fix a lot of the abuse I've done to my body through a heavily active lifestyle. Thank you!!
Donna May L.
Donna May L.
14:40 03 Sep 21
Amazing therapists. I love their hydro circuit. sauna has helped my pain in so many ways. If you're going to come here and get a massage definitely book a...
Bryant T
Bryant T
19:49 29 Aug 21
Kelly C.
Kelly C.
15:58 07 Aug 21
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,...
Jesus Moreno
Jesus Moreno
02:33 01 Aug 21
Mike Black
Mike Black
01:31 26 Jul 21
Excellent care and customer service. Donna May and Rachel were awesome! Highly recommend.
Emma vB
Emma vB
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.
Sara Stevenson
Sara Stevenson
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!!!
Livia gooden
Livia gooden
00:07 15 Jun 21
Richard is the Bomb.com...and I will be back for their great massage and service!
Whitney Stratton
Whitney Stratton
18:14 08 May 21
Ashley Berger
Ashley Berger
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!
Rebecca Weber
Rebecca Weber
02:28 04 May 21
Manuel Medrano
Manuel Medrano
20:04 21 Apr 21
Great hands😍👌👌👌
Jake Darger
Jake Darger
01:37 11 Apr 21
Me and my girl got a ruby couples package and it was fantastic just what I needed.
Emily Poff
Emily Poff
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!!
Susie Greer
Susie Greer
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!
Vanessa Crump
Vanessa Crump
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.
Jennie Williams
Jennie Williams
23:50 03 Mar 21
myndee Hanberg
myndee Hanberg
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.
Cezaryna Dzawala
Cezaryna Dzawala
16:45 20 Feb 21
Jacqui was very professional and knowledgeable.I felt like a newborn afterwards and I will definitely be back!
Brynn P.
Brynn P.
11:09 13 Aug 18
This spa was amazing! A group of us went there this past Friday for a Bachelorette Party! This is the only spa in SLC that has any packages or deals for a...
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