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Visit Us for Expert Deep Tissue Massage in NYC

Deep tissue massage is a unique technique that is usually only enjoyed by experienced spa-goers. It’s an extremely beneficial technique, and while many find it uncomfortable or even painful, true massage pros can amplify the positive effects while keeping you comfortable during the actual massage. Where can you find a team of expert massage therapists to make deep tissue massage as comfortable as possible? Only at West Garden Spa, New York City’s premier destination for high-quality massage!

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What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is almost exactly what it sounds like. Using a heavier pressure than standard Asian or Swedish techniques, deep tissue manipulation attempts to restore normal movement and relieve pain through the longer, slow strokes. The method is known for the ability to break down knots of muscle pressure in the muscles and connective tissue of the body, making it one of the more effective and favored techniques in spas around the world.

Additionally, a 2010 study found that deep tissue massage was able to facilitate the release of hormones associated with pleasing natural chemicals like oxytocin and serotonin, meaning that after receiving a deep-tissue treatment, patients were more likely to feel relaxed and happy than with some other forms of body treatment.

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What You Need to Know About Deep Tissue Massage

You may have heard that deep tissue massages are “supposed to hurt,” and we should tell you why this is incorrect. As you might assume, the experience of pain makes you tense up, meaning that knots in your muscle are more difficult to work out and break down. This means that if a deep tissue treatment is painful for you, you probably aren’t getting every one of the intended benefits from it, and you should ask for a little less pressure (expert massage therapists are more than happy to oblige). You’ve probably seen exaggerations of massage on TV where the recipient is in serious pain. It’s important to remember that this isn’t an accurate depiction of massage in real life, practically anywhere, and especially not at West Garden Spa in New York City.

While the massage itself shouldn’t be too painful, you may feel some pain afterward, due to the lactic acid buildup provoked by the deep, penetrating strokes common with this technique. To prevent this, try to stretch and get loose before your massage. Some people like to relax in a sauna or steam room before the process begins, both of which are complimentary in the luxurious amenities you’ll find at West Garden Spa.

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Come Visit Us to Find Out More

It’s important to remember that deep-set knots a person has built up over the course of a lifetime are not able to be worked out in a single session. Consider returning to West Garden Spa regularly, and working out your stress in a state-of-the art facility and an expert staff with your needs in mind.

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West Garden Spa

243 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001


Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Same day appointments available.

We Accept Walk-Ins!

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