Our deep tissue massage therapy in Portsmouth, NH, is strong and rehabilitating.

Let the slow strokes applied with direct pressure or friction across the grain of the muscles provide a release of muscle tension. Deep tissue massage is also useful in breaking up and eliminating scar tissue. Very therapeutic! If you are looking for massage treatments to treat sports injuries or chronic pain, our deep tissue massage therapy in Portsmouth, NH is perfect for you.

What To Expect During a Deep Tissue Massage Session in Our Wellness Center in Portsmouth, NH

Massage & Wellness Collective provides the perfect environment for a deep tissue massage session. Our highly qualified massage therapist will ask recipients to lie on their front or their side on a massage table, depending on the target area.

The massage therapist may apply gentle pressure to warm up the muscles before applying deeper and slower strokes with the arms, hands, or elbows to release contracted muscles and tissues.

Depending on the injury or the source of pain, people may require repeat treatments before seeing improvement in areas of deep muscle injury or tension. Other modalities may be combined with deep tissue massage to provide the perfect massage specifically for you.


Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Whether you are a professional athlete or suffering from chronic pain or an injury, deep tissue massage may benefit you. Here are several injuries, disorders, and conditions that deep tissue massage therapy can address:

Aids Recovery After Physical Injury

Both deep and soft tissue may benefit from deep tissue massage after a bout with an injury, such as an ankle injury. Massage can help you:

  • Find relief from stiffness
  • Facilitate the healing of muscle sprains and strains quickly
  • Improve blood circulation, which will reduce swelling or fluid buildup around the injured area
  • Restore range of motion

May Help Relieve Back Pain

Deep tissue massage provides pain relief for sufferers of ankylosing spondylitis. It also helps people find relief from chronic backaches, especially the lower back. Pregnant women suffering from lower back pain can also benefit from deep tissue massage. Studies have shown that deep tissue massage provides better pain relief than a therapeutic massage.

Improves Mental Health

Deep tissue massage can help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. The deep soothing strokes provide relaxation and improve a person’s coping mechanisms.

Pain Relief

Sufferers of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and sciatica may benefit from deep tissue massage. Pregnant women may also benefit from deep tissue massage to control pain and treat headaches during childbirth.


Deep tissue massage may also help sufferers of chronic constipation.


Deep massage is generally low-risk. However, deep tissue massage may not be fit for everyone. If you are suffering from the following health issues, you need to consult with your physician before receiving deep massage therapy:

  • Increased risk of further injuries, such as the presence of stress fractures
  • Old age
  • A blood clotting disorder
  • Nerve injury
  • Skin conditions or open wounds
  • If you have had recent surgery or chemotherapy
  • Hernia

Why Choose Massage and Wellness Collective for Your Deep Tissue Massage Needs in Portsmouth, NH

Deep tissue massage is an effective way to treat various conditions, including back pain and sports injuries. Deep tissue massage also addresses certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure and fibromyalgia.

With the perfect massage environment and a fully-qualified massage therapist to administer this treatment, you are in the ideal environment for your body and muscles to find relief from tension and pain.

We also offer other modalities that can complement your deep tissue massage therapy to provide you with a perfect blend of massage and wellness treatments curated specifically for you. At Massage and Wellness Collective, you can find everything you need to stay in shape inside and out.

To book a session, fill out the contact form on our booking page. To learn more about deep-tissue massage, call us at (603) 373-8780.


Book an Appointment