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Last updated: 30 December 2023

Looking for the perfect place to indulge in a deep tissue massage in Chiang Mai?  You’re in luck! This vibrant city is a haven for wellness enthusiasts.  With numerous establishments offering invigorating deep tissue massages to soothe your muscles and revive your senses.

For an effective Deep Tissue Massage in Chiang Mai, look no further than Kiyora Spa.  Our spa features skilled therapists proficient in techniques that alleviate muscle tension.  Along with a a serene ambiance and high levels of guest satisfaction, we have established an outstanding reputation.  

Skilled therapists are crucial for performing Deep Tissue Massage because this technique requires specific knowledge and expertise.  At Kiyora, we are dedicated to providing the best.

With rigorous training and stringent quality control, we ensure you experience the full benefits of our deep tissue massage.  Don’t wait – book your appointment with us today using our convenient online booking system.

What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage reaches into the deeper muscle layers. It’s intense and helps with long-term tightness and knots. This aims to ease pain and boost overall health. The therapist uses slow, firm strokes and deep pressure.

Sometimes they even use elbows or forearms. This helps reach deep into your muscles. Techniques like stripping and friction break down tight spots and ease tension. This steady pressure makes muscles relax. It also improves blood flow and oxygen to these areas.

How is Pain Relief Achieved Through Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage relieves pain by targeting the deep layers of muscle to alleviate long-term tightness and knots. The therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes and deep pressure, often employing elbows or forearms, to penetrate these areas.

This technique not only eases pain and muscle tension but also enhances blood and oxygen circulation, aiding the body’s natural recovery. As a result, individuals often experience a notable decrease in discomfort, improved mobility, and an overall sense of well-being.

The sustained application of pressure ensures muscles relax and promotes a healthier, more flexible state

What Makes a Good Deep Tissue Massage?

Consultation form which needs to be filled out my client and assessed by therapist.
Our consultation form begins the process of communication between the guest and the therapist.

A good deep tissue massage is more than just applying pressure—it requires a skilled therapist who understands the ins and outs of the human body.  Someone that can effectively address the guest’s specific needs.

A knowledgeable and experienced therapist will possess a deep understanding of anatomy, particularly the muscles and their interconnections. They will be able to locate areas of tension, identify trigger points, and apply the right amount of pressure to release the tension without causing excessive discomfort.  This is what we focus on at Kiyora Spa.

Additionally, communication between the therapist and the client is vital. A good therapist will actively listen to the guest’s feedback and adjust their techniques accordingly.

They will check in regularly to ensure the pressure remains within the guest’s comfort zone. Clear communication helps the therapist understand the client’s individual preferences and any specific areas of concern, allowing for a personalized and effective treatment.

We initiate this communication channel by having a Consultation Form.  Before the session begins, you will be asked to complete this form.  This allows you to provide your preferences, concerns, and any relevant medical history.

Furthermore, the massage should leave the guest feeling not only physically relieved but also mentally and emotionally relaxed. The therapist should create a comfortable and calming environment, allowing the client to fully relax and trust in the healing process.

What Type of Oil is Used for a Deep Tissue Massage?

At Kiyora Spa, we believe that the essence of a great massage that requires oils lies in the quality of essential oils and base oil we use. We craft our oil blends thoughtfully, combining the unique, individual benefits of essential oils with a premium base oil.

The oil blends (essential oil + base oil) available at Kiyora Spa are:

De-stress: bergamot, patchouli, orange and germanium + base oil

Refresh: lavender and rosemary + base oil

Harmony: geranium, lavender and sandalwoods + base oil

Calming: green grape, long papaya + base oil

In addition to their therapeutic properties, essential oils also offer a number of additional benefits, such as boosting the immune system, improving sleep, and reducing inflammation. They can be used in a variety of ways, including topical application, inhalation, and diffusion.

So not only do you get the benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage, you also experience the benefits from our high quality aromatherapy oil blends!

Is a Deep Tissue Massage Suppose to Hurt?

It is a common misconception that deep tissue massages are supposed to be painful to be effective. While some discomfort might be experienced, during the targeting of chronically tensed areas.  However, it should not be excruciatingly painful. Pain thresholds vary among individuals, and what might be tolerable pressure for one person could be too intense for another.

A person receiving a deep tissue massage with therapists using their palms to apply broad pressure on the client's back muscles for effective deep tissue release.

Deep tissue massage should be a balance between therapeutic pressure and the client’s pain tolerance. The therapist should always prioritize the guest’s comfort and regularly check if the pressure is within their comfort range.

It is important to distinguish between the discomfort of releasing tension and the sharp pain associated with injury.

It is possible to experience deep relaxation and muscle relief during a session without enduring unbearable discomfort. Open and honest communication with the therapist is essential in creating a positive and effective massage experience.

Is it Normal to be Sore After a Session?

It is normal to feel some soreness after a deep tissue massage.  Especially if the massage targeted areas of chronic tension or involved intense pressure.

The soreness is often comparable to the feeling experienced after a vigorous workout. This temporary soreness is an indication that the muscles have been worked on.  The body is now responding to the massage.

After a deep tissue massage, the muscles may have been stretched, manipulated, and released.  This normally leads to temporary inflammation and soreness.

The body’s natural healing response is activated during this process, as the muscles undergo repair and rejuvenation. The soreness can vary from mild discomfort to a more pronounced achiness, depending on the individual.

However, it’s important to note that the soreness should be temporary and should subside within a day or two. It is a normal part of the body’s healing process.  This indicates that the massage has stimulated blood circulation and promoted the release of toxins and metabolic waste from the muscles.

How to Handle Post-Massage Soreness

A person receiving a deep tissue massage with therapists using the sides of their hands to apply broad pressure on the client's back muscles for effective deep tissue release.To alleviate post-massage soreness, there are a few measures that can be taken.

  • It is recommended to drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and rehydrate the body. Hydration is crucial in supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
  • Applying ice or a cold pack to the affected areas can help reduce inflammation and provide relief.
  • Gentle stretching exercises or engaging in light physical activity, such as walking or swimming, can also aid in easing muscle soreness.

It is worth mentioning that everyone’s body responds differently to deep tissue massage, and the degree of soreness can vary.

Overall, deep tissue massage can provide significant benefits for muscular healing and restoration, with post-massage soreness being a natural and temporary part of the process.

Differences Between a Deep Tissue Massage and a Sports Massage for Athletic Recovery

The differences between Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage for athletic recovery lie in their specific approaches and focus on the needs of athletes:

AspectSports MassageDeep Tissue Massage
Purpose and FocusPrimarily for athletes, emphasizing preparation for and recovery from athletic activities. Aims to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and aid in post-event healing.Focuses on releasing chronic muscle tension and knots, promoting overall relaxation. While beneficial for recovery, it may not be as sports-specific in targeting performance-related aspects.
Timing and ApplicationApplied strategically before an event (pre-event) to prepare muscles or after an event (post-event) to aid in recovery. Can be incorporated into regular training sessions for maintenance.Typically performed as a standalone session, addressing broader muscular issues. Not specifically timed around athletic events.
TechniquesInvolves a combination of techniques, including Swedish massage, stretching, and joint mobilization, tailored to the athlete's needs.Emphasizes firm pressure and slow strokes to reach the deeper layers of muscles, addressing chronic tension.
Communication and CustomizationOften involves communication with the athlete to understand specific training routines, upcoming events, and areas of concern. Helps customize the massage to individual athletic needs.Communication focuses on the client's comfort level regarding pressure and general areas of focus, with less emphasis on sports-specific requirements.
Injury Prevention and RehabilitationIntegral to injury prevention, addressing muscle imbalances and promoting flexibility. Plays a role in rehabilitation by targeting specific areas of concern.While aiding in overall recovery, may not be as sports-specific in injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Sports-Specific TailoringTailored to the demands of a particular sport, addressing muscle groups and movements relevant to the athlete's activity.Offers a generalized approach to target overall muscle tension.

Understanding these distinctions helps athletes choose the massage type that aligns with their specific recovery needs, whether it’s optimizing performance, preventing injuries, or addressing chronic muscular issues.

Check out our recommendation for a sports massage in Chiang Mai. 

Elevate Your Recovery by Adding a Herbal Steam Treatment before your Deep Tissue Massage

Ever wondered about the secret sauce to take your recovery to the next level?  This is where a herbal steam session comes in!

Before we dive into the magic of targeted deep tissue massage, imagine a warm embrace of herbal-infused steam surrounding you. It’s not just a prelude; it’s a game-changer.

herbal steam treatment to loosen muscles before a massage.

Herbal steam is like a superhero sidekick to your deep tissue massage, warming up those muscles and opening the gateway for ultimate relaxation. The heat from the herbs seeps into your pores, relaxing your mind and body in tandem.

This dynamic duo – herbal steam and Deep Tissue Massage – is the ultimate power couple for your recovery journey.

And here’s the exciting news! We’ve designed an unparalleled experience tailored for you – the extraordinary Muscle Revival Session lasting 2 hours. This special package begins with a delightful Herbal Steam Treatment, creating the perfect setup for the main event: the Deep Tissue Massage.

Muscle Revival Session (2 hours)

  • muscle revival session, herbal steam treatment, deep tissue massage (sports massage)Herbal Steam Treatment: The session kicks off with an indulgent Herbal Steam Treatment, where the gentle warmth and healing properties of herbs envelop your body. This not only relaxes your muscles but also opens up pores, enhancing the benefits of the subsequent massage.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Meticulously tailored to target specific muscle groups, this goes beyond surface-level relaxation, addressing deep-seated tension and knots. It’s not just a massage; it’s a focused intervention for those seeking profound relief.

The standard version of this package includes a full-body Deep Tissue Massage. However, if you have specific muscle areas you want our therapists to work on, just inform our receptionists through our Consultation Form.

Your preferences matter, and we’re here to customize your Muscle Revival Session to ensure it meets your unique needs.

Does Kiyora Spa Have Other Types of Massage?

Absolutely!  Kiyora Spa’s therapists are also highly trained in many other massage modalities available in most spas in Thailand. 

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How Do I Make a Deep Tissue Massage Reservation at Kiyora Spa?

spa therapist in chiang mai, thailand.Ready to book a session at Kiyora? A session at Kiyora is more than just a massage, it’s an experience that you will never forget.  Book a Deep Tissue Massage at Kiyora Spa today, and let our skilled therapists alleviate muscle tension and relieve pain by reaching the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body.  

Treat yourself to the best in Chiang Mai. Discover why our guests call it the #1 authentic retreat in the city. We also offer a Free Roundtrip Shuttle Service which will give you that VIP feeling. Secure your unforgettable experience now!

Emmy S.

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