Deep Tissue Massage at Vi's Therapeutic Massage Saint Paul Minnesota Twin Cities Metro area

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is excellent for releasing hypertonic (over contracted) muscles. Deep Tissue Massage can help release muscular adhesions and ease muscular spasm and pain. Deep Tissue Massage can provide a deep relief for sore achy muscles.

How does Deep Tissue Massage work

Deep Tissue Massage has of course as a main distinction deeper pressure. With any massage it is extremely important to work with the body to help release tension and relax muscle spasm.

Deep stripping strokes laterally stretch muscle fibers, release adhesions and flush tissue with fresh blood. Friction techniques and point holding helps to release tightened muscles.

How does Deep Tissue Massage feel

The pace of a Deep Tissue Massage is generally slower or more down-tempo. A Deep Tissue Massage is a very relaxing. The pressure applied is moderate to deep. With Deep Tissue Massage the deep pressure is not applied immediately. The area being worked is first warmed-up (worked gently) and as it softens and allows the therapist access, then, the pressure increases.

Another distinguishing feature of Deep Tissue Massage is specific work. The most common specific techniques used in Deep Tissue Massage are Friction and Stripping strokes. Friction is applied across the width of a muscle. Friction technique is applied by rubbing the muscle from two opposite directions at the same time or a single direction, often alternating back and forth (left then right). Stripping Strokes follow the length of the muscle form Origin (start) to Insertion (end). Stripping is the number one technique applied in Deep Tissue Massage. The pressure applied sinks to the level of the tension.

Do I HAVE to be undressed for a Deep Tissue Massage

No: Your Deep Tissue Massage is best enjoyed while fully undressed, however you are always draped and only the areas being worked on are uncovered. Be sure to let your therapist know if there is any part of your body that you DO NOT want to be massaged. Our trained massage therapists strive to respect your boundaries while giving you the most therapeutic massage possible.

How to get the most out of your Deep Tissue Massage

It is recommended you receive at least a 1 1/2 hour massage if you have specific issues that need attention and you want a full body treatment. In a one hour Deep Tissue Massage session usually only the areas of greatest need are worked on (partial body massage only).

Usually fewer areas of the body will will be covered during a Deep Tissue Massage session but the work will be much more specific. It is important to note that if it has been several months since your last massage it recommended you not have longer than a one hour massage.

Environment at Vi's Therapeutic Massage

We strive to maintain a clean, professional spa like environment. Professionalism, quality and your comfort are our highest priorities. We combine the quality of a Therapeutic Massage Center with the environment of a spa. Our therapists focus on massage, and the quality can be felt. If you are looking for a spa like environment with a higher calibre massage, then Vi's Therapeutic Massage is the place for you.

Driving Distances to Vi's Therapeutic Massage:

Map to Vi's Therapeutic Massage
1077 Portland Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Downtown Minneapolis           6.6 Mi.         12 min.
University of Minnesota Mpls.  5.0 Mi.         10 min.
U of M Saint Paul              3.4 Mi.         9  min.
Downtown St. Paul              4.6 Mi.         8  min.
Roseville                      4.5 Mi.         9  min.
Shoreview                      12  Mi.         21 min.
Mendota Heights                6.5 Mi.         12 min.
Eagan                          12  Mi.         19 min.
Woodbury                       12  Mi.         20 min.

All times and distances are approximate and may be longer during heavy traffic.

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Marijo Jensen, Chief Manager
Vi's Therapeutic Massage

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