Deep Tissue Massage

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A fusion between Swedish massage and structural massage, deep tissue massage relieves aches and pains that are stored in the deepest parts of the muscles. Deep massage therapy features firm pressure and long, slow strokes to reach the deepest layers of muscle, tendons, and fascia. These are the protective layers of connective tissue that surround our muscles, joints, and bones.

It is perfect for working out the muscle knots while alleviating stubborn tension and soreness. Also, deeper massage is beneficial for chronic aches and pains in the upper and lower back, shoulders, legs, and neck.

Deep tissue bodywork is also beneficial for athletes of every kind — from weekend warriors to full-time professionals. The deep therapeutic massage technique can also be customized to focus on the areas of your body that experience repetitive muscle use and stress based on the sport or activity.


  • Deep Tissue Massage: 90, 75, 60 or 45 Minutes
  • Aromatherapy
  • Warm Neck Pillow
  • Hot Herbal Steam Towel Treatment on Neck & Feet
Total Time: 45-90 Minutes Price: $130-$205
  • 45 Minutes | $130
  • 60 Minutes | $155
  • 75 Minutes | $180
  • 90 Minutes | $205
  • Save On A Massage Series
  • Buy 5 Massages, Get the 6th Free

Massage Upgrades:

Massage Add-Ons Price
Express Magic Mint Foot Reflexology $20
Hand or Foot Hydration Treatment $20
Full Body Dry Brush Exfoliation w/ Take Home Dry Brush $20
Gua Sha Lymphatic Flow Treatment $25
Extra Massage (15 Minutes) $25
Magic Mint or Lavender Scalp Treatment (15 Minutes) $35
Warm Sugar Foot & Calf Scrub with Essential Oils (15 Minutes) $35
Mini Hot Stone Treatment (15 Minutes) $45
Sauna Time with Hot Herbal Steam Towel Treatment in Room $50
30 Minute Foot Ritual: Reflexology, Warm Sugar Foot Scrub & Hydrating Massage $100

Deep Tissue Massage FAQs

Deep Tissue vs. Swedish Massage: What's the Difference?

The primary difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage is the amount of pressure used by your massage therapist. Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than Swedish massage. However, there are lots of other reasons you may prefer one massage technique over the other. Learn more in our article “What’s the Difference Between  Swedish And Deep Tissue Massage?

What Are The Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage?

Unlike gentler, relaxation massage techniques like Swedish massage, deep tissue massage offers both mental and physical benefits. The main benefits of a deep massage include:

  • Stress relief and headache pain
  • Relief for lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, and sciatica, and sports injuries
  • Helps lower blood  pressure and heart rate
  • Helps break up and minimize scar tissue
  • Treats the many symptoms of arthritis

Does A Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

Deep tissue massages might cause some discomfort or slight pain, especially in your problem areas. That’s because during a deep tissue treatment, your massage therapist will use firm pressure and slow strokes to reach the deeper layers of muscles, tendon and fascia. Clients typically refer to it as a “good hurt” (queue John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good“) because the discomfort also offers relief. Your Viva Day Spa massage therapist will do regular check-ins with you during the treatment to make sure the level of treatment is okay. However, you should let them know if the pressure ever becomes too uncomfortable.

Can I Choose Deep Tissue For A Couples Massage?

During a couples massage at Viva Day Spa, each of you can choose the relaxing gentle pressure of Swedish massage or the therapeutic release of a deep tissue massage.

How Much Is Deep Tissue Massage In Austin?

A deep tissue massage costs between $130 and $205 per session in Austin, Texas at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. The total price of the massage depends on the length of the massage. Massage add-ons like a mini hot stone treatment, foot reflexology, or Magic Mint scalp massage cost extra.

Deep Tissue Massage Time Price
Deep Tissue Massage 90 Minutes $205
Deep Tissue Massage 75 Minutes $180
Deep Tissue Massage 60 Minutes $155
Deep Tissue Massage 45 Minutes $130

What's The Best Deep Tissue Massage Gun?

Woman using a Theragun Prime machine gun to massage her upper back.A high quality massage gun can help supplement regular professional massage treatments for at-home care. Also known as percussive therapy devices, deep tissue massage tools use short, rapid bursts of pressure to increase blood flow to a targeted area to ease sore muscles. They can help speed up recovery times and relieve muscle tension, especially after a run or workout. Viva Day Spa’s massage therapists recommend the Therabody Theragun Prime massage gun ($299) for deep muscle treatments at home. Available on Viva’s online store, with free shipping.





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