Deep Tissue Massage Bristol

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Featured Deep Tissue Massage Bristol

A Top Selection From The Best Practitioners & Therapists In Bristol. We hand select these massage providers to make sure you are getting the best and most relaxing deal in Bristol.

Comfort Health

Deep TissueSports
Avondowns Court, 7-9 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HL

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Tiger Lily Nails Health & Beauty Review

23 Wood Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DT - Reviewed by James

For this review we had a couples massage at Tiger Lily Nails Health and Beauty in Kingswood. The booking process was simple with direct booking offered through the website via treatwell. I was looking for a mild deep tissue massage to help release knots caused from weight training in my back and my partner was looking for a more gentle relaxing massage. Both massage therapists were able to customise the pressure level for each of us to ensure we got the massage we wanted. From start to finish the massage was relaxing with two massage tables in a quiet room. We were both able to drift away and enjoy our 55 minute massage and enjoyed every minute. They were professional and friendly and put us both at ease when running through the covid regulations. Tiger Lily is easy to find and has parking available. Highly recommended to check them out!

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Comfort Health

Avondowns Court, 7-9 Alma Vale Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2HL

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Deep Tissue Massages

During a deep tissue massage the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue are manipulated by the massage therapist. The use of pressure directly on this top layer of muscle, along with massage oils, help to the therapist to reach the deeper layers of muscle. When you're suffering from ongoing aches, pains, tightness and stiffness, for example a stiff neck, upper back, shoulders, lower back or leg muscles, you want relief. Deep tissue massage can help, a specific kind of massage therapy using firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep into the layers of your muscles and the tissues that connect them, the fascia. Here's what you need to know about the benefits of deep tissue massage.

Types of Massages

Couples Massage

Couples Massage is the perfect way for you and your partner to relax.

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Sports Massage

Sports massages invole manipulating soft tissue & muscle to aid sporting activity in athletes.

All Sports Massages
Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage uses heated volcanic stones to reach deep into muscle fibres and relax your body quickly.

All Hot Stone Massages
Thai Massage

Thai Massage uses ancient techniques, generally while clothed not using oils or lotions.

All Thai Massages
Swedish Massage

In this massage, the therapist uses his/her hands, elbows, and forearms to manipulate your muscle layers.

All Swedish Massages
Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massages are designed to apply high levels of concentrated pressure to muscles and soft tissue.

All Deep Tissue Massages

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you give a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massages are one of the harder types of massage to give so we recommend a trained massage therapist if you are considering having/giving one.

However if you are looking to learn then the below video gives a great quick tutorial for beginners.

How much does a Deep Tissue Massage in Bristol cost?

We analysed the deep tissue massage providers in Bristol and found the following average prices.

30 minute deep tissue massage - £32

60 minute deep tissue massage - £52

The most expensive deep tissue massage in Bristol comes in at £85 for an hour with the lowest end of the scale being just £35 for an hour long. This is excluding any offers and discounts which the therapists may be providing.

The average 1 hour deep tissue massage by postcode is listed below:

  • BS1 - £66

  • BS2 - £50

  • BS3 - £52.50

  • BS4 - £40

  • BS5 - £35

  • BS6 - £54.25

  • BS8 - £55

Data accurate as of Feb 2021.


Drink plenty of water – this will help you to recover from the small tears in the muscle fibres which will occur during the massage. It will also help to get rid of any toxins which have built up in your body.

Take a shower – having a warm shower after the massage can help relax the body (and clean off any excess oils used!)

You may feel sore or stiff after the massage and even into the next couple of days depending how often you have massages. This is completely normal. Try to relax your muscles and avoid tensing up.


Because deep tissue massages use large amounts of pressure, we would recommend having only a light meal prior to the massage if needed. The last thing you want when you are trying to relax is to feel uncomfortable while trying to digest a large meal! To gain the most benefit from your massage its best to be as relaxed as possible before starting.

Now I know what you are thinking, ‘isnt the massage supposed to do the relaxing?’. Well yes, but having an already relaxed body will ensure you get the most out of the massage. To do this we recommend arriving 10 minutes before your appointment.

This will enable you to clear your head and put the phone away to focus on your massage. Unclench your jaw and relax your shoulders. We hold large amounts of tension in these areas without even noticing. You will start to be more consciously relaxed and enjoy your massage all the more!


There is no set number of deep tissue massages which you can have in a certain time period. A regular person can gain benefit from this type of massage on a monthly basis. This will keep your body fresh and relaxed without over doing things.

If you are an athlete or involved in high levels of training deep tissue massages can aid recovery and help protect the athlete against injury. High level performers should discuss this with their trainers, coaches and therapists to find the right balance.


Some of the strokes used in a deep tissue massage will feel a lot like those used in a Swedish massage. However, it is not the case that deep tissue is simply the same techniques applied with stronger pressure.

The deep tissue massage techniques are designed to physically break down knots in the muscle and break up scar tissues in the body. These are ares which can cause patients pain if not seen to and may need assistance from a massage in order to heal properly. If unattended these can limit circulation of blood, which in turn can decrease physical performance and healing. They can also cause a lack of mobility and become inflamed, causing the patient to experience discomfort and pain.

At the start of the deep tissue massage the therapist will usually warm up the body and prepare the muscles by using lighter pressure. Once this is achieved the therapist will then use specific techniques to treat the needs of the patient.

These include 'friction' where pressure is applied across the grain of muscles. This technique is used to release adhesion's and help realign tissue fibres. In addition to this the therapist may use a technique known as 'stripping'. This is focused along the length of the muscle fibres and typically used the elbow, knuckles and thumbs to achieve the right levels of pressure.


The main benefits of a deep tissue massage on the body include:

  • Reducing lower back pain

  • Releasing tension around the neck and shoulders

  • Upper back relief

  • Relaxing tight muscles in the calf, leg and arms It can also be used to treat a number of other disorders and injuries

  • Help increase mobility

  • Improve posture

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Whiplash

  • Recovery from trips and falls

In addition to these physical changes, some people find a deep tissue massage to be more relaxing than softer massages. This comes down to personal preference and it is worth asking your therapist what level of pressure they estimate they use. As every massage therapist is slightly different you may find a different type of massage suits you better with certain therapists than others.

How Do I Book A Massage?

To book a massage simply search from the list above and click through to the therapists website. From here you can find the latest prices and book directly with them. From time to time we have exclusive offers for massages found with Massages Bristol, so be sure to mention the discount code or offer to the therapist to get the discount.

Are your massage reviews real?

We take pride in reviewing the services listed throughly and honestly. One of our team will have a massage at the therapist and rate them based on a number of factors. It's a hard job but someone has to do it!

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is used to focus on a specific problem. Sometimes it's chronic muscle pain or tension, something that can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it's an injury.

Is Massages Bristol free?

Yes! We have searched all over Bristol to find the best massage therapists the city has to offer. Simply find the massage you want to book and click through to the therapists website or social media for more details.

I can't find a massage in my area!

We have an ever expanding list of therapists so be sure to check back regularly. If you want us to look for a provider in your area feel free to drop us an email at the address below.