I have been going to High Desert Therapeutic Massage Center for several years. Any of their massagers are excellent, for they only hire the best therapeutic massagers in the area. I personally recommend Steve, Gail, or Robin.
Everyone at HDTMC does deep tissue massages. Some of them also do stress reduction, pregnancy, cranial, and carpal tunnel massages. I mainly go there for the deep tissue massages for my shoulders, hips, neck, and back pain. I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. If I didn't get these deep tissue massages I would be in continuous pain. Deep tissue massages get the "knots" out of the muscles and relaxes the joints. I have gone to chiropractors before, but have found therapeutic massages to work the best for my muscles and joints. I have a session every three weeks. I feel like a completely new person after Robin works on me.It is like taking your car in for realignment - your body feels more balanced after the massage is over. The rubbing and kneading of the muscles and joints make them work better and increases the circulation of blood to those areas. This in turn, causes healing in that joint or muscle.
With an occasional stress reduction massage I have left there so relaxed and mellow I just wanted to nap afterwards. A thorough massage relaxes tired muscles. They give you a bottle of water after each massage. You need to drink plenty of fluids to help wash the toxins out of your body.
When I first started going to HDTMC I had a bad hip that was causing pain and trouble walking. I was looking for a massage center that did therapeutic massages, so I went to High Desert Therapeutic Massage Center. The staff is very knowledgeable. After one session I had less pain in my hip and more flexibility for walking. If you aren't sure what they can do for you, just drop by and talk with them, or give them a call. If you get their machine, they are busy with clients. Just leave your name and number, and they will get right back to you.
It takes a while for a massager to get use to your body, and it takes you awhile to get use to their technique. Don't judge the massager on one visit. If you end up not liking your massager, don't be afraid to try another one. It is just like picking out a doctor. Find the one that fits your needs. If you go here, you will find all of the staff to be kind, friendly, gentle, courteous, and helpful. I know you will not be disappointed.
I got my husband started with a gift certificate to HDTMC. He could not lift one of his legs because of knee and hip pain. He didn't see how a deep tissue massage would help him. After a session with Steve, he could left his leg into the truck again. So, my husband decided to start seeing Steve for his shoulder and back problems every two months. These sessions gave him so much relief, he now sees Steve once-a-month. This is a man that I can't even get to go to doctors. He swears by therapeutic, deep tissue massages now. He tells everybody that is in pain to go to HDTMC, and gives them his testimony of how they helped him.