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Best Massage Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Jose Massage Therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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4155 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (2)

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Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy is a clinic that has been operating in San Jose since 2015. It offers a wide range of personalized treatments including neuromuscular massage therapy, deep transverse friction, positional release, and orthopedic massage. Its therapists also use different techniques such as sports massage, deep tissue, and prenatal massage. One of the therapists, Croft Castrell, has a background in bodybuilding. He has served as a sports massage therapist for a variety of local events such as Surf City Triathlon and Run for Wellness.

  • Lymph Drainage Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release

San Jose, CA

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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (17)
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5.0 (2)

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Just for You Bodywork & Massage caters to people in and around San Jose. It provides Post-Op Brazilian Lymphatic Drainage massage services to help individuals fight unwanted fluid retention and toxins that accumulate inside their bodies. The clinic performs pumping techniques, proven maneuvers, pace, and pressure to improve fluid flow out of a patient's system. It also offers Post Op Facial Lymphatic Drainage and prenatal and postpartum massage. Founder Luciana Andrus is certified by the National Holistic Institute.

  • Post Op Facial Lymphatic Drainage
  • Facial Lymphatic Drainage
  • Postpartum Massage
  • Post Op Brazilian Lymphatic Drainage ™
  • Brazilian Lymphatic Drainage
  • Prenatal Massage

6134 Camino Verde Drive, Ste H, San Jose, CA 95119

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5.0 (17)
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4.0 (7)

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Passion 4 Health Thru Massage is a wellness center that serves clients in San Jose. It offers a range of massage types, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish, and deep tissue massage. Additionally, the center provides specialized massages for athletes and pregnant women. It tailors every single massage session to the needs of the client. It also has saunas, herbal body wraps, facials, and waxing services. Services are by appointment. The massage practitioner has 15 years of experience in the chiropractic and therapeutic massage industry.

  • Prenatal Massage

1399 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128

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4.3 (322)
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4.2 (135)
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4.9 (46)

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Whole Body Chiropractic & Massage is a professional wellness facility that serves clients in San Jose and the surrounding areas. It offers a complete line of holistic therapy services, including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, soft and deep tissue massage, and skin care services. The facility is overseen by a team of professional therapists who work with clients about their symptoms and medical history and propose appropriate massage and therapy services. One of its in-house doctors, Drew McClure, learned chiropractic methods from his chiropractor father.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Deep Tissue

6104 Camino Verde Drive, San Jose, CA 95119

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5.0 (100)
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4.0 (12)
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5.0 (5)

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Celia's Healing Touch offers massage services to the residents of San Jose and the neighboring communities. It provides clients with various traditional services, such as Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, and reflexology massage. It also offers specialized services, including myofascial therapy, Reiki and chakra cleansing, and prenatal and postnatal massage. Founder Celia Goodwin started the practice in 2002 after working for chiropractic clinics and health centers for almost 20 years. She has over three and a half decades of experience in both private and joint practice.

  • Swedish Massage

1525 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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4.0 (338)
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4.0 (44)

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Moxie Bodywork is a therapeutic massage center that serves clients in San Jose. It offers three different types of massage services namely relaxation, sports, and clinical. It provides a wide variety of massage techniques depending on the needs of its clients. For its relaxation services, it offers Swedish, couple, and hot stone massages. Its clinical massages target clients who are suffering from chronic muscular pain, poor posture, and scar tissue formation. Moxie Bodywork can also do massages for pregnant women and injured athletes.

  • Sports Massage

1520 Southwest Expressway, San Jose, CA 95126

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4.0 (338)
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4.0 (39)
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5.0 (11)

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Founded in 2016, Silver Sea Day Spa is a professional wellness facility that serves clients in San Jose and the surrounding areas. It offers a broad range of holistic therapy services, including facials, massage therapy, therapeutic spa treatments, and body treatment services. The facility is managed by a team of professional massage and spa therapists who evaluate clients and propose treatment options suited for their needs. Silver Sea Day Spa also carries a wide  beauty and wellness products from Yon-Ka. 

  • Hot Stone Therapy

6501 Crown Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95120

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5.0 (83)
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4.0 (49)
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5.0 (4)

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Chawee Thai Massage is a day spa that accommodates clients in need of relaxation. With the goal of rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul, this spa offers traditional Thai massage that includes reflexology, assisted yoga postures, and acupressure. Aside from that, clients can select from different massage services, such as aroma Thai, deep tissue, prenatal, and herbal massage. This San Jose-based facility is decorated with Thai furniture and artwork to give clients a complete Thai culture experience.

  • Thai Massage

1021 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123

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5.0 (10)
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4.5 (9)
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4.6 (5)

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MyoMotive Body Therapy is a massage therapist that serves clients in the San Jose area. It provides massage and body therapy work, exercises, and stretching services. Its sessions take 60 to 120 minutes. It uses a range of techniques to restore flexibility, tension, and normal tissue texture and each technique used will depend on the customer's body, condition, and health history. It utilizes RockTape brand kinesiology tape to deal with injury rehab and posture correction. Its therapist, Liz Di Giulio, has been in the field since 2011.

  • Sports Massage

1190 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Lisa Hill-Pierce, a massage therapist in San Jose, has more than 20 years of experience and training in bodywork. Lisa offers different massage modalities, including hot stone therapy, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and Swedish massage. In addition, she performs massage techniques aimed at relieving headaches, tendonitis, hand pain, and wrist pain. What started as a hobby for Lisa Hill-Pierce eventually turned out into a massage office where she helps people feel better and relax.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue

4855 Atherton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95130

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5.0 (30)
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5.0 (11)

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Real Works Therapy provides orthopedic and massage therapies to clients in San Jose and nearby areas. It offers an individualized approach to help clients achieve their specific health, fitness, and sports goals. Its services use therapeutic concepts, ancient techniques, and modern technology, including Hendrickson method therapy, tai chi, qigong, sports massage, and dynamic stretching. It also uses RockTape Kinesio tape for more movement support. Real Works Therapy has partnered with West Valley Chiropractic, Breathe Together Yoga, and Enlightened Pieces.

  • Sports Massage

1610 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95124

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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Annmary's Healing Hands is a massage therapy facility serving clients in San Jose and the surrounding areas. It offers therapeutic massage treatments to relieve anxiety and lessen body pain and discomfort. Clients can choose from different modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology massage. The facility also provides Reiki healing massage sessions. Annmary's Healing Hands is owned and operated by Annmary Najarian, who has been in the massage industry since 2012. Annmary can fluently speak Assyrian, Farsi, Turkish, and English.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology

San Jose Bay Area, San Jose, CA 95125

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5.0 (1)

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Slainte Therapeutic Massage serves San Jose clients. It promotes healthy well-being through different massage techniques, such as Swedish, myofascial, deep tissue, and neuromuscular. Its therapist can create customized massages for clients, incorporating various massage strategies and modalities that include aromatherapy, hot packs, and cryotherapy. In addition, the facility caters to in-home massage appointments. Slainte Therapeutic Massage is operated by Eileen Cavlan, an advanced neuromuscular massage therapist and a health educator. She has also completed 50 hours of training in Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Deep Tissue

1174 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (5)

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Zenith Bodywork is an independent massage therapy practice servicing the San Jose area. They offer customized therapeutic and sports massage treatments are offered to reduce muscular pain and fatigue, increase mobility, and reduce recovery time. Various modalities, such as myofacial release, cupping therapy, advanced trigger point techniques, and fascial stretch therapy are used. In addition, they offer functional mobility coaching designed to correct poor postural habits and correct muscle imbalances. Zenith Bodywork is owned and operated by Nicole Martinez, who is a certified massage and fascial stretch therapist and a NASM certified corrective exercise specialist.

  • Swedish Massage

Compare our Top Massage Therapists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Castrell Neuromuscular Therapy
4155 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117Call for pricing
Just for You Bodywork & Massage
Call for Pricing and Appointment
Passion 4 Health Thru Massage
6134 Camino Verde Drive, Ste H, San Jose, CA 95119
Whole Body Chiropractic & Massage
1399 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128
Celia's Healing Touch
6104 Camino Verde Drive, San Jose, CA 95119
Moxie Bodywork
1525 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Silver Sea Day Spa
1520 Southwest Expressway, San Jose, CA 95126
Chawee Thai Massage
6501 Crown Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95120
Myomotive Body Therapy
1021 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123
Lisa Hill-Pierce
1190 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Real Works Therapy
4855 Atherton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95130
Annmary's Healing Hands
1610 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95124
Slainte Therapeutic Massage
San Jose Bay Area, San Jose, CA 95125
Zenith Bodywork
1174 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Massage therapists are health care providers that use an array of techniques to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and increase flexibility. They're required to undergo intensive schooling in anatomy and massage techniques before working with clients, and they must have up to 2,000 hours of practicum, during which they treat patients under the supervision of a trained massage therapist.

    While some massage therapists strictly specialize in relaxation massage, others have undergone extensive training to treat specific injuries and conditions using a variety of techniques, including reflexology, deep tissue, and cupping. Other specializations massage therapists may offer include hot stone massage and hydrotherapy.

  • What do massage therapists do? 

    Massage therapists use techniques such as stroking, kneading, and rubbing muscles to release tension. This can cause increased mobility and flexibility and a dramatic reduction in pain caused by tense or knotted muscles. Massage therapists often offer treatment to those experiencing day-to-day aches and pains as well as to athletes and individuals who've experienced severe injuries.

  • Is massage therapy safe? 

    While massage therapy is generally safe, individuals with underlying health conditions or injuries should discuss this treatment option with a primary or treating physician. This also applies to pregnant women who are interested in prenatal massage — while massage during pregnancy is considered safe, women with high-risk pregnancies may be advised to avoid massage.

  • Should I see a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

    When considering which practitioner to see for pain and other health concerns, it's important to note the differences between the two. While a massage therapist treats the muscles, a chiropractor's job is to ensure the spine is aligned by performing adjustments.

  • How do I hire a massage therapist? 

    Wellness clinics and chiropractic offices often employ massage therapists to increase services offered. If you're unable to find one at a local clinic, you can often obtain a referral from your primary care physician or other health care provider.

  • What are the types of massage therapies? 

    There are several types of massage therapy, each with a different purpose. While some, such as aromatherapy and hot stone massage, promote relaxation, others are more therapeutic. Each type of massage uses different techniques and levels of pressure. The most common types of massage therapies include:

    • Aromatherapy massage: Using Swedish massage techniques along with essential oils to enhance relaxation.
    • Deep tissue massage: Used to treat musculoskeletal issues and involves increased pressure and deep strokes.
    • Hot stone massage: Hot stones are laid on the muscles prior to massage to ease tense muscles.
    • Prenatal massage: Specialized massage technique for pregnant individuals.
    • Reflexology massage: Massage to pressure points in the feet and hands.
    • Sports massage: Targets injuries and strains for athletes.
    • Swedish massage: Relaxation massage that increases circulation throughout the body by manipulating soft tissues.

  • Is it normal for a massage to be painful? 

    While some muscles may feel tender during a massage, feeling pain while getting massaged isn't good or productive. In fact, pain can cause tension in your muscles, making it more difficult for the therapist to perform a proper massage. If feeling pain while being massaged, it's best to let the massage therapist know so they can reduce the amount of pressure they're using.