Deep Tissue Massage
Boise, ID

Relieve chronic pain and restore balance to the body

Owners, Gwen and Jason, with their children

Deep massage therapy for chronic pain or recent injury

Deep tissue massage is perfect for athletes, active individuals, and anyone experiencing chronic pain. This therapeutic modality works with the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to break up tension caused by everyday repetitive stress.

It’s also great during recovery after an injury or strain.

Your massage therapist will take the time to understand your concerns and customize your session – selecting a combination of techniques to deliver the relief you need and the lasting results you want.

Why Choose Deep Tissue Massage?

  • Precise Pressure – you enjoy deep pressure, including trigger point therapy
  • Targeted Treatment – you seek relief from chronic tension, headaches, or a specific area of pain
  • Sports Recovery – you want to enhance athletic performance, increase mobility, and reduce recovery time
  • Overall Wellness – you seek to improve circulation, reduce stress, and promote a deep sense of relaxation

Release and Restore

While our deep tissue massage caters to a broad range of needs, we offer something unique – the “Release and Restore” treatment.

This specialized therapy is designed for those who face chronic pain, repetitive stress injuries, or have found little relief from other treatments.

A powerful deep tissue therapy with a focused healing approach.

During your session, we emphasize communication, proper breathing, and home care to achieve your goals.

How Is It Different?

Compared to our regular deep tissue or sports massage, this treatment is highly focused, using advanced techniques to specifically identify and target what’s causing your pain.

Your customized treatment includes (at no additional charge):

  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Range-of-Motion Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Heat and Ice Therapy
  • CBD Salve
  • And more!
How Will It Help?

The synergy of combined treatments often provides immediate relief. Home-care recommendations and an ongoing treatment plan can also help you avoid recurring pain.

A Release and Restore treatment is great for:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Repetitive-Use Injuries
  • Sports Injuries & Recovery
  • And more!

Treatment plans are also available!

We emphasize communication, proper breathing, and home care to achieve your goals

For multiple areas of focus or to combine deep treatment work with a full-body massage, we recommend booking 90 minutes (minimum), up to a 2-hour session.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage (also known as sports massage) uses many of the same movements and techniques as a massage for relaxation; however, the pressure is more intense and purposeful. Pressure used depends on the client and therapist’s preferences – and the area(s) to be addressed.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release works with the fascia (connective tissue) associated with muscle tissue (myo). Typically using their fingers, hands, elbows, and forearms, your bodywork specialist will deliver slow, sustained, gentle pressure. Soft tissue is allowed to elongate, return to its original state, and relieve the area of tension and restriction.

Trigger Point Therapy

Also known as neuromuscular therapy, this type of therapy applies alternating pressure to chronic muscle spasm areas in 10-30 second increments. Since pain is often due to an imbalance elsewhere in the body, your therapist may follow trigger point paths to release related tension patterns in your body.

Cupping Therapy

Flexible cups made of medical-grade silicone use suction to release adhesions, muscle tightness, and tension from connective tissue. It also improves tissue health. Cupping is relaxing for most and can provide relief from chronic pain – especially in areas of dense muscle tissue. We use both stationary and gliding techniques in our cupping therapy.

Breathing Techniques

Healthy breathing will be emphasized during your session – breathing in for five seconds (through the nose) and out for five seconds (through the mouth). Massage is applied to the rhythm of your breath, encouraging your body to reach a deep state of relaxation to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment.

Heat and Ice Therapy

Your therapist may apply heat and ice to treat chronic tension or recent injuries. We use hot, moist towels and therapeutic ice packs to alternate hot and cold applications. This treatment helps reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and encourages tissue healing and relaxation.

Whole Being Team

“As always, an amazing experience! Jason applied new techniques he has been exploring to help release the hip pain I’ve had for years, and I feel amazing. I’m so grateful for bodyworkers like Jason who constantly grow and evolve in their practice! I highly recommend.”

Juli J

“Marisa made me feel comfortable and spoiled. She was very professional and was able to hit the deep tissue without unbearable pain. I recommend Whole Being Massage to all!”

Matthew B

“Incredible! I did a “Release and Restore” session with Jason and it was amazing… took the time to understand my pain, and create a specific plan for me. He provided a very healing experience using a multitude of techniques and gave me resources and advice that I can use for the rest of my life. I will return every time I’m in town.”

Haley R

Deep Tissue Massage


60 Minutes:  $110
75 Minutes:  $135
90 Minutes:  $160
120 Minutes: $210


60 Minutes:  $110
75 Minutes:  $135
90 Minutes:  $160
120 Minutes: $210


60 Minutes:  $110
75 Minutes:  $135
90 Minutes:  $160
120 Minutes: $210


60 Minutes:  $110
75 Minutes:  $135
90 Minutes:  $160
120 Minutes: $210


60 Minutes:  $110
75 Minutes:  $135
90 Minutes:  $160
120 Minutes: $210

Release & Restore


60 Minutes: $120
75 Minutes: $145
90 Minutes: $170
120 Minutes: $220

Stop just barely getting through your busy day.

Experience relief from a deep tissue treatment to prevent or break unhealthy tension patterns. Protect your long-term health and active lifestyle.

“Jason is the kind of massage therapist I like. He can do deep work. He pays attention, is responsive. Most of all, with that kind of massage, you get results. Really appreciate the work! Hard to find massage therapists of this level of competency and professionalism.

Dawn J

“I met Dhwani Pearson when she was at a different salon in Boise. Amazing deep tissue massages. I followed her to Whole Being and I’m very impressed with the space. Clean, quiet, and spacious!”


“Jason is the best massage therapist I have ever been to. His deep tissue work on my neck and upper back has been transformational to my health and well-being. His technique also helps with my migraines! I feel so fortunate to have found Jason!”
Wayne B

“My second massage by Marisa was even better than the first. I go for a 90-minute deep massage. She knows and does so much more than I learned in a local massage therapy school. She is very good!”

Charles T

“I had a massage with Jason and it was amazing! He is so knowledgeable and helped me with some ongoing hip and lower back pain I have been experiencing. I rebooked with him immediately!”

Kelli S

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that targets the deeper layers of the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). A deep tissue massage is typically more intense than a relaxation massage as it aims to release chronic muscle tension or adhesions (commonly known as “knots”).

Is Deep Tissue Right For You?

Deep pressure work is ideal for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, musicians, artists, or anyone who relies on their body to perform. Repetitive motion leads to chronic pain and unhealthy muscle patterns in the body.

Does Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?

Deep tissue massage can often be intense, but it’s a myth that it has to hurt to be effective. While some people enjoy that “hurts so good” sensation of deep pressure, others still need relief from pain or injury without a treatment that hurts.

Pressure may be applied through light touch or deep pressure, depending on muscle tissue restrictions in your body. Your practitioner will customize the treatment and adjust to your preference and comfort level.

But if you’re looking for complete relaxation, this won’t be the massage for you.

Can I Talk During A Deep Tissue Session?

You’re welcome to stay silent as you relax and enjoy your treatment or talk with your bodywork practitioner. Other than checking in, asking relevant questions, or reminding you to take a deep breath, we leave it up to you whether you’d like to relax in silence or chat.

We encourage you to ask any questions if you’re curious or speak up if anything needs to be adjusted.

What Massage Therapists Offer Deep Tissue Work?

Please refer to our pricing and details to see what therapists provide deep tissue bodywork, including our signature Release and Restore treatment.

Self care to help you recover and enhance your health.