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Deep tissue massage in London

Our most popular massage for easing tension, delivered to your home, office or hotel in London.

Strong pressure

You’ve got

Muscles that are stiff and aching; tension that is limiting your movement

From £68

Deep tissue massage benefits

  • Strong pressure to release tension, knots, and stiffness

  • Targets knots to free up movement

  • Aids in muscle healing following exercise

Why we recommend it

The firm pressure of a deep tissue massage is great for loosening up stiff muscles while realigning muscle tissues and speeding up healing. Expect elbow, hand, and forearm techniques as the pressure increases gradually.

What to expect during a deep tissue massage

We recommend booking 90 minutes to enjoy this full-body massage.

After a brief consultation to understand any areas you wish to focus on, your therapist will begin the treatment. They'll use medium-firm pressure that gradually gets stronger, using their elbows, fists, forearms and knuckles to break down tension deep in the muscles.


The strength of this style of massage means you might feel a little sore after a deep tissue, easing up in over 72 hours.

Deep tissue massage London FAQs

Urban operates across four cities including London and the South East. You can book a deep tissue near you in London and the South East, Manchester and Birmingham.

Find a therapist near you

Popular booking areas include:

London: Acton, Barking, Battersea, Brixton, Camden, Chelsea, Clapham, Covent Garden, Deptford, Ealing, Elephant and Castle, Fulham, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Islington, Kensington, Lambeth, Nine Elms, Notting Hill, Paddington, Putney, Tottenham, Tooting, Wimbledon, Southwark, Streatham Stockwell, Surrey, Walthamstow, Wandsworth, Westminster

Surrey: Guildford, Farnborough, Woking, Reigate, Bastead, Tandridge

Essex: Thurrock and Chelmsford

Hertfordshire: Rickmansworth, Luton and Stevenage

Berkshire: Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead

Yes! From hotels in the West End to Shoreditch. Just select your hotel when you go to enter your address, and download the Urban app to share any entry instructions to your therapist.

A massage is a great way to feel rested ahead of a day of sightseeing. Take in famous landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tate Modern, and Tower Bridge. In addition to its long history, London's known for its red phone booths, double-decker buses, world-class museums, expansive, lush parks, financial districts, and multicultural vibe.

Many people use Urban to book massages ahead of sporting events like the London Marathon, or even weekly Parkruns!

A deep tissue massage is a treatment that uses strong pressure that builds up to work out tension and knots in the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. The strength of the massage can help with releasing toxins from the muscles.

No, it’s not suitable for anyone with diabetes. If you’re pregnant, try our specialist pregnancy massage, bookable from your second trimester onwards. If you’ve got muscle injuries or dysfunction that’s stopping you moving we recommend our injury/pain management massage instead.

Don't book if you’re unwell with a fever or flu-like symptoms, or if you have a contagious skin disease. If you have a health condition and you’re not sure about booking a massage, ask your GP for advice beforehand.

Therapists have the right to cancel your treatment if they think it will harm you or them in any way.

No, a deep tissue massage should never be painful, and you should let your therapist know if you’re ever in pain. It is, however, normal to feel slight discomfort as your therapist increases the pressure. The strength of deep tissue massage means you might find it makes you feel tired afterwards at first.

While some might find relief from lower back pain from a deep tissue massage, at Urban we recommend our specialist injury/pain management massage delivered by therapists who have undergone extra training. It’s specifically designed to deal with common issues like frozen shoulder, pinched nerve, shoulder and lower back pain.

Give yourself at least an hour post-massage to recover, being sure to drink plenty of water. Bear in mind you’re likely to feel a little sore for up to 72 hours after a deep tissue treatment, but you should be able to go about your normal activities in the meantime.

Urban offers over 15 styles of massage in London, from our signature Swedish massage-inspired treatment the Urban classic, to sports massage, pregnancy massage, relaxing massage, reflexology foot massage and more.


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