I have had really positive experiences with deep tissue/sports massage. I have a tendency to seize up if things are stressful, I am working too hard (desk
), or I have pushed it a bit hard climbing. Sports massage has always given good results, although the rest of the day is normally a bit of a write off, and the day after has to be gentle if they have really worked on certain stuff.
Just make sure you tell them what you are after. They don't have to brutalise you for results. Some of the active stuff involving movement of muscle groups is relatively gentle, but very effective.