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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a massage therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Ask your massage therapist if they offer consultations over a video chat or phone call. If they do, ask them any questions you have about the upcoming appointment. For example, ask what precautions they're taking to keep both parties safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might also want to ask if they offer gift cards that can be used at a later time, remote services or even virtual lessons for you or members in your household.

Also, ask how they plan to handle payments, and whether you can pay through an online or digital method instead of with physical cash or credit cards. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a massage therapist when social distancing?

Because massage therapy requires person-to-person contact, social distancing is not possible. However, you can ask massage therapists near you if they can offer remote services instead, such as lessons for you and your partner.

If you don’t want to book an appointment with a massage therapist right now, but you will in the future when the pandemic subsides, consider paying your massage therapist in advance or tipping them anyway. You can also ask about buying a gift card for future work. 

Does a massage therapist need to enter my home?

Many massage therapists operate their businesses out of their own homes, though some offer mobile massages and come to your home. You should ask the massage therapist where they typically operate and if they are making any special accommodations to better observe the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing

If you must cancel or delay your massage therapy appointment due to COVID-19, consider asking the therapist if they can offer massage techniques or lessons via video chat, email or some other digital format. You can also ask if it's possible to buy gift cards that can be used at a later time.

Can I use digital payments to pay for a massage?

Many massage therapists accept digital payments through Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle and other online platforms. Even businesses that do not typically accept digital payments may be changing their methods to practice social distancing. Just check with your massage therapist before the appointment to see how they handle payments.  

How can I find out if a massage therapist is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

The definition of an essential COVID-19 service provider varies from state to state and city to city. To see which businesses are considered essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city.

You can also read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do deep tissue massages work?

Deep tissue massage not only feels fabulous, it can provide results. The massage technique targets deeper layers of muscle and your connective tissue. For its ability to stimulate those deeper muscles, deep tissue massage is commonly used during recuperation from sports-related and other injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. Deep tissue massage has been proved to reduce high blood pressure and a range of other ailments. Deep tissue and other types of massage are frequently used for relieving stress, managing pain, breaking down scar tissue, relieving muscle tension and improving health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health cites the following as health conditions for which that deep tissue massage can provide relief:

  • Chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Labor pains
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
  • Headaches
  • HIV/AIDS

The proper deep tissue massage may also benefit preterm infant health. Cancer patients may experience reduced pain, increased relaxation, and improved mood.

What is a traditional Thai massage?

Traditional Thai massage is a different experience if you’ve only ever had a Swedish or deep tissue massage. In Thai massage, you wear loose-fitting clothing (often provided by the massage therapist) and start by lying on a mat. Throughout the massage, the therapist moves your body into various seated and prone positions, which stretch and release your muscles and soft tissue. Although your body is moving, the therapist is doing all the work, making it feel similar to supported yoga. The massage therapist will bend, stretch, and compress and lengthen your body using their hands, forearms, elbows and even feet. Don’t be alarmed by the feet! Many studios have overhead supports that allow the practitioners to safely walk on your back, releasing tight adhesions and promoting ease. Thai massage can be both invigorating and relaxing. It is an excellent option for keeping your muscles in good health if you regularly work out, or if you want to overcome a lack of flexibility. Studies show that Thai massage can increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and enhance mental well-being.

What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.

How much are pregnancy massages?

Prenatal massages can be a safe and therapeutic way to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy. A prenatal massage can promote a sense of relaxation and well-being for expectant mothers. The national average cost for a pregnancy massage ranges between $70 and $90. The cost of a pregnancy massage will vary depending on where you live, the length of the massage, and the massage therapist. Typically, the longer a massage, the higher the cost. Some massage therapists charge the same rate per minute, regardless of massage length, while others charge less per minute for longer appointments. Here are two examples of average prenatal massage costs:

  • Therapist A: Offers a 30-minute massage for $45, 45 minutes for $60, 60 minutes for $75, 75 minutes for $90 and 90 minutes for $105.
  • Therapist B: offers a 30-minute massage for $45, a 60-minute massage for $85, a 90-minute massage for $115 and a 120-minute massage for $145.
Reviews for Glendale massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted On The Run Massage for a massage and was treated professionally and my therapist did a great Deep Swedish massage.
On The Run MassageOn The Run Massage
Stuart M.
Dawn is an outstanding massage therapist!
Dawn EreksonDawn Erekson
Chris S.
Professional, gifted massage therapist
Swim practiceSwim practice
Susan E.
Rumy was punctual, very knowledgeable and caring. I felt so much better after his massage. I will be scheduling more massages with him in the future.
Petkov Bodywork Therapy, LLCPetkov Bodywork Therapy, LLC
Lela W.
Very friendly professional and a great massage.
Michelle's Pro-Therapeutic MOBILE MassageMichelle's Pro-Therapeutic MOBILE Massage
Jeff G.
One of the best massages ever !! Would definitely recommend
Bodywork by AndreaBodywork by Andrea
David S.
It was a very relaxing massage. I will see her again.
Zen TouchZen Touch
Prasad T.
Tiffany was outstanding. The best massage you can get. Before massage I had lot of stiffness and Tiffany's marvelous touch and techniques In 90 min massage helped me calm my stress and removed stiffness completely. Tiffany was punctual and used the entire 90 minutes productively. Thank you Tiffany and I wish you great success in your independent business. PT
Tiffany's touch therapeutic massageTiffany's touch therapeutic massage
Nashea T.
I booked Stephanie for a girls weekend and she was excellent. My girlfriend travels a lot for work and gets massages frequently. She said it was the BEST massage she has ever received. I’m certainly booking her again in the near future.
Oasis Mobile MassageOasis Mobile Massage
Michael H.
He gave my wife a great massage. He was friendly and knew what he was doing.
Royalistic touchRoyalistic touch
Amy C.
Best massage my wife has ever had! Gary was there on time even after I changed the time only 45 minutes prior to the original appointment! He was professional, courteous, prompt, efficient and provided the best massage- listened and paid attention to the problem areas! Will definitely book again!
Gary Watson Mobile MassageGary Watson Mobile Massage
Elfriede G.
Sebastian was very responsive when I needed a massage. He was very professional and punctual. He listened to my request. He is 5 star and I would highly recommend him.
Sebastian’s MassageSebastian’s Massage
Tara A.
Amazing is all I can say!! She had her hands full with my many many knots and addressed them all - very painful, but she knew how to get in there and get them to release!! Best way I can describe how the massage felt was how a mixer spins and you get those nice waves and peaks forming in the dough......that was how her fingers felt - creating those peaks and waves. Hands down best massage EVER!!!
Balenchino MassageBalenchino Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Exceptional!! Best and most helpful massage I have had since I moved to AZ 3 months ago! I found my therapist😎👍 looking forward to my next appointment.
Healing InsightHealing Insight
Marty M.
Sebastian gives an amazing massage! He is really focused with his hands and has a rhythmic style all his own that leaves you feeling really good and forgetting why you came!
Sebastian’s MassageSebastian’s Massage
Jackie p.
Sherry was great! Her deep tissue massage really loosened up my shoulder. She showed she cared & really wanted to ease my pain which I appreciated. Highly recommend
Tranquility MassageTranquility Massage
Trish N.
Chad was punctual, professional and listened to what I was telling him. For a first session and just getting to know my body he gave a wonderful massage. I am a therapist myself and I will be booking with him again and that in itself is a great review.
Royalistic touchRoyalistic touch
Tom s.
One of if not the best massages I have ever had... She focused on key areas that helped me recover from my Mt. Humphrey’s hike yesterday. Amazing, professional, and can’t wait to book again next time I am town.
Oasis Mobile MassageOasis Mobile Massage
Kevin w.
Rhonda was great! Very positive with her communication and scheduling. The massage work was also really good! She identified a couple of problematic areas, offered some extra stretching for those and made a couple of recommendations. She's friendly and personable - felt very comfortable with her. K
Balance Massage and WellnessBalance Massage and Wellness
Cathryn M.
Truly the best massage I have ever had! Great spirit and energy! Ultimate professional who obviously knows her stuff! Very grateful to have service in my own home on my birthday! Can’t wait to book again! Health and happiness to you!
Zen TouchZen Touch
Eric G.
Wally Was supposed to be a last second massage for me an my partner because we couldn’t get in anywhere else same day BUT he blew us away with his work :)! We have been seeing him on a weekly basis now because we enjoy it so much. I highly highly recommend you hire him to be your full time massage therapist you will not be disappointed. He is actually helping me overcome my chronic tennis elbow injury and that is the most important factor for me so I am very greatful and excited to continue to work with him :)! He has helped my partner overcome her back and neck pain which is completely gone sense she’s been seeing Wally we’re both very happy with his service
Darnell Muscle TherapyDarnell Muscle Therapy
Kyle M.
Holy dear god! So we went through all the therapists here and narrowed it down to two that we thought we would like. Of the two she was able to come on Christmas. Luck of the draw because she literally made our day! I needed a massage to help with my injury from Iraq that has caused me so many problems my whole back and neck hurt. My wife was just having a hard time with the holidays. I went first and she was just magical. She was able to get deep and release so much scar tissue. It was the first time i could bend my arm straight i. Over a year. My wife was equally pleased with her massage. We are signing up for her packages because I DO NOT want to go back to feeling the way I did. I can’t recommend her enough
Balenchino MassageBalenchino Massage
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