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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

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 Oro Valley massage therapists
William P.
Awesome massage!
Alex Zauner Massage - Chisago CityAlex Zauner Massage - Chisago City
Sharif G.
Goid massage
Archer Bodyworks LLCArcher Bodyworks LLC
Christina K.
Excellent massage.
Nirvana MassageNirvana Massage
Denise G.
She was amazing. She made first time massage receivers feel relaxed. She massaged 6 people and did a wonderful job for everyone. They all loved her demeanor and her professionalism and the massage.
Integrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn MarieIntegrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn Marie
Alberto C.
It was the best massage I have ever received! Alex is thorough and his massage is amazing! I melted in his hands.
Alex Zauner Massage - Chisago CityAlex Zauner Massage - Chisago City
Bryan L.
She was wonderful, but after second massage she decided to not take any massage appointments on the NW end of town. Unfortunate
Maia Lee, LMTMaia Lee, LMT
James C.
Comfortable quiet location and an excellent massage! If you’re looking for a great massage go ahead and treat yourself.. you deserve it! James C
Therapeutic Massage SolutionsTherapeutic Massage Solutions
Alex R.
One of the best massages ever :)
Satellites MassageSatellites Massage
Bebe B.
She’s a wonderful massage therapist!
Integrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn MarieIntegrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn Marie
Padraic M.
Great massage. Will schedule again.
Malone Massage TherapyMalone Massage Therapy
Mohamed C.
Great massage great person
Nirvana MassageNirvana Massage
Jesse T.
A great massage with an excellent therapist
Nirvana MassageNirvana Massage
Jon T.
The best massage I’ve had!!!
Archer Bodyworks LLCArcher Bodyworks LLC
David R.
I am a semi regular recipient of massage therapy. This was possibly the best massage I have ever received. Outstanding deep tissue work!!
Nirvana MassageNirvana Massage
Rob R.
Wonderful experience, was available same-day, very professional massage, extremely comprehensive massage (90 minute deep tissue), fantastic experience - will book again!
Sonoran Mobile Massage and BodyworkSonoran Mobile Massage and Bodywork
Greg b.
Great person giving a great massage.
Integrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn MarieIntegrative Healing & Yoga with Dawn Marie
Paul G.
Very nice massage, very healing.
Maia Lee, LMTMaia Lee, LMT
Michael J.
It was a Great Massage ! I will be back. Thanks Michael
Alex Zauner Massage - Chisago CityAlex Zauner Massage - Chisago City
John K.
Bobbi was excellent. One of the best massages I’ve had in a long time, and I have one every month (for 30 years). Expert massage therapist, and an absolute professional.
Nirvana MassageNirvana Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent massage by a true professional. Dennis M
Alex Zauner Massage - Chisago CityAlex Zauner Massage - Chisago City
Tony L.
You won't be disappointed if deep tissue massage is what you are looking for. Beth gives a great deep tissue massage to break up scar tissue and release muscle spasms.
Beth's Massage Clinic Since 1995Beth's Massage Clinic Since 1995
Natasha B.
I bought a birthday massage for my Grandmother, she loved it. She said Maia gave her the best massage she's ever had. Thank you for making her day.
Maia Lee, LMTMaia Lee, LMT
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome massage, I claimed I preferred a male for their strength, Beth gives a very deep massage I was impressed! She has a great personality as well. Thank you Beth
Beth's Massage Clinic Since 1995Beth's Massage Clinic Since 1995
Don B.
Contacted Charlie concerning a massage for my wife. Charlie showed up right on time and was very professional. Wife said that Charlie had her at ease and provided a great massage experience. she was totally relaxed for the remainder of the day and slept like a baby. We would highly recommend Charlie and will be contacting him again for her next massage.
Malone Massage TherapyMalone Massage Therapy
Peter N.
Really good massage with strong hands. Very professional and clean.
Sonoran Mobile Massage and BodyworkSonoran Mobile Massage and Bodywork
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