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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 Anaheim massage therapists
Christopher R.
Ivy is a very skilled massage therapist, she gave a great massage.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Yolanda G.
She is knowledgeable in many massage techniques. Best massage both my parents have ever had!
Massage by LizMassage by Liz
Hazel F.
Excellent massage therapist. One of the best massages I have had lately. Will definitely be regularly booking sessions with Cedric.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Chris M.
I hired Ivy for a massage for my wife and Ivy was great. My wife really enjoyed her massage and would hire Ivy again.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Tim S.
Great massage, good way to end a long week.
Serenity Massage OC & BodyworkSerenity Massage OC & Bodywork
Otis F.
My experience with Richard was very professional and comfortable, he's very in tune with my needs and is very knowledgeable about healing physical sports injuries. Richard massage is the best massage I've ever had and can't wait for future appointments.
sports massage/ relaxingsports massage/ relaxing
Rauve H.
Amazing! Very professional & the massage was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend her to anyone.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Jorge R.
Barret drove out to me and provided a high quality massage! Will definitely recommend her to anyone
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
For M.
punctuality was superb Joyce helped me feel completely at home and relaxed and the quality of her work and service is amazing! I definitely have found the best massage! It was so conveniently quick to set up and the quality of her service was amazing! Definitely setting up a surprise massage for my boyfriend!
HUVAFENHUVAFEN
Chard G.
Excellent massage. He was responsive to my level of comfort and adjusted when necessary. Very relaxing with positive energy.
Thai Masage By JimThai Masage By Jim
Kristin S.
Joyce was great! My husband and I decided to get massages at the house and she made everything very easy. She was super responsive via text, and even nicer when she got to us. The massage was everything we needed. I will definitely be using her services again! Thanks again, Joyce!!
HUVAFENHUVAFEN
Thumbtack Customer
90-minute Massage therapy with Clarence was an unforgettable experience. Clarence was very professional and arrived at my home on time to give me the best massage of my life! He had great technique and was very attentive. I can't wait for my second appointment with him. Outstanding service Highly recommend! If i cou
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Jared T.
Waited until massage time to cancel on me. Said location was against policy. Odd as she had the address in advance.
TiffanyTiffany
Johnnie O.
Tia responds very quickly. She was very professional and provided a quality massage. I would definitely recommend her.
Tia The Bodywork SpecialistTia The Bodywork Specialist
Christy H.
Ivy is a healer! The stretching combined with precise massage made me feel like a new person. My bet gets pretty beat up in my line of work, and to feel this good after only one session, it’s really amazing. Thank you Ivy for a great massage and I look forward to our next appointment soon!!
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Hazel F.
One of the best massages I have ever had. He was punctual, very attentive to ones needs and considerate regarding pressure. I have no hesitation in recommending him if you are looking for an excellent Massage Therapist. I am totally impressed by him and is my new go to Therapist. I have already rebooked him for my next appointment and many more to come.
Massage TherapyMassage Therapy
Heather S.
I’ve been looking for a massage therapist who does it right for the longest time now. Fernando was very professional, friendly, and gave a fantastic massage. He was very attentive and you can tell he cares about what he does. He wore a mask the entire time and even brought his own hand towel for after washing his hands. Would absolutely recommend.
Fernando Alves Massage TherapistFernando Alves Massage Therapist
Rick M.
Absolutely amazing! If you ever want to feel healed and destressed, hire Bela. There is no comparison to any massage you’ve ever had! She listens to your needs.
Bela Professional MassageBela Professional Massage
Roc W.
This therapist was very very patient with me, because of my pre-existing conditions. I would recommend this therapist to anyone who needs a great massage treatment
HUVAFENHUVAFEN
Andy F.
Very polite, punctual, and professional. Massage was amazing! I fell asleep during the majority of the session and did not want to it end, lol. Great service and will most likely book again!
Thai Masage By JimThai Masage By Jim
CARINA P.
First time using Unlockd Massage and I was very impressed. He was on time and very professional. He brought all the equipment and set up. Will definitely use him again.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Ray B.
By far the best massage I have ever had in my life. After 20 minutes I would have happily signed my life away just to continue!!
Massage by LizMassage by Liz
Sarah T.
Maggie did a wonderful job addressing my problem areas. Her technique really helped relieve the tension in my muscles. After the massage I felt relaxed and rejuvenated.
Elevate Touch LAElevate Touch LA
Kimberly C.
I came into unlocked with severe neck pain and almost no range of motion, Cedric was very knowledgeable and gave me an amazing massage that decreased the pain and increase the range of motion! He is amazing and I would highly recommend him!!
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Mikie R.
Z was fantastic. On time, very professional and you can easily tell she knows what she is doing. Hit all my problem areas and found more problem areas during. Hands down the best massage I've had.
Fly By Z (Zalina)Fly By Z (Zalina)
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