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Top 10 Massage Therapists near Bakersfield, CA

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"I received my first massage this last Saturday. I was very pleased with Alfonso. From the time I scheduled, he was prompt and very friendly. The location was very easy to find. The atmosphere was very relaxing, clean and organized. The bed was very comfortable and clean. He is very professional and explained the different types of massages to fit my needs. He is very soft spoken making the entire visit relaxing and enjoyable. He made me very comfortably explaining everything he was doing ahead of time to make sure I was comfortable. I will definitely return and highly recommend Alfonso. He is one of the best massage therapist I have had in the last 20 years."
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  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Very professional"
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  • 7 years in business
"A premium quality experience. Chris genuinely listened to my concerns and tailored the massage therapy to achieve maximum relief. He genuinely loves his craft and imparts that through the massage. I left feeling relieved and relaxed, of course, but also detoxified and rejuvenated. I look forward to our weekly sessions. Highly recommended."
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"After going to so Many massage places i definitely recommend going to Nicole she is a great therapist i came in specifically for my low back pain seens i suffer from horrible sciatic pain in my right leg.she did a whole body massage that felt wonderful and and the end focus on my problem it was fenomenal highly recommend Nicole "
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  • 10 years in business
"Best massage I've ever had!!"
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I'm new to town and I've heard great things about Serenity Salon and was in need of some r&r I tried out Alina and i was so happy with the results. Very relaxing and professional. Thank you Alina!"
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"She is great and tailored the massage to my needs."
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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"IV been a cmt for 10 years specializing in deep tissue and Swedish massage"

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What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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