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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
"We are Bakersfiels's only massage office specializing in massage, Reflexology and Reiki for women: prenatal, postpartum, wellness, headache and tension relief. Each massage includes a heating pad for the back, pain relief gel for trouble areas and concludes with a warm hand & foot cleanse."
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"Deborah Denio of Realign Fitness is an extremely competent and compassionate Physical Therapist who helped me rapidly recover from a severe back issue. Upon my recovery four years ago, she recommended that I begin a program of exercise and good eating habits. As a result, Deborah has also been my fitness trainer throughout this time. I initially lost over 30 lbs., gained muscle mass and tone, and have kept the weight off. I highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of Physical Therapy work, or as a general health and fitness trainer. I tell my friends that Deborah made my weight loss and general fitness improvements relatively effortless. She skillfully and cheerfully leads me through each workout session and I have fun in the process."
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  • 10 years in business
"The service was great I had a full back massage, it was aching for a while, then went to kara and now my back feels great no more pain. I would always recommend her to anyone."
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"Nicole is such a great massage therapist. I recently threw out my back. It was very painful to walk, sit, stand up. It was bad. Nicole massaged me, she relaxed my muscles and worked specifically on those that needed the extra work. I felt Really good after. Hand down, best massage I've gotten. Thanks Nicole "
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"She is great and tailored the massage to my needs."
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"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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  • 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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"Massage Therapy is a great way to increase circulation, relive tension, increase flexibility and improve overall wellness. "
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"I have almost 15+ years Massaging various Clients!"

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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

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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