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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 Burbank massage therapists
Sean Patrick M.
My wife loved her massage and the kids each got a 5 minute scalp massage that they loved.
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Cristina M.
Very professional, sweet, great massage!
Josh B.
Best massage I’ve ever had
The Bliss ExperienceThe Bliss Experience
Chelsea S.
Wonderful massage! I’ll definitely be booking again! I like a firm massage, so I usually hesitate to hire a female masseuse, but I was not disappointed at all! Really worked on my many knots! Thank you!!
Craig W.
Very good massage. He knows what he is doing for sure.
Bodywork by Pol BabiBodywork by Pol Babi
Taleen M.
She was absolutely amazing! I booked a massage for my sister and she told me that the experience was wonderful with Mam. She was punctual, professional, and gave a killer massage! So amazing and I highly recommend her services. Thank you!
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
John p.
Tiffany was wonderful. She was professional, punctual, friendly, and arrived well prepared with all necessary equipment. She was also able to customize the massage to exactly what we wanted. It was a great experience and we look forward to our next massage
Physical Therapy RitualsPhysical Therapy Rituals
Macey A.
Yael was excellent! My mom daughter and myself all enjoyed the massage and get completely relaxed. My mom had the hot stone massage and she really enjoyed it. We highly recommend yael. And she has a sweet gentle character which made you trust her immediately❤️
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Macey A.
Very happy with my massage. Ami was very sweet and pleasant personality. I will definitely use her again
Spa HausSpa Haus
Thumbtack Customer
Ashley was great! I had planned massages for my bestie and I for her birthday, and Ashley was able to come to our hotel room and give us the massages there. She got out the majority of the knots in my back with a 1 hr session! She was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend. Thanks Ashley!
Massage Poppy Mobile MassageMassage Poppy Mobile Massage
Kristina A.
I had an amazing experience, very professional job. Thank you I will definitely book more sessions with Tiffany Organic Massage
Organic massageOrganic massage
Jareena L.
He definitely lives up to “The Healing God!” Has some magic in those hands 🙌🏾Best massage I’ve ever had, book him now!
The Massage GodThe Massage God
Sofia T.
Great massage, it was much needed! Had a great time with Chris, he’s a professional and definitely knows what he’s doing! Book him having no doubts.
Mobile VIP MassageMobile VIP Massage
Emily R.
We loved our couples massage!! Booking was easy and simple, so all I had to do was wait for the day! Tiffany and her teammate brought everything they needed with them, and set up quickly, working within the confines of our tiny Burbank apartment. The massage itself? Spectacular. My husband noted all his trouble spots were hit and I nearly fell asleep because I was so relaxed. We definitely will be booking again in the future!
Organic massageOrganic massage
Christian M.
Yael did a great job and massaged three people in a row. She worked outside in the Burbank heat and did not complain once. She was great and I would gladly use her again in the future!
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Erica P.
Lily was absolutely wonderful. Very kind and very professional. It was almost as if you she knew my body in and out. Every place that hurt. Every place that was tight she touched. Everything about the massage to her and a person was perfect! I will have her come again and again.
Spa HausSpa Haus
Israel V.
Glad I got to hire KP for massage therapy — excellent communicator and easy to work with, from scheduling through post-session follow up. Brought a positive presence. He was intentional and assertive in his approach to bodywork. Dug into my tired muscles with strong hands to provide me with much needed relief. I’m grateful for the session. Would definitely hire him again!
The Massage GodThe Massage God
Kevin M.
Yael was tremendous. After years of struggling to get a diagnosis for various painful symptoms, I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and Yael was so knowledgeable on the condition. She made resource and product suggestions to educate myself further and find more comfort. She took time to teach me some stretches as well as other lifestyle suggestions. The massage itself was wonderful. She took her time with different trouble spots, all with a perfect touch that didn't exacerbate anything. I'm more relaxed than I've been in a long time, and I'm very much looking forward to hiring her again.
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
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