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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 Concord massage therapists
Kelly M.
Excellent massage!
San RafaelSan Rafael
Amy A.
Best massage ever!
Brightside MassageBrightside Massage
Amy A.
Very responsive. Good massage.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
James R.
Paid for a hour an a half. Not much of a massage.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Thumbtack Customer
The best massage ever! I was unsure about an at home massage, but was immediately put at ease. I'm definitely going to book regularly. My fibromyalgia felt so much better. Stephen is such a professional,and Checked on my comfort/needs during massage. Don't hesitate... Indulge yourself!
Capucio MassageCapucio Massage
Tim C.
Lisa came on time and was very professional. It was exactly what I needed at the moment! She is an awesome massage therapist & I recommend her highly to anyone looking for a quality massage
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Matt R.
Lisa was extremely professional and gave me a wonderful massage. She has a great combination of firm and relaxing massage style. I can't wait to book my next appointment with her.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Iris B.
Absolutely the best, can’t wait for the next massage appointment
Amy LiuAmy Liu
Ashleigh O.
Great massage! Maybe the best I've ever had! :)
Muscle MechanicMuscle Mechanic
Lynda B.
My husband loved his massage. He slept better that night then he has in a long time and said she did more for him in 90 min then years of Chiropractor appointments and other massages. We both highly recommend Nela.
Brightside MassageBrightside Massage
Karen S.
Had an amazing massage! My back and hips are feeling so much better.
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Taylour N.
My husband and I have been longing for a massage since pandemic, but didn't know if that was possible... Turns out it is! We booked back-to-back (no pun intended) deep tissue massages to be done in our backyard with Lawrence. Lawrence arrived on time and set up his table and music outside, we provided linens, and he took it from there. He was extremely safe and professional, plus he gave us both outstanding massages with just the right amount of pressure. Thank you!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Reina L.
Lisa was AMAZING. She showed up early...60 min. Massages vfor my mom and myself. My mother is elderly, disabled and very skeptical. Lisa made her feel at ease and it was her first massage in many years. We will be referring her often and requesting her services again!
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Brittany A.
Excellent massage! Shannon hit the spot, with the perfect amount of pressure. We will definitely be using her services again!
Shannon Kenoyer, CMTShannon Kenoyer, CMT
Cesar V.
Thank you for a great massage , very effective technique, and helpful , showed me some exercises to help relieve pain
Brightside MassageBrightside Massage
Randy T.
Lisa gives an amazing deep tissue massage. Very nice setting and atmosphere. I am looking forward to future appointments.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Victor S.
Great experience. Elisa communicated very well, she responded to all my inquiries in a timely manner. The massage was very good.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
Deanna H.
Lawrence was amazing! He was professional, very prompt, and replied quickly to my first time request for an at-home massage on the very same day! He really listened to what I was hoping for from getting a massage and he truly has a gift as a healer. Not only do I highly recommend him, I will most definitely be calling him again!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Kathy R.
She was amazing! The best massage I have ever had and I have had a lot. She has a great personality as well! 5 🌟 +++
Brightside MassageBrightside Massage
Evan p.
It was one of the most relaxing massages I’ve ever gotten. She used a nice combination of pressure where needed and light touch in others. I will be a returning client.
Restorative Flow Massage
Simone D.
Great communication. Showed up own time. Gave a FANTASTIC massage, asked questions and checked if pressure was too much or too little. I went for the 2 hour and was in heaven. Will be a repeat customer
Shannon Kenoyer, CMTShannon Kenoyer, CMT
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel provided massage services to our employees on site. Daniel is very professional and you can tell he knows what he is doing. Employees loved this benefit. Highly recommend him.
Daniel Lappin BA CMPDaniel Lappin BA CMP
Ashley P.
He made everything so easy. I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a massage. We set up an appointment the following day. Boyfriend enjoyed it and said his techniques were great. Highly recommend!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Anthony P.
Had a great experience with Alivia. She is a true professional and knows what she’s doing. I had back problems and she definitely made me feel much better. Prompt response and great massage. Looking forward to seeing her again!
Alivia MartinezAlivia Martinez
Laurie C.
Outside in my yard first thing in the morning. That's the only way to have a massage. Never wanna go back inside. Lisa is absolutely perfect she will do whatever you want. I have already referred her on to someone else.
LisaZtherapeuticMassageLisaZtherapeuticMassage
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