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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 Fontana massage therapists
Kristy E.
Wonderful massage
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
Nicole k.
Kirk is excellent at massage and knows what he needs to do to help relieve tension and stress or just relax tight muscles. He customizes the massage to each clients needs. He performed 3 massages at my house for myself and two others. Every person thought it was a great massage.
Healing ArtisanHealing Artisan
Justin G.
I used Tania's massage service for a suprise gift to my fiance. She had been to many massages and she said that she is the best! She is very communicative and was even able to schedule for me even in a short notice. Thanks again for the massage and will definitely do it again and will recommend her massage service to everyone!
touch, by Rebirthtouch, by Rebirth
Christopher S.
Very responsive. Requested as a massage for my girlfriend on Valentine's Day and received nothing but great feedback about the massage and professionalism.
Peter V.
Sarah provided a great massage.
Sarahtonin Mobile Massage TherapySarahtonin Mobile Massage Therapy
Rene S.
Best massage in a long time!
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Alexis W.
I got my mom a massage for her frozen shoulder, she is now able to move it again after just one massage from Ivy.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Sylvia M.
I loved my lymphatic massage. She was amazing
Bodyworks By AliciaBodyworks By Alicia
Surinder B.
Feeling very good nice massage I like it
Masters touchMasters touch
Jc H.
My fiancé loved her massage and will be using her again
Jeffrey M.
Joy, you were fantastic. Not only did you do back to back 90 min massages that were great. But you never lacked in your quality. Thank you! We would recommend you to anyone needing a massage.
Ursula S.
Awesome,incredible and exceptional is the way to describe Kia’s massages . We will definitely be having her come again.
The Art Of ChiThe Art Of Chi
Thumbtack Customer
Shonda, thank you so much for your prop response you are truly amazing !! You New exactly what parts of my body needed more attention the massage was fabulous!! I cannot thank you enough my headache went away immediately after the massage I was in so much pain my lower back shoulders and neck were hurting so bad I was literally in tears this morning. I am so happy I found such a professional massage therapist.. God Bless
Shonda P.Shonda P.
Luke H.
This was a great experience! Very responsive and excellent ability to sense what is going on with the body and tailor the massage to those needs.
Rescue MassageRescue Massage
Jesus Q.
Lourdes is a gem. Her depth of knowledge and experience in massage therapy was apparent when I first talked to her. This gave me confidence to book her for a 90 minute back to back massage for my wife and I. She came In a Sunday evening to accommodate us as we were first timers. I have lower back pain and prefer Thai massages but wanted to break the mold and see what she had to offer. Lourdes has great communication skills and constantly got feedback from me to gauge the state of my body’s range of motion and pain areas. I was a new client and she was formulating a therapy plan as she we was learning more about my body. After a few minutes of the “getting to know you”, she started applying pressure that was very purposeful and effective in specific areas of my body. After the massage, I learned that she combined both Shiatsu and Thai massage techniques to address my therapeutic needs. I provided her with my personal CBD lotion and pain cream which she used in the second half of my massage. I’m in my bedroom now typing up this review while my wife is getting her massage. I feel it’s the least I could do, for the well thought of and well executed massage therapy she provided. Thanks Lourdes! You’re a keeper. Thanks for the reasonable pricing structure. I didn’t think we could afford a home service but thanks to you, we are happy troopers. This experience was definitely worth it and more. See you in a few weeks!
Alicia R.
Steven did a great job explaining each phase and process of massage. Also, shared remedies on how to improve my issues with muscle tension.
Holistic Massage TherapyHolistic Massage Therapy
Moriah C.
Katie was great! Glad I could get a massage down in my home during this time. She was on time, nice, and very respectful and nice.
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
Robyn W.
Had a super effective in-house massage, better than going to the spa! Highly recommend Kaitlyn. She has great hands and wonderful energy.
Jeffrey M.
I wanted to say thank you and let everyone know Tanesha is worth every dollar spent. Attentive, professional and she takes great care of herself which reflects just how she can take care of your massage needs. All of her equipment was nice, she’s friendly and id recommend her to anyone’s massage needs. We look forward to hiring her again.
Tanesha Wilcox Massage TherapistTanesha Wilcox Massage Therapist
Larry R.
Wow, Jillian’s massage or point pressure was just on point for my areas of problem. Her skill just suits they type of massage i need. I just told her what problems i have and she just knew how to go about it with her technique. One of the best MT i tried so far. I feel like i needed more time because i got a lot of injuries/problems. Definitely will use her service again in the future. Thanks Jillian! =)
Jillian McNally, CMTJillian McNally, CMT
Natalie g.
Kaitlyn was beyond awesome, she was professional and gave me one of thee best massages I’ve had in a long while. She really focused on problem areas and was very detailed. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.
Jim D.
Our experience was outstanding! She was extremely nice, professional, very accommodating, she went above and beyond to cater to our needs and requests! She will definitely be our first choice anytime we need a massage and I highly recommend her!
Eugene B.
Joyce is very communicative and will respond to any questions that you may have up until the appointment. She is punctual and professional. She provided my wife with a relaxing swedish massage, leaving her feeling refreshed and recharged. I highly recommend her services.
Valentin V.
Had a great experience. Javi made us feel comfortable and did an amazing job. He is very knowledge and has excellent recommendations! He was very accommodating with my schedule. I woke up feeling such relief! Excellent choice, especially if your are new to massages! Definitely going back!
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Deborah B.
Joyce was excellent! We loved her professionalism, friendly attitude and she provided a great massage for my husband for his birthday. She created a very relaxing atmosphere by playing soothing music and we also added some scented candles as well and dimmed the lights. It was a great experience! We felt very comfortable with Joyce in our home and we will definitely use her services again. Thanks again Joyce!
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