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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. 

Do massage therapists offer remote or virtual services?

Ask massage therapists near you about the possibility of remote services. You might come across profiles that state the therapist is offering remote services such as lessons and techniques you can do on your own, with a friend or with a partner.

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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for Huntington Beach massage therapists
Kathy H.
My massage therapist was very professional. The massage was wonderful. He has skilled and caring hands!
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Victor M.
excellent massage
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Samantha T.
Amazing massage!!
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Nana W.
Great Massage
Spa HausSpa Haus
De A.
Great massage listened to me when I explained where I was experiencing issues and focused the massage on those areas.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Gerald H.
Great massage and anew person for me to use. Looking forward to the next session. James did a great deep tissue massage.
Massage and Energy Work by JamesMassage and Energy Work by James
Chris L.
Brenda gave a wonderful massage that targeted connective tissue as well as large muscle groups. Expert and professional, this is one of the best massages I’ve had.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Philip L.
Great massage and would highly recommend.
Move BetterMove Better
Peter G.
Great Massage, would highly recommend
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Pam D.
Awesome massage, just what I needed!
Healing ArtisanHealing Artisan
Ahruhm H.
I had the best massage today! She was very punctual and responsible and more importantly her massage was gorgeous! My headache was gone! I will continue to use her service.
Spa HausSpa Haus
Colleen M.
I had my first massage with Cedric yesterday and it will definitely not be my last! I feel SO much better after my massage. I originally asked for a 60-minute massage, but halfway into the massage, I thought, "Wow, this guy is amazing!" So I asked if he could go for 90 minutes, which he accommodated. Cedric is extremely attentive, focused, skilled, and professional. He asked me what areas I wanted him to focus on and was very intuitive in knowing what types of massage techniques were best for my problem areas. Cedric also made me feel comfortable and is very friendly. He also was very accommodating in scheduling me the same day that I contacted him. I look forward to more massage sessions with Cedric!
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Genae M.
Absolutely wonderful! Went above and beyond with requests, was incredibly professional, and did amazing job! Seriously, best massage I've had in years. Happy customer and will be ordering again! Thank you for the great massage!
Rejuvenating TouchRejuvenating Touch
Brian B.
Great first massage, looking forward to the next one already.
Cassandra Martinez CMTCassandra Martinez CMT
Jason W.
Fantastic massage that left me feeling refreshed and revitalized. Found all the spots that needed work and some I didn’t even know needed work. Will definitely call again for my massage needs!
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Jason W.
An amazing massage that left me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The utmost professionalism in terms of care and communication mixed with the ease of booking and getting the massage was a pure delight. Highly recommended! Will be seeing Ivy again soon! Thanks!
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
John r.
Ivy provided me a wonderful massage this morning she is great at what she does and a pleasure to be around. Im already booked for my next massage! Thank you Ivy see you next week ☺
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Amir M.
I had a great experience with a friendly, clean and thorough massage therapist
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Deborah K.
Great massage therapist. Totally professional, friendly, and clear knowledge of anatomy.
Rejuvenating TouchRejuvenating Touch
Mark A.
We had a last minute request for a corporate massage and Vicki came 45 minutes later. She was very professional and did an excellent massage. Not to soft and not too hard and she found all of my knots. I would recommend this company.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
John P.
The best massage I have had in a long time definitely feel relaxed and refreshed
Jason W.
Amazing massage that left me feeling better, more relaxed and energized. Ami even found spots I didn’t know hurt and made them feel soothed and repaired. Will definitely reach out again for my future massage needs. Thank you!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Michelle L.
Amazing with people and my mom raved about her massage and the time Ivy took with hee.
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Sabrina M.
Ivan was very prompt and professional I had an amazing massage with a great price. Definitely will book again
Massage TherapyMassage Therapy
Larry C.
This lady knows her stuff. Very happy with the medical massage. My leg has not felt this good in years.
Tanesha Wilcox Massage TherapistTanesha Wilcox Massage Therapist
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