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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 La Quinta massage therapists
Corey S.
Booked a massage for my girlfriend and they made it happen within a 3 hour timeframe with a a massage she LOVED. Punctual, efficient, great service, great massage! Thank you so much!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Morgan S.
Amazing in home massage. Lisa came to our home, she was punctual and professional. Great conversation and phenomenal massage.
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Thumbtack Customer
Quality massage would recommend
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Susan B.
Very nice, very flexible, great massages.
Chy MassageChy Massage
Mariani S.
Alex and his associate came to our rental house and gave massages to eight of us during our annual chick weekend. Good follow up on the appointment, congenial and great massages.
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Noreen D.
outstanding massage, absolutely professional, on time, excellent value
Chy MassageChy Massage
Karen B.
Great, would totally recommend if you're looking for a good, strong massage
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Lizz W.
Lisa was awesome! Great massage for an aching body. I will hire her again.
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Kristine D.
AHHHH-MAZING!!!!! We had scheduled a couples massage and couldn’t have asked for better people to show up. Massages were everything we needed and more. Thank you for sending such professional masseuses. We’ll definitely be calling again next time we’re in town.
Chy MassageChy Massage
Tricia H.
Alex was absolutely amazing! He came to our rental house in Palm Springs and did 4 back to back 90 minute massages. Everybody was so impressed and satisfied with their massage! Collectively we all thought he is one of the best masseuses we have had.
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Patty H.
I appreciated Alex’s ability to know that I my lower back needed to be stretched as well massaged
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Myra C.
Alex is a talented massage therapist. Extremely professional, punctual, and knowledgeable. I have been having neck pain for sometime now. Alex performed one of the deepest, therapeutic deep tissue massage so have ever experienced in the comfort of my patio, with warm sun and birds chirping. I feel so much better! Highly recommend!
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Stephanie C.
We had those lovely ladies come to our girls weekend and they made our massages by the pool so serene!! Wonderful experience!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Phyllis J.
She was very professional. Everyone was quite pleased with their massage. We definitely will work with her again on our next Palm Springs Ladies' Trip.
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Paola j.
Alex was Great, I like deep tissue and sports massages and ge was just what my body needed! I would totally recommend him!
Alex MassageAlex Massage
Cherie H.
Arrived early. Quick to setup. I enjoyed my massage. My husband wanted more pressure and told her. He said it still wasn’t enough.
Chy MassageChy Massage
Katie Y.
One of the best massages I have ever had (and I get a lot)! You can’t beat this quality with this price. It was an added bonus having them come to you!!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Jill B.
AMAZING! We loved, loved, loved our massage therapists, Fuli & Dre!! They made us feel so comfortable, were very professional and very friendly. I’m already booking another one in July!!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Lenielle S.
Clarence is very intuitive and paid special attention to specific knotted/tense areas. His massages served our group’s individual needs and everyone agreed, he’s the best. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Sara C.
Wow. I hired these ladies to come to our Air b&b in la Quinta for my bosses! We each got 90 min massages!! The ladies were INCREDIBLE! They made sure to meet all of our needs! I would HIGHLY recommend and will definitely hire them in the future!!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Ayn A.
Yesenia was amazing. We planned a family girls trip in La Quinta this summer and I wanted to have everyone experience a massage in the comfort of our AirBnB. This was probably the best idea I had in a long time and everyone appreciated Yesenia to the fullest. She was punctual, thoughtful and has a great touch. We'll definitely do it again when we return.
Chy MassageChy Massage
Meg V.
Huvafen was excellent! I felt incredibly relaxed after my session with her. This was a couples massage the day before our wedding. I'm very glad about the choice we made to use her services. She was fun to chat with as well as giving us time to wind down and drift off into sleep. She gave just the right about of pressure as well as a soothing experience.
Clarke B.
I booked massages for my grandma, mom, and I for my grandmas 86th birthday. Our masseuse Joyce was absolutely amazing. She was super professional, punctual, kind, and great at what she does. I almost fell asleep a couple of times because I was so relaxed. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. I will for sure rebook!! 10/10!
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