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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.

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 Lake Elsinore massage therapists
Jessica G.
The massage helped me with my pain. I felt much better over the next few days after the massage.
Healing oils massagesHealing oils massages
Bob w.
I was truly amazed by the massage rendered by Clarence. He was very attentive to detail and meticulously performed the deep tissue massage. I definitely plan to go back for another massage. I highly recommend him. Bob
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Abria H.
One of the best massages I’ve had. Highly recommended.
The Art Of ChiThe Art Of Chi
Kevin D.
Very professional wife said best massage ever
GQ: MassageGQ: Massage
Kevin D.
Had Vernon do a massage for my wife for mother's day, she was so pleased with him. Did an amazing job. He is very professional and a great massage therapist besides a real pleasant person. Highly recommend.
Healing Arts by VernonHealing Arts by Vernon
Bob w.
I had an awesome massage by Joel. He was very attentive to problem areas but worked through them like a champ. I highly recommend him for your massage. You will greatly be please with his efforts. Bob
Joel’s therapeutic-touch mobile massageJoel’s therapeutic-touch mobile massage
Kevin D.
Had Matt do a massage for my wife. She was so pleased with the massage had perfect pressure and was very relaxed afterwards. Will definitely be having Matt back again. Would give more than 5 stars if I could.
South County MassageSouth County Massage
Richard G.
Ngozi was amazing. She was friendly, punctual, and had a masterful touch working through each and every knot. I received a sports massage and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend “Gogo”! I can’t wait for my next massage with her!!! Such a gem.
HealingHands mobile massageHealingHands mobile massage
Kevin D.
Hands down most incredible massage I have ever had. I highly recommend Ciera
Ciera Thomas Massage TherapistCiera Thomas Massage Therapist
Amber D.
You need to book Daniel! I hired Daniel to do a massage for my husband at our home for his birthday and my husband told me, "it was the best massage he had ever had!" Daniel was polite, respectful, punctual and quick to respond via messager. We will hire Daniel back again.
Beach City Massage and BodyworkBeach City Massage and Bodywork
Kevin D.
Got a massage by Jay. He was amazing, just the right amount of pressure and very attentive to your needs. Highly recommend
Soft Touch BodyworksSoft Touch Bodyworks
Cassie S.
Showed up on time, set up was quick, talked about my problem areas and she got right to work on them. I've had an awful chest pain for a mth that acupuncture and chiropractor could not fix. She massaged out what ever was causing the pulling on my back&I felt better almost immediately after we were done. Also focused on my injured ankle and worked on that leg, it feels alot better too. Hubby got a massage&he doesn't care for massages at all, but would happily see kianis again. Highly recommend.
The Art Of ChiThe Art Of Chi
Kevin M.
Even tho it was an intense deep tissue massage I desperately needed it was very relaxing. Thank you so much for accommodating our schedule and kids to make it happen. Looking forward to our next session!
Jillian McNally, CMTJillian McNally, CMT
Amber H.
Super easy to schedule, very responsive. Very friendly and a wonderful massage. Perfect pressure & very thoughtful about areas that needed more attention. She was also very clean, making sure that everything was sanitized & kept her mask on the whole time. Will definitely book again!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Carlee P.
I recently hired Katie for a Mother’s Day event I hosted at my job. I wanted to honor the amazing mothers I work alongside and Katie was the perfect therapist for the job. She was excellent at communicating every step of the way. The ladies (all 6 of us) loved our massages. Her energy was a big part of the experience. We plan on working together again on future events. Thank you for blessing us with your hands!
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
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