Find a neuromuscular therapist near Long Beach, CA

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Top 10 neuromuscular therapists near Long Beach, CA

5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Cedric arrived on time even though it was booked last minute. He had a professional setup and he listened to what I needed, which was massage therapy on my quads to help a recent injury. He made sure I was comfortable throughout and he did a good job on both legs. I absolutely recommend."

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 38 reviews
4.9
(38)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"Great neuromuscular massage. Steve definitely hit all the tight, painful places."

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"It was very good, I went to sleep, very good massage, very professional."

$100

estimated cost

4.7
from 19 reviews
4.7
(19)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a two hour session with Jillian and she has the best hands in the west. Had the best massage therapy and felt so much better afterwards. Highly recommend her service. Work Quality was outstanding and she was very responsive and punctual. Value - 5 Stars"

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jason is gifted. He understands light, shadow, line and movement. He sees art even in mundane settings. He is professional and honest. He directs well and makes you feel comfortable. He's able to frame finished images in his mind before he even clicks the camera. I don't know how he does that. Jason is incredibly talented, has a positive personality and a good man."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"As a new person to receiving a massage, Lee made me feel very comfortable upon entering his studio. The studio was actually quite nice and has a relaxing atmosphere. His soft spoken demeanor and his professionalism made the experience quite enjoyable. Once on the massage table, he knew the right technique to use to knead the tension out of my neck and shoulders. And using the right amount of pressure on my back was perfect. Once the massage was over, I was so relax, tensions spots were gone and I needed a nap. As a person new to receiving massages, I will most definitely use Lee again."

$80

estimated cost

4.0
from 10 reviews
4.0
(10)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Lee has been my massage therapist for a while now. He is always prompt, professional, and very good at targeting and releasing tension. I continue to use him for his value and outstanding results. "

$55

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"It was my first time trying “Reiki Body work”. I usually get massage but this was a unique experience. Pros: I kinda got the best of both worlds. Reiki and massage. My therapist was also a doctor!!!!! Very knowledgeable, and talented. Not pushy with products or selling things. Cons: I booked 1 hour session but took 90 min. No extra charge though, just got me behind in my schedule."

$70

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a physical therapy session with Chad and was impressed with his knowledge and strength. Not only did he help me physically, but explained things about the cause of my pain and what I could do to speed up the healing process."

$120

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Organic Escape is the best massage I've ever had. Felt SO relaxed afterwards. Luis is very kind and attentive. Beyond massage, Organic Escape offers neuromuscular therapy to heal injuries and conditions like carpal tunnel and TMJ. Luis does an excellent job educating you about how the body works and teaches you how to counteract the negative habits we form in our daily lives, such as "text neck.""

$89

estimated cost

Q & A

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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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