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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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for Murrieta massage therapists
Manny G.
Bottom line, great massage.
J.H Therapeutic massageJ.H Therapeutic massage
Tanis A.
It was absolutely the best massage experience at home. She made it extremely special for us as a newlywed couples massage. I would highly recommend them!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Joseph L.
Thank you for the great Massage!!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Shamil G.
Hands down the best massage I've had.
Kristen Mary Hands on TherapyKristen Mary Hands on Therapy
Tasha S.
Maryann and Cari were both excellent. They provided 4 massages for us and everyone was very satisfied with their massages. Cari was exceptional working with my special needs niece. Highly recommend both and we can’t wait to have them back.
Your Aura OasisYour Aura Oasis
Brittany K.
I felt great after this massage :-) Products used were very nice.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Michael S.
Clarence provided absolutely the best, most thorough massage I’ve ever encountered. He tailored his service towards my needs. Is extremely personable, professional, and punctual. I intend on having him provide a monthly massage and can’t wait for my next session.
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Brian R.
OMG. I cannot say enough good things about Lisa! She gave both my wife and I amazing massages! I will say, as my personal experience goes, one of the BEST massages of my life! I've had massages all over the world at high-end hotel spas and Lisa blew them all out of the water! To have that type of quality rub in your own home is incredible! We will be recurring customers for times to come! Thank you, Lisa!
Massage A VuMassage A Vu
Jason M.
Stephanie was really great and quite wise with when it came to tips about my well being. It was a a wonderful massage.
Trauma-Informed Reiki and Massage HealingTrauma-Informed Reiki and Massage Healing
Mallory R.
This was a great experience! I would recommend a home massage from these lovely ladies to anyone. I will be booking again in the future.
Your Aura OasisYour Aura Oasis
Thumbtack Customer
My husband came home in a lot of pain from working out. We called Shirley and luckily she was available. She was professional, punctual and my husband felt much better and said the massage was great. We have had a ton of massages over the years and he was very happy with the service. It's my turn next!
Surely KneadedSurely Kneaded
Charles M.
Amazing relaxation massage. Looking forward to booking more sessions for my fiancé and I! Very kind and great communication. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Joe M.
I purchased a massage for my girlfriend who has been in a lot of pain for about 6 months. She has been getting massages and seeing a doctor for the pain but nothing has helped. I contacted Ocie to come over to give her a massage and I based it off his reviews. He was very professional, experienced and knowledgeable, he explained everything in detail. He had great technique, pressure and she already feels better than she was feeling in the past. We will definitely contact him again for future sessions. I highly recommend Ocie to anyone who is in pain. Thank You Ocie
Infinite HealingInfinite Healing
Jon W.
We are very happy with Hussle and Yoga flow. The therapist was prompt and had clear communication during scheduling. She arrived on time and was a pleasure to have in our home. The massage was 5 star. Thanks
Hustle and Yoga FlowHustle and Yoga Flow
Fred E.
Awesome massage experience! I’m seeing a chiropractor and receiving decompression treatments. My back is extremely tight and Bella was able to reduce all my inflammation and spasms. I will see her again next week.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Eva R.
Lisa did an outstanding job!!!! She targeted every area I was experiencing pain. I had the prenatal massage and I felt like a relaxed noodle by the time she was done. I took a two hour nap after!
Massage A VuMassage A Vu
Lillie M.
I have had lower back pain for sometime now and have not had any relief even after visiting my chiropractor and local masseuse. Will is definitely skilled at what he does, he provided one of the best massages I have ever gotten. Not only did he take my back pain away, he helped with my headaches. I would highly recommend Will.
Will Signature MassageWill Signature Massage
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