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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 Napa massage therapists
Vincent A.
I was provided with one of the best massage experiences that I've ever received. The massage was focused on my specific needs and was excellent. I will definitely schedule another massage in the future.
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
Daniel G.
Great massage!
Massage ClinicMassage Clinic
Noel J.
Fantastic therapeutic and relaxing massage technique. One of the best, if not, the best massage I ever had. I highly recommend and I will surely put Anthony on top of my list when I need a massage in the area.
North Bay Massage ClinicNorth Bay Massage Clinic
Patti R.
Wonderful massage experience!
Napa Migraine ReliefNapa Migraine Relief
Lauren W.
Good communication and great massage!
Peaceful TouchPeaceful Touch
Andres T.
Amy was great to work with. She was very responsive and accommodating of our plans. The massage was a surprise for my wife and her friend and Amy was able to find another masseuse to do a couple’s massage. She was flexible as we couldn’t reveal the surprise until later and this was great! My wife and her friend loved the massage!!! Overall, excellent experience and I would recommend Amy to everyone!
Amy LiuAmy Liu
Ron T.
Fantastic massage, great work on my overtaxed shoulders and neck. Highly recommend!!!
528 Samadhi Healing Light528 Samadhi Healing Light
Shirin a.
Glenn was fantastic! Responded so quickly and was available last minute. Great massage!
Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMTGlenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT
Brittany A.
Amazing couples massage! Traveled up to our hotel in napa definitely booking again!!
Amy LiuAmy Liu
Lessia B.
I've had many decent massages over the years, but my massage with Jessica topped them all. While other massages helped me relax, Jessica's massage healed me too. After she worked her magic on my stiff neck, I could finally turn it to the left which has been impossible for years. Jess is superbly efficient and organized, warm and friendly, and informative beyond belief. You will love her great vibe and be eager (as I am!) for her return. I wish I could give her more than five stars. Jess is the best!
Mobile Massages by JessicaMobile Massages by Jessica
Wendell L.
Brightside Massage was absolutely amazing. Exceeded expectations and I’ve received countless massages over the years due to a sports injury. I was a bit leery of hiring someone through an app but once we got going I immediately knew I was in the best hands. You will NOT be disappointed.
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
Emily K.
Nella did a great job. Really worked on problem areas and did a great therapeutic massage. Was on time and very friendly.
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
Brett R.
My wife and I both had very pleasant massages from Nella. We will definitely be requesting her services again.
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
Aaryck E.
My wife and I appreciated and enjoyed Nela’s professionalism and talent. We highly recommend her services for anyone needing a high quality massage
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
Melinda F.
Lawrence was amazing! He arrived on time, was very professional but most of all gave myself and then two friends afterwards a fantastic massage. Will definitely book him again!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Ralonda C.
Glenn was absolutely AMAZING! He made sure I was comfortable from beginning to end. Very knowledgeable & just plain kind. My hot stone massage was absolutely fabulous! :)
Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMTGlenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT
Courtney S.
Amazing massage! Lawrence was on time, took necessary safety precautions, and most importantly this was one of the best deep tissue messages I’ve had (and I’ve had many)! So glad to have found Lawrence!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Elizabeth w.
Lawrence deep tissue technique was exactly what I was looking for. He knew what my body needed and where. He was punctual and very professional. I would refer him to a friend in need of a massage!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Stephen W.
I received a great massage, by a very talented, pride, and friendly therapist. I am glad I chose Alex. He showed great skill and presence. He was on time and had timely communications. Highly recommend.
Tailored BodyworkTailored Bodywork
Cynthia W.
He was the only provider who made himself available for a last min appointment. He responded quickly, and was very punctual. He's very professional, and has a warm & friendly demeanor. The massage was the absolute best deep tissue I've ever had. He is the best! I will definitely be repeating.
Blue Tiger WellnessBlue Tiger Wellness
Nancy A.
Nela is beyond the best!!! After our first session, I found much-needed relief from the chronic pain I've experienced since my right hip was replaced twice. Nela is not only a knowledgable masseuse but her background as a Physical Therapy assistant aids her beyond anyone I've ever entrusted as a massage therapist. I continue to experience improvement after each treatment and I will continue to welcome her valuable expertise.
Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)Brightside Massage (ask about CBD!)
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