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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.

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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

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 North Hollywood massage therapists
Fabian R.
Mam is a great massage therapist. Friendly, punctual, and communicative. I get massages fairly regularly and this has been one of the most relaxing massages I’ve received. She even incorporated some Thai massage techniques which is a nice touch. Definitely recommend 🙏🏽
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Javier G.
Great massage highly recommend 👌
Bliss MassagesBliss Massages
Tierra D.
The best massage I’ve had so far!
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Kiana N.
This was the best massage! Tiffany was thorough and gave a great experience!
Organic massageOrganic massage
Blanca B.
Me and my husband loved getting massages pre-covid and this was so much better than going to a massage place. He was so professional, made us feel comfortable and that he had taken the steps necessary for sanitation due to covid. Most importantly he is so knowledgeable and diverse for difficult massage styles. Highly recommend him!
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Jonathan c.
all around solid massage and would hire again soon.
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Jonathan c.
all around good massage and would hire him again.
Holistically UnrestrictedHolistically Unrestricted
Jonathan c.
great massage all around. good technique and pressure. will book again.
Massage by SunchaiMassage by Sunchai
Jonathan c.
will be booking again soon. constant precise pressure throughout the massage with sound technique.
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Jalisa B.
When I say Kirk is the best he is the BESTT I wish I could give 10stars. His customer service is so good I canceled someone else for him. He was attentive, friendly, and considerate. The massage itself was nothing short of AMAZING. He really knows how to massage well. Probably the best massage I’ve ever gotten for sure. Will be using his services as often as I can.
Healing ArtisanHealing Artisan
Ari A.
Ami was amazing. She was on time. Super professional and gave a great massage will def be hiring again
Spa HausSpa Haus
Mike B.
Such a pro. I surprised my wife with a massage and she had a 10 out of 10 experience. Thank you for everything!
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Glenn P.
I was a massage therapist for years, so I certainly know and can appreciate the power of a great touch. Taylor not only knew how to navigate the body and find the spots that needed the most attention, she communicated as she applied pressure to assure a comfortable yet completely therapeutic massage. Looking forward to my next one with her.
Taylor’s MassageTaylor’s Massage
Chris L.
Max is a highly skilled massage therapist who's also very personable and attentive to his client's needs and comfort. I strongly recommend booking him.
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Jalisa B.
Eddie gave me the best massage I’ve ever had. I’ve been having extreme back pain from working from home and it was like he knew exactly where to work out the kinks. He was amazing and skilled. I felt lucky to have found him. His set up is very clean, sturdy, and comfortable. He’s now my go to massage therapist!
Body Works MassageBody Works Massage
Briyit B.
Asatur was amazing, I contracted him to give a post surgery massage for my mom and she loved it. He was very professional and knew what he was doing.
Asatur Gyurjyan, CMTAsatur Gyurjyan, CMT
Thumbtack Customer
Had a delicious and relaxing massage. Allen was able to gently stretch out my tight shoulders. He is very professional and highly skilled. I would definitely recommend him!
Fusion WellnessFusion Wellness
Nicolas B.
This was just what we needed! Yael is very knowledgeable and invested in helping her clients. The massage was great and we got a lot of useful tips for everyday care. Woulda definitely hire again.
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Karla A.
I am so glad i came across Yuri Massage Services. She targets therapy to the root of the pain/discomfort area and there's immediate notable results. I highly recommend her work.
Yur Massage TherapistYur Massage Therapist
Marla D.
Monique has an incredible aura about her. My husband said she gave him "the best massage I have ever had." She is knowledgeable, caring, thorough and a pleasure to be around. Highly recommend!
Planet Mode WellnessPlanet Mode Wellness
Marcelo m.
Sarah provides an incredible massage. Make an appointment with her is simple and I saw her at a safe and clean incall in West Hollywood with easy parking. I would definitely see her again. Thank you Sarah!
Sarah's healing artsSarah's healing arts
Avi B.
If I could do 10 stars I’ll definitely was doing it. Jose is so nice and patient. The massage was one of the best I have. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely will call him again! Price is also fair.
Golden Lotuses - Holistic Mobile MassageGolden Lotuses - Holistic Mobile Massage
Anthony B.
I was nervous about having a massage during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it had been over a year and I was long overdue. I'm so glad I did! From the very beginning, she was immediately responsive, answering all of my questions quickly and professionally. She came to my office and gave a terrific massage - I never felt for a moment that I was in anything but good hands. She gave me a few tips to keep my muscles fresh and limber in the future, and just gave great value, top to bottom. Will absolutely use her again. Thank you!
Bliss MassagesBliss Massages
Tiana V.
Alicia is great. She treats my husband and I every 2 weeks now. Her massages are hands down the best! She has improved our back pains! She is easy to schedule and work with and she is professional. Thank you Alicia!
Healing Hands Mobile massageHealing Hands Mobile massage
Julianna K.
Yael was a great healer for my boyfriend and I . We have been well overdue for bodywork and she went above and beyond by also educating us on ways to stretch and maintain good habits for spine and body health . I woke up in a lot of pain from carrying around my 6 month daughter and after her massage I felt a world of difference . Don’t hesitate to book her she’s awesome !!
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
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