Find a muscle therapy practitioner near Novato, CA

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Top 10 Muscle Therapy Practitioners near Novato, CA

4.9
from 184 reviews
4.9
(184)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 430 hires on Thumbtack
"I had Jennifer give me a massage right after the Nike Women's marathon. It was THE BEST decision I made. I believe because of her great massage therapy I was able to recover more quickly from the event and not be as sore as I thought I would be. I prefer really firm massages and she was able to accommodate for that. I had other friends who were also massaged by her and I know they don't care to really firm pressure so it was great that she could accommodate all these different requests. "

$85

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 81 reviews
4.9
(81)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
"Dessi is very professional and clearly very knowledgeable about sports and injury related massage therapy. Highly recommended."

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Angel was great! She called me ahead of time to discuss my issues and what we’d be working on, so that we were able to begin the appointment as soon as I arrived. She worked deep in my muscles and got a lot of the kinks out and was very attentive to make sure I was drinking water, etc. Really appreciate the work!"

$70

estimated cost

4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I just had an Ashiatsu massage at Maya's Massage Therapy with Maya and it was amazing! I highly recommend this place. She was able to locate the tightness and pain and release it. As a person with chronic pain, I had great relief with this type of massage. She is intuitive and highly skilled as a massage therapist. I can't wait to book again. Thank you so much Maya!!"

$69

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"My back was achy and very stiff before my massage and after it was 100 percent better and I am still feeling the benefit after a week. Devorah is truly a healer. What a gem!"

$80

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan is a great massage therapist! I reached out to him because I was in a time crunch, and he arrived early and did a amazing job. He is very intuitive and made my lower back and neck feel much better and I felt like I had my own custom massage, so thank you very much Dan. He's awesome and very professional."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"I've had many massages by Patricia. She is wonderful! Adept at both deep massage or a more gentle application if that's preferred, she's sure to provide the therapy that's just right. She's a lovely person, good company and intuitive to the level of engagement that's desire. With much enthusiasm, I can highly recommend Patricia. "

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Rebecca Webb is my 'Go To' healer. Her gifted intuition, perspective and healing tools always leave me more balanced and spacious feeling. She's a gem. Love the new sound healing table! "

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Bridget is kind, responsive and provided everything I needed even when those needs changed. I would highly recommend her work. It was suggested by my physician that I get regular massages. I was hesitant because I wasn't really comfortable with the idea of someone I don't know touching me while I was in such a vulnerable state. I knew Bridget through Zumba and later found out about this other wonderful thing that she does. Initially we talked a lot about why I was coming to see her. She wanted to isolate where and what needed work. She did a fabulous job of what I needed most and that was helping to alleviate stress. As I started running again and training for distance races my needs changed from trying to manage stress to muscle recovery. As with every session, before we started she asked what was going on and what my needs were and tailored that session to help. Bridget is great at what she does."

$80

estimated cost

4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gary responded to our request within minutes during the holidays and went out of his way to provide both a sports and Swedish massage in our home. He listened to our pain points and made us feel super comfortable during the massages. He made booking a massage therapist incredibly easy and relaxing. I highly recommend Gary!"

$85

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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