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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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 Orange massage therapists
Willie M.
Great massage!!!!!!
Canna CalmCanna Calm
Willie M.
Kamila provide a top-notched massage. After assessing the problem areas, she provided one of the best massages I have ever received. She has a great understanding as how to apply the correct pressure requested. The following day after her massage, I felt completed rejuvenated. Thanks Kamila for a great massage; I will definitely be seeking her services in the future.
Body and mindBody and mind
Kiara M.
Cedric is the best massage therapist ever. He knows what he's doing. He listens to you and adapts the massage. I'm definitely going back to him.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Willie M.
She provided a relaxing but a very quality massage. I will definitely seek her out for more massages. She did wonders with my hip. I was throughly satisfied.
Canna CalmCanna Calm
Mark S.
Really good massage. Very flexible on scheduling.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Chad F.
I would highly recommend Sand and Sea Spa for your massage needs. I reached out to schedule a massage for my wife as a birthday gift for her, Lily was very professional and responsive. She brought everything to our home to set up which was very convenient. My wife was beyond happy with her massage, Lily was able to provide some much needed relaxation and ease some trouble spots my wife had on her neck and back. We will definitely book massage services again!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Kiara M.
Ivan is a very nice professional and excellent massage therapist who knows his stuff! He is attentive, too. He gave me an awesome massage and I'll definitely go back! Highly recommend him!
Massage TherapyMassage Therapy
Brian Y.
Great massage. Listened to problem areas. Excellent technique, will book again.
Holistic Bodywork by LizHolistic Bodywork by Liz
Angela D.
Tommy is amazing. I booked a 90 minute massage and he was available the next day. My back has been in knots for weeks and he was able to loosen it up quite a bit. Definitely a legit massage therapist and you will not regret booking him.
Rejuvenating TouchRejuvenating Touch
Willie M.
I have be receiving massage fromLouise about three months. Each massage appears to be distinctively differently; but yet targeting the areas of concerns and areas you don’t realize is an isssue until she fix it. She has this amazing gift of making the whole body just feel relaxed. An amazing experience. I alway teasingly tell her to pack her ingredients she uses for her massages in a jar and pass it out to the other therapists. In my opinion, everyone deserves at least one massage from Louise. You will feel like a brand new person. She is absolutely heaven sent. Thanks Louise!!!!
Serenity Massage OC & BodyworkSerenity Massage OC & Bodywork
Sharon E.
Its much better to write a complete and full critic after a few massages. Kyle was very professional, on time, actually early, listened well. Asked questions, and explained where he was coming from and what he was going to do.His massage was relaxing and a good beginning.
Holistic Massage TherapyHolistic Massage Therapy
Kiara M.
Matt was amazing. He massaged me through my soreness and I came out fantastic!
South County MassageSouth County Massage
Sue A.
Barrett was every bit the professional, she showed up on time. She clearly is expert at her craft. She gave me the perfect massage to help my body heal and regenerate after major surgery. I'm looking forward to my follow up massage with Barrett.
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Kiara M.
He's an expert. Knowledgeable, great listener, super nice, ready on time, and responsive. You'd be crazy not to go with him for your massage.
Wellness with JordanWellness with Jordan
Dereck G.
I visited Ivy for a one hour massage. She is awesome at what she does. Experienced and is a joy to be around. Highly recommend!
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
John C.
Knowledgeable, professional massage therapy, done at our home. Understood what we needed and was compassionate in dealing with my husband's physical issues.
Vital Fitness, LLC - Mobile Fitness ServicesVital Fitness, LLC - Mobile Fitness Services
Jerry P.
Brooke not only gave a high quality massage, but her gentle, relaxing demeanor was 100% what I needed. I definitely will be going back.
Brooke Mitchell, CMTBrooke Mitchell, CMT
Willie M.
Ngoni was very professional and detailed with the guidance she received from me. She ensured my (trouble area) was throughly massaged to my satisfaction. She was punctual a quality I like. Based on the feedback I gave her, she made me feel brand new. What a great massage. I will definitely seek her services in the future. She has magic!!!!!
HealingHands mobile massageHealingHands mobile massage
Emma C.
I needed a trigger point massage and he really worked on those which provided me great relief. I will definitely be booking again in the future.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Jorge R.
Very nice personality, and also personalizes the massage to fit your needs! Definitely got my lower back pain out of the way. Would recommend
💗 Glow Massage 💗💗 Glow Massage 💗
Erin C.
Jason is amazing! My body has never felt so good and relaxed after a massage. I would recommend him to everyone!! Can’t wait for my next one 😄
Leef MassageLeef Massage
Ben E.
Bela is the best and very professional! She’s right on point and knows exactly how to loosen the tight muscles. She has a very nice personality as well. Overall, she’s the best you can ever get in town for your massage needs! Keep up the good work 👏 Bela!
Bela Professional MassageBela Professional Massage
Glenn S.
It is difficult to pick one area with Richard. However, since Professionalism should include work quality, responsiveness, and Punctuality. I picked Professionalism. His prices were great comparatively also. So what a value, you can't to wrong with Sports Massage. Oh, and his credentials or resume are impressive too.
sports massage/ relaxingsports massage/ relaxing
Willie M.
Katherine is really attentive to the trouble areas while providing balance to the other areas. The next I felt totally revived; as my hip which is my troubled area, felt better than it has in quite a while. I will definitely seek out her service again. Katherine, thanks for a awesome massage.
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
Willie M.
I have now have had a quite a few massages from Louise. As far-fetched as it may sounds, each session has it own validity. She seems to be unique in her understanding now only what you feel you need, but what your body tells her is required for that session. As long as she is available, I will continue to seek her services. Just try her and you wont be disappointed.
Serenity Massage OC & BodyworkSerenity Massage OC & Bodywork
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