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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 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.

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.

Why is it called a Swedish massage?

Everyone loves Swedish massage. It’s soothing and relaxing and, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is proven to relieve pain. Swedish massage can also relieve symptoms associated with chronic illness, arthritis, depression and other ailments. The term Swedish massage is actually a massive mixup, according to Massage Magazine. The technique would be more aptly named classical massage, which it is often called. What we in the United States refer to as Swedish massage was actually invented by a Dutch physician named Johan Georg Mezger. Mezger systematized and gave French names to the five massage techniques used today in Swedish (or classic) massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. The confusion began when the techniques systematized by Mezger were attributed to Per Henrik Ling, the founder of the Swedish Movement System who had practiced his similar techniques in his gymnasium. In many parts of the world, Swedish massage is called classic massage, and most massage therapists will understand either term.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for Orange massage therapists
Willie M.
Great massage!!!!!!
Planet Mode WellnessPlanet Mode Wellness
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
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.
Planet Mode WellnessPlanet Mode Wellness
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
Brian Y.
Great massage. Listened to problem areas. Excellent technique, will book again.
Holistic Bodywork by LizHolistic Bodywork by Liz
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
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
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
Willie M.
Quinn provide her massage w/lots of enthusiasm. She really tried to give the troubled area relief from the pain. In my case, its my left hip which is bone-bone. She appears to be quite knowledgeable in different approaches/methods in providing a quality massage. I was very pleased.
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Matt was very accommodating. He came to my hotel room and gave me a good massage. His pressure and technique were good. I would hire him again.
Sweet Life Massage TherapySweet Life Massage Therapy
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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