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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.

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 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.

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.

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 Oxnard massage therapists
Josue m.
Amazing massage
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Dan H.
Excellent massage!
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John M.
Amazing massage technique!
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Sarah H.
Fantastic massage, I will be seeing him again!
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Denise P.
One of the best massages ever! After being in pain and having lots of stress for quite sometime, Yael provided me with great advice for stretching exercises and an incredibly relaxing and soothing deep tissue massage!
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Luis H.
Dave was excellent! Thank you for your excellent massage! We appreciate it!
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Welfred D.
Great massage. Just what I needed. Would highly recommend. Responded quickly and show up on time.
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JoAnne L.
This is the second time Yael has come to our neighborhood. She is an exceptional massage therapist and also very knowledgeable in natural healing. She massaged 3 of my neighbors; one experiencing some emotional trials, and another with back problems. They all felt relaxed, relieved, and pain free. Thank you Yael! We will call again!
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Joshua W.
This was the perfect massage. I want to say a million great things but I don’t have the space. She took her time to focus on all the areas that she could tell were bothering me. Very attentive, with the perfect strength. I got a 90 minute massage and wanted much longer, she just brings amazing energy.
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Karla M.
I was lucky enough to book Lehmont last minute as a gift for my friend’s birthday as well as a prenatal massage for myself. I had been having so many issues with my back and hips due to baby growing and once Lehmont’s magical hands began working on my painful areas....all of my pain slowly started melting away. The massage was relaxing yet therapeutic. His energy is contagious and you feel at peace. I will definitely be contacting him again once baby is born for a deep tissue massage because momma is going to be needing it.
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Stephanie L.
Elena was such a delightful person. She was very professional and it felt like she really cared about addressing your concerns. I would definitely book Elena for another massage!
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Tanner R.
Yael was absolutely great, and we can wait to book our next appointment. My boyfriend is currently in the middle of a fire academy, and has been experiencing muscle and back pain that we needed to remedy quickly on his one night off a week. Yael was very kind, flexible, and worked with our limited schedule. She was kind enough to teach us several helpful stretches to relieve pain, and was very conscientious of what areas needed work. My boyfriend said the massage was very relaxing and helped him feel better for his next shift. I can’t wait to book my massage with Yael, and my bf is excited for his next massage as well. Thank you Yael!
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Becky B.
Yael was great! Set up quickly and then, before starting the massages, asked about our problem areas and gave stretching/movement advice for us. It was a lovely treat to have her.
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Paul S.
Yael modified her schedule to fit me into her schedule and fix my sore back! I really appreciated that she did that. She also provided me an excellent massage.
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Yevtte D.
Yael responded so quickly. She is keen to share her knowledge of the body and maximizing your massage experience, her set up was very comfortable and she even brought music.
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Bella M.
Yael was amazing. The massage was excellent. She is very skilled as a masseuse and made all my pain almost disappear. She is also very knowledgeable and gave me tips and hints about stretching.
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Toni M.
Yael was prepared with all the necessities for a great massage. She worked a little longer on my muscles that were really tight. She gave me some exercises to do on a daily basis to keep flexible. She’s fantastic!
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Ranim T.
Yael is truly one of the most remarkable and talented massage therapist I have come across. As a person struggling with intense back pain, she navigated my body intuitively and helped relieve so much pain and pressure. I was also pleasantly surprised when she introduced cuddling and lymphatic drainage throughout the session. As a holistic practitioner, I believe Yael is the full package due to her knowledge of the human body and her wonderful persona. Highly recommend!
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