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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

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 Rancho Cucamonga massage therapists
Michael T.
I was well pleased with the massage I received. It was a very great experience from a great massage therapist.
Bodyworks By AliciaBodyworks By Alicia
Turquoise M.
My husband and i really enjoyed our massages today.. we will be getting a massage once a week.. prices are very reasonable
Anthony C.
I had a massage on Wednesday, with Dylan he knew what he was doing, during the massage he could feel where my body really need extra attention. Will be going once a month.. looking forward to my next massage.
Dylan James MassageDylan James Massage
Darrell N.
Thank you for a great massage
Bodyworks By AliciaBodyworks By Alicia
Mark m.
Recently tweaked my calf region left leg. Contracted with Sarah for a specific deep massage on this region + overall massage ...AWESOME! 5 + STARS
Sarahtonin Mobile Massage TherapySarahtonin Mobile Massage Therapy
Shalan T.
Thank you Beth for a great massage!
Valley Massage & Therapeutic BodyworkValley Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork
Jeff R.
The massage was excellent! Kaitlyn did an amazing job. We had 3 family members get a massage and all were very pleased with the results. Highly recommend!
Stephanie C.
Was very knowledgeable about massaging and her craft
Valley Massage & Therapeutic BodyworkValley Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork
Shane b.
Massage was great felt like a new person after
Mobile Home Massage By NancyMobile Home Massage By Nancy
Lisa S.
Great choice for a massage! I will for sure call her again!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Amber was very professional and showed up promptly. She is an outstanding massage therapist and she knows how to work out the problem areas you are having. I would highly recommend her to anyone needed a professional massage!
Amber JawaskiAmber Jawaski
Michael D.
Must hire! My wife was very pleased with the massage and looks forward to additional massages. Katie was very professional and we were lucky to find her. I was bit apprehensive to hire someone outside the Yelp universe, but glad I did. You won’t be disappointed.
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
Sena S.
Great experience getting a massage at home. Very professional, friendly, and really good at his job!
Massage and Energy Work by JamesMassage and Energy Work by James
Wally s.
Bliss was very professional. I wasn’t able to get a massage but she communicated very well and was patient.
The Bliss ExperienceThe Bliss Experience
Martin V.
Kaitlyn is an excellent massage therapist. From the moment I contacted she was very responsive and answered all my questions. She was very professional and arrived before our scheduled time. I felt amazing after her massage. I will definitely be using her on a regular basis.
Natasha P.
Jovi is very knowledgeable in the field of healing the body and muscle recovery by massage therapy. The process he uses to release tension at the surface level, prior to beginning any hand work, is exceptional. I literally felt like I melted into the table. From the time he started until the very end, there was a very noticeable difference in stiffness and tightness I felt prior to his services. He shares his knowledge throughout the massage for you to get a better understanding. Also, the breathing techniques he constantly reminds you of throughout the massage also helped move out the knots in a comforting way. Great deep tissue massage that I will definitely be utilizing again!
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Alex G.
Linda was professional and friend. Massage was awesome, she hit all the tension spots. Will hire her again soon.
Jasmin L.
Very knowledgeable, also can’t beat getting a chiropractor and a massage. A value that is better than ever! Will definitely be working with Ranj again
BODY BY JAAF with Dr. Ranj Jaaf DCBODY BY JAAF with Dr. Ranj Jaaf DC
Christine B.
Really offered a great massage targeting the areas that areas which were bothersome to me. Offered strategies to help me at hope to further help these areas.
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Alicia A.
This was by far the most AMAZING massage I’ve had in a while. Kaitlyn was punctual and professional. She asked the right questions and tailored the massage to my particular needs and areas of concern. She brings everything she needs in order to give you the true spa experience (music included). The best part was that I didn’t have to drive home afterwards. I’ll definitely be using her services again!
Richard M.
Booked a pregnancy massage for the wife with ease and promptness. Therapist should up on time and was completely professional with a mask on. Wife knocked out right after, thank you.
The Bliss ExperienceThe Bliss Experience
Darrell N.
One amazing Human Being and it shows in her massage 10 out of 10 Pain was all over my neck and back she left and it was gone thank you for your time and energy
Fanni B.
I received one of the best massages I’ve ever had. She’s profesional , and extremely knowledgeable in the human body. She new what part of my body needed most work. I’ll definitely be calling her again.
Valley Massage & Therapeutic BodyworkValley Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork
Stacy C.
Beth was very professional and wonderful. She gave my husband and I massages that were specific to our needs. She made sure everything she used was clean and that we felt comfortable. I would definitely use her again and again.
Valley Massage & Therapeutic BodyworkValley Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork
Jaqueline R.
My experience was one of the most meditating relaxing massages i have ever experienced in my Life.He is very good with his hands.He is very down to earth and makes sure I feel Comfortable.He is the Best ever.I will soon be scheduling an appointment with him.
Beachside massage therapyBeachside massage therapy
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