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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 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 Redding massage therapists
Jennifer J.
The massage I received at Naree massage and Spa was the best I’ve ever had and I get a massage every 3 months. I slept better than I had in weeks after my massage! She stretched my whole body and though I came in with pain, I now feel so much better. 🤗
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
Michael T.
By far the best massage I’ve found in Redding. The owner/operator Sapha is very well-trained, stating she was trained here in the US and in Thailand in massage techniques. As someone who has received massages in Thailand, I can attest to the fact that her skills match and exceed what I experienced there. I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional and amazing massage, to give Naree Massage a chance. I plan on becoming a repeat customer whenever possible!
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
Santana C.
Amber is great! I got a great massage for a great price, and will be returning soon!
Health N BalanceHealth N Balance
Shirley M.
Ranks as one of the best massages I've Experienced and that is many over Many years. Shirley M
Health N BalanceHealth N Balance
Matthew C.
Excellent massage techniques that have helped me with mobility and back pain. Very professional and caring therapist!
Full BloomFull Bloom
Andrew C.
I have not experienced a Thai massage like the one I had, since leaving Thailand. Sapha was very good, listened to my needs & was constantly making sure that the massage she was providing, was what I was looking for. She did a wonderful job & provided me the relief that I needed. Afterward, my 2 1/2 hour drive to Vacaville was a pleasure. I Highly recommend using her services & if you have never had a Thai massage before...Get one!!! Andy
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
Shane G.
So so so very good. I didn’t have expectations coming in other than to have a good experience but having had a few Thai massages in my day this was by far the best and most thorough. Super attentive and actually focused on my problem areas. Good stretching and body manipulation at the end. I opted for a 120 min massage and every minute was awesome
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
Patrick C.
Great massage and experience with Savannah. She was very careful around my right knee, which was just replaced. I would recommend her and will hire her again.
Mobile Massage by SavannahMobile Massage by Savannah
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing massage therapist very professional focused on addressing my problem areas very friendly and very helpful and very knowledgeable very understanding I will return if able as soon as possible
Health N BalanceHealth N Balance
Chelsie C.
Sapha is excellent! She responded quickly and I got in the next morning. I have had a lot of shoulder issues lately and she explained everything to me and really worked my shoulders, releasing the tension and knots I had. Best massage ever!
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
ARMANDO T.
Been experiencing over past 4 years discomforts on joints, muscle cramp, stiffness of body, back, leggs due to a neurological disorder affecting my body joints, muscles.. Sapha my therapist shared throughout session what areas of body tissue where being affected by other body areas. Gradually massaged into deeper and deeper pressure asking me how does it feel to assure I'm ok with added pressure. Know few days still after my body massage, have not felt so relaxed and free from tension, tightness of body. Will highly recommend, I've found my God send therapist ☺
Naree Massage & SpaNaree Massage & Spa
Joe G.
Such a peaceful and cozy place! The decor is really calming. Feels like you can shut turn the volume down on the world here. This therapist is really good at targeting muscle groups and trouble spots. She listens to you and changes up the massage as needed. You end up feeling spoiled and taken care of!
Divine BlissDivine Bliss
Pamalin P.
David does deep tissue, really Gages his pressure well. He's very respectful and loyal to his wife so women don't have to worrie about gender with him. ( good to know) I would definitly call on him again.. wonderful massage. Just let him know if you want conversation or not and he will respect that. I real picky and he's one of the best I know of in Redding... I am very greatful to have experienced his treatment, peaceful and nurturing 💜
Massage By David NewsomeMassage By David Newsome
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