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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.

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.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

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.

Reviews for Redondo Beach massage therapists
Elijh W.
Very good massage.
Sensational Luxury Spa !Sensational Luxury Spa !
Crystal D.
I love getting massages and must say this was one of the best massages I’d ever received! I love how Max combines all massage types in one and focuses on your request. Thank you so much and god bless.
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Gina R.
Mam is a fantastic massage therapist. Having been cursed with a problem neck I have had many massages over the years. Mam listened and gave me what I wanted, which was a very deep tissue massage, and did it in a relaxing and most pleasant way, she even brought music with her. I've got my new massage therapist.
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Marcus M.
Great experience and the massage was so relaxing
Noe Noe Good ServicesNoe Noe Good Services
Sandy Q.
Excellent massage. Very professional. He was able to alleviate some of the pain in my lower back, hips and shoulder. I will definitely call Marcelo for another massage. A+++
Marcelo Casalino Massage therapistMarcelo Casalino Massage therapist
Liza O.
After months of not having a massage. It felt great receiving multiple therapies including Cupping myofascial release as well as deep tissue massage. Thank you so much Bob.
Sports injury centerSports injury center
Justin R.
Great massage. We will definitely use her again.
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Mindy W.
Fantastic massage! Can’t wait to book her again!!
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Lara B.
I have had 100s of massage in my life, in different countries and from different people. Therefore i know what is a good and bad massage. Mam was really good. She used the pressure that i wanted and worked beautifully on the areas that i told her about. She is very professional and i look forward to her massage again. I would recommend her 100%. Feels great to have someone that knows how to give a proper massage.
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Eric M.
My wife and I really enjoyed the massage! 👍👍👍
Spa HausSpa Haus
David T.
I often get a sports massage with stretching after long runs or rides. Kanya is surprisingly strong for a small lady and works wonders, whether that is with my recurring shoulder issue or a sore back after a long run. She is attentive and checks in to make sure the pressure is right and she is addressing any problem areas you may have. Whether you're looking for a sports massage to address issues or are in need of a Swedish massage after a long week, make sure you give Kanya Thai Massage a call. Simply one of the best massage therapists I have every used. Kanya is also always on time and impeccably clean with mask. Thanks Kanya!
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Shanice S.
My husband and I was so relaxed after this massage. Will be booking again.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Munish L.
Amazing massage. Mam was very intuitive and professional. I highly recommend her.
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Aaron S.
Mam was great and a super fast reply! Great for anyone looking for a massage on the fly
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Anoop S.
This was a great experience and very recommended. She was on time and professional. The massage itself was fantastic. Thanks so much!
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Doug H.
The best massage I have EVER had! Great job Max! Hope to see you soon!!
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Erick W.
My wife really enjoyed the massage and thought Barrett was a real pro compared to most masseuses she’s experienced
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Dan C.
I had an excellent massage with Bella. She is extremely skilled and applied a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue on specific areas of soreness I had from working out and hours in front of he computer. I felt so much better after the massage and for the days that followed. I will book again and I highly recommend.
Bela Professional MassageBela Professional Massage
Sean S.
Kanya, was great. Very professional, sanitary, and respects all covid protocol. Great massage, and experience. I will definitely be booking another appointment soon..
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Mindy W.
OMG!!! Best massage ever! She even was able to help me with my hip pain!! Thank you so much and I will be booking you again!!!
Model MassageModel Massage
Don K.
Lia was everything you want in a massage. I play golf and my old shoulders ache, she worked on both of them and I feel much better. I will be back.
Holistic Massage and Sound HealingHolistic Massage and Sound Healing
Don K.
Christine did a fantastic job finding the knots in my back and working them out. She has wonderful hands. I felt like I was floating when the massage was over.
Kim a.
Yael is amazing and extremely professional. She gave me the best massage and focused on my problem areas as well with expertise. Don’t hesitate! Book her now! You will be happy you did.
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Julia a.
Kanya was amazing! She gave me one of the best deep tissue massages I’ve ever had, honestly She took her time and knew exactly what needed to be worked on the most , she is super knowledgeable in what she does. She came very well prepared with soothing music fresh clean sheets and equipment. Shes super sweet and has hands of gold! Thank you for the best birthday massage ever Kanya, I will see you in 2 weeks 🤗
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Jeremy J.
I feel like a brand new man after the amazing deep tissue massage I received from KP! I’ve been experiencing aches and tension in my back, shoulders, and hamstrings from working out and working tons of shifts this past year as an RN. KP used the perfect amount of pressure to provide relief. My body feels great and moves with ease. I’ll definitely be scheduling another session. Don’t hesitate. Stop searching. Book a massage with KP. You’ll be glad you did!
The Massage GodThe Massage God
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