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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 Redwood City massage therapists
Kate M.
Best massage!!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Marc J.
Glenn provided a great massage at my location and came ready with all necessary supplies. He listened to my needs and checked in during the massage to make sure he was meeting them. I would highly recommend him for your massage needs.
Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMTGlenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT
Sergio S.
Was punctual, professional and the massage was amazing 🤩!!
Massage therapy by GiseleMassage therapy by Gisele
Craig R.
Amazing massage. Slept like a baby
Sacré Vous Mobile Massage by Shannon Kenoyer, LMTSacré Vous Mobile Massage by Shannon Kenoyer, LMT
Russell W.
Great service, value, and professionalism! I booked back-to-back 90-minute massage sessions for my wife and myself. We will definitely book Jasmine again for in-home massage.
Jasmine cosmeticJasmine cosmetic
Lisa M.
Vaughn did a fabulous job. Great deep pressure. He came to our school and did a chair massage for a few teachers and everyone enjoyed their massage. We all recommend him!
Healing Hands By VaughnHealing Hands By Vaughn
Patrick K.
Suzie has an incredible depth of knowledge regarding muscles and body mechanics. She identified problem areas and with a combination of massage and stretching techniques relieved all pain and tension! A fantastic massage session.
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
Patrick K.
So responsible. So Charming. Such a great massage. It was really wonderful
Massage By T-KayMassage By T-Kay
Brendan m.
Kate is an exceptional massage therapist! I highly recommend her!
K B MassageK B Massage
Ara P.
Great massage! Thought it was comparable to more expensive massages I’ve gotten in the past. I really appreciate Angel calling beforehand to ask about any injuries she should know about. Would definitely recommend!
Angel's Touch SFAngel's Touch SF
Douglas W.
Carly seamlessly blends different healing techniques throughout the session and stays connected during the massage.
Erich H.
This was one of the best massages I’ve received, Eddy hot all my pressure points and it was fantastic.
Eddy Massage & Body Work CMT.Eddy Massage & Body Work CMT.
Caroline G.
What a truly wonderful experience! The massage felt so relaxing and Galina thoroughly addressed all my problem areas, alleviating the pain and making my body and mind feel so much better. She is kind, generous, and gives a beautiful relaxing and healing massage. I highly recommend!
Celestial Healing MassageCelestial Healing Massage
Giovanna M.
The best massage I’ve ever had! Thank you for being so fun and give me the peace I needed it.
Heidi's Healing Hands...Mobile Massage serviceHeidi's Healing Hands...Mobile Massage service
Flor C.
Jasmine is really professional, she was punctual, and did an amazing job. I would recommend her and will contact her again for massages!
Jasmine cosmeticJasmine cosmetic
Wences C.
Lawrence is gifted. He did what two prior massage therapists before could no do and now I feel great.
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Dong Won A.
Li is super professional with her massage and facial! She is very passionate about her work so will do an awesome job for anyone
Jasmine cosmeticJasmine cosmetic
Kathy L.
Vaughn came for the first time yesterday and we've already booked our next appointment. He is a terrific massage therapist and very responsive to what you ask.
Healing Hands By VaughnHealing Hands By Vaughn
Laura D.
Lawrence made an appointment for me same day. Communication was excellent. He was very detailed to figure out the right pressure during massage. Overall a great experience I recommend!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Suzanne F.
The massage with Benjamin was very relaxing, there were no painful or “too intense” moments as sometime happens. His equipment from the bed to the lotions is high quality. And he came out on a Sunday on short notice!
Benjamin LimBenjamin Lim
Isahak E.
Good massage. There is a big parking lot across the street making it convenient to park and walk to the place. There was no hot towels or a shower offered. The hot towels I am referring to is to wipe off any lotion or oil from body. You are going to go home with everything on your body and face.
Angel's Touch SFAngel's Touch SF
Marvin A.
Galina was very professional and she had all the right pressure points from start to finish. She held a nice conversation and was very helpful giving advice about life itself. If you’re around the San Jose area she would be your go to therapist. Clean environment and very sanitary. If I could I would give Galina 10/10 stars, thank you soo much for my massage session.
Celestial Healing MassageCelestial Healing Massage
Monique M.
Lawrence was just what my body needed. I was a mess and my whole body had locked up. He was intuitive and listened to what my needs were. He constantly checked in on my pressure which I appreciated since I was getting a deep tissue. If you have chronic back pain/neck pain from a car accident he is who you want! Thanks Lawrence foe the great massage!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Robyn W.
Lawrence was amazing! He showed right up at my apartment, quickly setup his table, and then after a brief discussion of my problem areas, went to town working the pain out of my back. I’ve had massages where the masseuse just goes through the motions of their pre-planned routine. Not Lawrence! I could tell he actually listened for how my muscles responded and didn’t move on from an area until he liked what he heard. I will definitely have him come back! This guy’s skill is 100% worth it.
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
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