Find a neuromuscular therapist near Redwood City, CA

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Top 10 neuromuscular therapists near Redwood City, CA

4.9
from 193 reviews
4.9
(193)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 441 hires on Thumbtack
"I found this massage therapy to be a more permanent solution to my back pain and stiffness caused by a stationary work environment. Jennifer has a natural touch and she worked through every stress point until the pain was gone. I will be coming back!"
$85
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 86 reviews
4.9
(86)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
"I loved that Dessi spent time upfront to really understand what my recurring issues were (shin splints, etc.) and focused the treatment on helping improve that. She's also been great about checking in on messages and open to trying alternative treatments if our neuromuscular work isn't for me. Tons of expertise & very personable. Highly recommend Dessi to anyone!"
$100
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.8
from 28 reviews
4.8
(28)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
"Angel was incredibly nice and a great massage therapist! She was great to work with, and provided a lot of personalized care/thought. I was really happy with everything!"
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"If you want a really good massage Stephanie cant be beat. Shes professional, knows what shes doing and is a good person. I no longer live in the area but still make a point of scheduling a massage with her every time I am in town."
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 52 reviews
4.9
(52)
  • 9 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
"I am so glad I went here instead of none of those massage chains. Lots of personal time well spent with Suzy. I suffered a stroke 15 years ago and my hand has been curled up. After just a few visits I am able to open my hand. I recommend massage therapy to any one with medical issues that PT has not helped."
$100
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I worked with Bridget for years and she was one of the best, most generous, and profoundly insightful massage therapists I've ever experienced. Her deep knowledge of anatomy, emotion, and spirit take her work beyond the mere therapeutic and into the realms of growth and transformation. She's also an extremely loving and supportive friend and cheerful advocate for the realization of everyone's best and brightest dreams. Know her. Love her."
$80
estimated cost
4.5
from 4 reviews
4.5
(4)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrice made me feel comfortable right away with the first massage. I like his technique and can vary his style based on my requests to focus on a particular area. I always feel the tension leave my body and I am rejuvenated every time. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his service."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've got massages from Jessica since December 2017. I keep having low-back problems from time to time as I'm sitting all day at work and my hamstrings become too tight. She carefully listens to my requests and develops unique plans combining various massage techniques, moves, and stretches. She resolves the problem areas with smooth, uniform pressure, and also helps me become deeply relaxed. She works very efficiently and with great precision, and usually leaves me with some great tips on posture. She thoroughly understands the human body and never hesitates to explain the cause of my problems with the scientific names of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Jessica is extremely professional and takes great care to make me feel comfortable throughout the session. She has a calm, kind, intuitive, and scientific nature and it is such a wonderful experience to get a massage from her."
$100
estimated cost
4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gary responded to our request within minutes during the holidays and went out of his way to provide both a sports and Swedish massage in our home. He listened to our pain points and made us feel super comfortable during the massages. He made booking a massage therapist incredibly easy and relaxing. I highly recommend Gary!"
$85
estimated cost
4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I live in LA but I still keep in constant communication with the Intentio staff who, even from a distance of 500 miles, are the best at advising me on how best to achieve my fitness & nutritional goals. It's so rare to find a group of people so single-mindedly focused on actual health rather than the aesthetic benefits of looking good, which seems to be the prevailing raison d'être of trainers here in SoCal. I can't recommend Anna or her team highly enough! It's worth every penny. "
$120
estimated cost

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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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