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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 San Clemente massage therapists
Ann M.
Jillian is an exceptional massage therapist. She adjusts her technique and pressure based upon her clients needs and pre-existing injuries or limitations. Her massages are very therapeutic and healing.
Jillian McNally, CMTJillian McNally, CMT
Courtney S.
My husband and I scheduled a couples massage at our home. Scheduling was easy and she responded very quickly. They were right on time and very professional. They clarified our preferences for the session prior to starting. We both enjoyed our massages! Pricing was higher than other at home massages we’ve had in the past.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Abraham K.
One of the best massages I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Clarence.
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
Kristi B.
Louise was AMAZING. Hands down one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!!!
Serenity Massage OC & BodyworkSerenity Massage OC & Bodywork
Jane M.
Fernando is amazing! He was so nice and very professional & was able to work on several knots that were pinching on a nerve in my neck and the pain was gone (no joke) after the massage. He’s awesome and I definitely will be calling him again when I’m in need of a great massage!
Levitate Massage TherapyLevitate Massage Therapy
M. K.
After a 3 year search since I moved back to OC, I finally found MY massage therapist. Ivancy epitomizes the perfect combination of massage technique and personality to make the entire experience therapeutic and relaxing. His style of using the hot stones on me was far superior to the expensive stone therapy massage I had on a cruise ship once. He uses the hot stones in his hands to work the entire length of back, arm and leg muscles which I feel is more beneficial than strong fingers digging into knotted muscles, which often makes me sore for several days. I won’t spoil the final scalp massage technique by describing it, but it left me with goosebumps and third eye wide open. I would highly recommend Ivancy to anyone who views massage therapy as a physical and spiritual experience. I’ll be hiring him again, soon.
Massage TherapyMassage Therapy
Jennifer O.
Maritza was wonderful! I had bad neck and shoulder pain and she made all the difference. I enjoyed her massage so much I booked massages for my daughter and sister. I will definitely have her come regularly now. So happy I called her. 😃
Maritza's Mobile MassageMaritza's Mobile Massage
Ken P.
Tia gave me and my wife amazing massages! She has a cheerful and professional personality. We are looking forward to hiring her again!
Tia The Bodywork SpecialistTia The Bodywork Specialist
Patti S.
Miranda is a great massage therapist, responded quickly to my request, and was very knowledgeable and professional. The office was easy to find, the room was clean and tranquil, and the parking was good. I will see her again and highly recommend her!
Illuminate Massage & WellnessIlluminate Massage & Wellness
Anthony F.
I am preparing for surgery and need some one to be able to do a great job. I found Jordan, and he has been doing amazing job. The BEST deep tissue massage I ever had. He’s very positive and take the time to walk you through the Massage, to help you learn about the body and giving it better care. I am getting better movement in my legs. I will continue to use Jordan after my surgery during my recovery. Thank you Jordan!!
Wellness with JordanWellness with Jordan
George M.
Cedric arrived on time even though it was booked last minute. He had a professional setup and he listened to what I needed, which was massage therapy on my quads to help a recent injury. He made sure I was comfortable throughout and he did a good job on both legs. I absolutely recommend.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Indre A.
What a wonderful experience!! We were looking for someone to come to the house for a mom’s weekend getaway. Arranging an appointment was extremely easy, and she was able to find another therapist to accommodate our group of four. She is on time, professional and provides a killer massage. We would hire her again! Only feedback was that her pricing initially did not include a travel fee, which would have been good to know up front.
Tanesha Wilcox Massage TherapistTanesha Wilcox Massage Therapist
Warren W.
Yesterday I had my first session with Mary Grace at RBM&W. I have chronic lower back pain that flares up from time to time. Mary Grace concentrated on my problem areas but also provided considerable time and attention to full body therapy needs. It was one of the best massages I have ever had and I feel so much better today. I'm looking forward to my next scheduled visit.
Restoring Balance Massage and WellnessRestoring Balance Massage and Wellness
Jill M.
I can’t speak highly enough about Kyle (Steven). I made an inquiry on Thumbtack and within 2 minutes he responded. He continued to respond several times to set up a day and time that worked for me. He ended coming to my home at 8 am (arrived at 7:45) on a Sunday morning. He has a vast knowledge of the ways in which the body works and what might be causing the problem you have. He explained in detail and his massage technique was fantastic. He also showed me exercises I can do at home. I’m looking forward to our next visit in 2 weeks. If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d do is hire Kyle to come to my house every day! If you hire Kyle, you will be very pleased.
Holistic Massage TherapyHolistic Massage Therapy
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