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Top 10 Massage Therapists near San Francisco, CA

4.9
from 187 reviews
4.9
(187)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 432 hires on Thumbtack
"My wife had a massage with Jennifer and she really liked it. Jennifer was on time, brought all necessary equipment and was very attentive and easy to work with. Will hire again!"

$85

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 83 reviews
4.9
(83)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
"Dessi is so knowledgeable about bodywork. I have had upper back and neck pain for the past 2.5 years- we did one session of neuro-kinesiology work, and I'm already feeling so much better. Our first session went so well, I purchased a package to continue working together!"

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you Angel....you made me feel comfortable, your massage was relaxing and now I'm able to move more freely now!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I love how Nate is so knowledgeable and always learning new techniques. I usually can only handle swedish massage because I have very low pain tolerance lol. But when I went in to see Nate I had so many knots around the back of my neck and so Nate proceeded to work them out. He was perfectly firm yet gentle and when it hurt too bad he immediately backed off. However after seeing him a few times I appreciate the firmness now and feel super relaxed and de-stressed after every visit. I know that allowing him to dig deep to do his thing, I'll come out feeling amazing for so much longer than just a swedish massage. Thanks Nate!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa provided me with expert skill. She was professional, polite, punctual, and her hands were magic with the added surprise of cold stones and light skin scrubbing. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a high quality professional massage."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Bridget is great! A true pro with much experience, knowledge and a full "toolkit" of techniques and modalities she can put to good use, depending on your needs. I will recommend Bridget to others and return for another 90-minute massage."

$80

estimated cost

4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gary was amazing! Very in-tuned and able to find & work all the knots throughout my body. The entire massage felt like one continuous motion! Highly recommend"

$85

estimated cost

4.3
from 3 reviews
4.3
(3)
  • 2 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

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Alexander was phenomenal. I went to him for a deep tissue massage to address some tightness that had arisen from my yoga practice. He was very friendly and professional, and his space was quiet and clean. Per his advisory, the massage was definitely not gentle, but it was deeply healing. He always made a point to coach me through moments where I was experiencing heightened discomfort due to built-up tension. I was particularly impressed with how sensitive he was to the slightest movements within different muscle groups (even when I wasn't aware of them myself). We chatted for about 10 minutes afterward, and I was impressed with his thoughtfulness. He explained that we often carry tightness and pain in certain areas as manifestation of experiences and feelings. He encouraged me to 1) notice what feels different after bodywork and 2) consider what may have caused it. Many bodyworkers speak to the psychosomatic nature of muscle tension, but our conversation was particularly enlightening for me. His candor and kindness really made the experience for me. Do yourself a favor and book a session with Alex!"

$145

estimated cost

Q & A

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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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