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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 Jose massage therapists
Taj E.
Very good massage.....I really enjoyed the massage from the beginning to the end..
Celestial Healing MassageCelestial Healing Massage
Marty F.
Fantastic massage, she worked around my schedule and gave me great massage. Highly recommend!
Steve D.
Great massage
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
Eric A.
Amazing massage!!
Platinum Massage & Body ContouringPlatinum Massage & Body Contouring
Reco P.
Thanks Cruz Mobile Massage, his really a good masseur. He gave me a good relaxing massage. I recommend him for those who want’s a good and relaxing massage. 2thumbs-up.
Cruz Mobile MassageCruz Mobile Massage
Hung B.
Great massage! Thumbs up !
Travis TysonTravis Tyson
Ryan L.
Excellent massage that includes stretching.
Massage By T-KayMassage By T-Kay
Cathy V.
Great massage. Generous with time and energy. He checked in and was great about listening and adjusting (I was very sore- it had been a long time since my last massage). I feel great and look forward to another massage with this provider!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Nes F.
The massage was really good. Excellent
Marvin M.
BEST massage. Hands down.
Touch for Natural Peace
Ethan L.
Patrick provided an excellent Swedish massage. He is very caring and good in massage skills. I felt much better and relaxed after the session.
Touch for Natural Peace
Ryan L.
The massage is so skilled and professional. I originally booked for 60 mins and decided to extend to 90 mins as soon as the massage started, as it is so relaxing!
Christian a.
Great massage, would hire again
Rick R.
Felt really great after the massage.
Udayakanth S.
Hank was great. He was very polite and gave an excellent massage. I highly recommend him if you want to be destressed and have a real good massage experience.
Paul S.
Fantastic...great communication.. energy excellent massage
Platinum Massage & Body ContouringPlatinum Massage & Body Contouring
Bruce F.
One of the best massages that I have had!
Massage By T-KayMassage By T-Kay
Parul S.
My husband enjoyed massage on his birthday!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Leeandra D.
This was my first time getting a massage from Jessa and I am kind of picky when it comes to my massage therapists. I look for skill, technique and knowledge base. Jessa has all three! I felt so relaxed and de stressed after the massage. Thank you Jessa!
Santa Cruz BiomechanicsSanta Cruz Biomechanics
Jay J.
I had a swedish massage with Hank. The fee was very reasonable and he had an excellent job. I would recommend him if you need a massage therapheutic or simply a relaxation.
Hampton N.
I was impressed with Sam. She was informed and thorough checking in with me before the massage, and the massage itself was exactly what I needed. My calves and shoulders especially feel lighter, and overall I feel less tense. I don't see a single reason to look elsewhere for my next massage. Thanks Sam!
Impress BodyworkImpress Bodywork
Brett C.
Suzie has been doing massage treatments for many years and is very good at understanding muscle groups and her clients needs. She is very detailed and detailed in her massage technique.
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
Natalie A.
Lawrence was great! Excellent massage! Professional and friendly! Highly recommend!
Daily Relax BodyworkDaily Relax Bodywork
Katherine F.
My husband and I both enjoyed our massage! Super relaxing after a long work week. Very professional, on-time and friendly! We're definitely going to get massages from Platinum regularly!
Platinum Massage & Body ContouringPlatinum Massage & Body Contouring
Lauren D.
Best professional massage I’ve ever had - highly recommend!
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
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