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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.

Do deep tissue massages work?

Deep tissue massage not only feels fabulous, it can provide results. The massage technique targets deeper layers of muscle and your connective tissue. For its ability to stimulate those deeper muscles, deep tissue massage is commonly used during recuperation from sports-related and other injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. Deep tissue massage has been proved to reduce high blood pressure and a range of other ailments. Deep tissue and other types of massage are frequently used for relieving stress, managing pain, breaking down scar tissue, relieving muscle tension and improving health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health cites the following as health conditions for which that deep tissue massage can provide relief:

  • Chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Labor pains
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
  • Headaches

The proper deep tissue massage may also benefit preterm infant health. Cancer patients may experience reduced pain, increased relaxation, and improved mood.

What is a traditional Thai massage?

Traditional Thai massage is a different experience if you’ve only ever had a Swedish or deep tissue massage. In Thai massage, you wear loose-fitting clothing (often provided by the massage therapist) and start by lying on a mat. Throughout the massage, the therapist moves your body into various seated and prone positions, which stretch and release your muscles and soft tissue. Although your body is moving, the therapist is doing all the work, making it feel similar to supported yoga. The massage therapist will bend, stretch, and compress and lengthen your body using their hands, forearms, elbows and even feet. Don’t be alarmed by the feet! Many studios have overhead supports that allow the practitioners to safely walk on your back, releasing tight adhesions and promoting ease. Thai massage can be both invigorating and relaxing. It is an excellent option for keeping your muscles in good health if you regularly work out, or if you want to overcome a lack of flexibility. Studies show that Thai massage can increase blood circulation, improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and enhance mental well-being.

What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.

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.
Reviews for Temecula massage therapists
Erin G.
Lisa with Massage A Vue was wonderful! She was a good listener and responded appropriately. Her massage was great and affordable too! I would highly recommend her massage!
Massage A VuMassage A Vu
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome massage
Surely KneadedSurely Kneaded
Aaron C.
It was by far the best massage I’ve ever had and as a personal trainer I know the value of a great massage
X.O Masterful BodyworkX.O Masterful Bodywork
Lilie T.
He was punctual. Great massage!
J.H Therapeutic massageJ.H Therapeutic massage
Mel A.
Thank you Grace and Chy Massage! You really helped make my partners birthday special this year! She really enjoyed her massage and the CBD lotion was amazing!
Chy MassageChy Massage
Cristian O.
Great massage, very attentive. An overall great experience.
Chi massagesChi massages
Rhiza M.
Great massages for myself and my husband. Arrived on time and very professional.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Alyssa S.
Great experience and loved our couples massage! Would highly recommend.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Henry B.
Wonderful experience for our couples massage before the wedding. Thanks Huvafen!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Paula S.
Our experience with Lisa was excellent and I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a great massage. We hired her and an associate of hers (Kimberly) to come to our family weekend rental home to provide 8 of us with massages. They both were extremely nice and very professional and we all were VERY pleased with our massages. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend them both.
Massage A VuMassage A Vu
Thumbtack Customer
This was absolutly the best massage I have ever had! Being a Marine for the past 15 years has taken a tremendous tole on my body, and I have had an ongoing search for the perfect massage. My search is over! Shirly has terrific hands, but best of all she listened, and gave me exactly what I needed. She arrived at my home early, worked on me for the full 90 minutes. I reccomend her to anyone in search of a great massage
Surely KneadedSurely Kneaded
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice person, very comfortable to be around. Massage was excellent. I will hire her again soon
Jasmine's Mobile TherapyJasmine's Mobile Therapy
Leslie D.
The best massage I've received in years hands down! Punctual and professional. Will definitely be working with Paul again!
Executive Muscle TherapyExecutive Muscle Therapy
Ascella R.
Lisa was absolutely amazing. She was highly skilled and able to understand my needs perfectly. She gave a great deep tissue massage and even did incredible stretches, which I had never had before. She was also friendly, compassionate and aware of how I was feeling throughout the entire massage. She put me at ease. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a massage therapist especially if you have physical conditions or areas that require specialized therapeutic treatments.
Massage A VuMassage A Vu
Carla D.
He was very well mannered. I will have him again. Very respectful. Great massage ... Thank You
J's WellnessJ's Wellness
Jon A.
Chris was excellent! Very professional, punctual, and the ladies he worked on raved about their massages. Will definitely be booking with him again.
Holistic Massage & BodyworkHolistic Massage & Bodywork
Tony D.
A beautiful soul, so happy our paths crossed! Excellent deep tissue massage. I would use her services over and over. A real pleasure.
Laura Uchtmann LMBTLaura Uchtmann LMBT
Tiffany c.
They were absolutely wonderful! The massage was great and the staff was so professional and responsive to all messages! They made having a relaxing time very easy and affordable! Great value!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Jillian Z.
He was very attentive and listened to what my issues were. I really like the fact he incorporated reflexology into the massage. I will definitely book Jason again!!
Leef MassageLeef Massage
Mary M.
I am visiting in California and have been struggling with so many knots in my back and shoulders, I took a chance booking my massage and I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole process. She was very kind, provided me the best deep tissue massage I have ever head. I have already told my son he needs to use her. I am one happy customer.
Master Muscle MassageMaster Muscle Massage
Thumbtack Customer
It was a last minute job and thank goodness she responded. 3 clients back to back and she was great across the board. Plus my husband is a rock and needs strong hands. Amazing therapy massage. She knows what she is doing, equivalent to going to a medical spa massage. Strong knowledge, better than if I went in to a spa. Bring the spa to you! Plus her prices is hard to beat, so so reasonable.
Surely KneadedSurely Kneaded
Tanya B.
The ladies were on time and extremely professional! They were so good we even asked them to come back for three more massages the next day. Would hire again.
Chy MassageChy Massage
Izzy B.
NO SHOW! THERAPIST NEVER SHOWED UP AND DIDN'T EVEN CALL! I booked this therapist for an event at our house and she was hired to perform four 60 minute massages. She never bothered to call to apologize or even explain her behavior. EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL! DO NOT RELY ON THIS INDIVIDUAL (purposely did not refer to her as a "professional"!) Fortunately, the other therapist I had hired for the other four massages called a colleague and we were able to have an amazing event!
Massage Poppy Mobile MassageMassage Poppy Mobile Massage
Harold N.
She was great! we will use her again... We had her come in on April 18th, tax day and give all of my staff chair massages - they were all relaxed afterwards!
Massage Poppy Mobile MassageMassage Poppy Mobile Massage
Ascella R.
Katie was absolutely incredible. My massage was a transformational experience. She knew exactly where to find points of tension and release the knots and stretch the tissues. She was personable and had such a healing touch. Highly recommend.
OnPoint Integrative Muscular TherapeuticsOnPoint Integrative Muscular Therapeutics
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