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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. 

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 Torrance massage therapists
Ian H.
Great massage
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Julia L.
Great massage
Noe Noe Good ServicesNoe Noe Good Services
Marina B.
Kanya was extremely professional, responsive and her massaging techniques beyond incredible. This is the first time getting a massage at home and enjoyed the experience to the fullest
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Tahlia G.
Most amazing massage ever. Pressure was perfect without even having to tell him. Hands down the best massage I’ve had!
Raydarvision MassageRaydarvision Massage
John K.
My wife and I had a couples massage, and we were both thrilled. We had our massages back to back, and our professional was Nongnuch. Both my wife and I were thrilled. It may have been the best massage of my life! We strongly recommend!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Tracey T.
Fantastic massage service! My husband and I had a couples massage at our house. The ladies got set up quickly, and gave us a fantastic deep tissue massage. I booked a week in advance, and they were very quick to respond, and the appointment was set up effortlessly. Highly recommended, will definitely be using them again.
Spa HausSpa Haus
David M.
won't hesitate to book her again. Great massage!
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Chris K.
Thank-you Maggie! My mom was very sore after recovering from a broken leg. She had never had a massage before now. Maggie came to my mom's house and set up her table, put on some music and gave my mom a "miraculous" massage. Many of her aches and pains were gone following the massage and my mom said that she hadn't felt that good in years. Maggie is a professional and worked on exactly the right muscles with the perfect pressure. My mom said that she works like she has a calling in massage! I will schedule a monthly massage for my mom from now on with Maggie.
Elevate TouchElevate Touch
David J.
I had regularly got massages but have not since Covid started. I've been having some back issues and figured it was time. I selected Kanya because she is close to my home, has amazing rates and provides a wide range of massage styles. But I was even more surprised by the wonderful massage. I feel like a new person. I'm definitely going to be following up for more. Thanks so much Kanya!
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Amy A.
Q had same-same day availability and delivered an excellent massage to help relieve my migraine!
Model MassageModel Massage
Dan Z.
Sharona gave me an excellent massage! I was having some pinched nerves in my right shoulder and she reduced the pain. Her reiki healing at the end of our session was really so nice. I enjoy her professional manner and her ability to connect. Thanks Sharona for a wonderful massage 😀
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Jayne L.
I had Liz come to massage my mother who turned 80 and she had a wonderful experience!
Massage by LizMassage by Liz
John K.
What a wonderful massage I received. It was so good, it put me to sleep! I felt completely revived afterwards.
Butterfly beauty &wellness centerButterfly beauty &wellness center
Lorence C.
Fantastic massage, Well versed with his profession and knows how to fix the spots that needs fixing. Awesome and Friendly Guy!
Raydarvision MassageRaydarvision Massage
Claire B.
Absolutely loved my hour long massage with Barrett!! She was very professional and tailored her massage to the problem areas in my shoulders and neck. It was wonderful! I am delighted to have found someone to come to our house as I would rather not go to a spa right now. Brittany is a delight and I highly recommend her!
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Jasmynn S.
My husband and I got a couples massage which was such a relief during these stressful pandemic times! Mam was very responsive and easy to book, and she and her partner delivered a great service. The massage was great and Mam focused well on my problem areas, frequently checking in on how I was doing. I would definitely book her service again.
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Daniel G.
She massaged both my wife and I and tended to both our needs and preference of pressure. We will set another appointment again.
Massage in home by MamMassage in home by Mam
Amy A.
Max’s massage was incredible. I love deep tissue with very firm pressure, and Max more than delivered! He was punctual, courteous, and calming. He let me relax and also gave me a good stretch. This was the best massage I’ve had in a long time, and I will definitely be booking Max again soon. You can’t go wrong with this excellent masseur!
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Monica U.
I've had several massages from Johnny so far and all have been amazing! I usually prefer to receive massages from females but Johnny was very professional and nice, so I felt comfortable and at ease. I have a lot of back and other issues, and he was very knowledgable about all of the different muscles in the body and how to treat them. He's also very strong so I liked how he was able to use a range of pressure and techniques as needed, from very light and relaxing to much deeper pressure, which I requested in certain areas. Will definitely be booking regular massages with Johnny to help my body heal.
Beachside massage therapyBeachside massage therapy
Mieke H.
Excellent massage! Ray knew how to read where my body required more work. He is knowledgeable, a very positive energy and has amazing hands. I will definitely book again.
Raydarvision MassageRaydarvision Massage
Christina O.
Amazing experience. Hired for 4 massages. Great price. She was on time and brought everything! Table, sheets, oils and even had the music. Loved it all. Thank you. Will def be scheduling again.
Mobile & Studio Massage San PedroMobile & Studio Massage San Pedro
Megumi S.
He is nice and gentle man. I loved his technique. I had bad tension on my neck and shoulder to back. After his massage it got smooth. I would most definitely go back to him.
Leef MassageLeef Massage
Todd K.
I travel around the World bicycle racing with Team USA 🇺🇸. We have several sports massage specialists, and I have seen dozens throughout the years. Cedric with Unlockd Massage is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Absolutely knows his stuff, and quickly diagnosed my situation. He responded almost immediately to my request, and made room for me in his schedule that very afternoon. He zeroed in on the trouble areas and wasted no time working them out. Team USA 🇺🇸 often trains in California, and Cedric will be seeing a lot of me in the future.
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Kanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage ServiceKanya Thai Massage Mobile Massage Service
Ekla P.
Good morning Steve! I think Thai massage is a sleeping meds 😊. Cant open my eyes.....so sleepy😴. At the session it was hurting a lot on legs and I thought I will wake up with some pain but no pain at all 😵. So relaxed! Great job!! Looking forward to get a Swidish in next session soon!
Holistic Massage TherapyHolistic Massage Therapy
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