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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.

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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

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 Westwood Village deep tissue massage therapists
John T.
Great deep tissue massage. Will rebook. Thanks
Jose - Mobile Massage TherapistJose - Mobile Massage Therapist
Anna M.
I loved the deep tissue massage. Hugely recommend the therapist!
Sand and Sea SpaSand and Sea Spa
Jamia G.
The massage was good, I would have preferred a deep tissue, as asked, but i got a Swedish and I Didn’t enjoy the dermal massage part as much, only because I like pressure, but other than that the massage was good, highly recommend, we can try that deep tissue when I’m back in town!
Aboriginal Holistic RemediesAboriginal Holistic Remedies
Catherine M.
Great, my daughter loved the deep tissue massage. Great communication, ahead of time and very nice :)
Unlockd MassageUnlockd Massage
Roberto A.
Kam it’s excellent at deep tissue massage. She helped me with my pain. She arrived on time and it was a lot of value for my money.
Healing Massage by KamHealing Massage by Kam
Sam F.
Great massage. Pol found all the areas which needed attention and is strong/ very capable of good deep tissue work. Very pleased
Bodywork by Pol BabiBodywork by Pol Babi
Allison S.
One of the best massages I haver ever received. He listened, focused on exactly what we discussed, and relieved my aches and pains with a strong, but not painful, deep tissue massage. Highly recommend booking a massage with Asatur!
Asatur Gyurjyan, CMTAsatur Gyurjyan, CMT
Gabrielle b.
I just had the most wonderful massage with Yeal. She really knew what she was doing when it came to deep tissue and working on specific issues. I highly recommend her
Yael PershitzYael Pershitz
Morez K.
A very creative approach to my deep tissue massage. No basic swedish techniques most people use. He help me stretch my muscles prior to the massage and was very kind and welcoming. I will use his services again next time I'm back in LA!
Thai Masage By JimThai Masage By Jim
Sheila A.
I had an excellent massage that I was able to schedule relatively quickly. He was very professional, very skilled in deep tissue massage and consistently made sure that the pressure was right for me. It was my first time and he also added on 15 minutes extra which was a nice perk. I would definitely schedule a massage with him again.
Asatur Gyurjyan, CMTAsatur Gyurjyan, CMT
Michele C.
Best massage I’ve ever received. I loved it, my boyfriend loved it, and my friend loved it. My boyfriend and I did a couple massage and asked for the deep tissue massage. AMAZING! I felt all the pressure points on my entire body been relieved from any tension. We will definitely be doing it again with Tiffany.
Organic massageOrganic massage
Mike G.
Jamal can definitely do a great deep tissue massage, but he can also incorporate it with a relaxing flow. He really know his muscle groups and is professional, polite, and easy to talk to. Thanks Jamal for your terrific work.
Image Wellness N RecoveryImage Wellness N Recovery
Talia F.
Such a great experience! Tiffany was very responsive professional. It was also one of the best massages I have had, with a wonderful balance of Swedish/deep tissue/Thai techniques. I have already recommended her to my friends and will definitely be calling her again soon!
Organic massageOrganic massage
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren provided a deep tissue massage that released tension I have been carrying in my neck and upper back for years. It has been several days and the daily discomfort caused by a cervical injury is reduced by at least 60%. I am an RN and not easily impressed. Lauren will be part of my pain management team from now on. She has healing hands this one!
Peace of Mind Mobile MassagePeace of Mind Mobile Massage
Daniel G.
Man let me tell you big things come in small packages, this girl right here is stronger than any man I know. The strength that comes out of these little hands will not only blow you away but will also straighten you right out I'm telling you you won't see it coming she's got the strength of a 1000 men Several times I did have to tell her to please lighten up a little bit. If deep tissue is your desire than this is your therapist. The massage was excellent thank you very much.
Butterfly beauty &wellness centerButterfly beauty &wellness center
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