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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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for Westwood Village massage therapists
Emmalee S.
So amazing! The massage included stretching and a sinus massage as well and the pressure was perfect! Highly recommend! Will definitely be getting many massages in the future :))
Ivy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports MassageIvy Vahs Lomi Lomi/Sports Massage
Gino G.
A professional massage offered in her home. I requested more of a sports therapy massage combined with a Swedish massage and it fit the bill. All of the needed aress were worked on and it was relaxing enough to relish in the massage therapy. Highly recommended!
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Trisha G.
My massage last night was amazing!! I highly recommend The Massage God!
The Massage GodThe Massage God
Joshua W.
Incredibly professional and skilled massage ARTIST. I had the most amazing massage filled with super stimulating and intellectual conversation. This is really the best massage I’ve ever received.
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Jon R.
This was the perfect anniversary gift for my wife and I! The massages were perfect, masseuses were punctual and safe (wore masks during massages). This is our first home massage experience and it was just as amazing as going into a massage parlour, even better! I'll be referring this company to a few friends!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Yehuda F.
Great Massage! He is super strong and super nice! Even showed my wife how to “crack my back” after the massage. I would highly recommend using Essence of massage!
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Heather C.
Great massage!!!!
Jetsetter SpaJetsetter Spa
Ori A.
Unbelievable massage
Purifying Esalen MassagePurifying Esalen Massage
John C.
A fabulous massage!
Susan B.
Amazing massage!!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Justine k.
Great massage
Essence of MassageEssence of Massage
Maq A.
Great massage
Purifying Esalen MassagePurifying Esalen Massage
Tatiana P.
On time. Great massage. Made me feel super comfortable. I highly recommend Leef Massage!
Leef MassageLeef Massage
Leonard d.
Alena has her own style Of massage it’s an amazing thoroughly complete massage stretching included
The Art of BodyEnergy work by Alena HarmonyThe Art of BodyEnergy work by Alena Harmony
Jeff R.
Wonderful massage! Yael was professional, knowledgeable about the body, and provided a very therapeutic massage and relaxing experience.
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Kristine C.
AMAZING! Best massage I’ve had in ages needing another one ASAP. Best massage in LA.
Spa HausSpa Haus
Albert W.
Relaxing Massage
Shiina Conroe Esalen Massage and Life CoachingShiina Conroe Esalen Massage and Life Coaching
Anton P.
Incredible massage!
The Massage GodThe Massage God
Perdita C.
Wonderful Massage!
Swan Therapeutic MassageSwan Therapeutic Massage
Martha B.
Massage was excellent!
Spa HausSpa Haus
Matthew R.
Great Massage
Spa HausSpa Haus
Daniel F.
Great massage!
Joe Cole CMTJoe Cole CMT
Kenneth C.
Great massage
Integrated Wellness by BarrettIntegrated Wellness by Barrett
Perdita C.
Enjoyed the massage
Soothing Massage by YaelSoothing Massage by Yael
Josh G.
Amazing massage
Northern South MassageNorthern South Massage
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