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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 Aurora massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice massage..
Massage QwestMassage Qwest
Emma l.
Great massage ThankYou!
Hands of Stone WellnessHands of Stone Wellness
Rich k.
Fantastic massage! Savvy was amazing. She focused on my problem areas. I was refreshed and relaxed after the massage. Will definitely be back!
Laura N.
Audrey is a great massage therapist.
Healing Through MassageHealing Through Massage
Deborah Z.
Micheal gave a great massage!!
European Sports MassageEuropean Sports Massage
Crystal S.
Great service, incredible massage!
Mike's Mobile MassageMike's Mobile Massage
Amber W.
Excellet deep tissue massage! Highly recommended.
Hands of Stone WellnessHands of Stone Wellness
James R.
Katie provided a 5 star sports massage. The massage was very well timed and every area of my body felt loose and free of pain. I will be a repeat customer for sure.
360 Healing + Strength360 Healing + Strength
Thumbtack Customer
I do not know how Tammy gets good reviews. There is more to a massage at home than the massage. To learn Tammy was willing to drive 12 hours for a one hour massage was...I do not have any words to describe this. Until she settles in a city within "acceptable distance," I prefer to not use this therapist.
Vagabond MassageVagabond Massage
Kris B.
I purchased massages for my girlfriend and she has the highest praise for Celma. Easy to schedule with and very understanding of what kind of massage she wants. I highly recommended Celma.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
James r.
Excellent massage, great facility and Baltazar was very knowledgeable
Breakthrough HealthBreakthrough Health
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend to everyone that's looking for a massage!
Richcreek TherapyRichcreek Therapy
Ken P.
Amazing massage! 90 minutes was not enough. I will be going back for sure.
Brendan's Bodywork & WellnessBrendan's Bodywork & Wellness
Joy H.
Bettina's experience is immediately evident. Mobile service and quality of massage is excellent.
Relax In-Home Massage, LLCRelax In-Home Massage, LLC
Alyson Z.
My husband and I received a 90 minute massage with Maddie in our home and it was a great experience! She made us very comfortable, arrived early to set up, had lovely soothing music, the bed was comfortable and warm, and the massage was amazing! She really focussed on our problem areas which was a great surprise and very much needed. We will definitely be hiring Maddie again for future massages!
Pause Massage TherapyPause Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge did an excellent job for me. He was professional, and his massage was thorough.
Kari K.
I hired Celma to treat my boyfriend to a massage for his birthday, and he was super impressed and satisfied by the quality of his massage. Celma was extremely professional and friendly and had amazing communication whenever I messaged her leading up to the massage. She has super nice equipment, and it was really cool to our livingroom transformed into a salon within minutes :) We will definitely be using her in the future - my turn next!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
I’ve had a lot sport massages in my career from playing sports but Maddie far exceeded my expectations and gave me the best massage I’ve ever had in my life. Very professional and amazing quality in her craft.
Pause Massage TherapyPause Massage Therapy
Cassidy C.
First time getting a massage and it was amazing! Can’t wait to book my next appointment 😊
Pause Massage TherapyPause Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Jen was able to accommodate my request and provide multiple massages for our family while we were visiting someone in the hospital. She was able to customize each massage to their needs and helped us all with stress reduction and relaxation. Thank you Jen!
ZenJen WellnessZenJen Wellness
Kathy T.
Love Erin's approach to massage she listens and addresses your issues with compassion and heart!!!
True Balance Massage & Posture TherapyTrue Balance Massage & Posture Therapy
Colin J.
Excellent service, had a few hiccups to start, but once the massage started, everything was wonderful.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Rich k.
Great massage! Attentive to my concerns. Will hire Kaitlyn agian for sure. Thsnk you
Kaitlyn Hart Massage TherapyKaitlyn Hart Massage Therapy
Jim S.
What an amazing massage. Kyle is great at what he does. I will be going back for sure.
Massage QwestMassage Qwest
Talented, Knowledgeable, and personable. Enjoyed the massage very much and Sherri worked me in last minute!
Mantra~ Mindful•Meditative•MassageMantra~ Mindful•Meditative•Massage
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