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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 Boulder massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic massage in a very professional setting. Jason was able to give a very deep massage that really exceeded all my expectations.
Zen Mountain Massage @ East West WellnessZen Mountain Massage @ East West Wellness
Joe M.
I had a much needed 90 minute massage with Donovan I’m late October. The massage could not have been better. He is professional, timely and I appreciated his time to get to my hotel and give a great massage. Highly recommended!
Donovan SeowDonovan Seow
Michael M.
Excellent massage! Highly recommended.
Front Range MassageFront Range Massage
Gordon P.
Great at deep tissue healing massage.
Healthy directionsHealthy directions
Derek d.
Amazing massage ! Will certainly book again.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Thumbtack Customer
An excellent massage therapist - very impressed
Tongen Touch Massage TherapyTongen Touch Massage Therapy
Mary H.
Bettina came to give home massages to my 2 grown daughters on their birthdays. Our daughters said they were the best massages they ever had! Highly recommended.
Bettina's mobile spaBettina's mobile spa
Thumbtack Customer
The moment I walked into Meredith's studio, I felt a beautiful energy - calming and healing. I think if I just sat there and didn't have a massage, it would have been great. But the massage was even more healing. Meredith is a truly gifted healer. When she says "soul-centric", she means it. This person is deeply connected to something rare and special, and it flows through her and her massage work. What was my first massage will be far from my last!!
Spanda Body Arts + AstrologySpanda Body Arts + Astrology
Robbie M.
Demi is awesome! Great massage. Very friendly and professional
Demi Berg at A New SpiritDemi Berg at A New Spirit
Thumbtack Customer
Allen was prompt in responding and getting to massage venue. listened and gave massage according to my specific requests and checked in from time to time to see how I was doing. Provided some education about working out.
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Jonathan f.
Not only is celma the greatest massage therapist I have ever experienced - she is the most wonderful and amazing person I have ever meet. Her heart is totally pure and genuine, her attention to detail and her massage therapy skills are second to none. Book her now. I am done looking for the best massage therapists now that I know celma!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Peter W.
Had firm but nurturing touch. Introduced me to hot stone massage very invigorating.
Brendan's Bodywork & WellnessBrendan's Bodywork & Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
She is very knowledgeable on massage therapy and with so she provided me with a good experience and excellent relief on my tension point. Very recommendable ...
Tongen Touch Massage TherapyTongen Touch Massage Therapy
Jori S.
Very impressed with Donovan! He was very professional and punctual. A great massage. He listened to our needs for areas of focus. Will definitely hire again.
Donovan SeowDonovan Seow
Andrea L.
Dion is fantastic! My massage was the perfect combination of relaxation and getting out all the knots and tough spots. Already booked another session with Dion!
Dion SimsDion Sims
We hired Allen to do an event at our business. Professional and friendly. The massage was excellent and tailored to each individual. I would hire him again.
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Hash B.
I have seen 30+ massage therapists throughout my life in many different states & countries, and I have to admit that Daria earns the top spot! She is incredibly friendly, courteous and kind. The energy that radiates from her is wonderful -- she definitely illustrates and personifies the epitome of personal care and kindness. Not to mention that she is fascinatingly talented and skilled in what she does. I will (for sure) be visiting her for my future massage & facial sessions! Highly recommended :).
Mega Moment MassageMega Moment Massage
Rebecca K.
Amazing massage therapist!! I have scoliosis among other things and she did a great job hitting all the hot spots I was experiencing that day. I highly recommend her!
Pause Massage TherapyPause Massage Therapy
Alana H.
Everything about her experience was amazing. Best massage we’ve had in a long time. She was right on time, and her pressure was amazing. right Highly recommend! She’s amazing. We are hiring her again!
Kaitlyn Hart Massage TherapyKaitlyn Hart Massage Therapy
Peter W.
Michael is very thorough and never in hurry ensuring patient not only gets the benefit of the massage but value for the price. Very intuitive to one's body and anticipates areas that need most work. He is very prompt in responding.
European Sports MassageEuropean Sports Massage
Deborah W.
Bettina and another masseuse came to the house, were very professional and gave us a wonderful couple's massage. It was a great experience. She is an accomplished, skilled masseuse. I would recommend her services to anyone. Deborah Wilson MD
Bettina's mobile spaBettina's mobile spa
Fred K.
I highly recommend Katie. She was able to immediately pinpoint the areas that were causing me pain and do a mixture of massage and stretching to get my body back to where it needs to be. She was also able to recommend stretches for me to do on the areas that need it.
Massage for MovementMassage for Movement
Thumbtack Customer
Allen is one of the best massage therapists I've ever experienced. I felt tended to, healed, and respected at every turn. I think he has a special gift of intuiting where you need attention, how much to give, and how long to stay. Truly, amazing! His rates are super reasonable and you will not be disappointed. ps Did I mention he comes to your home for free! Thank you so much Allen. SA, Boulder my second to favorite of them all! That's incredible. I have signed up for a series of massages since as, an athlete, I figure I deserve it! Thanks Allen. SA
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Elian I.
The experience with Celma was excellent! She response Quickly to my messages. She did a massage to my partner on his birthday; he said it was definitely one of the best ones he ever got! Celma is very professional and nice! I highly recommend getting her services!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Amy h.
Dion did a really great job. He was very intuitive and did exactly what my body needed without me having to micromanage. I was really able to relax and i felt great after the massage. Dion is a very talented young man and i would recommend him to anyone.
Dion SimsDion Sims
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