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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 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.

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.

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 Brighton massage therapists
Rich W.
Great massage!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Adam D.
Great massage. Thank you!
Pause Massage TherapyPause Massage Therapy
Chad M.
Tammy with Vagabond Massage was able to provide staff appreciation chair massages at our office. She was very easy to work with to schedule an appointment and even willing to come to the Brighton area. Everyone enjoyed the massages and were very pleased with the entire experience. I would whole recommend Tammy and her services.
Vagabond MassageVagabond Massage
Leslie O.
Allen was great! He set up a chair massage for all of my team members for their appreciation day and everyone had a wonderful massage. He was super friendly and professional and gave a great masssage.
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Christine K.
He was friendly, prompt and had the pressure we needed during the massage
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Rick W.
Celma was fantastic! One of the best and relaxing massages I have had. Thank you Celma!!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Sondra G.
Best In-home massage session I've had. She responded very quickly, was available at short notice and booking was a breeze. The massage session was great. Checking in multiple times for pressure was great. I would def. recommend her and be using her services in the near future again. Thanks Celma!!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Jason C.
Good God look no further! Demi is incredible - not only is she a gifted massage therapist but she zooms in to the problem spots with scary precision and tailors the session to precisely what ails you. Equally as important is her demeanor and energy. She is completely unrushed and fully present (we've all had massages where the therapist is a million miles away which has so much influence on the overall experience). Her talent is worth twice her cost. My only complaint is that the massage ended! Most importantly, my dogs loved her. I could not possibly recommend her more highly.
Demi Berg at A New SpiritDemi Berg at A New Spirit
Latasha D.
Bettina did a great job - so great that I signed up for my next appointment right away. She was on time, had all the "tools of the trade" - including a comfy massage table - and provided an amazing massage. She explained why she was focusing on certain areas and told me about my trouble spots. I was comfortable with her and she definitely helped me relax. Bettina is polite, professional, and I can't wait for her to come back!
Bettina's mobile spaBettina's mobile spa
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely AMAZING! I travel a lot and typically get a massage every two weeks, I can honestly say she is without a doubt the best masseuse I have encountered. Her professionalism and skill is a step above is worth every penny! Highly recommend her!!!
Zen'd Out MassageZen'd Out Massage
Jordan C.
I can not say enough amazing things. Dion was very quick to respond to my needs, I was in a lot of pain and was very thankful to get in touch with him. He was able to meet with me in just a few hours. Extremely professional, asked the right questions to help understand my pain, and how to best massage those areas. Work quality is beyond words. As I have received many massages over the years, Dion is by far the absolute best I have had. I made sure to schedule another appointment with him before he left. No way can you beat the price, should even charge more than he does. Thank you
Dion SimsDion Sims
David C.
Chelsea was great and has definitely found her calling! I have had a lot of massages over the years due to injuries and stress and wish I could say they were all good... But I highly recommend Chelsea! She is very professional and knows her trade, and brings a very caring/calming nature with her...
Chelsea LaFond MassageChelsea LaFond Massage
Jennifer T.
My wife started experiencing excruciating pain last night in her neck traveling down her arm and into her hand. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find a therapist who could see her today so she could have the pain alleviated. After hours of research and phone calls I got a message from Allen. I sent a few text messages back and forth with him, and scheduled him to come to our home at 11:00am this morning. Allen arrived here with a smile on his face and a very friendly demeanor. We chatted for a few minutes before, and during the time he was setting up his table. He then interviewed my wife so she could tell him about the pain she was experiencing, and helped him plan his methods, and approach to her massage. Allen worked on her for 90 minutes, and when he was finished, my wife was completely free from pain, and very relaxed. Allen is an extremely professional, compassionate, and effective masseuse. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
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