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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 the purpose of a deep tissue massage?

There are many reasons to get a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage can release adhesions — also known as knots — that are causing painful tension in your muscles. Deep tissue massage can promote healing and ease discomfort related to illnesses such as cancer, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic neck or back pain, depression, and more, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you have an old sports injury such as shin splints, or a bad back from an old car accident, deep tissue massage can promote healing in your traumatized and scarred soft tissues and get you on the road to recovery. The strokes and techniques used in deep tissue massage work to lengthen soft tissue structures that have stiffened and hardened into knotty adhesions that allow minimal movement. Deep tissue massage can loosen these adhesions so that long-standing scar tissue releases and you can gain more mobility and more freedom from stiffness and pain. And it just feels good. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are both forms of therapeutic bodywork. In both modalities, a licensed massage therapist uses strokes administered with their hands or forearms to loosen and relax your muscles and other soft tissue. These releases can promote relaxation, pain relief and wellness.

Deep tissue massage may be an excellent therapeutic choice for people with chronic pain or severe tension in their muscles. The deep tissue massage technique moves below the top layer of muscle and soft tissue to release adhesions in your core muscles. In comparison, the strokes used in Swedish massage focus on loosening and relaxing the top layer of your soft tissues. Swedish massage produces relaxation and well-being, but if you have a long-term injury or back pain that won’t seem to go away, deep tissue massage may be a better option for you. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again.

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.
Reviews for Colorado Springs massage therapists
Justin M.
I had a wonderful massage make that an Excellent massage. I can’t wait unit the next massage. -Justin
Grounding worksGrounding works
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage! Definitely request Chris for a massage. Claudine is so friendly and professional. Great place for a nice little treat!
Beautiful EscapesBeautiful Escapes
Ginger L.
Great massage. Very professional!
Vagabond MassageVagabond Massage
Kyle F.
Gave a great massage and will go back! Very professional
Danielle Renee Bradley, LMTDanielle Renee Bradley, LMT
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage, Judy was wonderful. Hot stones were a treat!
Judy's Massage TherapyJudy's Massage Therapy
Jon F.
Not just your typical massage. She blends the skill set of a massage therapist with that of a sports medicine physical therapist. Providing great stretches coupled with deep tissue work. Already scheduled a few more sessions.
Sweet Convenience Mobile MassageSweet Convenience Mobile Massage
Vincent P.
Great job. Relaxed atmosphere. Communication was good throughout the massage.
Core Massage, LLCCore Massage, LLC
Sommer h.
Had a couples massages and was Blown away.. she responded within hours, Got booked within days and we loved our in home massage. Made us feel comfortable and relaxed. can’t go wrong
Sweet Convenience Mobile MassageSweet Convenience Mobile Massage
Andrew B.
I've been dealing with sciatica for a long time now and wanted to try a new approach with massage therapy. I can tell off the bat she knew what she was talking about. Real professional and has great knowledge in massage therapy. Haven't gotten a massage in a long time but I never remember feeling the way I did after the first session with backcountry massage which is a good feeling. I can tell she released lots of deep tissue, tight muscles, and built up toxins. After searching for massage therapist, backcountry was the first to respond and had an appointment set less than 10 minutes which I really liked.
Backcountry Sports MassageBackcountry Sports Massage
Greg a.
I’ve had a ton of massages .... By FAR one of the top Therepist out there !
Backcountry Sports MassageBackcountry Sports Massage
Joy S.
This is the first time I've used a mobile massage therapist. She came on time and setup very quickly. Was very friendly and easy to talk to. Massage was great of course! She really listens to your needs as well. Highly recommend.
Wild Phoenix StudioWild Phoenix Studio
Melissa O.
Had a lovely massage from Danielle she really worked on my problem areas and she made me feel a lot better. I would definitely recommend Danielle she is a wonderful massage therapist and very professional and personable.
Sweet Convenience Mobile MassageSweet Convenience Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I am totally satisfied with Jacob's skills. I have had many massages in the past; I have never had a massage that is so multi-faceted. Jacob uses many disciplines to achieve a total feeling of well being.
Euphoria Massage & EnergeticsEuphoria Massage & Energetics
Eden S.
Danielle was great! Great massage and she was also very patient with my dog?
Sweet Convenience Mobile MassageSweet Convenience Mobile Massage
Missy B.
Very nice massage! She was great. If you need to relax Judy is the one!
Judy's Massage TherapyJudy's Massage Therapy
Edwin H.
Thank you for the great massage as well as the flexibility in scheduling. I wanted a deep tissue massage and Scott delivered it on point, working out the knots and tension in my body. I felt much better after the session. I would recommend him!
Scott Carsten LMT/PTScott Carsten LMT/PT
Evalyn C.
Judy was very professional. Felt great after the massage. She even called to check on me.
Judy's Massage TherapyJudy's Massage Therapy
Justin m.
Missed original appointment due to work. Was contacted and appointment was promptly rescheduled. Excellent massage and customer service.
Grounding worksGrounding works
Mark C.
Excellent deep tissue massage in a very nice office setting. I've already scheduled another session.
Kimberly Olson, LMTKimberly Olson, LMT
Kristi M.
Tammy did an outstanding job for my daughters 13th Birthday party! She accommodated 6 massages in an hour for tween girls. They were so excited about the chair massage. She was professional and cleaned the chair after each girl. She even came out in bad snowy weather to make it happen!
Vagabond MassageVagabond Massage
Alexis A.
Tammy gave an excellent massage. She continually adjusted the pressure level. This was based on my feedback, which she frequently requested.
Vagabond MassageVagabond Massage
Starla P.
Judy is a wonderful massage therapist and is very knowledgeable in the way the way the body systems work together. The atmosphere is very calming and peaceful.
Judy's Massage TherapyJudy's Massage Therapy
Michael C.
Annette was responsive, professional and had a pleasant demeanor. Great massage and I definitely recommend her, I will call her again.
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Scott B.
Well I just want to say I have had about 10 to 12 massages in my life but this was by far the best! Danielle was very professional and has different techniques for getting rid of those tense and knotted up spots. I’m not from Colorado Springs but will definitely reach out anytime and every time I am!! So if you are really in need of the best massage you have ever had then give her a call but if you have other ideas then don’t bother, its not that kind of massage! 🙄 Thanks again Danielle you were awesome!!
Sweet Convenience Mobile MassageSweet Convenience Mobile Massage
Deb L.
Annette is one of the very best massage therapist I've had over the years, and I have had more than many! She responded on the site very quickly. We texted first, so she could find out what was going on with me, my pain of course and what I didn't expect, though very glad, she was interested in not only the reason for my pain but also asked about a brief medical history. As i told her about my condition even in texts, i felt she was genuinely interested on what was going on with me. Later, at my appt, she told me she did research my condition and found out if massages would help and would not be harmful to me. That in itself makes a very good therapist. She was on time, talked about which massage she felt would help and from there.. an amazing, thorough massage. I will definitely need a few more massages before leaving area and will not consider hiring anyone else!
Healing HandsHealing Hands
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