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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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 Longmont massage therapists
William H.
My wife and I are very pleased with our massages today. Jemma is very good at deep massage. Very thorough and professional. We recommend her to anyone needing deep massage.
Jemma BurnettJemma Burnett
Bill F.
Excellent massage!
Healthy directionsHealthy directions
Ben G.
Great Massage!!!
Massage Therapy By Aimee SmithMassage Therapy By Aimee Smith
Janelle G.
The best massage ever.
Mobile Massage By Adam WolfMobile Massage By Adam Wolf
Amber W.
Was able to move my neck more than I have in years. Appreciate his approach to healing and massage. Can't wait to get another massage.
Emerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & WellnessEmerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & Wellness
Kindra s.
Great guy really professional, husband will continue to get massages from him
Dion SimsDion Sims
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely top notch massage therapist. Call back was almost immediate. On time and very knowledgeable therapist.
Front Range MassageFront Range Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Chris is great - his massage was very relaxing and I am planning on using his services again. Thanks for the referral!
Emerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & WellnessEmerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
Allen is a very friendly, very professional masseur. He arrived at my house to perform a 90 minute Swedish massage to relieve distress I had in my neck and back, then continued to a full body massage. He was responsive to problem areas and was more than able to give me a larger range of motion and relaxation of painful areas. I strongly recommend his services.
G.O.T.C. Health & WellnessG.O.T.C. Health & Wellness
Dave M.
Among the best massages I’ve ever received! Daria patiently and skillfully worked out all the kinks and tension I was feeling. Highly recommended! Will book again.
Sculptiko BodyworkSculptiko Bodywork
Jennifer P.
Katie gave me an absolutely wonderful massage and was a pleasure to talk to. Great communication! I like a pretty deep tissue/good amount of pressure and she did an outstanding job! I went in barely able to move my neck & had full range of motion when I left. I will be going back & recommending her to anyone in need of a good massage. Great pricing too! Thank you!
Massage for MovementMassage for Movement
Kristin s.
Great communication when setting up. She arrived and prepared everything fast. The massage was wonderful and relaxing. We have used her a couple times and will continue to book with her. REALLY wonderful service, must try her.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Tim C.
Chris did an excellent job on me. He knew what he was doing, he listened to me and went over and beyond what I expected. I needed deeper tissue work and it was provided. I will use Emerald Bodywise Massage and Wellness again and highly recommend them.
Emerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & WellnessEmerald Bodywise Therapeutic Massage & Wellness
Dani J.
Never had a massage before. After my session I became hooked. I never felt so relaxed; my back was tight, tense, and just in bad shape. After the first session I felt nothing like the way I went in! No more tension and the pain in my lower back was nearly gone!! Definitely going again!! Very professional, attentive to what I needed, and informed me of what stretches to do until my next session.
7th Direction Massage7th Direction Massage
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