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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. 

Do massage therapists offer remote or virtual services?

Ask massage therapists near you about the possibility of remote services. You might come across profiles that state the therapist is offering remote services such as lessons and techniques you can do on your own, with a friend or with a partner.

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 Parker massage therapists
Jessica M.
My husband and I both had a massage - Swedish and deep tissue. It was a fantastic massage and we would highly recommend Celma!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Trevor G.
Extremely satisfied with my massage. Always a little weary of what I’ll encounter when requesting a home visit massage and was so happy that this was one of the best massages I have ever had. Very professional, knowledgeable and complete in her work. Highly recommended and will be booking again in the near future!
High Altitude Health COHigh Altitude Health CO
Gerald S.
One of the best massages I've ever had.
True Balance Massage & Posture TherapyTrue Balance Massage & Posture Therapy
Chris L.
Fantastic massage!!! Will definitely use Celma again!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Kris W.
Celma was amazing. She is truly gifted in the art of massage!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Monica A.
Celma is awesome! I am very happy and satisfied with her service. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She addressed all the issues I had and she was able to relieve a lot of the pain and the tension I was carrying on my back and neck, while also providing a very relaxing massage. I have received a lot of massages from many massage therapists over the last couple of years, and Celma is definitely one of the best massage therapists I have met. I highly recommend her.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Rachel l.
Jess was amazing. She was on time and the massage was just what I needed given that I’ve been having problems with my back. She help me so much. Definitely will book a massage with her again
Midearth WellnessMidearth Wellness
Melaine d.
Adam worked out the kinks. Best massage I ever had.
Mobile Massage By Adam WolfMobile Massage By Adam Wolf
Dan H.
Very punctual and provided informative feedback with helpful recommendations at the conclusion of the massage.
360 Healing + Strength360 Healing + Strength
Angie F.
My husband and I had 90 minute massages. Jenn was awesome!
Jennifer Slivinski LMTJennifer Slivinski LMT
Jena V.
Celma fit us in at the last minute and gave us great, unrushed, relaxing massages.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Edward R.
Great massage. You need a new adjustable face cradle to make it a more comfortable.
Mobile Massage By Adam WolfMobile Massage By Adam Wolf
Jennifer G.
Celma was well prepared for home massages and we look forward to having her back.
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Shirlane D.
I've been to a few massage therapists...I would rate this one in my top 3 out of all of them!
Healing Through MassageHealing Through Massage
Jared R.
I had a nice experience working with Katie and will continue to use her for Sports massage and help with my triathlon training. A+
360 Healing + Strength360 Healing + Strength
Gerald S.
Elana is professional and gave an exceptional massage. There's nothing else needed to add, except I will be booking her again.
Elana Martinez LMTElana Martinez LMT
Kindra b.
I scheduled a massage at my home for my daughters as a birthday present. I confirmed the appointment the day before. I got a call 6 minutes before he was supposed to be be there stating he thought it was at his office and was 20 minutes away from my house and did I want to reschedule. It was very clear in our conversation that it was a home massage. I sent him my address.
Hands of Stone WellnessHands of Stone Wellness
Dale E.
Celma is very professional. She valued my home etiquette without question. She wore provided shoe covers and mask. Thank you for a wonderful massage experience.!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Jeff R.
Celma is amazing! I have had many massages due to injury, and she knew the exact pressure and has a unique approach! I would highly recommend her as one of the best!
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Brian E.
I've been searching for a professional, consistent, quality massage therapist for over 3 years. Erin has met and exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend her. I'll be visiting for monthly appointments moving forward.
True Balance Massage & Posture TherapyTrue Balance Massage & Posture Therapy
Christopher C.
Adam l did a fantastic job for my wife and I. He made it very easy for us to watch the kiddo while the other got a massage and then switch. He is very professional and skilled. We will be using him again in the near future.
Mobile Massage By Adam WolfMobile Massage By Adam Wolf
Craig T.
Adam was exactly what my wife needed for a full body massage to help her recovery from cancer treatment. He communicated with her to have the right pressure and was very nice to deal with! We are going to have him back again!
Mobile Massage By Adam WolfMobile Massage By Adam Wolf
Nestor P.
I got lucky that Dana was able to get me in extremely last minute! Felt very welcome and comfortable right away! I couldn't tell you what her style is but what I can say is I have been getting massage for many years and have not experience one quite like this, from the walking on my back, to the tools that she uses, to the flexibility mojo... lol... I haven't felt this great after a massage in a very long time! I actually waited awhile to post this review to see if it lasted and I'm feeling incredibly great still! Will be calling her next time I'm back in town!
Better Being BodyworkBetter Being Bodywork
Douglas j.
I recently hurt my back and was needing someone quick. Celma was very quick to respond and scheduled the very next day! She was very professional, listened and attended to trouble areas on my back, and the massage felt great! I’ll definitely use her services again in the future
Celma PereiraCelma Pereira
Julie B.
I was looking for someone who dealt in sports medicine & understood how to address injuries. I had pain that had resulted in numbness which would not go away despite all the various means I had been trying. Michael suggested bioelectric massage to help the muscles and tissue around the pinched nerves relax. It was awesome! I had more sensation in my hands and fingers than when we started. I noticed even more feeling returning the next day after things had a chance to calm down. Overall, a great experience! I will be using him on a regular basis from now on.
European Sports MassageEuropean Sports Massage
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