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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 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 Bradenton massage therapists
Brian E.
Great massage!
Cortney FutchCortney Futch
Shaun N.
Great massage
Stress Less Massage & WellnessStress Less Massage & Wellness
Leslie S.
Excellent massage by a true professional.
Quintessence Massage and Natural HealingQuintessence Massage and Natural Healing
John O.
Dee was a very good massage therapist
The Spa PalaceThe Spa Palace
John S.
I had a great massage today with Maya. Maya takes her craft seriously and it shows. If you’re looking for a great massage give Maya a call. Highly recommend!
Maya LuzMaya Luz
Vicky Z.
Outstanding massage. Best deep tissue massage ever provided. The fact Mir Rudi comes to your home is fantastic. Gives me time to relax before he gets there and his prompt setup, very specific massage (knowledgeable to human musculoskeletal) and takes the time he needs to provide the right therapy.
Mir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapyMir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapy
Karen L.
Vince gave my mother a wonderful and much appreciated massage.
Reset MassageReset Massage
Selenda D.
I enjoy my massage 😍... I look forward to more one day...
Reset MassageReset Massage
Wayne J.
I asked for a sports massage, and she wasn’t able to go deep enough
Amber Harrington LMTAmber Harrington LMT
Angel r.
Wonderful massage. Got WAY MORE then I expected. Definitely be calling her again🙂🙂
Stress Less Massage & WellnessStress Less Massage & Wellness
Shami B.
Best massage I’ve had in a long time. Courtney has the perfect pressure and worked the knots out of my back in a therapeutic way. My back feels a million times better. I would recommend her to anyone and definitely plan on regular massages with her!
Quintessence Massage and Natural HealingQuintessence Massage and Natural Healing
Samuel P.
Graet massage and a very nice friendly lady, definitely be booking again. Best wishes Sam
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
Tracy V.
Great massage!! Very responsive and very reasonable prices. Thanks for making my afternoon wonderful!
Stress Less Massage & WellnessStress Less Massage & Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
Sandee is awesome. So polite and kid to my children. Would def recommend her for massage.
Chris F.
Emma Marie did a wonderful massage for me and gave me tons of info to help my issues!
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My massage therapist Sandee Rossi was wonderful. She was not only professional but personable and kind. She gave me other suggestions to help my issues in between massages. I would confidently recommend her to anyone looking for a positive experience! Thank you for your help finding her services!
Dori S.
Barry was professional and very knowledgeable about massage. He was able to release stiff areas on my upper back that needed it.
Golden Touch MassageGolden Touch Massage
Lloyd D.
She is amazing. My body felt amazing after getting a massage from her. Will def set up another appointment.
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
Penny V.
My husband and I both get twice monthly massages on a regular basis. We need deep tissue massage to help with medical issues as well as stress. Barry was immediately responsive to our inquiries. He showed up a few minutes early for our appointment (which is always a plus to us). He addressed our needs, was thorough and accommodating to our requests. He came to our home even though we are a little out of his range of service. We booked again before he left. Highly recommend Barry for your massage needs.
Golden Touch MassageGolden Touch Massage
Patti L.
Good pressure. My husband received this massage and has neck issue. He is a pilot so the stress builds up in his neck
Holistic RenaissanceHolistic Renaissance
Julia B.
This was my first massage at home and I’m hooked! Diane arrived on time, was ready it seemed in minutes, but patient while I took forever to get ready myself. And the massage was exactly what I needed. She hit all the spots that needed extra work and I swear my shoulders move for the first time since 2019!! Highly highly recommend!
Stress Less Massage & WellnessStress Less Massage & Wellness
Kathleen G.
I am extremely pleased with David's services! He was friendly, professional and accomodating. I scheduled David to give my 90yo father his first massage ever. David went to the Rehab. Hospital where my father is currently recuperating at after having fallen. He was very accomodating and took time to get to know my Dad and his medical history before starting the one hour massage. The fact that David is also a Reiki Master and incorporated that into his massage was so beneficial! After the massage, when my father stood up...he did so WITHOUT pain! I never realized how tall he was either since my Dad had previously been stooped over and tense for several years. He was no longer stooping over! I personally have had many massages over time, and I cant wait to schedule with him myself and entire family! Thank you David Transue! We feel blessed to have your expertise available to us now and going forward! Sincerely, Kathleen Glover, RN
David Transue Mobile MassageDavid Transue Mobile Massage
Skip N.
I would have said all five of the options for what I liked but Thumbtack would only allow three. Emma was a professional, sweet gave a great massage and has a kindness about her that is soothing. I loved the quality of the massage. She used essential oils which nice and the location was quiet and relaxing while still being professional. I will become a regular client.
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
Mark E.
Ana is a true professional. She is a warm and caring person who concentrated on providing a quality massage that focused on the areas that I felt needed the most attention. Her office area was spotless which speaks volumes about how she views her profession. Following the massage, I booked my next appointment. I highly recommend Ana to anyone who is seeking a therapist that understands the true meaning of customer service, quality care and empathy.
Massage by AnaMassage by Ana
Nicholas S.
A very talented masseuse, a most relaxing and professional massage and utterly charming young lady and great conversation. Have no doubt, Emma is 1st class. I will be a regular customer from now on.
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
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