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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 Deerfield Beach massage therapists
Don B.
Great massage, on time.
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Lloyd M.
A great massage and fantastic value!
The Pearl SpaThe Pearl Spa
Montel H.
I thoroughly enjoyed my deep tissue massage by Rosa. She was professional and on time for the appointment. She has therapeutic hands, elbows and knuckles! I highly recommend massages by Rosa! 💯
Massage By RosaMassage By Rosa
Montel H.
Isa arrived on time and was professional. My deep tissue massage was the best I have ever had in my life, and I have had many massages. I recommend her highly!
Isa mobile massageIsa mobile massage
Denny P.
Very good massage. Relaxing and worth the time and money. Enjoy
Emeka D.
Excellent service. The massage was amazing. I highly recommend Shontae.
Sirène MassageSirène Massage
Joe c.
Elaine was very punctual and professional. Definitely worth it! Absolutely fantastic massage
Massage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMTMassage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMT
Jim S.
Derrek gave a great massage. Punctual polite and thorough. Definitely a call back
Active Body RecoveryActive Body Recovery
Wildania C.
Ethel was very professional and good with communication, She gave me one of the best massage I've had. I truly recommend her.
Ethel Zapata Massage TherapistEthel Zapata Massage Therapist
Will R.
This was by far the best experience me and my wife have ever had with a masseuse. From the time I messaged her to the end of the massage, she was very professional and quick with her response time. My wife stated this was the best experience she has ever had. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of spa/massage treatment. Absolutely superb!
Sirène MassageSirène Massage
Ty p.
Excellent massage 150% therapeutic Felt great afterwards She just gave me a good stretch felt very good will hire again
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Robert C.
Best massage I’ve ever had and I’m 72 checked in at nice interval to see how was doing and If the therapeutic pressure was just right I will go again for sure
The Pearl SpaThe Pearl Spa
Krystina H.
Derek is a very professional and skilled licensed massage therapist with years of experience. He really listens to what your needs are and addresses them. I highly recommend him!
Active Body RecoveryActive Body Recovery
Karen H.
As a Nurse/ Therapist myself, I anticipate a Professional*. Iggy passed with Flying Colors. I had a recent low back injury resulting in sciatica.. 😭. I tried..Massage(bad),Jacuzzi,Chiropractic. With worsening condition.. I Thumbtacked a Massage Therapist.. again, Iggy.. I thought I had good moves back in the day.. Holycow.. This kid Rocks.. And, an old school therapist doesn't usually compliment young dog therapist,.. so there you go.. Awesome
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Amena s.
Great atmosphere! On time, so sweet, gave my husband who has back issues a wonderful massage! Helped him a lot he was so happy thanks to Sherell. Going to recommend her to friends and family, she deserves it!
Focused Healing MassageFocused Healing Massage
Liza M.
Frank was on time and he knows what he’s doing. He really tailors the massage to your needs. I have had a couple of surgeries so I am always weary of massages. Frank did a consult prior to even starting and really listened. He has a great intuition and an uncanny way of reading your body’s needs. He went from deep tissue to reflexology to stretches to a warm finish. I highly recommend frank. He has intuition, knowledge and you can tell he loves what he does. GrNk, you have a new regular !!
Frank KaupasFrank Kaupas
Thumbtack Customer
It was a very good experience for me even if To start with I did not have very much confidence. Well it help me very much. When I left I had pain but this morning it is much better than it was before I went for a therapeutics massage. The girl was very professional.
Planet Massage Urban OasisPlanet Massage Urban Oasis
Thumbtack Customer
Nita is an amazing massage therapist. She has the intuitive ability to connect first to you as a person. Then the gift to use the information as a massage therapist to release tension and stress through her professional touch and knowledge. Nita is a good listener, and really cares about what is happening with your body mind and spirit. Nita's passion as a therapist is in the highest regards of herr client. I felt like she new where to focus to get the greatest relief of pain and discomfort from the most tightest spots I had. I would highly recommend Nita to a variety of diffrent situations such as chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalsia extra. Or just to relax and unwind from a stressful day. Sincerely Eileen
Nita Hathaway LMTNita Hathaway LMT
Dr A.
My wife and I were visiting Deerfield Beach, FL and we booked Johnny. Simply put he was FANTASTIC! He came to our hotel for our massage sessions. The techniques, the flow, the transitions were PHENOMENAL. Johnny was very friendly, attentive and professional. I HIGHLY recommend Johnny!
Johnny's MassageJohnny's Massage
Queen C.
Mary was a pleasure to work with. She was punctual, professional and great at what she does. She really takes her time by listening to your needs and makes you feel comfortable throughout the massage. She was able to get some areas, that helped me feel so much better. Will be booking again. Thanks mary!
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Tierra G.
I contacted Shontae to schedule a massage for my friend who was getting married, but due to time restraints I couldn’t use her services. She was so understanding about everything and even offered another day she could do it. She was very courteous and understanding about the whole situation. I would definitely try to use her services in the future.
Sirène MassageSirène Massage
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