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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 Delray Beach massage therapists
Robert C.
Great massage
To Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLCTo Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLC
Tyson C.
Best ever massage.
The Pearl SpaThe Pearl Spa
Amy R.
Iggy was very professional and I felt safe getting a massage on out screened lanai. He braught everything and the massage was great. Thank you!
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Larry F.
The Best Massage you will ever get.
Rick n.
Very good deep tissue massage.
Relax. Massage TherapyRelax. Massage Therapy
Jason D.
Ethel was awesome showed up on time and gave us a couples massage in our room downtown Delray Beach. The massage was excellent and price was half of the local spas
Ethel Zapata Massage TherapistEthel Zapata Massage Therapist
Daniel S.
she is nice lady and gives a professional massage
The Healing ConnectionThe Healing Connection
Thumbtack Customer
Just had a wonderful and relaxing massage by Roxanne. The massage was very relaxing and therapeutic. She incorporated a heating lamp on some essential oils to help me relax !Wdefinetly repeat
Intuitive Health StrategiesIntuitive Health Strategies
Joanne M.
Want a good massage, call Iggy. Great hands!
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Rose C.
Amazing!! Best massages we have ever had!
Healing touchHealing touch
Pete C.
One of the best massage experiences we have had!
The Pearl SpaThe Pearl Spa
Gabrielle L.
WONDERFUL massage and experience !!! Booked last minute because I was in a lot of pain - sherell came the next morning and really helped me feel better. Expert massage focused on my pain points and was a pleasure to be around. I won’t wait until I am in so much pain to book my next massage with sherell !! THANK YOU !!
Focused Healing MassageFocused Healing Massage
Nina S.
Guzel was very professional, timely, and has great technique which is important to me. Her deep tissue massage was therapeutic and relaxing!! I look forward to more massages in the near future. Thank you so much 🙂
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Susan C.
Great massage. Definitely will use again. Like that it is in my own home.
Relax. Massage TherapyRelax. Massage Therapy
Shahaf S.
Emily was amazing!! One of the best massage that I did in a long time.
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Abel C.
Wonderful massage! I'm very satisfied with every detail of this experience. Ernest is very professional, quick to respond and he has very skillful hands for a prefect massage... A great experience that I recommend and which I plan to repeat.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Thumbtack Customer
Micki is terrific. I have been getting massages all over the world on a regular basis for 20 plus years. Micki is one of the top 2 massage therapists I have every had. I usually get a therapeutic massage. What makes Micki unique is that she combines many type of therapies in one session. Swedish, Thai, Shastu, Hot stone, etc. She also uses firm pressure which works well for me. I recently moved to Florida and will continue to use her exclusively. I strongly recommend Mick to anyone for any type of massage therapy.
Healing BodyworksHealing Bodyworks
Bryan M.
I frequently get massages, so can speak with some authority. Sometimes for relaxation and sometimes therapeutically. Ernest did the Amazing - a truly therapeutic, clinical massage that was also relaxing. Usually a massage is (at best) one or the other. This guy helped alleviate the pain in my neck and shoulders that had been persisting for nearly 2 weeks while I FELL ASLEEP for a short stretch of it. I will be sure to use him in the future. Well worth the charge.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Seth B.
Can’t say enough great things about how amazing and special Elaine made our anniversary. This was our first experience getting a massage at home but given the situation we felt more comfortable at our home than going to a spa. Elaine was extremely professional, going above and beyond by wearing a mask and continuously washing and sanitizing her hands. This quickly eased our minds and allowed us to relax and really enjoy our massages. More importantly, the massages were the best we ever had. Elaine used techniques we have never had before and focused on every area. My wife and I were talking afterwards about it and learned her technique was different between us. Pretty cool to know she doesn’t do the same standard massage to everyone and instead gives personalized massages based on your troubled areas. Sadly we didn’t book her for longer massages, we were ready to cancel our lunch plans to extend our time with Elaine. My wife couldn’t stop raving about her massage and how she now wants to make this a monthly thing. Elaine arrived with all of the supplies to turn our home into a premium spa. She even brought her own speaker so we can drown out the sounds of our dogs pacing around the room. We can’t wait to book our next massage with Elaine.
Massage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMTMassage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMT
Orli b.
Definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for a massage. she is amazing and relieved my aching body.
Healing touchHealing touch
AJ j.
Great massage! He made my shoulders feel 100% better.... He was very nice and professional!
Stress Removal ServiceStress Removal Service
Larry F.
Great massage one of the best i ever had looking forward for my next appointment Thanks again
Thumbtack Customer
I have to say that Amber was absolutely thee best I have ever had for my massage. I wanted a firm massage and she was just awesome. She concentrated on all the areas I needed ..neck, shoulders, hips, back, and butt and after I left I felt great. !!! deffinate A+++
Hands of Gold Spa ServicesHands of Gold Spa Services
Terry W.
Shane gave an outstanding massage. He arrived promptly, was prepared and is very professional. Would highly recommend him.
Halfway 2 Heaven, LLCHalfway 2 Heaven, LLC
Gail H.
Lily Marie gave a great massage. She was prompt, knowledgeable and personable. I definitely intend to use her again.
Lily Marie MassageLily Marie Massage
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