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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 Fort Myers massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent massage.
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Roger N.
Great massage
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Roger E.
Excellent massage.
Melissa @ Meraki Moon MassageMelissa @ Meraki Moon Massage
Blaise M.
Great swedish massage.
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Very good massage experience.
Essential Oils MassageEssential Oils Massage
David l.
Great massage great person
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Barry W.
Very professional!! Great massage. Very polite. Overall just a great experience. I booked my second massage that same day! He’s just that good!!!!!
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Steve K.
YR Angel Massage is a great place to go to get the kinks out of your back. The massage therapist is very responsive to your needs and is not afraid to apply the necessary pressure.
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I have found a massage therapist for the rest of my life! Jim is an outstanding massage therapist! He is an amazing person with a passion for helping people feel their best all the while explaining and teaching as he works through your body's issues. You will not be disappointed with Jim as your massage therapist!
Bernie C.
Outstanding very good value and an awesome massage
Yudelkys MassageYudelkys Massage
Bradley B.
Y is the best!!! My massage was super relaxing and felt so good. I think i dozed off a few times. 😁 I would recommend Y to anyone for an incredible massage. B
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Kieffer j.
Yr gives amazing massages. The hot stones was the icing on the cake
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
Tom B.
I have been getting massages weekly for over 30 years so I am very picky. I was very impressed with Mrs Bochenski's abilities. The massage was excellent. I enjoyed getting the massage in her home where I was able to meet her husband and son--very nice family. Sincerely Tom (Remember God-Jesus loves you!)
Bochenski Family Massage TherapyBochenski Family Massage Therapy
William s.
comfortable and clean environment, lovely family, great massage. will hire again.
Bochenski Family Massage TherapyBochenski Family Massage Therapy
Jake K.
Fantastic massage and Maria is truly a professional. Very intuitive and caring. Will book again!
Crystal Bamboo MassageCrystal Bamboo Massage
Greg D.
Absolutely incredible experience. She is amazing and the best massage I’ve ever gotten by far!
Blessed Hands Mobile MassageBlessed Hands Mobile Massage
Mike S.
TY gives a great massage and made sure I was comfortable throughout the time I was there.
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Barbara F.
Yudelkys is a wonderful massage therapist. She utilized the time efficiently and with great work quality.
Yudelkys MassageYudelkys Massage
Rob R.
I’ve taken massage classes myself so I can tell a good therapist from the first few minutes into the massage. Ty knows all the different pressure points and does an excellent job in hitting them. He combines many different massage techniques into his sessions including stretching. When you walk out of his office you feel like you’ve had a great massage and not just a body rub like a lot of therapists do. His experience, technique, and affordability definitely make Ty a great therapist you should try. One session and you will be hooked!!
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Mary B.
Beruzka was amazing! I feel brand new. Best massage I have EVER had!
Crystal Bamboo MassageCrystal Bamboo Massage
Billie J.
Poolside massages for myself and a girlfriend. Lana was amazing, professional and very friendly! I highly recommend her!!!
Mobile Massage by LanaMobile Massage by Lana
Renée T.
Ty was extremely professional and extremely good massage therapist. I will see him again next week.
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Oscar P.
Awesome experience! Ty is a breath of fresh air. I would recommend him for a quality top notch massage!!
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Laurent B.
Best powerful and professional massage i had in years!! I immediately booked a second session next week
TY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & SpaTY BRANTLEY @ True Salon & Spa
Bruce Q.
What can I say, this was by far the best massage I have ever received in Florida and I have been coming here for 8 years. Why did it take me so long to find you. If you are looking for the woman with the softest hands and best massage look no farther. Angel You Are The BEST.
YR Angel MassageYR Angel Massage
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