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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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for Fort Pierce massage therapists
Ryan F.
Wow. Amazing massage, on time and very responsive. Highly recommended!
Brevard Massage and Sound HealingBrevard Massage and Sound Healing
Leslie L.
Ernest is fantastic! I booked a 90 minute massage. I have never had a male masseuse before but felt he was the right choice. I was so happy with my massage! He has such strength in his hands and he just seems to know where to massage. He really does have Divine healing in him. Thank you so much.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Klarissa K.
Very relaxing and super convenient! I had a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck and Lino did great work with the knots I had as well as good pressure points. Katia massaged my daughter and she felt great after. She also noted it was a very detailed massage with the knots in her back. They both arrived in good spirits, professional attire with masks, and with comfortable and professional massage tables. We were so grateful they made the drive to our home which made for even more relaxation not having to drive. We look forward to booking next months massage with them again!
To Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLCTo Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Susan is a well qualified experienced and holistic massage therapist. For me it is important to get the trigger points. Get the stressed muscles. And to feel better. More relaxed. And heathy after a therapeutic massage. Attention to detail. Healing touch and kindly aromas set Susan apart from others.
Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...
Brenda G.
I was pleasantly surprised when I first met Ernest. He was punctual, friendly, professional and accommodating(customized my massage to fit my needs). I asked for extra pressure in specific areas and Ernest did just as I asked. I am grateful that I found Ernest on Thumbtack, as I am also a massage therapist and find it difficult to get the much needed massages, due to my own schedule. Thanks Ernest, see you soon!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Justin m.
Eric was absolutely awesome. His techniques and enthusiasm were amazing. I highly recommend hiring Eric for your massage needs.
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Patrick G.
Amazing massage Wonderful person Felt relaxed and slept like a baby I want to have Stephanie magic touch into my monthly schedule
Magic Touch Massage By StephanieMagic Touch Massage By Stephanie
Haley D.
Ben was able to accommodate me last minute when I woke up with a lot of back pain. He came to my house with all his supplies and comfy pillows and definitely exceeded my expectations. I’m no longer in pain and he was educated about prenatal massage (I’m 7 months pregnant). He listened to my needs and took care of them. One of the best massages I’ve ever had.. will definitely be using his services again! Thanks Ben 🙂
B C Massage TherapyB C Massage Therapy
Dan S.
This Masseuse is amazing. He truly brings a spa to your house. He can be gentle but if you need a deep massage he knows the treatment points. Very pleasant personality as well.
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Megan H.
Absolutely worth it! My friend and I were hoping for a little relaxation and Ernest more than delivered. He was punctual, extremely professional and communicated rapidly and with detail. When he showed up, our plans had to be adjusted and he was so flexible and easy going it was wonderful. The massages were incredible, our only regret was that they had to end!! We loved the experience so much we definitely hope to book him again soon.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Steve S.
The best massage I've ever had. Vince has very soothing hands and applied just the right amount of pressure. I felt so relaxed and he targeted all the areas I had told him were bothering me. I left feeling rejuvenated. He went out of his way to accommodate me and make the appointment happen. I highly recommend him. He is great at what he does and he's a kind and personable guy.
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