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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. 

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.  

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.

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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 Miami Beach massage therapists
Shamsu L.
Amazing massage!
The Yellow Loop By AcalimThe Yellow Loop By Acalim
John l.
Great massage
MilaMila
C Victor B.
I try to get a massage every week and have experienced almost every kind of massage available from massage practitioners all over the world. Liesbet is on of the best massage therapists I have ever experienced. She has what I call ‘the magic touch’. It was one of those massages you just did not want to end; one of those massages where an hour felt like a minute instead of a minute feeling like an hour. Obviously, I highly recommend her. She is very special.
Nourishing Body and MindNourishing Body and Mind
Courtney M.
Great massage! Thank you!
MASSAGE TO GOMASSAGE TO GO
Roberto P.
Great Massage, highly recommended
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Tom N.
Fantastic professional very relaxing massage!
Body Focus massage by Ana MariaBody Focus massage by Ana Maria
Karin G.
Will get a massage from Briana again.
Heavenly HandsHeavenly Hands
Ashley L.
I had a 90 minute sports massage and it was the best massage I've had in Miami. I've been to many spas around Miami Beach only to be disappointed by the quality of the massage. Jaime used a perfect amount of pressure, and I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you very much!
Massage Therapy by JaimeMassage Therapy by Jaime
Maria B.
Needs adequate Mobil equipment for outcall massages.
Amber-Kerstine’s Intuitive Healing/CoachingAmber-Kerstine’s Intuitive Healing/Coaching
Brian G.
I was very happy with the massage and will book again.
Mylifestyle MassageMylifestyle Massage
Kiki D.
Awesome service , professional , loved my massage !
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Claudia L.
The massage was very nice. I have taken many Thai massages in the past, Candid Care Stretched me very well and her pressure was soothing. I felt relaxed after the massage and now I am feeling a bit sore from the stretching, witch is a good thing. Thank you.
Candid Care BodyworkCandid Care Bodywork
Vishnu D.
I will highly recommend Kay If your looking for a deep tissues massage and need strong hand. Kay is an excellent massage therapist. I was very happy with the results. This is the second time I hired him.
Massages By KayMassages By Kay
Aubrey M.
Best massage I’ve ever received! Book Rika you will not be disappointed!!
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Mario R.
Excellent massage therapy.Very professional.Will definitely keep using his services.
Massage ParadiseMassage Paradise
Devy F.
Simply amazing! Cinthia is wonderful. Professional yet warm, with such a pleasant personality. I had a lymphatic drainage massage and felt instant relief. My husband had deep tissue and said it was a terrific massage. We couldn’t be happier!!!
Synal  Therapeutic LLCSynal Therapeutic LLC
Mariano C.
Ernest communicated with me to make sure we picked a perfect time to have the massage. He was on time, had everything with him, and was incredibly professional and nice to deal with . Most importantly, his massage was great. We will be working with him again soon.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Madelyn T.
Eric is very friendly and a great massage therapist. He was always checking to make sure the pressure was right, worked hard to find the kinks in my body, and provided a great massage. I definitely recommend him to others as he's clearly an experienced professional.
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Krissy C.
Sharell was a pleasure to work with. I hired her to do a couple massage and then a week later I gifted her services to my best friend as a birthday gift. The massage was excellent, she was very fair, reliable and accommodating.. I will certainly be using her in the future!
Focused Healing MassageFocused Healing Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Although she was not available she connected me to a wonderful fellow massage therapist. Highly recommend.
DmobileTherapistDmobileTherapist
Julie V.
Excellent service. Brings everything you need for a full massage experience. Very thorough and professional. Highly recommended.
Mylifestyle MassageMylifestyle Massage
Cataina r.
the best!!! very professional, very punctual, great massage! highly recommended! definitely i'll book more sessions with her!
Body Focus massage by Ana MariaBody Focus massage by Ana Maria
Chad h.
Where do I start with how exceptional and good of massage she gave to my girlfriend!!!! She showed up a couple of minutes earlier which is a good thing and gave my girlfriend a massage that brought her back to life lol. She’s very sanitary and clean with her supplies. I recommend her to anyone and everyone
Candid Care BodyworkCandid Care Bodywork
Maria L.
Ernesto it was absolutely amazing! He was able to provide amazing quality 60 minutes massages to three women ranging in their needs and ages back to back to back. All three of us have had many massages in the past and this was absolutely one of the best. Such a treat while visiting Miami Beach from Chicago. We will definitely be using him again in the future.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Thumbtack Customer
Wasn't available short notice, so she had someone drive for an hour so I could still get my massage!
MASSAGE THERAPY IN MOTION, LLCMASSAGE THERAPY IN MOTION, LLC
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