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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.

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 New Port Richey massage therapists
Angela g.
Very nice massage!
Master MassageMaster Massage
Greg K.
Mir was great. Polite, professional, personable and punctual. Attentive to my needs and very knowledgeable in massage therapy. I will be using Mir for my massage needs in the future. You will feel very relaxed in his magic hands.
Mir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapyMir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapy
Helene M.
Just lovely. Really listened to what I wanted, delivered a wondeful massage.
Lana Bostwick, LMTLana Bostwick, LMT
Bill D.
Kristina is excellent. She really puts her whole self into the massage. Thanks so much!!!
Karmic TouchKarmic Touch
Lyn R.
This is by far the absolute best massage I've had since moving to FL 8 months ago. Everything about it from start to finish was top notch! His professionalism, courtesy, technique, everything was awesome! His technique was different then I've had in the past, prob close to 200 massages over the last 10 years, and it allowed me to move and feel better than I've felt in ages. Thanks Willie, you rock!!
Mountain Breeze Therapeutic MassageMountain Breeze Therapeutic Massage
Kimeke A.
Words can not express the feeling my body felt after my first massage with Jay. Definitely not the last... Will be back for sure! Excellent work. I’ll sleep like a baby tonight! Thank you Jay 😎
Elite Massage Therapy By: JayElite Massage Therapy By: Jay
Kathryn E.
My body was broken down after surviving Breast Cancer and going through surgery and chemotherapy in the Fall of 2020-2021. I came to Florida this Winter to rest and heal. I found Kat Cassidy, LMT on Thumbtack and took a chance. I found her to be neat in appearance, quiet and delightful in her presentation, and she was aware of what needed special attention. She took an inventory of my past and made a plan to help my body heal. She is very knowledgeable and eager to give relief to her clients. My daughter and I both received a 90 minute deep tissue massage (back to back) and we walked away feeling energized and our bodies already felt better than they had in a good long while. Thank you Kat for the strength, knowledge, and wisdom you displayed during our massage. We look forward to an ongoing massage relationship while we are here in Florida!
Kat Cassidy, LMTKat Cassidy, LMT
Mike H.
Rudi was on time, very professional and accommodating to our schedule and needs. He explained how every thing works and what is expected by both the client and the masseuse. So there were no surprises. This was a Birthday gift from me to my wife. It was her 1st professional massage, she was nervous but in minutes Rudi had her totally relaxed and feeling safe. She said he knew right where to massage to relieve Pain in various places and found out right where her headaches were coming from. She opted for the 90 minute session And was very glad she did. She is already planning her next appt.
Mir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapyMir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapy
Livio G.
Mir worked on both my wife and me. We both enjoyed and were very satisfied with the massage. Mir was knowledgeable, pleasant and engaging. He truly cared about making sure we were comfortable and that he addressed problem areas. We would definitely use him again!
Mir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapyMir Rudi, LMT - RudysMassageTherapy
Mike H.
Curtis put my nervous 64 year old wife at ease very quickly on her birthday. He's highly intelligent, professional and well spoken. My wife walked away with a new understanding of what a Massage Therapist can do for tired sore muscles. Best Birthday present EVER she told me. I'm her Hero because of the outstanding experience Curtis provided her. I know she will want to do this again and you should too. You can't go wrong with Curtis.
Reset MassageReset Massage
Bill D.
Kristina was OUTSTANDING! Kristina took time to get to know me & my needs. Kristina then put her whole effort into meeting those needs. I was hurting so bad when I came. Walked away feeling so much better. Thank you so very much Kristina! I have had many massages in my life so I can safely say yours was one of the best. Will call you when I am back in late October.
Karmic TouchKarmic Touch
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