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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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

Reviews for Palm Beach Gardens massage therapists
Cory W.
Good massage
Healing touchHealing touch
Bob U.
High-quality massage.
Wellness by NicoleWellness by Nicole
Ayan U.
Prompt, knowledgeable, and easy-going. It was a pleasure having an at-home massage with Ullika, and I would suggest her to anyone looking to have a massage at home.
Ullika PouliquenUllika Pouliquen
John P.
Heather has strong hands for a deep massage.
Heather's Massage TherapyHeather's Massage Therapy
Todd W.
Good massage, on time, responsive and professional. Will repeat.
Simply Massage By JenaSimply Massage By Jena
Beth R.
Guzel Massage was excellent. She arrived punctually and had everything with her for a truly great massage. Guzel is very courteous and provides quick responses, would not hesitate to book again in the future.
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Michael S.
Ernest was very professional and competent. This was a superb experience. It was an excellent massage. I could feel relief almost immediately. I will definitely use him again. By far the best massage I've ever had.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Mike s.
Best massage I have had. Would highly recommend.
Healing BodyworksHealing Bodyworks
Jimmy D.
The best massage I've ever had definitely will be calling on her again
Wellness by NicoleWellness by Nicole
Catherine B.
Erin was a great find. Gives an excellent massage. Is professional and very nice to work with.
Erin Redfield, LMTErin Redfield, LMT
Thumbtack Customer
Received a 90 min massage from Jan, cant wait to see her again!!!!
Krystal Z.
Oh my goodness, I am sooooo lucky I found Ignat!!!! For years I have had a knot in/on/around my right shoulder. Our first massage, he concentrated on that knot almost the entire time, like I wanted him to. A few days later, my knot was almost nonexistent! (I haven’t had a massage in almost a year too)! I’ve been to other masseuses before, but I feel like they don’t listen to my needs. Ignat on the other hand, will not only listen, but really cares and tries to get to the root of the problem. (Not to have you keep coming back!) The 2nd massage we concentrated more on my left side (bc the right side was soooo much better!!) Incredible massage🙏 The 3rd massage was the best so far. He of the type of masseuse that really cares and put his heart and soul into what he is trying to accomplish; it shows. I am sooooo grateful that I found “my forever masseuse”!! ❤️🥰🙏🦋💐
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Stewart F.
Lily performed an excellent deep tissue massage. She was very thorough and had strong hands. Definitely planning a future visit.
Lily Marie MassageLily Marie Massage
Jeffrey B.
I am a retired physician very familiar with physical and massage therapies professionally and personally. I have been getting deep tissue massages almost every week for 30 years from different therapists over the years. Lily is one of the best I have ever experienced. Not only skilled, but good communication, easy scheduling and punctual.
Lily Marie MassageLily Marie Massage
Peter g.
Guzel was just perfect. Asked what I liked and did not want. she listened and gave me a most professional and exceptional massage.
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Cliff F.
The process from start to finish was amazing. The best massage I have ever had. I look forward to my next one!
Healing touchHealing touch
Patrick L.
A Legendary Massage After carrying around emotional and physical stress for a few years, and a recent lumbar injury, my body was stiff with painful knots and poor posture. All that toxicity made the simplest of task and exercising uncomfortable. My body needed repair and I began to search out a massage therapist who would take command of my body and infuse healing powers. I also needed a MT to be passionate about his technique and confident in his massage work. Daniel's professionalism coupled with a prompt reply and accommodating schedule gave me reassurance that I had made the right choice. His attentiveness to detail from the moment we met, assessing my needs, and making sure I was comfortable while guiding me through the most legendary 90 minute massage I’ve ever experienced. Daniel's unique style was impressive and superceded my expectations. I left Daniel's studio grateful with renewed energy and feeling like a new man. If your looking for the real deal, call the man now!
Stress Removal ServiceStress Removal Service
Cliff F.
We did a couples massage back to back. She was very accommodating to our hectic schedules. She was on time and very professional. Can’t say enough good things about our experience. Highly recommend!!
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Linda L.
Better Swedish massage than the Fontainebleau offers in Miami Beach. We chose our own music and were most comfortable in our own backyard paradise poolside. Very professional and friendly service. I highly recommend.
The Healing ConnectionThe Healing Connection
Nicole E.
I am one of those people that need a very deep tissue massage to get relief. I found Ernest years ago and he is the best I have used locally. Great combination of Deep Tissue and Swedish Technique. Excellent therapist and would highly recommend him.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Martin R.
Ernest was excellent at his profession. He is pleasant. friendly and very personable. H e was able to pinpoint my problem and spent most of the hour trying to fix the difficulty I am having. I would highly recommend him and am looking forward to future massages with him.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Jared W.
Rika was very professional and on time. She was a gift for my mother for Mother’s Day and now she wants her as a regular every week. She set up her table on the back patio and gave a soothing deep tissue massage that finally calmed my mother down. Highly recommend!!! She was also very respectful of hygiene and social distancing If you don’t want to leave your home, so she’s a safe bet during quarantine.
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Tomas V.
Guzel is a super talented therapist, very knowledgeable, polite and respectful. She worked on an acute lower back pain I had acquired from moving my home. Guzel did very effective stretches that reached deep affected muscles to finally heal me. I also loved the amazing neck and head massage. I feel that she can connect with her client's specific needs. As for my wife, she truly enjoyed the treatment, very nurturing touch, skilled and professional. We definitely recommend this therapist!
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Janice B.
EXCELLENT: Shane drove an hour 1-way, to meet my elderly dad for a massage. When he arrived, he created a calming atmosphere while setting up his table. His technics helped my dad relax through the session and relieve his stressed 87 year old body that has suffered multiple strokes and neuropathy. Folks, my dad sounded happier, felt younger, and his speech was clearer. My dad's next session is in 2 weeks. Thank you for improving the quality of my dad's life.
Halfway 2 Heaven, LLCHalfway 2 Heaven, LLC
Loni B.
Extremely impressed by how responsive and in flow he was with his massage. At no time did I ever have to ask him to adjust anything and he hit every pressure point with out me having to point them out. I have suffered from hip and shoulder pain my whole life from scoliosis on top of a car accident I was in last year and am so happy I found someone that took the time to address my needs and did not make me feel rushed. I highly recommend. 10/10
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
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