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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 Port Saint Lucie massage therapists
Brian C.
Great massage
Magic Touch Massage By StephanieMagic Touch Massage By Stephanie
Chris P.
My wife & I had a couples massage back to back. Very good massage. Very professional & knowledgeable.
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Dana M.
Outstanding Massage always!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Joseph S.
Great massage, easy to work with!
Lily Marie MassageLily Marie Massage
Ben J.
Great and professional Massage. I will for sure be back!!
Magic Touch Massage By StephanieMagic Touch Massage By Stephanie
Thumbtack Customer
You couldn't ask for a better massage therapist!!
Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...
Dana M.
The massage and care I received from Divine BodyWork by Ernest was simply amazing! I have had my share of massages, particularly after having spent 26+ years in the US Army Rangers getting "Roughed Up". This massage was indeed on another level. Ernest is not only capable and competent but he's compassionate as well. Great Job Divine Body Work by Ernest! I highly recommend Divine Body Work by Ernest for an exceptional massage experience. Dana M
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Felicia T.
Very please with massage. Was extremely professional and I was pleased!!
B C Massage TherapyB C Massage Therapy
Christopher B.
Emily gave me a great massage. She is very professional, super nice and was ontime. She will text you to confirm on the day and give you a 10 min heads up text before she arrives. Her attention to detail on a pulled muscle in my back was spot on. I've received many massages and Emily was one of the best. I definitely recommend her and look forward to my next massage with her.
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Ted H.
Emily was quick to respond , on time and very professional great massage. I highly recommend
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Philip W.
Just moved to PSL. Have been trying to find someone to be "my" Massage Therapist. Jen was the third therapist. I'll just say I won't need a fourth!! Jen got in touch very fast and was able to accomodate my need for a Massage the same day. She listened to what I felt I needed the massage the most and did an outstanding job of making me feel 110% better! I highly recommend her!
Firm to Deep Massage by JenFirm to Deep Massage by Jen
Brian C.
Very professional massage and knew what and where to work. I feel better than I have in years
Just One TouchJust One Touch
Emma S.
Amazing! Hired him for my mother's Christmas gift and he came on time and just made her massage perfect definitely would recommend him
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Thumbtack Customer
Susan listened to my concerns about a massage that could be painful. Her skill as a therapist found the right combination of gentle yet deep. I can't recommend her enough
Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...Susan Moffitt, Third Generation Massage Therapi...
Brian R.
I've traveled the world for the last 40+ years and had many massages from some of the best! Today I was massaged by Guzel, and I have to say she is one of the best I've ever had!!!!!! I would recommend her to anyone! She knows the body and knows how to take care of any particular ailments you might have. She is smart and knows her craft!! What can I say but the best I've had in a long time, GREAT !!!!!!!
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Robin L.
I was in pain from moving and Ernest fit me into his schedule during a busy holiday week. An excellent massage therapist. I will definitely recommend and use him again. Thank you for helping me Ernest!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Belle H.
Ben was most excellent from beginning to end of my out of state contact and desire to gift a massage to my daughter. My daughter was equally impressed upon receiving her 1st deep tissue. Highly recommend
B C Massage TherapyB C Massage Therapy
Shameka H.
Lino and Katia are a great duo. They are professional, punctual, attentive and very clean. They responded swiftly when I reached out for a couples massage to surprise my parents. They were an absolute pleasure. Will definitely be booking again in the future!
To Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLCTo Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLC
Kelly B.
Shay and Jay were awesome. This was the first time we’ve had a massage come to us and we were completely astounded with the experience. We had them set up in our tropical backyard and it was so relaxing. I told Jay that I had some tightness in my back and she worked solely on my back searching and working out knots before she got to the rest of my body. My girlfriend has minor cerebral palsy and said she did an amazing medical massage on her tight muscles. Could not be happier with this experience!
The Healing ConnectionThe Healing Connection
Thumbtack Customer
Judy provided perfectly relaxing poolside massages for me and my guests at a small ladies-only birthday party at my home. It was heavenly! She is professional, friendly and incredibly skillful. All of my guests said they hadn't been that relaxed in ages!
An Angel's Touch Holistic Massage Therapy, LLCAn Angel's Touch Holistic Massage Therapy, LLC
Nicole D.
On mothers day I had a spa party, Ernest was early and awesome from start to finish all the moms where amazed. He came equipped and prepared, best massage I have had in awhile I have his # on speed dial...
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Christopher O.
Angela is an amazingly caring and nurturing massage therapist. I would highly recommend her for anyone suffering from chronic pain or for a truly relaxing experience. She is a very genuine person who cares not just for the physical but the whole person, inside and out. Thank you, Angela!
Ahmadi HolisticsAhmadi Holistics
Linda V.
I have been having trouble sleeping because of a pain I get on my right leg. After the massage, I slept better than I have slept in a long time. He is very professional and doesn't make you feel uncomfortable. I would recommend this therapist to anyone.
B C Massage TherapyB C Massage Therapy
Jonathon R.
Shay has been nothing short of amazing! She is so caring and really listened to my concerns with my post lipo lymphatic massages. From 2 sessions, my body is already looking so much better and I feel amazing! You can tell she really knows her craft and is so skilled. I can of recommend her enough!
The Healing ConnectionThe Healing Connection
Laura P.
Telling him to focus on areas of concerns will serve you. Most professionals I felt with always asks. Since he did not ask, I forgot to mention the area where I need more focus. Also, telling someone of a price change after a massage is passive aggressive. It’s best to inform people of the difference in price based on Travel. He traveled to me so the price hiked. Other than that the experience is good.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
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