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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.

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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.

Why is it called a Swedish massage?

Everyone loves Swedish massage. It’s soothing and relaxing and, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is proven to relieve pain. Swedish massage can also relieve symptoms associated with chronic illness, arthritis, depression and other ailments. The term Swedish massage is actually a massive mixup, according to Massage Magazine. The technique would be more aptly named classical massage, which it is often called. What we in the United States refer to as Swedish massage was actually invented by a Dutch physician named Johan Georg Mezger. Mezger systematized and gave French names to the five massage techniques used today in Swedish (or classic) massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. The confusion began when the techniques systematized by Mezger were attributed to Per Henrik Ling, the founder of the Swedish Movement System who had practiced his similar techniques in his gymnasium. In many parts of the world, Swedish massage is called classic massage, and most massage therapists will understand either term.

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.

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.

What is the purpose of a deep tissue massage?

There are many reasons to get a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage can release adhesions — also known as knots — that are causing painful tension in your muscles. Deep tissue massage can promote healing and ease discomfort related to illnesses such as cancer, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic neck or back pain, depression, and more, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you have an old sports injury such as shin splints, or a bad back from an old car accident, deep tissue massage can promote healing in your traumatized and scarred soft tissues and get you on the road to recovery. The strokes and techniques used in deep tissue massage work to lengthen soft tissue structures that have stiffened and hardened into knotty adhesions that allow minimal movement. Deep tissue massage can loosen these adhesions so that long-standing scar tissue releases and you can gain more mobility and more freedom from stiffness and pain. And it just feels good. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for Saint Petersburg massage therapists
Devon M.
Cathy was a gem! Great massages! A positive attitude with quality massages.
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Joe R.
Shelby is awesome. Had a 120 deep tissue massage and it was the best massage I have had. I have had at least 100 massages and Shelby was awesome and worth every dollar! I highly recommend her for your massage needs. Thanks Shelby
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Kendall G.
Great massage
Mountain Breeze Therapeutic MassageMountain Breeze Therapeutic Massage
Stephen J.
Nik is a great massage therapist. Makes you feel completely comfortable. Very nice studio. Perfect Massage.
Mesaj Alternative Intuitive HealingMesaj Alternative Intuitive Healing
Danny r.
One of the greatest 90 minute massage therapy with Joy. I will be booking Joy for future massage. Great experience and highly recommend.
Joy MassageJoy Massage
Teresa G.
We loved our massages!
Reset MassageReset Massage
Timothy H.
Excellent service, great massage.
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Brendon Z.
Excellent massage. Will hire again.
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Precious D.
Great massage. Will be booking him again !
Master MassageMaster Massage
Shawn Q.
One of the best massages I’ve ever had :)
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Mark L.
Cathy was very professional and provided an excellent massage.
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Colleen T.
Nice person and excellent massage. Thank you!
Reset MassageReset Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Booked the massage as a Christmas gift for my dad. She was extremely responsive and flexible during the process and my dad emailed me afterward to say that the massage itself was fantastic. Thanks!
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Michelle E.
I wasn’t sure how i felt about hiring a massage therapist on thumbtack but i have to say ALL the reviews are true. Amazing massage and professionalism. Will definitely book again and so happy to have found someone! I have the reviews to thank! They’re ALL true! Thank you for a great massage!
Reset MassageReset Massage
Keith b.
On time and a very good masseuse A good deep tissue massage
Mountain Breeze Therapeutic MassageMountain Breeze Therapeutic Massage
Jaydee R.
I have worked in the massage and spa business and I was very impressed with Willie's service. He arrived early, set up very quickly, offered marketing material to ensure customer retention, and gave an amazing massage.
Mountain Breeze Therapeutic MassageMountain Breeze Therapeutic Massage
Andrew f.
Amazing massage! I had some serious back pain and Shelby was able to give me immediate relief! Definitely knows what she’s doing and how to tailor each massage to her clients specific needs.
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Christophe Z.
Wow, that was the deepest deep-tissue massage I've ever had!! Shelby did an amazing job coaxing out some serious knots in my muscles, as it had been about 6 months since my last massage. She was super-responsive to an appointment request and incredibly professional. Best thing is that four days after the massage I am still feeling the therapeutic effects of her work. Top notch!!!
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Patrick l.
I had a great experience with Shelby. She was on time, and the quality of massage was excellent. Really attentive to my needs, and gave off a positive aura which added to a very relaxing and calm massage. I would definitely recommend and will be requesting her services again
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Kristina K.
Jon provided an exceptional massage! He is very knowledgeable in his field. Thank you Jon!!
Jon Gabriel MassageJon Gabriel Massage
Erin N.
Jon massaged my husband and I back to back. He did a fantastic job. He really understands what “deep tissue” means. I told him I wanted as deep pressure as he can. He encourages open communication about pressure and it was the first massage therapist I had to say, “Ok, a little less pressure”. Which Is impressive because we have had a lot of massages. He adds in stretching as well. Will definitely book again.
Jon Gabriel MassageJon Gabriel Massage
Varun C.
Yesterday, I scheduled a 90 Minute massage with Shelby. She came to my home with her equipment. We discussed focus areas and she prepared the session accordingly. Initially, I was a little nervous as it was my first massage in the USA, but Shelby made sure that I feel comfortable. She is a great personality and very relaxing. After the amazing service, I feel much better . I will be using her service again and recommend it to anyone seeking a professional massage.
SField Healing TherapySField Healing Therapy
Jason S.
Vince was really accommodating considering I am in a wheelchair. Very polite and professional and would recommend him for a great massage!
Reset MassageReset Massage
Melissa F.
Scheduled a massage for my 99 year old dad. She was flexible working with us for a good time and was right on time. She played my dads favorite music during the massage and worked out all the kinks. He was so relaxed he slept like a baby...well worth her fee and will be using her again. Wonderful experience.
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
Melody W.
We celebrated a girls weekend in FL for a birthday. I gave the girls the gift of Cathy’s chair massage, and they loved it so much that they scheduled her again 2 days later for full hour table massages! Here are some comments from the girls. Best massage I’ve ever had! Cathy made me feel comfortable and relaxed! She has a great bedside manner! She is very accommodating with scheduling. I will definitely look her up when I’m back in FL! Thank you Cathy for making our weekend truly memorable!!
Bodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile MassageBodies in Balance Therapeutic Mobile Massage
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