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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.

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.

Reviews for Sunny Isles Beach massage therapists
Jim P.
great massage
HEALiN Bodywork | Energy | Plant MedicineHEALiN Bodywork | Energy | Plant Medicine
Michael L.
Excellent massage. Mila was attentive and knew the correct areas to massage based upon my informing her of same.
Marsia R.
I arranged for Eric to give my husband a massage and my husband said "it was one of the best massages he had ever received!" Eric really knows his stuff and gives a therapeutic massage. Highly recommended!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Ike k.
Tremendous more then a massage
Healing BodyworksHealing Bodyworks
Jorj A.
Best massage ever
Monica BertranMonica Bertran
Lazer k.
Best massage my wife and I had! He was friendly and knew all our pressure points and did an amazing job with deep tissue massages for both of us.
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Drake E.
Relaxing massage, great with stretches and tight muscles.
Candid Care BodyworkCandid Care Bodywork
Magid A.
Daniele was an excellent massage therapist. My back is full of Fascia adhesion and trigger point. She worked systematically to find out where the trigger points and treated them to reduce the pain. Most massage therapist don’t have these kind of skills. If you want a therapeutic massage then she is your choice
Mindbody Serenity LLCMindbody Serenity LLC
Simona K.
My husband and I absolutely loved the massage. Strong deep tissue. Venus is so nice and professional. She specializes in deep tissue with a twist of Thai massage. I highly recommend her services.
Venus body therapyVenus body therapy
Vitaliy S.
She is amazing massage therapist! Highly recommend her work.
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Yuki B.
I would give 10 stars, not 5, to her skills and strength. She can detect pressure amounts your body is craving. I always need strongest massage, and she can dig in with both acupressure and elbows to take the hardest knots away. I had been looking for a massage therapist who can give shiatsu and very deep massage for 3 yrs since I moved to FL and could not find anyone until I met Alina. She can give you stronger massage than male therapists. Her understanding of anatomy is much better than other massage therapists as well. She is polite, quiet and comes fully equipped to your place. What she offers with her miraculous hands is way beyond what any other massage therapists can.
Faigy f.
Eric is the best !!!great massage, very professional, highly recommend him!!!!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Juan F.
Mila is very professional and punctual in her appointments. Overall, she provided a very good session. Besides an extremely good massage she incorporate stretching which is an excellent part of the massage. Great job! Will definitely hire her again.
Thumbtack Customer
A wonderful therapeutic massage! Mark was very knowledgeable and helped with my back pain
Planet Massage Urban OasisPlanet Massage Urban Oasis
Otc P.
Amazing!! Seriously a great massage, stretch, and reset. Mila is very skilled and very effective! Unbelievable!
Yuki B.
Frank can give you the deepest tissue massage along with big stretches and strong acupressure. He possesses special technique I haven't found in other massage therapists. If you are looking for strong pressure to take knots out, Frank is whom you should see.
Frank KaupasFrank Kaupas
Erika R.
Ana Maria was great! Me and my husband got a 90 minutes massage and we could'nt be happier.
Body Focus massage by Ana MariaBody Focus massage by Ana Maria
Razan A.
Hands down this was the best massage I have ever received. I will definitely make this a weekly thing. :)
Synal  Therapeutic LLCSynal Therapeutic LLC
Yvonne m.
Buda was very nice. She provided me with a gentle and relaxing lymphatic massage. I highly recommend her.
Buda’s Magic TouchBuda’s Magic Touch
Olga W.
Mila is Great! I loved my first 90 mins Tibetan massage and will see Mila again next week! Highly recommend
Joe Z.
Kelly is a quality prlvider with total focus on all aches and pains. She gives great massage and recommend you give her a try.
Swedish Full Body Relaxation Massage by KellySwedish Full Body Relaxation Massage by Kelly
Michael R.
Charlotte was amazing! I get massages 2-3x a month and this was one of the best I’ve ever had. Highly, highly recommend her!
Jonathan f.
Best massage I ever got in my life... he’s professional and amazing at what he does ! Can’t wait to use him again
Relaxing MassageRelaxing Massage
Yuki B.
Co owner Chelsea sent a therapist named Eni to me in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. She was 30 min late but gave good massage.
Massage Connection U.S. ~ MiamiMassage Connection U.S. ~ Miami
Lauren C.
Eric is amazing - incredibly responsive and a fantastic therapist. He gave one of the best and strongest deep tissue massages I've ever had. Highly recommended!!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
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