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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 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.

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.

Reviews for Sunrise massage therapists
Phil H.
Amazing massage, Mary is humble and very talented. One of the best massages in years.
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Edwin M.
Great massage. Eric was very nice and had great communication. Was able to accommodate my massage for the same day. I’ll def be getting a massage with him again.
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding massage. David did a great job. Best massage I've had in years
Spacibo Therapeutic MassageSpacibo Therapeutic Massage
Andy C.
Wonderful massage
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Tony C.
Great massage!
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Don H.
An absolutely great massage. My first Thai massage but will not be my last. I highly recommend him.
Riko's Thai Yoga Bodywork  (Thai Massage)Riko's Thai Yoga Bodywork (Thai Massage)
Daniel m.
Awesome massage !
GLORIA RESTREPOGLORIA RESTREPO
John W.
Terrific Massage!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Fran F.
Great massage! Shane is personable, professional, offered good advice. I will be having regular massages from him for sure.
Halfway 2 Heaven, LLCHalfway 2 Heaven, LLC
Ritchie s.
This was my first massage ever very professional hair all my triggerpoints will definitely look another massage
Joey’s Holistic HealingJoey’s Holistic Healing
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best massage I have ever had.....If you need a deep tissue massage, ask for Holly....by far the best ever....only problem is she's only there on Thursdays.....Would highly recommend Planet Massage to everyone!!!
Planet Massage Urban OasisPlanet Massage Urban Oasis
Megan M.
Mary have an excellent massage!
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Allison P.
Excellent! One of the best massages I have gotten in a while. At first I was a little concerned about being massaged on the floor, but it made all the difference with the massage. She was able to stretch me out and maneuver. I got a Swedish massage and my boyfriend got deep tissue. We will both definitely be using Mula again. Thank you!
Massage Arts by MilaMassage Arts by Mila
John G.
Strong massage very good
WhatsyourvicemassageWhatsyourvicemassage
Alex R.
Excellent massage. On time. Professional.
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Heather S.
Great massage! Thank u!
MASSAGE THERAPY IN MOTION, LLCMASSAGE THERAPY IN MOTION, LLC
P. H.
Wonderful experience and great massage!
Focused Healing MassageFocused Healing Massage
Sam P.
Blas from Relax Massage Therapy is an excellent, knowledgeable, and caring therapist who provided a healing and relaxing massage to me. I forgot the world and was transported to another world. The pressure was strong and firm, but gentle and intuitive as well. I recommend the 90 minute massage. Sam
Relax. Massage TherapyRelax. Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome massage. Very therapeutic and relaxing.
Health FitHealth Fit
Yoni A.
Excellent massage and service. Thanks Christina!
Sirène MassageSirène Massage
Martine A.
Very professional and great massage therapist
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Marcus B.
My girlfriend raved about the massage!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Mark S.
Attention to detail.. overall quality massage
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Eliane C.
I have been getting massages for 3 years now because I get bad migraines due to tension. I an very picky with my massage therapist and was for once blown away with the massage! From A to Z one of the best. Would recommend him to anyone!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
David C.
Very clean and professional environment. It’s inside of a chiropractic office off a Main Street. Massage was professional and very good. Will use her again for therapeutic massage
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
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