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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 Venice massage therapists
Ann C.
Excellent massage
Aspire, Lady E’ L   Lymphatic HealingAspire, Lady E’ L Lymphatic Healing
Mike P.
Great massage! I definitely will book again
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Christina S.
The massage seems to be helpful,but too soon to tell
Siesta CalmSiesta Calm
Thumbtack Customer
very professional good hands i felt wonderful after the massage
Venice Massage SpaVenice Massage Spa
Jax R.
Great way to close out 2021: Massage on the patio by Lana. Fabulous!
Mobile Massage by LanaMobile Massage by Lana
Niki K.
Dave is highly professional and prepared for every session. I feel very comfortable with him. He remembers my likes and dislikes. He even created a massage oil blend with my favorite essential oils! He is relatively new to massage, and has good technique. I found the lymphatic drainage massage he introduced me to very interesting and gentle. What I am particularly delighted to see is that he is increasing his ability to make me feel nurtured and special during each session, which is something I always look for in a massage therapist.
David Transue Mobile MassageDavid Transue Mobile Massage
Philip P.
Jeff is an excellent massage therapist. He responded quickly to our communication and was very professional.
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Matt K.
Great massage! Tried several over years and she was one of the best. Will be booking again soon.
Massage Fenix SpaMassage Fenix Spa
Linda J.
Gives a great relaxing massage! He knows his stuff and his prices are great! Very professional!
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Dana P.
I chose Quintessence Massage after reading her reviews. My family was coming to FL for a reunion and requested beach massages at our Airbnb. I reached out to Courtney, requesting multiple massages, 2 days of her time , prices etc. She replied every single time I had a question, within a few minutes. She was such a delight when we all met her. She was professional, on time, accommodating and above all ...probably the best, most relaxing, perfect massages any of us have ever had (we’ve had a lot)!! I just can not give enough praise for the exemplary experience she provided. Thank you!! Dana Kincaid and all the cousins!!
Quintessence Massage and Natural HealingQuintessence Massage and Natural Healing
Shawn L.
A great treat to have a massage in my home. David is very personable and professional. I highly recommend his services!
David Transue Mobile MassageDavid Transue Mobile Massage
Mary C.
Jeff gave a great massage! It was focused on the area that hurts the most on my neck. He was very professional and very reasonably priced ...booked a second appointment
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Jessica V.
The massage was excellent. Jeff knew where all my tight muscles were and slowly worked them out using just the right amount of pressure. He was accommodating with his pressure and listed to me when I told him my problem areas. The foot massage was my favorite part, best one I’ve ever had! I booked My next appointment before he left.
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Barbara B.
Courtney was extremely responsive. She then provided a top Notch beep tissue massage / clearly knew what she was doing. Already have my next appointment.
Quintessence Massage and Natural HealingQuintessence Massage and Natural Healing
Mel B.
I had a wonderful massage with Barry today. He has wonderfully strong hands and found some of my problem areas, working them to release. I would recommend Barry to anyone.
Golden Touch MassageGolden Touch Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Truly an excellent massage ! I was amazed how much better I feel. I would recommend her to anyone looking to relieve stress and pain. She KNOWS what she is doing.
Aspire, Lady E’ L   Lymphatic HealingAspire, Lady E’ L Lymphatic Healing
Jessica S.
I had an excellent massage with Emma today. I only wanted my upper back done as I had a lot of tightness there. She suggested cupping, which I had never had before. It was great!
Emma Marie Massage LLCEmma Marie Massage LLC
Steve T.
Best find in SW Florida. As someone who gets massage therapy often this professional ranks right up there. I am so glad I found him as I am now a regular client when in Florida. Highly highly recommend!
Knead To RelaxKnead To Relax
Zakiya H.
I was in a lot of pain that’s what prompted me to frantically look for a massage therapist, I reached out to several people on this App Vince is the only one who cared enough to respond. I booked the appointment and was able to be seen the very next day, I had severely tight trapezius muscles that caused dizziness, headaches, sleepless nights etc. Vince was able to release all the knots in my trapezius muscles (there was a lot) and for the first time in YEARS I was able to sleep uninterrupted. My doctors thought my C4,C5,C6 disc compression was due to aging NO it was due to having tight trapezius muscles from cell phone usage and my computer. I will definitely book him again because I saw results I have NEVER seen with any other Massage therapist I have utilized before and I have utilized many over the years. I followed Vince’s instructions during the massage and I was rewarded with much needed relief. This man has healing hands.
Reset MassageReset Massage
Sally R.
David arrived 2 hours ahead of scheduled time- (got times confused but since I am home bound that was fine) and we proceeded with his very excellent massage which from my standpoint was long overdue. He comes all ready with portable & very comfortable table with a heating pad and warmed aromatic herbal oils plus relaxing music to aid in full relaxation. He is professional in all regards and is a very pleasant and enjoyable person to welcome into one's home. I would recommend him to others with no hesitation.
David Transue Mobile MassageDavid Transue Mobile Massage
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