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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. 

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.  

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.

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 Wellington massage therapists
David G.
Amazing massage! I like very strong massage and he was incredible. Best massage ever Thanks
Zenergy massageZenergy massage
Thumbtack Customer
Gentle massage, post prenatal . Very relaxing.
Meridian Massage LLCMeridian Massage LLC
Stan K.
Emily provided my wife and I terrific massages. She’s polite and very attentive to our needs. If you are looking for a relaxing professional massage Emily is the masseuse for you.
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Stan K.
Nellie gave my wife and I a terrific massage at our house. What a great Sunday morning we had. She is very knowledgeable and provided the relaxing massage we were looking for.
Healing touchHealing touch
Luciano G.
Very good massage. On time. Professional. Very helpful overall.
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Claudia R.
Very responsive, punctual, professional, and pleasant. Great massage! Highly recommend
WellFit, LLCWellFit, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
She's so professional and not to mention her abilities in being an extraordinary massage therapist 👍👍
janiki mobile massagejaniki mobile massage
Richard S.
Absolutely amazing! I’ve actually never had a massage before and boy was I dumb. No joke, the massage I just received today was life changing. I have two herniated discs and was lifting boxes this weekend that led to me not walking for two days with pain I have never experienced. With today’s massage, I feel less pain, more loose, and able to walk again. I can’t thank them enough!!
To Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLCTo Heal Bodywork And Wellness LLC
George a.
I just had a massage and it was awesome. She came to my house. It was so hassle free. It was probably the best massage Ive ever had. She has great oils, hot stone, cupping, and other pain and relaxation relieving products. I highly recommend!
Healing touchHealing touch
Sonia T.
Iria is truly the best when it comes to her knowledge and quality of massages. Especially the lymphatic massages that she is helping me with, post surgery. What makes things even better for me is that she was willing to travel to help me out since I am not able to drive yet. Her personality is wonderful and so upbeat, I highly recommend her for any type of massage or spa treatment. So happy I found her!
Transformations Spa (Health and Wellness)Transformations Spa (Health and Wellness)
Brian n.
Ethel provided an outstanding massage, She relieved my tension and help reduced my muscle pain.
Ethel Zapata Massage TherapistEthel Zapata Massage Therapist
Jason S.
Blas gave me an amazing massage. I felt so relaxed and I didn’t feel rushed. He is very personable and makes sure you are comfortable from the minute he walks in the door. I highly recommend him and plan to have a massage by him again in the very near future.
Relax. Massage TherapyRelax. Massage Therapy
Samantha R.
Nellie did an absolutely amazing job! She gave me a 90 minute deep tissue massage and I feel SO much better. I regularly have massages and she is by far one of the best I’ve ever had. 10/10 would recommend and will definitely be booking with her again!
Healing touchHealing touch
Ali C.
We had Ethel provide a massage for my wife's birthday. She was very responsive and professional. The massage itself was very good (90 minute deep tissue) which worked out all the kinks and tightness from weeks of workouts and daily stress. We plan to work with Ethel on a regular basis.
Ethel Zapata Massage TherapistEthel Zapata Massage Therapist
Robert n.
Thank you for massaging my father. You alleviated his pain. I will defintely hire you again
Healing touchHealing touch
Langely M.
Easy to schedule with. Asked what type of massage I wanted. Stretched me as well which is what I asked for.
Ignat (Iggy) SlepokourovIgnat (Iggy) Slepokourov
Renato T.
Eric was amazing ! Super easy and fast to schedule an appointment very professional and his skills are out of this world I got many massages in my life due to my job and I can certainly say that Eric massage is by far the best one .. I highly recommend him He really knows what he’s doing
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Maxine S.
She arrived exactly on time . She practices protocols during the pandemic. She gave me a wonderful massage. I really appreciate the service !
Guzel Massage therapistGuzel Massage therapist
Jonathan H.
Hands down the best massage I have ever had. Eric is truly educating, polite, professional and finally delivers the deep tissue massage I need as a weightlifter and former athlete. Eric responded in 5 minutes and arrived to my home in less than 30 minutes from the moment i made the request on Thumbtack. If you choose Eric, you got a winner!!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Thumbtack Customer
Debbie is a really great massage therapist. Her techniques are so individualized and help to achieve positive results following the massage. She’s quite knowledgeable in the body and knows the different types of bodywork whether it’s Swedish or neuromuscular, etc. which helps me to get positive results. I personally have benefitted and will continue to utilize her services frequently as the more bodywork Debbie performs, the better I feel. Debbie really cares and puts extra effort into each session.
Massage by DebbieMassage by Debbie
Ally L.
Carla is great! I’ve had a few lymphatic massages with her and they really help detox your body. She takes her time and knows how to work out any tense spots
Candid Care BodyworkCandid Care Bodywork
Alfonso C.
Micki provides the best sports massage I have ever experienced. And I have had them all over the world. Very knowledgeable and attentive. I’ve now scheduled weekly sessions
Healing BodyworksHealing Bodyworks
Laura R.
Ernest was excellent! He gave me a great deep tissue massage and he paid especial attention to my problem areas. I felt extremely relaxed. Very responsive and punctual. I completely recommend him!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Greg P.
Nellie is a gifted professional with a pleasant demeanor and I offer my highest endorsement. In fact, I have recommended Nellie to my own wife. In summary, I recommend Nellie for professional therapeutic massage without reservation.
Healing touchHealing touch
Noel C.
We have had several different massages over Thumbtack and Shannon was by far the best! She combined multiple styles such as aromatherapy and hot rocks with the massage and also explained to my wife what she was doing and why. My wife swears by her and we are going to become regular customers. Very personable And punctual. It is very tough to know if you’re going to get a good masseuse before you use them, and Shannon is the last masseuse we will ever hire. I would give her six stars out of five!
Shannon Alexander LMT CMMPShannon Alexander LMT CMMP
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