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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.

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.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are both forms of therapeutic bodywork. In both modalities, a licensed massage therapist uses strokes administered with their hands or forearms to loosen and relax your muscles and other soft tissue. These releases can promote relaxation, pain relief and wellness.

Deep tissue massage may be an excellent therapeutic choice for people with chronic pain or severe tension in their muscles. The deep tissue massage technique moves below the top layer of muscle and soft tissue to release adhesions in your core muscles. In comparison, the strokes used in Swedish massage focus on loosening and relaxing the top layer of your soft tissues. Swedish massage produces relaxation and well-being, but if you have a long-term injury or back pain that won’t seem to go away, deep tissue massage may be a better option for you. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again.

Can you have massages while pregnant?

Not only can you have a massage while pregnant, multiple scientific studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services demonstrate that pregnancy massages provide physical and mental benefits to pregnant women and women in labor. Always ask your OB-GYN about receiving massages before starting any massage therapy to make sure it is safe for your own pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can alleviate pain, improve mental health and feel great. According to the DHHS, the benefits can include:  

  • Decreased depression.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased leg and back pain.
  • Lower cortisol levels, which in turn lowers prematurity rates.
  • Lessened labor pain (for women who received massage during labor).
  • Labor time that is three hours shorter, on average, for women who receive massage during labor.

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.

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.
Reviews for Decatur massage therapists
John C.
Great massage!
Massage by HaydenMassage by Hayden
Christie S.
Great massage, will definitely book again
RRC  Healthcare L.L.C.RRC Healthcare L.L.C.
Scott L.
Super accommodating and gave two amazing massages.
Sacred SunSacred Sun
Melody C.
She was great! Awesome massage and will book again.
Mobile Wellness SpaMobile Wellness Spa
Michelle J.
One of the best massages I’ve ever had!
Hands On Approach massage therapy.Hands On Approach massage therapy.
Jimmie J.
The best massage I ever had since living in Metro Atlanta, GA area since 2016. Ti’lar takes her time and focus on removing the knots and using the right pressure because like I mention to her that I had massages but the massage therapist didn’t remove knots. Definitely will support and booked Ti’lar as my personal massage therapist but also being a black owned business! You want be disappointed in her services!
MassagebyTi’lar Mobile MassageMassagebyTi’lar Mobile Massage
Brande D.
This was one of the best massages I've had......excellent job......
Alpha Male Massage and RehabilitationAlpha Male Massage and Rehabilitation
Arthur L.
Awesome massage he knows his job he really shows his passion and you can feel it. Best massage by far book him you won’t be disappointed. 🙌
Ethiopia H.
Excellent massage, very professional. Will definitely book again.
Sacred SunSacred Sun
Debra W.
The best birthday gift to myself ever! This was the most relaxing & therapeutic massage I have ever experienced - First-class service. I definitely recommend Teheran with Alpha Male Massage. Thanks again!
Alpha Male Massage and RehabilitationAlpha Male Massage and Rehabilitation
Latisha L.
Lady didn’t have much reviews but she responded swiftly and was more than willing to help accommodate my needs of wanting a coupe massage. She swiftly scheduled a double booking for me with another massage therapist she was affiliated with. Lady was prompt, actually early. She was professional, she asked about problem areas and stepped out the room during transitions. While massaging she asked about pressure levels and ensured I was enjoying my massage. Totally worth every penny. I will be booking again.
Lady The Goddess✨Lady The Goddess✨
Jean v.
I enjoy my body massage 👍👍 I can not believe it
Touched by StarTouched by Star
Jonathan K.
On time, very friendly and we were very happy with the massages. Will be booking again in the future.
Gerendash MassageGerendash Massage
James j.
Great massage and very professionally. I was sore but feel much better. Please book her.
Touched by StarTouched by Star
Janice m.
She was absolutely amazing and one of the BEST massages I’ve ever received. She was also extremely pleasant.
Calming Space Massage Mobile ServicesCalming Space Massage Mobile Services
Thomas M.
Adesula, was awesome she gave me the best message The reason I got a massage was because my shoulder was tight when she finished it felt much better, She was professional and she took her time never rushed, I will get another massage from her soon. I was impressed.
Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)
Kristen N.
Fantastic! She was professional and a great masseuse. My husband and I both got hour long massages and we feel like noodles. We’ll definitely be booking again.
Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)
Lisa B.
Robin is very professional and patient. Her massage is therapeutic and she is responsive to my specific needs. I highly recommend her for anyone who is having issues with pain or flexibility.
Restoration Sports MassageRestoration Sports Massage
Donnie R.
For our anniversary, I purchased a 60min massage for my wife. My wife absolutely loved it and is looking forward to her next 90 min session with Queen. Great work!
🪔Temple of Atum🪔 Holistic Royal Wellness🪔🪔Temple of Atum🪔 Holistic Royal Wellness🪔
T L.
I'm not from Georgia and Alex's location was easy to find. His work space is very clean, he checks in during the massage to make sure it's satisfactory. Will definitely recommend and return.
Stormy S.
Great couples massage for my gf and I! He was professional, nice, and made us feel really comfortable! Affordable prices and great quality of service, thanks hun! We’ll be booing again
Alpha Male Massage and RehabilitationAlpha Male Massage and Rehabilitation
Whitney T.
Sarina was incredibly quick to respond, and that was just the beginning. Both she and Lori were timely, professional and personable, and they provided a great atmosphere for our in-home couples massage! What really struck my husband and me was how responsive and intentional both therapists were to our individual needs. This was not a 1-size-fits-all kind of massage. They listened to our concerns, and really addressed them! We both felt amazing after their work, and definitely plan to use Calming Space again. Thanks Sarina!
Calming Space Massage Mobile ServicesCalming Space Massage Mobile Services
J. A.
Adesuwa is absolutely incredible! She gave hands down, the best massage I have ever received and I cannot recommend her enough! I have had 3 ruptured discs for nearly 21 years, which I told her about. She seemed to be incredibly intuitive when it came to my muscle tension and needs. She massaged my partner and I in our home and we are both incredibly happy and relaxed. Thank you, Adesuwa for the relaxation and relief. You are now our go to therapist and we can’t wait to see you again!
Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)Healing Soles LLC (mobile massage)
Dalesk M.
Slept wrong last night and was in pain this morning. I text Sarina this morning and she had Marcus at my home by 3pm. The massage was amazing. Wish I had booked 90 minutes. Can’t wait to get some good sleep tonight.
Calming Space Massage Mobile ServicesCalming Space Massage Mobile Services
Josephine R.
So had a sweet personality, but was really late which caused me to miss a work meeting and she didn't focus on my problem area which is the reason I scheduled a massage. It was a last-minute schedule so maybe that is the reason why it wasn't a five-star experience for me.
🪔Temple of Atum🪔 Holistic Royal Wellness🪔🪔Temple of Atum🪔 Holistic Royal Wellness🪔
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