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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.

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 Decatur massage therapists
John C.
Great massage!
Massage by HaydenMassage by Hayden
Michelle J.
One of the best massages I’ve ever had!
Hands On Approach massage therapy.Hands On Approach massage therapy.
Melody C.
She was great! Awesome massage and will book again.
Mobile Wellness SpaMobile Wellness Spa
Scott L.
Super accommodating and gave two amazing massages.
Sacred SunSacred Sun
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
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. 🙌
Brande D.
This was one of the best massages I've had......excellent job......
Alpha Male Massage and RehabilitationAlpha Male Massage and Rehabilitation
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
Jean v.
I enjoy my body massage 👍👍 I can not believe it
Touched by StarTouched by Star
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✨
Mark L.
Great massage. Nice young man as well. Will continue to utilize his service.
Eight Trigrams Massage & BodyworkEight Trigrams Massage & Bodywork
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
Tijuwana J.
Mr. Malcolm gave a awesome massage. I really appreciate him. It was beyond my expectations. Awesome 💚🧡💙
Anointed Touch Relaxation TherapyAnointed Touch Relaxation Therapy
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)
Latosha G.
My massage was outstanding! Malcolm was very professional and great at his craft! I darn near fell asleep. I would recommend.
Anointed Touch Relaxation TherapyAnointed Touch Relaxation Therapy
Mr. L.
I can tell she was probably one of the best students in her class when she went to massage school. She could tell exactly which muscles were tight, she had perfect pressure, she massaged & stretched me at times which was a great combination. Halfway through I already knew I'd definitely be a repeat customer.
Alishas mobile massageAlishas mobile massage
Thumbtack Customer
I’ve never believed in giving a five-star rating in any review. But I’m making an exception here, best massage ever. She has the relaxing touch, gentle yet firm. She is very knowledgeable and made me a believer, to trust in the healing power of massage. She is a true professional, courteous, attentive and listener. I left relaxed yet rejuvenated and enjoyed every minute of the session. She did an amazing job. She assured me that I'm in good hands & I was. I'm finally done looking for a massage therapist. Thank you so much Mariah! ~Ermias B.
Serenity Salt Cave and Healing CenterSerenity Salt Cave and Healing Center
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)
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🪔
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
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
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