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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. 

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 Duluth massage therapists
Katrina N.
Francia is hands down an amazing massage therapist— I’ve had several massages in the past and this is by far the best most relaxing massage I’ve ever had. Literally worth every penny! I will be using her again in the future!
Francia Siri MassageFrancia Siri Massage
Tyesha B.
Very profession and understands how to massage from medical perspective. I was so relaxed after receiving my massage and truly helped with “frozen shoulder”. Thanks!!!!
Alpha Male Massage and RehabilitationAlpha Male Massage and Rehabilitation
Serena C.
I purchased a massage as a surprise gift for my friend’s birthday and the process was simple and clearly communicated. She was prompt and provided an amazing massage. He was in heaven I will def be booking again !
Super Hands Therapy (Mobile Spa)Super Hands Therapy (Mobile Spa)
Arnika S.
I booked a lymphatic massage for post surgical care. Initially, I was a bit nervous about it being too painful because of my past experience with a different massage therapist. But to my surprise, the massage was relaxing...Queen was gentle but very effective. I also love the technique she uses...I think it's what distinguishes her from other therapists. Would highly recommend... I plan to schedule additional sessions!
💫Temple of Atum💫House of Sacred Sacred💫💫Temple of Atum💫House of Sacred Sacred💫
Tene R.
Skip was very professional and thorough. I've been getting professional massages for years, but Skip incorporated some techniques I've never experienced before. Too bad I'm in town for vacation. If I lived here Skip would be my regular massage therapist.
Massage by SkipMassage by Skip
Elizabeth Page W.
Randall is wonderful! My massage was one of the best (if not the best!) I've ever had. I'm a photographer and frequently have chronic pain, but I feel much better after only one massage. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs work done.
Core Sports Massage LLCCore Sports Massage LLC
Kevin C.
Great massage. Very nice guy. Exactly on time - which is amazing, considering ATL traffic!
Touch of Delight Massage by D-n-ATouch of Delight Massage by D-n-A
William B.
Perfect massage, was a wonderful experience. Couldn’t recommend enough for people like me who are stressed out ALL the time.
Jill O.
I needed a therapeutic massage for a ton of knots in my back after lifting weights. Dimitri delivered. Highly recommend.
Mission BodyworkMission Bodywork
Paul J.
This was such an awesome service!! I just had a baby so my neck and shoulders were so tight. They were literally burning from holding my baby and my 2 year old all week. Randall arrived early, set up and showed up professional. He had a thick sturdy table, with lavender essential oil/spray, soft music, hot towels, and great massage pressure overall. He stretched me during the massage. My favorite was the neck technique...oh my gosh incredible!
Core Sports Massage LLCCore Sports Massage LLC
Khushi D.
Amazing prenatal massage! I was able to finally relaxing being 35 weeks pregnant, having a 4 year old and also in the middle of moving. Kelly is amazing and I am definitely going back to her pre and post baby!
Integrative Massage StudioIntegrative Massage Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mariah for a Swedish Massage after feeling a lot of pain in my neck and back. She was very good at corresponding with me to set an appointment. The appointment was amazing. She asked me several questions in order to assess what service would be best. She actually ended up combining a deep tissue and Swedish massage in order to resolve my issues. She made the environment very relaxing and my masssage was fantastic! She gave me feedback on her findings and offered to schedule another appointment (but without any pressure). I am definitely looking forward to my next session. Thanks Mariah!! I feel SO much better!
Serenity Salt Cave and Healing CenterSerenity Salt Cave and Healing Center
Isha M.
I got my postpartum massage done by De'Lisa today and have already booked her for next visit. She is a professional who can target your issue areas and help you relax. She was punctual and communicated every thing nicely. I would definitely recommend her.
Heaven's Therapy by De'Lisa, LLCHeaven's Therapy by De'Lisa, LLC
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