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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
  • HIV/AIDS

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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

Reviews for Marietta massage therapists
Everardo S.
Great massage therapist.
Massage Fit 4 YouMassage Fit 4 You
Waldemar R.
Best massage I’ve had. Total relaxation!
La Paz WellnessLa Paz Wellness
Brandon L.
Best massage I’ve gotten from thumbtack!
Traveling TouchTraveling Touch
Thumbtack Customer
Overall good massage. Octavia was on time and ready to work!
RevYv Massage Therapy LLCRevYv Massage Therapy LLC
Thumbtack Customer
WOW! 10 out of 10! What a wonderful massage experience. My massage with Randall was truly amazing. I have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders due to aggressive workouts and Randall was able to carefully massage the sensitive areas! Randall is super easy to be around and makes you feel at ease right off! I will definitely be returning to see Randall. He offers great packages too! Randall is extremely professional and knows exactly what he is doing!!! Can't wait for my next massage!!
Core Sports Massage LLCCore Sports Massage LLC
Kayla S.
Dmitri is professional & personable. Best massage I’ve ever had.
The MassagynistThe Massagynist
Shep W.
Great massage. Appreciate the attention to Covid safety. Thanks brad!
Bgood MassageBgood Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Highly skilled! She’s an excellent choice! I’ve purchased a package for weekly massages.
Restoration Sports MassageRestoration Sports Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Skip was on time, courteous, an excellent communicator, and the massage therapy was perfect. Thanks much Skip!
Massage by SkipMassage by Skip
Thumbtack Customer
This woman right here, has magical hands. My wife and I enjoyed every second of the massage. I was sleeping for majority of my massage but that's because she was doing an amazing job. Definitely would recommend. (5 star all the way around)
Royal Revive ( Relaxation specialist)Royal Revive ( Relaxation specialist)
Thumbtack Customer
Terria was great! The massage was just what I needed. The fact that she came to my house, was on time, and very personal was a big bonus. The massage was so good that I booked another one on the spot for next week. I highly recommend her services.
Terria's Therapeutic Table and Chair Massage, LLCTerria's Therapeutic Table and Chair Massage, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Yjuania for chair massages for all of my office staff. EVERYONE was extremely satisfied, & relaxed yet energized by the massage. Yjuania was on time, and powered through a LONG day. I would absolutely hire him again for an event like this. (left Jan 6 2016)
Divine Body MassageDivine Body Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Denise was great to work with right from our very first email exchange. She is responsive, professional and an excellent Massage Therapist. I hired her to provide an in-home massage for my husband on Father's Day and he loved it! We will definitely work with Denise again in the near future.
Medical & Sports Massage, Inc.Medical & Sports Massage, Inc.
Raul G.
The overall visit was a great experience from the time I walked in the door throughout the massage and the pricing was great.
The MassagynistThe Massagynist
Thumbtack Customer
Robin is amazing with medical massage techniques and restoring muscle use, recovering from injuries, and overall helping with my back and spine problems and arthritis. Today I got to experience a Salt Rub Massage which was incredible. Next we will be doing a Sugar Scrub Massage and Heat Wrap and then a Mud Wrap Experience in my private home. The fact that Robin has medical experience and expertise is reassuring because I suffer from ongoing back pain. Weekly massages have eliminated the need for expensive xrays and pain meds. Weekly treatments from Robin for 2 hours help me avoid all pain medications and I'm able to work full time now without any trouble. It is just a miracle that she has worked on my trigger points to release tension and pain. Thank you Robin for all your wonderful treatments to date! I highly recommend Robin as a private Massage Therapist for your individual needs.
Restoration Sports MassageRestoration Sports Massage
Pascale B.
Best massage my husband and I have ever had. Very knowledgeable about the body and mechanics. Pressure was on point to work through knots but was not in pain afterward or the days after! She was honest about the frequency of massages we may need in the future and was not just trying to book appointments to make money. Looking forward to working with her again!
Restoration Sports MassageRestoration Sports Massage
Thumbtack Customer
My second Lymphatic Drainage Massage and she is excellent, educated and does a wonderful job. I have fallen asleep on each session.
Medical & Sports Massage, Inc.Medical & Sports Massage, Inc.
Joe M.
Deidre was attentive and very communicative about when she would arrive and what my needs were. I haven’t had a massage in over three years and would very likely request her services again. I will consider going to her place of business in the future for the massage instead of her coming to my home solely because of the added cost.
Super Hands Therapy (Mobile Spa)Super Hands Therapy (Mobile Spa)
Veronica O.
I hired Octavia for a ladies night party I threw at my home. She was very responsive, right on time, and very professional. An all around pleasure to work with. She provided services for 9 ladies for a fantastic price. Everyone raved about her massaging skills! She was awesome and I will definitely hire her again for my massage needs in the future.
RevYv Massage Therapy LLCRevYv Massage Therapy LLC
Katie R.
Randall is awesome! He gave me a deep tissue massage yesterday and when he arrived, I told him about the extreme pain and immobility I was having in my left arm/shoulder. He knew exactly what the issue was and while it hurt for him to massage the area, I woke up this morning with so much more mobility in my arm and much less pain. He is very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I’m booking another massage with him soon. He suggested things for me to do after he left such as heat, arm rotations, etc and it has all helped. He’s great.
Core Sports Massage LLCCore Sports Massage LLC
Everardo S.
Alan respondes at the last minute. He was very professional. He is very attentive to detail and focuses on the areas you ask him to focus on. He’s a great massage therapist.
Alan D. LMT, NMTAlan D. LMT, NMT
Thumbtack Customer
He massaged the four of us for my "Girl's night in" party and we all truly enjoyed it! We were still talking about our experience when the party was over!
Massage by SkipMassage by Skip
Thumbtack Customer
I am a first time Thumbtack user and wanted to give my boyfriend a massage as a birthday gift. Alicia responded to my request immediately. I reviewed all of the outstanding reviews that she had and booked her right away. She was wonderful... per my boyfriend and I thought she was very professional and friendly. I am looking forward to booking Alicia for a couples massage. Can't wait! I highly recommend her.
Traveling TouchTraveling Touch
Grace D.
Robin is not just an excellent massage therapist, she is more of a clinician who overseas your areas of concern and addresses the problem at the root. She has worked with me over the past few weeks, coming to my home on time with a great attitude, ready to help! You cannot help but feel through her work that she is passionate and well educated in her craft. My main issue was post-op swelling following surgery. She came up with a plan to start first with a lymphatic massage, evolving to a soft tissue massage to work on areas that are more prone to hardness as the fascia heals. This has been a tremendous help to my post op. recovery. I would highly recommend Robin's services to any patients that are looking for additional assistance to help further their healing journey.
Restoration Sports MassageRestoration Sports Massage
Tiffany G.
Honestly I cannot say enough positive words about my first mobile massage in Atlanta. She was extraordinary, exquisite absolutely amazing!!! At one point during the massage I had to stop her and ask if she was a magician because she was just that great! I had so much pain and after telling her what hurt, she knew exactly how to fix it. Not in the " my lower back hurts," and she runs my lower back. No she actually knows what muscle to massage to really help the pain. In her own words " people can tell you where they feel pain but not where it come from, that my job to know." And she definitely did! Worth every single penny. I could go on but try it for yourself!!!
The BodyFul Experience (Mobile Massage)The BodyFul Experience (Mobile Massage)
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