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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 Naperville massage therapists
Marveal I.
Very communicative throughout whole massage and the whole massage was very relaxing
Aleksandra RyndakAleksandra Ryndak
Dave P.
Aleksandra gives a great massage and is very personable. She's easy to talk to about my needs. Did I say she gives a great massage!! Also, very fair pricing.
Aleksandra RyndakAleksandra Ryndak
John B.
Can’t ask for a better massage sandy is a true professional
Essential Massage & Bodywork in North Napervillle!Essential Massage & Bodywork in North Napervillle!
Rohit P.
It was a great session with Scott and felt very relaxed after the massage. Definitely booking again!
Scott A Gould, LMTScott A Gould, LMT
Erick H.
Sergio is an amazing massage therapist. Found him on Thumbtack. He responded quickly, answered all my questions, and came early to get set up. He asked excellent questions, listened to my needs, and then gave one of the best massages I have ever had (and I've had many, many massages). He found the spots that needed to be released, and worked the entire 90 minutes to help me. He also let me play my own music! Score! Highly recommend Sergio.
Stephanie S.
My son is a lacrosse player and has lots of aches and pains and Hamadi was fast to respond to my request and we scheduled a sports/deep tissue massage for the next day. He was on time and did a great job working on troubled areas. We will be booking another massage for after his next round of tournaments! Thank you!
Illuminate Touch LLCIlluminate Touch LLC
Cassie S.
Our family is so grateful to have found Paula! She is highly professional and knowledgeable. She is extremely skilled in therapeutic massage and she gave my husband the best massage of his life. She was very courteous in all aspects of her visit to our home. Highly recommend Paula and can’t wait to get on her schedule again soon!!!
Wisdom For HealthWisdom For Health
Rebecca J.
Robin did 6 massages at my home. Everyone was very happy with her. I would use her again. Thank you Robin!
Robin's Therapeutic MassageRobin's Therapeutic Massage
Jessica M.
Anka was awesome, she responded quickly to all of my inquiries and was punctual and organized when she arrived. My husband and I both got massages and were very happy with the service!
Anka ComptonAnka Compton
Gwen b.
Hamadi organized a spa day for our family. He did an amazing job, we had the best day! Hamadi has the perfect touch for massaging and he has an excellent esthetician on hand.
Illuminate Touch LLCIlluminate Touch LLC
Greg S.
The massage was for my wife, who told me it was very good. Next time she would like the pressure to be stronger and stay strong for the full 90 minutes. We would hire Robin again.
Robin's Therapeutic MassageRobin's Therapeutic Massage
Laverne S.
I hired Erin as a surprise for my husband. He turned out to be thrilled felt that her massage was the same pressure throughout and it stated it was wonderful. She asked him if he wanted more pressure and he was delighted that she did. He tried it and decided to not go forward with continuing pressure. It was the first time he had had a massage in years. But he did ask that we have a standing appointment with her going forward. She arrived promptly on time,actually early, and has a pleasant personality. We are thrilled!
Erin MikulaErin Mikula
David M.
Robin did an amazing job. She focused on the troubled areas and really made a huge difference. Her massage techniques improved my overall wellbeing and really reduced my general stress level. I would recommend 100%
Robin's Therapeutic MassageRobin's Therapeutic Massage
Samone D.
While looking for a last minute booking on my day off, I was lucky to find Jovan. His technique combines massage and stretching and I walked away feeling completely tension-free. Would recommend and book additional sessions.
A Poets PalmA Poets Palm
Erick H.
Brendan did a fantastic job finding all the right spots tonight. He has great intuition to find the spots that really need a little extra attention. He showed up on time, and gave me a full 90-minute massage. He has a system set up to understand how much pressure to use. It was a great experience, and I'll definitely use him again soon.
Brendan ConnellyBrendan Connelly
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