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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 Fishers massage therapists
Bhagwat D.
Tracy did a good job. The massage was ok, but compared to some others for the value, it could’ve been better. Still good value for in-home massage.
Tracy Massage & BodyworksTracy Massage & Bodyworks
Matt R.
Tracy was fantastic, my wife loved her massage!
Tracy Massage & BodyworksTracy Massage & Bodyworks
Sam Z.
Amazing experience. What else can I say? She was very responsive and set up a massage for me quickly when it fit my schedule. She was very attentive to my needs and concerns while providing very experienced and helpful information before the massage began. Definitely the most professional massage I have ever experienced and some amazing skill/technique. Elizabeth is a pro and I would highly recommend! I will definitely be back.
Indy's Elite Massage, LLCIndy's Elite Massage, LLC
Ashlee S.
Was very pleased with the responsiveness and quality of Indy's Elite Massage. Space was clean and the atmosphere was relaxing. Was thankful for the informative options that were presented to me before receiving the massage; I felt that it helped me decide what was going to be most beneficial for me during my hour session.
Indy's Elite Massage, LLCIndy's Elite Massage, LLC
Shannon M.
Had a great first session with Tracy. Very personable and enjoyed our conversation as well as the massage. Plan to return in the future.
Tracy Massage & BodyworksTracy Massage & Bodyworks
Doug T.
Kim provided an outstanding and professional in-home massage, with just the right amount of pressure that my sore muscles needed. I highly recommend her.
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Allison g.
Tracy was fantastic. Best massage ever. She checked in 24 hours before to confirm and let me know when she was on the way. You will not be disappointed!
Tracy Massage & BodyworksTracy Massage & Bodyworks
Kristin G.
Tracy was amazing! She worked with my schedule even though it was short notice and was so kind! The massage was amazing and she really helped my neck like I was hoping. My neck and shoulders haven’t felt this good in a long time so I am so thankful! She suggested a lot of things that could help me between appointments too. I can’t wait to see her again. Wish I could get a massage from her everyday! Thanks Tracy!
Tracy Massage & BodyworksTracy Massage & Bodyworks
Kari H.
I have been on the hunt for a great deep tissue massage forever! I have tried Massage Envy countless times, and it’s always hit or miss depending on who you get. I finally started looking around to see what else there was in Fishers. I cannot say enough good things about Scott at Lakeshore Chiropractic. I literally never write reviews, but this one is necessary. First or all, their office is so friendly and warm and they even give you a nice quick tour when you first arrive. I walked in with a throbbing headache and so much stress and tension in my neck and shoulders and walked out feeling so much relief! You can absolutely tell Mark has a lot of education and experience as a certified massage therapist. He was so knowledgeable, yet calm and happy to listen to my needs and requests. He absolutely focused in on the areas I requested and before my massage was over I was already planning in my mind when I might be able to get back in again- that’s how much I loved it!! Needless to say, I will be going back again soon, very soon- that’s for sure!
LakeShore ChiropracticLakeShore Chiropractic
Todor S.
A very knowledgeable therapist who appears to actually enjoy what she does. Spends the perfect amount of time with you and doesn't rush you at all. Very nice environment as well. Communicative and well read. Great prenatal massage!
Indy's Elite Massage, LLCIndy's Elite Massage, LLC
Lief B.
I've had a lot of massages in my life for chronic injury. I need deep tissue, high pressure. Kim very much delivered on this need. I usually have to keep demanding deeper pressure, and never feel satisfied. It was relieving to have someone that really knows how to work a muscle.
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
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