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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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the purpose of a deep tissue massage?

There are many reasons to get a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage can release adhesions — also known as knots — that are causing painful tension in your muscles. Deep tissue massage can promote healing and ease discomfort related to illnesses such as cancer, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic neck or back pain, depression, and more, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you have an old sports injury such as shin splints, or a bad back from an old car accident, deep tissue massage can promote healing in your traumatized and scarred soft tissues and get you on the road to recovery. The strokes and techniques used in deep tissue massage work to lengthen soft tissue structures that have stiffened and hardened into knotty adhesions that allow minimal movement. Deep tissue massage can loosen these adhesions so that long-standing scar tissue releases and you can gain more mobility and more freedom from stiffness and pain. And it just feels good. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are both forms of therapeutic bodywork. In both modalities, a licensed massage therapist uses strokes administered with their hands or forearms to loosen and relax your muscles and other soft tissue. These releases can promote relaxation, pain relief and wellness.

Deep tissue massage may be an excellent therapeutic choice for people with chronic pain or severe tension in their muscles. The deep tissue massage technique moves below the top layer of muscle and soft tissue to release adhesions in your core muscles. In comparison, the strokes used in Swedish massage focus on loosening and relaxing the top layer of your soft tissues. Swedish massage produces relaxation and well-being, but if you have a long-term injury or back pain that won’t seem to go away, deep tissue massage may be a better option for you. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again.

Can you have massages while pregnant?

Not only can you have a massage while pregnant, multiple scientific studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services demonstrate that pregnancy massages provide physical and mental benefits to pregnant women and women in labor. Always ask your OB-GYN about receiving massages before starting any massage therapy to make sure it is safe for your own pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can alleviate pain, improve mental health and feel great. According to the DHHS, the benefits can include:  

  • Decreased depression.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased leg and back pain.
  • Lower cortisol levels, which in turn lowers prematurity rates.
  • Lessened labor pain (for women who received massage during labor).
  • Labor time that is three hours shorter, on average, for women who receive massage during labor.

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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for Traders Point massage therapists
Philip M.
Excellent massage and attitude.
Serenity and WellnessSerenity and Wellness
John S.
Outstanding massage. Highly recommended
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Daniel L.
Great experience! Massage was for my girlfriend during a couples massage, she said Troy did an amazing job! Definitely will be booking again, highly recommend!
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Richard K.
Excellent massage! I’ll hire Carole again!
Carole SueCarole Sue
Angela H.
Mrs Kim was very nice, on time and professional ! My boyfriend loved his massage and wants to have her massage him regularly! Thanks a lot Mrs Kim !!
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Elizabeth A.
Wonderful massage in my home, easy in/out setup and very professional. Was one of the best massages I’ve ever had, and to be able to have in my home made it that much more relaxing!
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Alen M.
Serenity and Wellness provides professional and good quality massage! - Alen
Serenity and WellnessSerenity and Wellness
Peju O.
Kim was great! She was very accommodating and I will be using her again. She gave a great Swedish massage and listened to all my concerns. She also accommodated my husband last minute and he also enjoyed his massage.
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Brian A.
Had a really great experience. Fast set-up, very friendly, and the massage was excellent. Thank you!!
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Edith H.
I received a lovely, relaxing massage in my home! Would definitely request her services again!
Indy Midtown MassageIndy Midtown Massage
Dustin B.
She’s down to earth. Wonderful touch and can make you feel like a million bucks after a massage. 10/10 recommend
Serenity and WellnessSerenity and Wellness
Jared E.
Kim was amazing!! She adjusted the massage to my needs, as I am in my third trimester of pregnancy. She made me feel totally comfortable and was personable and professional!
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Judy W.
Very therapeutic deep tissue massage. She was able to release a lot of muscle issues and bad energy. Her auromatherapy was help to calm me to receive the body work effectively.
Carole SueCarole Sue
LeAna H.
She was amazing! I made an error and had to reschedule last minute and she was totally flexible. She created a great in home environment for relaxation. She responded quickly to my messages. I can’t believe how affordable it was to have someone come to our home for a massage. My husband rated the quality of the massage 12/10. Would recommend to anyone!! She’s super, super friendly and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
Lauren g.
Kim was a pleasure to deal with, I live in Canada and wanted to arrange a massage for my daughter in-law as a surprise gift. Kim was a pleasure to “chat” with, and helped me navigate payment through pay pal. My daughter in law loved her experience with Kim, and looks forward to treating herself again in the near future.
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
John p.
I had an appointment for a 2pm couples massage for my wife and I for our 26 year anniversary. It was planned for three weeks in advance. The therapist text me 2 hours ahead of time and said she and the other therapist developed Covid symptoms and couldn’t make it. She could have given me more notice so I would have time to get an appointment with someone else. She didn’t have the decency to call me or even offer an alternative. Rather, I was sent a notice through the app. We were really looking forward to starting off our trip with a relaxing massage. I understand things happen but this was not the way to handle it. This is not how you do business!!
Indy Midtown MassageIndy Midtown Massage
Sandy R.
Kim was an excellent find! Her massages are amazing, her prices are fair & she's a great communicator. Scheduling with her is easy & her schedule is surprisingly flexible. She's a great masseuse & has become a welcome part of our weekly routine. I would definitely recommend seeing Kim over going to a local spa!
In-Home MassageIn-Home Massage
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