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Top Pro
5.0
from 34 reviews
5.0
(34)
GREAT VALUE
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Estefania is absolutely amazing! I recently moved back to the area after a few years in Pittsburgh and was looking for a therapist to work with. I regularly have massage/bodywork done and I can say hands down that Estefania is the best I've ever worked with! She listened to what my chronic issues were and designed a session unlike any I've ever had before; incorporating yoga into the bodywork was absolutely amazing and just what I needed for my lower back and hip pain."

$90

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Jules is a Jewel! I have been seeing her for nearly three years and consider her to be a valued part of my life for overall wellbeing. I've had not only typical stress issues, but also sports injuries which she's helped me with. She's attentive to whatever issues come up and is genuinely interested and concerned about how to address factors affecting my overall health. I love also that she continually strives to incorporate different bodywork modalities. A session with her is absolutely divine. She's a dynamo massage therapist and I feel incredibly lucky to have found her."

$95

estimated cost

4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Wow! Chris is a fantastic massage therapist! I had a recent bad ankle sprain, and he worked with the resulting muscle injuries extremely well! He is very professional and responsive, and I highly recommend him for any type of massage therapy!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I have fibromyalgia and lymph circulation issues. Michele's use of Reiki in addition to other care really helps alleviate the pain. Also, she helps my cat Emma who has IBS issues and helps her feel better too. Michele is careful to make sure you are comfortable and at ease during the whole process. She is also really good with animals."

$88

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"The things that impressed me the most about Mr. Nixon were his professional manner and his respect for my privacy. He made sure I was comfortable and covered except for the area he was working on at the time. He worked with me on what I needed and asked for feedback, creating a very custom treatment. I have a back injury, so trust was a big factor. Because of the conversation before hand about what I needed and what to expect, I was relaxed within minutes and could take full benefit of the massage. I look forward to working together on this healing journey. Thank you Reggie."

$71

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Shay is AMAZING! She is so attentive to your needs. She is very professional. I was so relaxed after my massage. She did a great job with asking me about my needs. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed for my 60 minute massage. I have recommended her to all of my family and friends. She is a rock star and I am definitely coming back! Thank you Shay!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"He is the best massage therapist I’ve ever had. So knowledgeable. Knows exactly where and what you need before you even tell him. He even released tension and stress in areas I didn’t know to tell him. Highly recommended!!!!!!"

$110

estimated cost

4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Crystal is AMAZING! She works with you to fit your needs. Her studio is CUTE! She lets you choose the music. She works on your knots, and helps you feel like a new person by the time you walk out!"

$70

estimated cost

4.4
from 5 reviews
4.4
(5)
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Tsakounis (Thom) is a skilled and caring therapist. We came to "A Quiet Journey Counseling " center for couples counseling. My husband was very reluctant at first, but quickly found Thom to be a supportive and understanding ally. Feeling like Thom "got " him, and us, allowed our work with Thom to progress quickly. As a mental health therapist myself, I have very high expectations for fellow counselors. Thom met or exceeded my expectations! He is well versed in a number of holistic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt modalities, and a genuinely caring human being. While my husband and I have more work to do, Thom has supported us and given us new tools to communicate more effectively in our relationship. I reccommend Mr. Tsakounis whole-heartedly! "

$80

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Highly professional and experienced masseur. Very attuned to your body throughout the massage and any stretching routines. Clean, top notch spa room, massage oils, and massage table. Simply the Best!! "
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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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