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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 Lenexa massage therapists
Justin S.
Great massage
Right On Time MassageRight On Time Massage
Scott o.
Great massage
Regenerate Massage TherapyRegenerate Massage Therapy
Justin S.
Great massage!
Todd Brozman, LMT - Massage+BodyworkTodd Brozman, LMT - Massage+Bodywork
Jake H.
Alex is awesome, great conversations. This was my first massage and he really broke down the massage and how the technique worked. Highly recommend!
Peace Of Mind MassagePeace Of Mind Massage
Andy J.
Excellent massage. Found all the sore spots and worked them out. Highly recommend.
Right On Time MassageRight On Time Massage
Wanda Y.
Rachel did an in-home massage on my 92-year old mother who was having lower back pain. My mom doesn’t like just anyone and she instantly accepted Rachel’s assistance and was so pleased with the massage to alleviate her back pain.
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was BY FAR the best at his job that I have ever experienced and I have had massage for 20 years in spas all over the world. Professional, courteous, detailed. I felt great after this massage and I encourage you to use his services. You will not regret it!
Chris' Mobile MassageChris' Mobile Massage
Breanna C.
I haven’t had a massage in a few years so, I didn’t really know what to expect. She was very professional and was very accommodating to my pressure changes.
Regenerate Massage TherapyRegenerate Massage Therapy
Diane B.
I contacted Spring in Winter about a massage for a problem I’d been having with my sciatic nerve. I was nervous because it had flared up again and I was going on a long flight the next day. Kendra gave me a therapeutic massage and paid special attention to my left leg which had been the problem area. I am happy to say I had no problems during my flight! Kendra was punctual, listened carefully, and provided me with such a delightful and relaxing hour. I highly recommend her!
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
Joe M.
Matt is truly a master of massage. He checked with me frequently regarding the amount of pressure, which was always just right. He is very intuitive and was able to identify areas that I didn't even realize needed attention. I felt great afterwards, and fantastic today. Thanks, Matt!
Right On Time MassageRight On Time Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Heather came to our business to do chair massages for ten employees. She arrived early to set up and was very professional. Everyone commented afterwards that Heather found their trouble spots right away and helped to relieve their stress. I would recommend Heather and use her services again.
Massage By HeatherMassage By Heather
Jake H.
Todd was amazing! He was very responsive and easy to schedule with. When Todd arrived, he was able to pinpoint areas of tightness and soreness and focused the massage on my needs. Prior to my session I had soreness from playing tennis, after my season my body felt fully recovered. I highly recommend!
Todd Brozman, LMT - Massage+BodyworkTodd Brozman, LMT - Massage+Bodywork
Ken C.
She was great. My wife responded so well to Heather's massage and thouroughly enjoyed it She is still able to keep her head up. First time in 2 years since her stroke that her neck and back pain have been relieved. We're going to use her again after Botox treatment in January.
Massage By HeatherMassage By Heather
Jennifer A.
Lance answered me immediately and then fit me in my schedule quickly. I immediately felt safe and welcomed, and sure I was in the right hands. He absolutely blew my mind for the price! I have had many paid massages and this was by far the most relaxing and impressive of all! He took the time to go to each painful spot and worked them from various angles, and even stretched the sore spots. Lance has the technique and skills of a true athletic masseuse. Was above average to say the least. I literally feel 100x better already!! I will be back for more. DO NOT MISS THIS GUY!!! He is amazing!
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
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