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9. Chris' Mobile Massage
Excellent 4.9

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Excellent 4.9

(62)

In high demand
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Shawnee, KS
CHRIS WAS AMAZING! From the very beginning, just in communication and finding a date and time that worked. He was very accommodating, considering we were from out of town, my husband being here to train three shifts on a massive machine, only he ended up doing the majority of the work when there are supposed to be, at minimum, three men working: one to operate, one to shaft and one to inspect, and three is a low number! There should at least be two inspectors! He was working over 12 hours a day, coming back not only exhausted, but in pain. When the machine breaks out, or there are issues with the formers, miters, hot melt or you name it, my husband has to get on his hands and knees and crawl in, through and around the machine as best he can. My husband is not a small fella: broad shoulders, meaty with some weight on him, so doing this is a challenge in and of itself, the way he has to contort his body. Let's not forget standing on concrete all those hours on completely flat feet. So I thought I would try to find someone who would come to him considering he was working 9am to 9pm at the time. There were two people to choose from and the choice was easy because the reviews on Chris were phenomenal! And his price was cheaper, which was a bonus, but not the reason I chose him!!! My only hesitation was that he was a male and my husband had only ever had one other massage which was by a female. I explained this to Chris and he said he would do everything he could to ensure my husband was comfortable and didn't feel awkward. So, we booked the appointment for 9:30, I figure just enough time for him to get back to the hotel and shower. Things didn't go as planned; he worked from 7am to 7pm but Chris already had another booking so we kept our original 9:30 time slot. My husband ended up being later than I thought he would be and was just leaving to get dinner at 9pm. I let Chris know and he said it wasn't a problem and he was just headed our way now. I didn't realize he had sent me another message letting me know he was here in the lobby relaxing, for us to take our time and to let him know when we were ready. After reading that i quickly cleaned up (I had just begun to eat after getting my husband and two grandkids settled). I told him we were ready for him, and kids being kids, the grandkids just had to wait in the hall. Thankfully my husband was too tired to notice, since this was a surprise! When Chris arrived the door was already open (the grandkids) so I walked him in and introduced him to my husband (who was lounging on the bed watching tv). He didn't know what to think since he didn't see the table at first...he thought "She's bringing another man into our bedroom??" Hahahahaha forgetting the grandkids are here! HEY! We aren't that old, we're young grandparents in our forties! Then he saw the table and relaxed thinking "massage" and was happy with his surprise. He was so impressed with the massage Chris gave him that he forgot to be uncomfortable about it being a male giving a massage as opposed to a female. He raved about Chris all day Sunday and said it was a shame we have to go back now that we found him. Maybe one more before we leave Saturday wouldn't hurt? Maybe for myself too? At his prices you sure can't beat it! He's a lovely person too, we had a nice chat after. He has a calming and soothing voice, apparently amazing hands, but more importantly he has the education of how to use and manipulate his hands to help you feel your best. There's a difference between a masseuse and a massage therapist, a HUGE difference! In addition to doing this "on the side" he does is as his "job" at a Chiropractors office. Trust me, the man knows his stuff or a Chiropractor would never hire him! And then he gives up evenings and weekends to do the same thing, you might think money, right? No, when you meet him you know right away that isn't it at all! His calling is this, to do his part in "healing", taking pain away and helping someone feel better. It's his passion, which might explain his pricing; he's not out to get rich, he's the helping and healing type and he's very good at it which means he takes it seriously because it is important to him that when your time is up you feel better than when he arrived. As i mentioned, we chatted for a bit and he shared a couple of personal stories with us which reaffirmed my feelings about him! To those who may be wondering, no, he did not preach self help, holistic, herbal or anything. He didn't preach anything, he just gave my husband an AMAZING massage (probably somewhat therapeutic or reflexology), we had a chat and he was on his way. He was extremely accommodating and flexible, prompt (even early), personable but not certainly not over the top, well spoken and somewhat soft spoken and a gentleman. Hire Chris just once and I'll bet you won't ever hire anyone else!!! The entire experience is one we won't forget! Thank you, Chris! Monique & Rob HerrimanSee more
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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
  • HIV/AIDS

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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

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