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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. 

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.  

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.

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.

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 Jeffersontown deep tissue massage therapists
Jason S.
Great massage! Music, lighting, deep tissue pressure and conversation were all awesome!
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
James b.
Tera is truly good at what she does. I will recommend her to anyone who needs a very thorough deep tissue massage.
Tera Tonkins Massage TherapyTera Tonkins Massage Therapy
John P.
Mindy was quick to respond and was willing to be flexible with scheduling. I had a 90 minute deep tissue massage yesterday. Mindy was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about massage and anatomy. I recommend her and I will return.
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Rungtiwa B.
The staff is very professional. I received a deep tissue massage from kate. She listened to me and addressed everthing i complained about! I feel so much better. I highly recomend
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Leanne-Sarah G.
He was prompt and professional, quick to respond and 10/10 with great services. Booked him for massages for my parents who both have a lot of body aches. Both of my parents enjoyed the deep tissue massage and will continue to book with him going forward. Thank you so much for giving my parents a great birthday weekend!!
Resonate Wellness, LLCResonate Wellness, LLC
Toby R.
Mindy was very accommodating! I had to ask her for a two person appointment and she was able to squeeze us in her schedule. I have been having back pain for three weeks and felt an instant relief from the her massage! Also, my boyfriend has AS and noticed a difference with his posture right after just from the deep tissue massage!
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Garrison T.
iHeal provides a fantastic service at a very reasonable and competitive price. I’ve been needing a massage for some time but kept putting it off and putting it off, and finally after a weekend of moving, I decided am in-home massage was the way to go. She was right on time, delivered a fantastic and personable massage, and made sure to work the areas I specified needed the most work. Very firm hands when requesting the deep tissue. Highly recommended!
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Lynda M.
Mindy is super friendly and she has a great space for a relaxing massage. It's a warm and clean environment and I felt super comfortable and well taken care of. She was very responsive to my specific needs and explained her approach and methods, and all in all, did an excellent job! If you need deep tissue work, she's definitely someone I recommend!
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Mark W.
Mindy was terrific! With a 15 hour drive to Florida coming up, I needed to resolve some very tight hamstrings, glutes, and lower back muscles. The improvement was dramatic and I felt so flexible afterwards. In addition to very effective deep tissue massage, I also learned so much from Mindy during the massage. We had a very enjoyable and useful conversation about nutrition, working out, and even house plants and historic homes. I highly recommend Mindy’s services!
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Rory P.
My overall experience with Mindy was amazing. Was very professional and responsive, was able to work me in her schedule on short notice and had a great location. She was super friendly when I arrived and had a great aura about her. We discussed my areas of trouble and pain & she addressed them through the deep tissue massage. The massage was incredible, we created a very great atmosphere and great conversation throughout, she was knowledgeable and skilled in addressing my pressure points and massaging the muscles. I feel incredible now and definitely plan to be back soon. Thank you Mindy.
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Thumbtack Customer
I saw Tatyana for the first time today for a one-hour massage, mainly for pain relief in my lower back. As expected, I filled out a short history, then spoke with her specifically as to what I wanted, which was deep tissue massage. I really liked how I could easily communicate with her as to how much pressure I could take. She really paid attention to my body and easily located the trouble spots without much direction from me. I felt the massage was thorough and therapeutic. I highly recommend Tatyana if you're looking for a masseuse with skills and body intuition.
Body IntegrationBody Integration
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