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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.

Reviews for Jeffersontown massage therapists
Amanda l.
Chelsea was great!! The massage was amazing!! She was on time and very professional! I will definitely be scheduling another massage!
Chelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage TherapistChelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage Therapist
Carissa M.
Fantastic Massage!!!
Tera Tonkins Massage TherapyTera Tonkins Massage Therapy
Phil R.
Thanks excellent massage ...
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
John K.
Very nice massage.
Rory Foster Healing ArtsRory Foster Healing Arts
Thumbtack Customer
Trained professional Great massage
Rory Foster Healing ArtsRory Foster Healing Arts
Zach S.
Great massage. Much needed.
Tera Tonkins Massage TherapyTera Tonkins Massage Therapy
Larry C.
Very enjoyable experience with Kate. She had a calming, clean and serene massage home studiowith a perfect selection of background music. Her massage had a steady intuitive flow as she massaged each area. I recommend Kate highly for an incredible experience!
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Chrisden B.
This was our first time having someone come to our home for a massage and Tera did not disappoint. She was on time, professional, and gave a great relaxing massage!
Tera Tonkins Massage TherapyTera Tonkins Massage Therapy
Austin K.
Great massage, i booked another
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
John G.
Best most professional massage, I recommend!
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Galvin J.
Excellent massage. Great conversation. Very relaxing.
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Lissette H.
I had an enjoyable therapeutic massage thanks
Rory Foster Healing ArtsRory Foster Healing Arts
Jay L.
Highly skilled and professional massage therapist! I'd book again for sure. She left me feeling relaxed and energized by the end of the Swedish massage session. Very congenial as well.
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Lorean G.
Highly recommend. Very attentive, professional and exceptional massage.
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
G.Harold B.
Experienced LMT who was punctual and performed a great massage.
Chelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage TherapistChelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage Therapist
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
Ron S.
Incredible massage. Kate is very intuitive and helped me very much
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Shannon S.
I loved my experience with Chelsea. She was on time, and her massage was GREAT!
Chelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage TherapistChelsea Bedasee Licensed Massage Therapist
Rebecca J.
Greet person and great massage. Loved it. Can’t wait to get another one!
Mindy WisemanMindy Wiseman
Kevin B.
The massage was great. He worked on my nots in my back and neck. Thank you.
Body IntegrationBody Integration
Kari R.
Fantastic massage, sherrie was prompt, courteous and focused on problems areas highlighted. Great experience
H&S mobile massage therapy and SpaH&S mobile massage therapy and Spa
Andrea T.
Kate was wonderful!! She was able to fit me in for a same day in home appointment. She identified my trouble areas without instruction and I felt so relaxed during and after my massage. She will be my go to massage therapist going forward!
iHeal With MassageiHeal With Massage
Jamar B.
Mindy was so awesome! It was a first time for me getting a massage through the app but she made me very comfortable with the whole process. Strongly recommend for others for her to be your 1st contact and only. One of the best massages I have ever had.
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
Thumbtack Customer
What a Gem this was!! Booked a couples massage with Body Integration and was great. Whether you are after a relaxing massage or have a specific need in muscle repair they are the ones to go to. They were upfront in asking what type of massage you are looking for. It seems they have a real passion for ailing those with muscular pains and believe it's their job fix that pain and not simply "rub it away". My gf had a few issues with her back and Oleg was quick to find the issue. She walked away swearing it was the best massage therapy ever received. We will definitely be going back and hope that everyone will give them a try as well, you won't leave unsatisfied.
Body IntegrationBody Integration
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