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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. 

Do massage therapists offer remote or virtual services?

Ask massage therapists near you about the possibility of remote services. You might come across profiles that state the therapist is offering remote services such as lessons and techniques you can do on your own, with a friend or with a partner.

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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for New Orleans massage therapists
Richard D.
Great massage!
Elizabeth KaiserElizabeth Kaiser
Portia P.
I needed a massage to enhance hesling from a muscle strain. The pain was decreased after the massage, allowing me to increade intensity of rehab. Drew has very goid hands, the sequence of the massage was good. In general, I felt relaxed afterward. I would highly recommend for relaxation and therapeutic massage.
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Jeff V.
Very good massage
Jennifer Dutil, LMTJennifer Dutil, LMT
Erika B.
The best massage ever.
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Joseph G.
Very relaxing and therapeutic massage.
JJ Bodywork MassageJJ Bodywork Massage
David L.
Wonderful massage experience. Penny was professional and timely. Accommodated my last minute request. Her deep tissue massage worked on all of my knots !
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Anna H.
Great massage! Very knowledgeable and professional.
Jennifer Dutil, LMTJennifer Dutil, LMT
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome massage! Very thorough and professional!
Jennifer Dutil, LMTJennifer Dutil, LMT
Andrew J.
The massage was great and the service was above and beyond.
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Lorenzo L.
Very professional. Great massage at a reasonable price!
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Gary M.
Drew was amazing. First rate. Seriously fantastic massage.
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
William C.
Good price. On time. Good personality and great massage.
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Denika T.
Drewpeutic Massage Therapy allowed us to host the best bachelorette massage party of all times. Everyone had an excellent time and we would definitely recommend their services to anyone. Thanks again!
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Jason B.
Great 90 minute Swedish session. Excellent massage and professionalism.
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Forrest W.
Been to a lot of massage therapists. He definitely knows his stuff.
Health Performance PlusHealth Performance Plus
Kheinde O.
Absolutely amazing! Will be becoming again! Drew and his fellow masseuse were so friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Best massage I’ve had in a long time and all the added touches of romance to the couples massage were well worth it!
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Cassandra H.
I was on vacation with my family and booked 4,60 min. Swedish massages.Chris Evans was the best massage therapist I have ever received a massage by!!! Incredible!!!He listened to what I wanted and needed and put in 100%! He was very professional calm and put us all at ease right away. He also provided another massage therapist (Lynne) to join him so 2 of us received massages at the same time. This really helped with our time schedule. Lynne was also a incredible massage therapist according to my daughter and daughter in-law! To sum up we were all very happy with their services and would highly recommend you won’t be sorry! I do however regret not reserving more time! If I ever go back to New Orleans I will definitely be booking 90 min.morning massages with Chris and Lynne every day I am there!
Christopher EvansChristopher Evans
Raul S.
Very Experience therapist.. able to provide the service I needed it (Sports Massage).
Christopher EvansChristopher Evans
Jennifer B.
I had a fantastic massage today. I feel like a new person.
Health Performance PlusHealth Performance Plus
Absolutely great well educated consistent and responsive can’t wait for my next massage
Penny- Massage Therapist & TrainerPenny- Massage Therapist & Trainer
Jonathan C.
Everything about the experience was just right. Very skillful and caring massage at a great price
Drewpeutic Massage TherapyDrewpeutic Massage Therapy
Dana W.
Ms. Dutil gave me a great massage and I plan to visit her regularly.
Jennifer Dutil, LMTJennifer Dutil, LMT
David N.
Michelle was awesome, by far one of the best massages I've ever experienced ..I will definitely be back!!
Southern Louisiana Therapeutic Massage LA6015Southern Louisiana Therapeutic Massage LA6015
Taja C.
We really enjoyed our couples massage it definitely started our vacation off right.
BHC massageBHC massage
Priya C.
So this was absolutely the best massage that I’ve had in awhile. Maylin was so professional and she came prepared with everything (and more!). A great selection of oils and a Jeanie Rub Variable Speed Massager which really was an experience! I’d highly recommend her! Getting another one tomorrow.
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