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Top 9 Male Massage Therapists near Peabody, MA

Avatar for Massage Horizons
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7. Massage Horizons
Top Pro
Great 4.8

(92)

Great 4.8

(92)

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Peabody, MA
Hi, my name is Doug Turet and I'd like to "wow" you with one of the finest massages you have ever received. Period. Ever since my massage therapy journey began in 2009, my goals have been to help people to get out of pain, stay out of pain, and to move, breathe and live more easily and comfortably, and if you'll read even a few of the 90 or so reviews I've received, so far, I think you'll get a pretty good sense of who I am and how consistently I’m able to help people to reach those goals. In 2011, I realized that traditional massages weren't giving my clients enough of the results I thought they deserved, so I took the first of many additional steps to improve upon that by training first in energy work (including Reiki and the Access Consciousness Bars®️ and MTVSS®️) and then, in 2014, becoming certified as both a Medical Massage Practitioner and a Life Coach. Since then, I've even developed methods for delivering truly deep Deep Tissue and Sports Massages completely painlessly! ABOUT COVID-19: I follow the latest State and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 preparation and protection, because both of our lives depend on it. This includes scanning and recording both of our temperatures before work begins, cleaning and disinfecting all contact surfaces before and after each session, using sheets, pillowcases and blankets that have been washed and dried at virus-killing temperatures and then carefully folded into individually sealed bags, my use of surgical rubber (nitrile) gloves, eye protection and either a washable or disposable smock, and your and my mutual wearing of N95 face masks throughout our time together. (If you don’t already have one, I will gladly provide you with one, free of charge.) You see, I don't just want you to feel fantastic today; I want you to continue to feel fantastic for the rest of your life, and I want your sessions with me to play an important role in that! Thank you for offering me this chance to work with you. I will do my very best to make yours the single finest massage I have ever given!See more

$90

starting cost

$90

starting cost

Avatar for Sense of You Massage by Paul
Avatar for Sense of You Massage by Paul
9. Sense of You Massage by Paul
Great 4.7

(13)

Great 4.7

(13)

Great value
In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Peabody, MA
I have been practicing massage full time for 10 years and part time since 2002 when I graduated from the Polarity Realization Institute in Westboro, MA. I also studied massage and exchanged with a number of professionals and non-professionals at the Easton Mountain Retreat center in New York State, where they do a number of bodywork, yoga, and other classes. I really love giving massage. I consistently get positive feedback, and I am open to changing style, technique, or pressure to fit the individual needs of those I work on. People tell me I am friendly and easy to talk to. I genuinely want to make people feel good. If you would like detailed information you can call or text me anytime, or you can also view my website. I may be able to offer discounts for the first visit, and for recurring visits. I enjoy working one on one, and being able to help others relax and get relief from stress and pain. I also love being able to work with others in coordination with their fitness goals, or their goals to achieve greater well-being. Massage does not have to be painful, it can be enjoyable and even blissful. And if any pain is experienced, it should be as some might call it, a "good pain", meaning that the initial pressure and discomfort yields to relief and perhaps even enjoyable sensation as endorphins are released.See more

$70

starting cost

$70

starting cost

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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.

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.

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.
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