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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.

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 Federal Hill massage therapists
Kevin J.
Great massage
Massage by SuzanneMassage by Suzanne
Tim A.
Good massage skills
Engle CheungEngle Cheung
Ade O.
Great massage and conversation.
Chaun RogersChaun Rogers
Dominic S.
This practitioner really knows how the body works and how to use massage techniques to restore equilibrium. I have never had a better massage experience.
Happy HandsHappy Hands
Fletcher M.
Fantastic massage from a true professional.
Samantha LeithSamantha Leith
Chaim p.
The best massage I ever got !!!!!
Engle CheungEngle Cheung
Amery T.
London was great! Took the time to make sure she followed up on her covid protocols but also gave an amazing massage! She is a funny person that is very relatable. She would listen to you as she was massaging to know where to focus! It was the best massage i ever had!
Black Ivy WellnessBlack Ivy Wellness
Kenny h.
Massage was great very relaxing and good vibes
Gifted HandzGifted Handz
Jevon G.
Lovely massage, haven't felt so loose in ages!
Hands On Wellness Massage and Therapy CenterHands On Wellness Massage and Therapy Center
Audrey S.
Thanks, Ernie! If I need another massage, I’ll be back!
Engle CheungEngle Cheung
Therron F.
The best massage therapist in the DMV. He’s very professional and proficient
Chaun RogersChaun Rogers
Kemi F.
Great conversation great vibes amazing massage. Will be booking him again..
Chaun RogersChaun Rogers
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful massage, thank you Bernadette for helping me to relax and rejuvenate!
BES Natural SolutionsBES Natural Solutions
Tamara P.
Very different but much needed massage that included stretch that my body needed
Hands On Wellness Massage and Therapy CenterHands On Wellness Massage and Therapy Center
Saba R.
One of the best massages of my life! Plus she’s a delightful person to chat with!
Massage by SuzanneMassage by Suzanne
David C.
I just had a great massage today . Suzanne was very exceptional integrating deep tissue massage with stretching and trigger point therapy to relief deep soreness and pain in my legs. Suzanne is a jewel. I highly recommend her!! David
Massage by SuzanneMassage by Suzanne
Brendan S.
Sarah was friendly and kind and very skilled . Her massage was booth stress relieving and pain relieving .
Happy HandsHappy Hands
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was timely and professional in addition to being a superb massage therapist! My neck and shoulders had been aching for months and after just one massage I felt significantly better! I can't wait to see the results after a few more sessions. Thank you Chris!
The Rare TouchThe Rare Touch
Charlie S.
Best massage I’ve ever had. Great hands. Works the knots right out of your body
Engle CheungEngle Cheung
Felicia M.
As a former massage therapist this was one of the best experiences I've ever had she was so patient loving sweet and kind I will be calling her from here on out for all of my massages. We also were able to laugh and relax at the same time I had such a great experience
Elemental WellnessElemental Wellness
Rhonda F.
Excellent service and knows exactly what to do. Massage is definitely going to be what you need and worth it. Superior quality.
Handsinmotionmobile (Donnell)Handsinmotionmobile (Donnell)
Sharonda S.
My massage was wonderful, he was completely professional and I was totally relaxed when I left. A GREAT stress reliever.
The Rare TouchThe Rare Touch
Lauren G.
Absolutely loved the massage. Quianna is very professional and was early to our appointment. I would definitely hire her again!
Gifted HandzGifted Handz
Shaquita G.
Very professional and arrived on time. Quick and efficient set up and also provided a quality massage with great body care tips.
Calming Mind MassageCalming Mind Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I have seen plenty of massage therapists since a back injury 2.5 years ago and she is definitely one of the best.
Michelle K. Shaw, LMTMichelle K. Shaw, LMT
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