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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 Detroit massage therapists
Kevin L.
Excellent massage
Nichole (Bouchard) TindleNichole (Bouchard) Tindle
Annmarie V.
Solid massage
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
David D.
What an excellent massage! His easy going personality was already calming, but the massage was even more calming. I highly recommend Jon to anyone in the area needing a strong and thorough massage. He is great!
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Kara R.
Best massage everrrrrrrr
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Patty H.
truly awesome massage. Jon was quick to respond, extremely accommodating, professional and the massage was exceptional. i couldn’t recommend Jon more!
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Andrea T.
Great communication and came prepared. Massage was great, and I felt the knots/tension disappearing as the massage progressed. I felt amazing after. Thanks again!
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Brishonna W.
It was my first time getting a massage and he made me feel very comfortable. I will be going back to him for another massage very soon.
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Asia M.
Ashley was amazing!! I surprised my boyfriend with a deep tissue massage which he said that Ashley did an amazing job and then I got a massage after him, which my first massage ever. It was amazing, I was so relaxed. Ashley made me feel very comfortable.My boyfriend was so energize that he left to go play basketball and came home and told me that he felt great. We definitely will be having Ashley for now on doing our massages.
Nicole Allen Massage Therapy, LLCNicole Allen Massage Therapy, LLC
Mitzi L.
I would highly recommend Jonathon for anyone who needs an excellent quality massage. He’s knowledgeable and experienced. He first asks you what areas you want him to focus on but he leaves no knot unattended. Both my roommate and I thoroughly enjoyed our massages with him and will book him for our future massage needs.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Judith G.
Linda was wonderful!! She was punctual and professional. The massage and facial was excellent!!!
TheCustomEstheic Wellness SpaTheCustomEstheic Wellness Spa
Kim S.
Nichole did a wonderful couples massage for us. It was excellent and so relaxing.
Nichole (Bouchard) TindleNichole (Bouchard) Tindle
Minyon W.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Massage with the ladies. It was my first time having 2 people massage me at once and it was nothing short of Amazing. Totally Relaxing. Good job Ladies. I'll be calling again soon.
Comfort by ChanellComfort by Chanell
Erik W.
Sabreen was the best massage therapist ever will go back to her again
Revibe Wellness & BeautyRevibe Wellness & Beauty
Taylor M.
I had the pleasure of working with Jon. He gave me the best Swedish massage. Very professional. I was kinda nervous at first but he made me feel comfortable and really put his all into my massage. 10/10. You won't regret!
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Lloyd G.
We just loved using Amy! My mother was in need of an in home medical massage to relieve the pain in her feet and Amy not only performed a great massage but followed up with great holistic tips and ideas that have helped as well! We would recommend using her in a heartbeat!
Miracle Massage by AmyMiracle Massage by Amy
Justin K.
Wow! What a great massage! I feel wonderful after just an hour session. Highly recommended
The Living Center Detroit-EastThe Living Center Detroit-East
Amber R.
My Husband got last minute massages & she was amazing I can't wait to book again
Gentle Hands Massage Therapy ServiceGentle Hands Massage Therapy Service
LaShawn R.
Amazing experience!!! My reflexology massage was on point!!!!! Best ever!!! FOR REAL FOR REAL!!!! Next appt already scheduled.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
David M.
This was was first massage with Revibe. The experience was excellent from every perspective. I,personally, have never had a massage where the professional used their feet as part of the process. Clearly, in my opinion, an excellent way to increase pressure on the back and glutes. Her technique was very good and will be back on a regular basis.
Revibe Wellness & BeautyRevibe Wellness & Beauty
Amy G.
She was very accommodating while I was in town for a conference. I appreciated her knowledge and experience as a massage therapist.
The Living Center Detroit-EastThe Living Center Detroit-East
Laura k.
Jon gave me a fantastic massage. Professional, punctual and really helped relieve my shoulder pain. Recommend highly!
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Jillian S.
Jon was excellent. This was my first time and was very enjoyable. Therapeutic massage...Jon is naturally intuitive and knowledgeable regarding joint health.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Thumbtack Customer
Relax and Release Massage Therapy participated in our August 22, 2015 community resource fair and back to school event by giving 5 min chair massages to the event attendees. They received great feedback from the event staff. Some of the comments were that they were professional, informed and friendly. They were on time and organized. We recommend using their services.
Relax and Release Massage TherapyRelax and Release Massage Therapy
Dale D.
Awesome massage. I really needed some work on my back from working out and he did an amazing job! Highly recommend
Pure Blessed HandsPure Blessed Hands
Herbert K.
I've had massages in many states and various counties and I would say that Nichole is world class. She really listens to the client and she is even pro-active in finding the right spots to make the client feel better. I went to her after an injury and she found that delicate balance between massaging my injury to make it feel better but at the same time not hurting me.
Nichole (Bouchard) TindleNichole (Bouchard) Tindle
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