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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 Lansing massage therapists
Michelle B.
Chris was awesome! I requested two massages for the following day and he was so responsive and accommodating. The massages were awesome! Super happy with the service.
The Rare TouchThe Rare Touch
Deborah A.
It was very nice needed that massage will call him again
The Rare TouchThe Rare Touch
Anthony S.
Hire for a work function. My employees enjoyed the massages.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Mrs. F.
Jon did a great job on the 90 minute massage for my husband and me. For a first time massage, he was able to hit most of the areas which needed attending to. Would hire him again.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Mark L.
Had the deep tissue massage and it was very good. Would do again.
Jonathon LewisJonathon Lewis
Deborah A.
When I call I don’t have to wait long for a massage
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Ginger W.
I enjoyed my massage so much. Very relaxing with just the right pressure. And the conversation was amazing. I high
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Deborah A.
When ever I call I usually can get a massage at the drop of a hat ( within a few hours). Very good
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Kay B.
Stephanie is a very warm caring person that tailors your massage exactly how you like it. Very comfortable bed and quiet environment.
Lansing Therapeutic MassageLansing Therapeutic Massage
Shila c.
She did amazing! Very very nice. I actually for the first time ever in a massage started to fall asleep. I always feel like I wasted my money with other people feeling like the massage did nothing. But not at here. I work a stressful job and the tension in my neck was gone and I was so relaxed the next day at work.
Lansing Therapeutic MassageLansing Therapeutic Massage
Peter W.
I had a very good and pleasant massage. I work a hard high level activity and high impact job. He does know what he is doing and was able to find some issues I had no knowledge of. He has fair prices and is a super chill relaxed kind of guy.
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Dee J.
Huge difference having anyone rub you down and “A Better Feel” which used specialized techniques to remove tension from my body. I felt like I was dancing on a cloud after the massage, I want to feel like that forever and everyone else should give themself the chance to feel that way too.
A Better FeelA Better Feel
Erika L.
Stephanie Mireles is an incredible masseuse. She conducted a brief and thorough interview about my massage needs before starting. During the massage she was very attentive to what pressure I wanted and could handle. My body was a mess of knots and stiff muscles that I desperately needed to have worked out, as I was in constant pain. She worked out the knots and I feel considerably looser and my pain has decreased significantly. In terms of booking, Stephanie contacted me within an hour of finding her on Thumbtack and was able to book an appointment for me the next day. After the appointment, she checked in with me the next day, to make sure I was feeling okay and I was happy with my experience. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone, especially if they have joint pain, stiff muscles, and reduced flexibility. I've already booked my next appointment with her.
Lansing Therapeutic MassageLansing Therapeutic Massage
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