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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.

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.

Reviews for Edina mobile massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
PazazzBodyWork is just the BEST! I have seen Walt for a few years and his massages are just amazing. I usually get a massage at least every 2-3 weeks from him if I can. It really helps me deal with my stress, tight shoulders and my sore lower back too. He does a great job and really listens to my needs as my issues have changed since I started getting massages with him . I love all of the massages that Walt offers. There are so many to choose from which is great because depending on my mood I have options. If I had to pick a favorite massage, it would probably be the Hapalomi. It is just so amazing. The warm massage oil really helps melt my tension away, and the long flowing style of the massage leaves me just mesmerized. That one is truly amazing! Walt also does mobile massages and Spa Parties. I have at least one Spa Party each year with 2 or 3 friends and they always enjoy the pampering experience that Walt provides. The mobile massage experience is also wonderful. I typically do a couple of these each year as well, especially in winter. In winter I sometimes like to have my massage by the fireplace, and in summer I like to experience a massage or two outside in the fresh air on my private patio. Getting a mobile massage is just a wonderful experience because you don’t have to get out or drive home after your massage and that makes it WORTH IT! Thank you Walt for taking care of me, my family and my friends. You are a wonderful and caring massage therapist and you are very much appreciated!
Pazazz BodyWork Massage TherapyPazazz BodyWork Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
PazazzBodyWork is just the BEST! I have seen Walt for a few years and his massages are just amazing. I usually get a massage at least every 2-3 weeks from him if I can. It really helps me deal with my stress, tight shoulders and my sore lower back too. He does a great job and really listens to my needs as my issues have changed since I started getting massages with him about 4 years ago. I love all of the massages that Walt offers. There are so many to choose from which is great because depending on my mood I have options. If I had to pick a favorite massage, it would probably be the Hapalomi. It is just so amazing. The warm massage oil really helps melt my tension away, and the long flowing style of the massage leaves me just mesmerized. That one is truly amazing! Walt also does mobile massages and Spa Parties. I have at least one Spa Party each year with 2 or 3 friends and they always enjoy the pampering experience that Walt provides. The mobile massage experience is also wonderful. I typically do a couple of these each year as well, especially in winter. In winter I sometimes like to have my massage by the fireplace, and in summer I like to experience a massage or two outside in the fresh air on my private patio. Getting a mobile massage is just a wonderful experience because you don’t have to get out or drive home after your massage and that makes it WORTH IT! Thank you Walt for taking care of me, my family and my friends. You are a wonderful and caring massage therapist and you are very much appreciated!
Pazazz BodyWork Massage TherapyPazazz BodyWork Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Loved the quick response and that I was able to schedule an in home massage within a few days. Arrival was right on time, and everything was ready to go for my session, warm table and oils, relaxing music, and a super comfy table. I enjoyed a 2hr customized massage on my private patio and the massage was amazing. My tight neck and shoulders felt so much better after the massage. I booked another appointment for next month and will try out the Hapalomi massage which sounds amazing. Thank you for the great service. I will be handing out your business cards to my friends and co-workers. I would highly recommend booking an appointment as my mobile experience was excellent.
Pazazz BodyWork Massage TherapyPazazz BodyWork Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
I have been a client of PazazzBodyWork (Walt) for several years. His massages are just awesome! I love the many options of massages and there is always one that fits my needs or mood. I keep pretty busy, but I always make time to get in for a massage at the studio or I will setup a mobile massage at my home. It is wonderful to have those options, especially on those days where I do not feel like getting out. Walt will brings the studio to me! He is great massage therapist and helps me with my issues. I am so glad that I found Walt, he is a great professional massage therapist and he always treats me and all of my friends that I have referred to him like royalty. Thank you Walt for all your hard work and dedication to making things perfect each time. I will contacting you to setup another Spa Party in the next month or so, can’t wait!
Pazazz BodyWork Massage TherapyPazazz BodyWork Massage Therapy
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