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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 Gladstone massage therapists
Christen T.
Wonderful massage!
Todd Brozman, LMT - Massage+BodyworkTodd Brozman, LMT - Massage+Bodywork
Denis M.
Professional, great massage
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Trevor J.
Great massage! Very professional
Peace Of Mind MassagePeace Of Mind Massage
Stacey R.
This was one of the best massages I have had! She was quick to respond and got me scheduled quickly. I loved having the massage in the comfort of my own home. She made me feel comfortable and listened to my needs. I will be scheduling another in home massage soon!
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
Ashley B.
I hired Chris to give my mom a massage on Mother's Day. She was very happy with his services and said that she looks forward to getting another massage from Chris in the future. He was very friendly and responsive. I would recommend him to anyone needing mobile massage.
Chris' Mobile MassageChris' Mobile Massage
Ed M.
Michael provides an excellent and professional massage. His background in physical therapy allows him to identify and improve any problem areas. I highly recommend him for massage.
From Broken to Bringing ItFrom Broken to Bringing It
Thumbtack Customer
Lance did an awesome massage, he was very accommodating to my needs and had great pressure and gave a consistent flow in the massage I enjoyed it very much, relaxing and invigorating.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Michael B.
Alex is punctual, kind, and gives a great strong massage.
Peace Of Mind MassagePeace Of Mind Massage
Richard G.
Lance is a fine young man and a very good massage therapist I have booked for three more massages and I am sure I will schedule more. What a pleasure to free of some pain.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Lawson B.
Most amazing massage I’ve ever had in my life.
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
Phil L.
I am extremely satisfied with Poppy as a massage therapist. She is pleasant to work with and knows how to respond to individual requirements. I have a neurological disease and she provided the perfect massage to relieve my pain and stress. Highly recommended.
Massage Poppy Mobile MassageMassage Poppy Mobile Massage
Lance Kelley is an excellent massage therapist. I would recommend him to anyone!
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Enrico C.
The place is so relaxing to begin with. And the massage was so good that I fell asleep!
Healing Touch MassageHealing Touch Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I've had a lot of massages ... This guy knows what he's doing !!! Great!!!
Chris' Mobile MassageChris' Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
excellent..he is not afraid to massage deep and was accomadating to injuries I had from sports.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Heather H.
First time to have an in home massage. I picked perfectly! Rachel is personable, on time, and used just the right amount of pressure for me. Been awhile since I’ve had regular massages. Thanks to Rachel, going to get them as regularly as desired.
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
Freddy P.
Just a really great massage. On time and strong work. I should have asked for 120 min!
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Paula P.
You will not be sorry when you book with Lance for a massage!!! Excellent job and always a very pleasant experience.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Melissa R.
I've had some great massages but this was the best I've ever had. I like a lot of pressure, Lance delivered. He really zoned in on some knots between my shoulders, all my trouble spots got lots of attention. I got a 90 minute massage but may even do a 2 hour next time. I loved that Lance brought his equipment and traveled to me. It was a very smooth process. I would highly recommend Lance for massage therapy.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Terry R.
I would highly recommend Rachel, totally professional and courteous. Came on short notice and performed the best massage
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
Terry R.
I would highly recommend Lance, totally professional and courteous. Came on short notice and performed the best massage
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Del J.
Fantastic massage Deep enough to work out tension and knots yet very relaxing. Most definitely recommend Lance.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Wynn A.
The massage was responsive, triggering, delightful and I felt totally relaxed. Book an appointment with her. You’ll be glad you did.
Regenerate Massage Therapy LLCRegenerate Massage Therapy LLC
Braxton B.
Great communication. Punctual. Great price for the service. Easy to schedule with. Very engaging and personable. Definitely makes sure to tailor the massage to your individual needs.
Wayne’s Therapeutic TouchWayne’s Therapeutic Touch
Gretchen H.
Best. Massage. EVER. I had never done in-home massage before, and I was pretty nervous; however, Rachel was immediately a calming presence in my home, and the entire session was so balanced and honestly flawless. She did amazing work on my terribly knotted shoulder area, and I am planning to make 90 minute deep tissue sessions with her a more regular part of my life now.
Petrichor BodyworkPetrichor Bodywork
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