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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.

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.

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 Raytown massage therapists
Denis M.
Professional, great massage
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Heather came to our hotel on the Plaza and gave my wife a stress relief, relaxing massage. She was very professional and gave a great massage. She created a comforting environment, had quality equipment and met our expectations.
Comfort Massage L.L.C.Comfort Massage L.L.C.
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
Thumbtack Customer
I've had a lot of massages ... This guy knows what he's doing !!! Great!!!
Chris' Mobile MassageChris' Mobile Massage
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
Clarence C.
First time having someone come to my house but it was a fantastic relaxing massage.
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
John T.
Great massage very professional, I will definitely be booking him services again.
Mindful Therapeutic BodyworksMindful Therapeutic Bodyworks
Tyler F.
I had never been to a massage therapist before; dealing with chronic back pain after being in a car accident, I decided to make an appointment for deep tissue massage. Elise exceeded my expectations - not only did she know how to fix my body, but she gave advice on how to keep my body relaxed and pain free. I can't wait for my next massage!
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
excellent..he is not afraid to massage deep and was accomadating to injuries I had from sports.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
Ronald Q.
Great atmosphere, detailed massage, great student of wellness being. I recommend. Bo Q
Sedona Healing ArtsSedona Healing Arts
Reggie C.
Amazing experience. The best therapeutic massage I've ever had. I continue to use Elise.
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
Christina R.
I’ve had a lot of massages. Nom like this deep tissue. Simply amazing. I feel incredible
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
Freddy P.
Just a really great massage. On time and strong work. I should have asked for 120 min!
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
Don P.
Great deep tissue massage. Very knowledgeable and intuitive with musculature points, joints and how everything is tied together.
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
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 TherapyRegenerate Massage Therapy
Carol J.
Heather was amazing!!! Massages were catered to individual needs and she was just a pleasure to be around. Definitely booking her again!
Comfort Massage L.L.C.Comfort Massage L.L.C.
Del J.
Fantastic massage Deep enough to work out tension and knots yet very relaxing. Most definitely recommend Lance.
Affordable Massage SolutionsAffordable Massage Solutions
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
Thumbtack Customer
Heather was a fantastic and very professional Massage Therapist. She does a great job, I'd definitely recommend her to work out any muscle aches.
Comfort Massage L.L.C.Comfort Massage L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Very punctual she arrived right as planned super polite and dressed and acted super professional! So hard to find people that act that way these days so very very impressed before I even received my massage. She found my problem spots in less than a minute and then gave me my massage she 100% clearly is a grade a professional and perfectionist at her job! When finished she cleaned everything thing up and broke down the massage for me and steps that I needed to take the next couple days (which was great because was only my 3rd massage and wasn't told before). She left and I have to say that I couldn't even imagine of anything negative about her work,presentation,attitude anything! For first time in any field of work I've hired for I can say that she was perfect at her job all the way around my wife has already scheduled for next week. My wife has had tons of massages over 75 at least and said she has never seen one as clean,polite,professional,and punctual as her! A++ Thank you Heather!
Comfort Massage L.L.C.Comfort Massage L.L.C.
Michelle P.
The massage was great! She was super nice and made me feel comfortable. She really focused on my sore muscles and I can't wait to visit her again! 😊
The Spring in Winter Massage LLCThe Spring in Winter Massage LLC
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