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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

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 Cameron Park massage therapists
Marco R.
Amazing relaxation massage
Anthony P.
The best massage I've ever had!!!
Maria R.
This was my first time having a massage. I didn’t know what to expect since I was visiting from out of town, unfamiliar with the area, and the selection of the massage service was on a short notice... Akira was accommodating, courteous, professional, and above all very knowledgeable about the field of body reflexology and massage therapy. I give him a high recommendation and will be coming back myself for another massage the next time I’m in Raleigh.
A Touch of ZENA Touch of ZEN
Gaurav S.
I had the best massage in my life.
Thumbtack Customer
An amazing experience, from an amazing massage therapist!
Balance Therapeutic MassageBalance Therapeutic Massage
Kyle P.
Amber was great! I hired her to come to our hotel and provide my groomsmen massages before my wedding. It was a nice way to relax and thank them for being in the wedding. She was very flexible, professional and the massage I received was great! Given the opportunity I would get another massage from her.
A Healing HoneyA Healing Honey
Jeremy R.
Was looking for a deep tissue massage and Melissa exceeding expectations!
Return To WellnessReturn To Wellness
Karen S.
Thea was wonderful! Excellent massage, very professional, pleasant, and accommodated my request to do 4 consecutive 1 hr massages for a group of my friends. I would highly recommend her.
Angelic Therapeutic MassageAngelic Therapeutic Massage
Chris D.
The massage was great. Very good at deep tissue and stretching. A very relaxing experience. Highly recommend
Stacy D.
Great massage, worked out all muscle soreness and back knots. Tiffany is very professional.
Michael L.
Great massage with attention to my problem areas from previous injury and work related body issues.
A Touch of ZENA Touch of ZEN
Tim T.
Not only a deep, healing massage, but she's completely focused on your needs, a kind person, and clearly experienced.
Return To WellnessReturn To Wellness
Michele J.
Met with Melissa and explained my neck pain, and received a deep tissue massage that really helped my neck.
Return To WellnessReturn To Wellness
Liz T.
Tiffany is so incredible! She is very professional and does amazing healing & massage. I highly recommend to anyone.
Daniel M.
Tiffany was punctual, professional, gave a fantastic massage, and was very patient with some nosy cats :) I highly recommend her.
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing massage! I've been experiencing pain from a lifting/running injury and Melissa was very knowledgable and helped me understand what might be going on. She was enormously friendly and a great conversationalist and she made me feel totally comfortable, even with me being new to massage and me asking a million questions. I will be back!
Return To WellnessReturn To Wellness
Faye W.
Got a deep tissue massage to relieve the stress and tension in my shoulders. Oh what a relief!!! Already scheduled for next month 😊
Angelic Therapeutic MassageAngelic Therapeutic Massage
Quincey F.
Thank you Terrence!!! Your skilled and relaxing massage was exactly what we needed to complete her Birthday trip. Not only did you do a wonderful job on the massage, you also made my lady comfortable and basically melt. I highly recommend you as a gift for couples or anyone trying to unwind from the stress of life. You are truly awesome 😇💫💫💫💫💫
Jim A.
Leah Caso is a amazing massage therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone. This was my first appointment with Leah and I was amazed with her professionalism and knowledge.
Balance Therapeutic MassageBalance Therapeutic Massage
Will R.
Brittany was awesome. Hands down the best massage I’ve ever had. She’s very nice and makes you feel extremely comfortable. I will be client for a long time!
Valor Massage LLCValor Massage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I found the massage almost mystical in the level I satisfaction that was obtained. Judi is a masseuse that is adle to identify your points of physical stress, address these, and leave you with a feeling of bliss. Again, thank you Judi.
Ideal Lifestyle AdvocatesIdeal Lifestyle Advocates
Antonio W.
My wife loved the massage, so much so that she fell fast asleep during it!! If only I could have you at my home when I need a break from the nagging lol!!
A Healing HoneyA Healing Honey
Charles T.
I am a 67 year old male with a lot of milage. Very nice deep tissue massage. Practitioner is both knowledgeable and interested in the client's particular concerns. Tiffany is very courteous and punctual with a charming demeanor. Her table and supplies were top notch. An excellent experience overall.
Heidi S.
Matthew was outstanding - from his initial response to the massage itself to his caring follow up. I have had Multiple Sclerosis for 15 years and had treatment in July to halt the progression, which left me with a weak immune system (as expected) and a body that is learning how to function again (and hurting). And Matthew knew all of this before he even arrived because he asked about my needs ahead of time. Matthew took even more care than unusual double packing all of his sanitized equipment, offered to be masked and wear gloves - without me asking. He was professional, but warm. He made me feel at ease - not the easiest thing to do, as I do not much care for my body right now! His table was a wonderful size and comfortable. He did an excellent all over body massage, as well as, addressing my trouble spots (some I did not even know were the source of issues) and even doing stretches for me. I did not expect the stretching at all; it was a very welcome and needed addition to the massage. He even followed up the next day to see how I was doing and if I had any questions or needs. Great service for a very good rate - in my home!! I will be calling him again.
Cary Medical MassageCary Medical Massage
Howard L.
Tiffany is absolutely passionate in her work. She is so calming and makes me feel at ease from the very start. The value that she gives to you in every session is worth every penny and more! Thank you Tiffany for the best massage I have had in a long time. I highly recommend Tiffany and I am checking my calendar to schedule another in a few weeks
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