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Top 5 Pregnancy Massage Therapists near Cary, NC

Avatar for Massages by MChelle
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2. Massages by MChelle
Great 4.8

(9)

Great 4.8

(9)

In high demand
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Cary, NC
About the therapist.... I'm a 2009 Graduate of Therapeutic Massage from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC. I have been in the spa business for over 20 years. I have been a licensed therapist since 2012. I have built the business by creating the best experience for the client at a reasonable and affordable pricing in the comfort of your home, office or location. Each massage is customized to fit the client needs and goals. Whether it's relaxation, spa pampering, medical, injury/pain management or sports...we have you covered. Several years of experience with the right touch to help you get back to you! I have worked with Pro and Semi-Pro athletes as well. 2015-2017 Official Massage Therapist for Fayetteville FireAntz Hockey Team and Cape Fear Heroes Indoor Football Team, Fayetteville NC. 2015 Instructor of Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Massage Theory at Miller Motte College in Fayetteville, NC. NC Teachers Accreditation of Community College CPR and First Aid Certified Nationally NPI licensed number Currently in college to obtain my AAS in Therapeutic Massage to instruct at post-secondary or higher education at a prestige college. I already have the position just obtaining degree now. About the session...... All massages comes with fundamental Therapeutic properties for a more enjoyable and relaxing experience including heated table, hot towels, pre-blended aromatherapy oil (lavender, eucalyptus), almond cream, a hot stone on the back and optional lite stretching, cupping on back and biofreeze on back. A small Discount is available for back to back services of 90mins-120mins only, 2 or more people receiving services of 90-120 minutes per sessions ONLY. Excludes Couples 15 Extra hands on massage time for referrals, first responders, educators and military active or veterans! ID required! Must inform at booking so time can be allotted. Give us a call today! You won't regret it. Get Rejuvenated....See more

$135

starting cost

$135

starting cost

Avatar for Healcyon
Avatar for Healcyon
3. Healcyon
Excellent 4.9

(34)

Excellent 4.9

(34)

In high demand
Offers remote services
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Cary, NC
Freedom from Pain is my vision. I use massage therapy, bodywork, alternative healing and movement re-education as tools to help people integrate awareness into their body and create a relaxed and happy lifestyle. I also incorporate 100% Pure-Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Aromatherapy from doTerra which brings a great depth to my service as it includes the health of the organs and nervous system. I stand out from other therapists by specializing in clinical massage therapy aimed at progressive improvement of the body's condition. The 900-hour program I attended is one of the top schools in my field, requiring 300 hours more than the state minimum as a way of preparing therapists to work on clinical cases and not simply for spa employment. Massage for me is not a maintenance package, but a way of releasing pain and experiencing a deep, peaceful relaxation, so that life can be lived more fully. I believe what sets Healcyon apart is the global perspectives and techniques that I bring from many different cultures- including Japan, China, Brasil, and Peru. My Philosophy is that deep tissue work and releasing old tension patterns in the body does not need to be intense or painful-it can be a pleasant and relaxing experience without losing any of the effectiveness. In fact, I've found pleasant bodywork approaches have a deeper more permanent effect as they override a painful muscle holding pattern with a more open and rewarding circuit in your brain. _____ I also offer an Eastern Medicine approach from hospitals of China to restore your nervous system to homeostasis so that your body is given the space to heal itself. This is better described as Complementary Healing rather than Alternative, as this works great on chronic disorders that Western Medicine needs help in addressing. Clinical Qi Gong is reccomended for any organ dysfunction, emotional or mental disturbance, or any disorder in the nervous system (e.g. neuropathy, sciatica, shooting pain, etc.) The treatment is often deeper and longer lasting than Acupuncture because I work thoroughly on the acupoints and stay with you the entire session. I work with people fully clothed or at their comfort level of undress in traditional massage and hands on work. I love the moment of transformation. The moment when a client really sinks in to the work and lets go, and the beautiful shine on their face is restored. When a client gets up pain free off the table and is able to step out into the world completely renewed: that's the moment I live for. The level of service I am always aim for.See more

$70

starting cost

$70

starting cost

Q & A

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.
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