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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.

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 Greensboro massage therapists
Paige S.
Wonderful massage!
Elite Hands MassageElite Hands Massage
Jerald N.
Great job!!!!!! On time and my wife enjoyed the massage
Massages by MChelleMassages by MChelle
Martinique H.
Humble hands is great and very informative the service was excellent with a sight to see. Quality massage and mindful staff
Humble Hands Massage TherapyHumble Hands Massage Therapy
Erica T.
Tom was very easy to work with and responded to my needs attentively. I wanted a couples massage and although he could not provide this to me himself, he directed me to A to Zen who could accommodate a couples massage. He was very responsive and quick to get back to me! Thanks Tom!
re.kinect Therapeutic Massagere.kinect Therapeutic Massage
Greg G.
Easily the best massage I’ve ever had. She was professional and friendly. I felt so relaxed after.
Massages by MChelleMassages by MChelle
Chris j.
Marco, was exceptional. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and very respectful. I really enjoyed my massage. Will definitely book again.
M-H Massage & WellnessM-H Massage & Wellness
Kevin arrived early and brought all supplies. Everything was clean and professional. My massage felt amazing . I will book again.
Prosperity U. LLCProsperity U. LLC
Nathan T.
Definitely a quality massage, she is great at reading the body and knowing the areas to spend extra time on. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Alleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 ReidsvilleAlleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 Reidsville
Wes J.
One of the best massages that I have received! I do a lot of lifting in my profession, which causes my muscles to become very tight, thankfully Marco’s technique and precise balance helped to relieve tension and restored normal range of motion for me. Marco’s level of professionalism is A+, very quick to respond to my request for a massage the same day. I will definitely use his services again.
M-H Massage & WellnessM-H Massage & Wellness
Dianne M.
Joey is knowledgable and dedicated to her profession. She is an expert in her field. I believe I have found a massage therapist who matches my values.
Joey Wall, LMBTJoey Wall, LMBT
Brian H.
Nikki takes the time to get to know why you are there and in the course of the massage she works out those trouble spots. Easy to talk to and flexible with her appointments. I will be going back.
Alleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 ReidsvilleAlleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 Reidsville
Steven W.
Nikki is a very caring massage therapist. She first listens to what you say and then considers how best to respond. She is very respectful of the individual and their specific needs. Her hands are strong and magical. She found all of my knots and stress and gently eased them away. I could have laid there another 90 minutes and enjoyed the peace and tranquility she delivered. It was amazing, and I will be back on a regular basis. Highly recommend this wonderfully talented massage therapist.
Alleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 ReidsvilleAlleviation Massage by Nikki LMBT 18323 Reidsville
Stephan G.
Was very lucky to find Marco. Responded almost immediately to our request. Provided sports massages for two of our girls in desperate need before an important game. Very professional and great service.
M-H Massage & WellnessM-H Massage & Wellness
Nicole P.
Wonderful experience! Michael provided an exceptional service for both me and my sister. It was relaxing and thorough. We both had fantastic massages and I'd hire him again in a second. Worth every penny.
Michael Fawcett LMBTMichael Fawcett LMBT
Carson A.
Wonderful experience! I have never had a massage like this before. Truly wonderful. Related all the tension I have had from daily life stress and from working at a computer job.
Joey Wall, LMBTJoey Wall, LMBT
Cheryl J.
I am a travel nurse, this will be the fourth time using this app. I have always had great experiences in this massage would be no different. I think what I enjoy most was he stayed in contact with me. He was very punctual and easy on the eyes. This was the first masseuse that brought massage equipment and incorporate it in my massage. One roller was a little bit too rough for me however I wanted to try the entire experience. Next time I will probably just tell him not to use that one particular piece of equipment. I also like that he took his time and took direction very well. I do wish his hands were a little bit stronger, to possibly work out some of the kinks deep in my hips. Overall I believe I will utilize him again on my next trip if there’s not a conflict of interest.
Prosperity U. LLCProsperity U. LLC
Steve M.
Michael provides an excellent service. He is performing massage therapy for my elderly mother and understands exactly what works for her. He is gentle and very complete in his application of the therapy. She absolutely loves his visits. He is professional in every way – It is very easy working with Michael.
Michael Fawcett LMBTMichael Fawcett LMBT
Tamara K.
Rene is very talented the type of massage she preforms. Her ability to work out stress & make your whole experience relaxing is worth every $. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in serious need of some stress relief worked out of your tense muscles. #Renerocks
Marcella M.
My son and I wanted to get a massage after a week of unpacking boxes and helping my Mom move into her new home. Marco was awesome, he answered all our questions and he was even coming to our home. He is very professional and brings all of items with him. We have even booked our next services with him. We are both jello for the rest of the day. Thank you Marco.
M-H Massage & WellnessM-H Massage & Wellness
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