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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 Lakemont massage therapists
Marco R.
Amazing relaxation massage
Anthony P.
I had not had a massage since Covid started. Let me tell you that after one Massage with Stephanie I cannot tell. She applied the perfect pressure and all my stress melted away. The massage made me instantly feel more mobile and pain free!
Soma BodyworkSoma Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
An amazing experience, from an amazing massage therapist!
Massage and Bodywork TherapyMassage and Bodywork Therapy
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
Mark M.
You were great! Looking forward to my next massage!
NC Listening Hands MassageNC Listening Hands Massage
Chris D.
The massage was great. Very good at deep tissue and stretching. A very relaxing experience. Highly recommend
Shelby S.
Very professional, excellent massage, very clean and thorough. Will definitely book again real soon!
Massages by MChelleMassages by MChelle
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
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
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.
Massage and Bodywork TherapyMassage and Bodywork Therapy
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
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
Roman K.
Stephine took time to determine what areas were bothering me most relieving muscle tension I was experiencing and then went to work. I give her five stars and two thumbs up, excellent massage therapist!
Soma BodyworkSoma Bodywork
Sue H.
I am a cancer patient and the range of motion of my right arm had been reduced due to surgery and radiation. Melissa helped me to regain more range of motion in the right arm. She helped me to reduce the pain and soreness in the shoulders, neck, trapezius and lower back. The massage treatments along with an introduction to Deep Blue helped me get back to my activities. Melissa is an excellant therapist and I have and will recommend her services.
Return To WellnessReturn To Wellness
Alexandra H.
I was looking for a "spoil me massage" and got something very different but so much better! Within minutes of me laying on the table and having Leah's hands doing what she does best she had all my aches and pains pin pointed and offered solutions.....I felt comfortable trusting her judgement and experience and let myself slip away into the twilight while she went to work. I got a full body workout without working out! There wasn't a muscle in my body that hadn't been touched and stimulated. I now have a pretty good idea where most of my trigger points are and while they are sore, overall I feel so much better! I highly recommend you make an appointment with Leah! She has a wonderful personality, is genuinely nice and caring and she knows her stuff! Money and time well spent! I already made my next appointment!
Massage and Bodywork TherapyMassage and Bodywork Therapy
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