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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. 

Do massage therapists offer remote or virtual services?

Ask massage therapists near you about the possibility of remote services. You might come across profiles that state the therapist is offering remote services such as lessons and techniques you can do on your own, with a friend or with a partner.

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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for Steele Creek massage therapists
Larry B.
Best massage ever. Massage area was spotless and nicely done.
Deanne's MassageDeanne's Massage
Anthony P.
Deanne was amazing!! Great massage, explained everything in detail. Tailored the massage to me!
Deanne's MassageDeanne's Massage
Alan H.
Michelle was fantastic! Great massage, great conversation, great person! 100% will book for another massage!
Day And Nite Mobile MassageDay And Nite Mobile Massage
Terry R.
Great massage
Chandi Yoga and MassageChandi Yoga and Massage
John O.
Amazing massage!
Living Free Therapeutic MassageLiving Free Therapeutic Massage
Sherrica G.
My massage was exactly what I was in need of! He was very professional and prepared. I highly recommend his massage. One of the best massages ever, I’ll definitely be scheduling again! Thanks
Massage by SkipMassage by Skip
Tomasz J.
Great massage!
Zyone Healing MassageZyone Healing Massage
Vanessa S.
Arrived 35 minutes early. Phone chimed through the Bluetooth speaker during the massage. Relaxing massage otherwise.
Rejuvenating Works, LLCRejuvenating Works, LLC
Larry S.
Professional massage
Massages by MChelleMassages by MChelle
Tamika W.
My husband enjoyed his massage. The massage therapist was professional, friendly, and prompt. I will definitely be using again.
Neuro and Swedish DelightNeuro and Swedish Delight
Matt W.
Had a fantastic massage session with Monica. She is an excellent massage therapist. She responded very timely to my request for a massage appointment. The session was very relaxing and I felt at ease and stress free during the entire session. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to get a great massage!!
Calm Massage & BodyworkCalm Massage & Bodywork
Pavankumar p.
The massage was very relaxing...I could sleep very well...Thank you! I would definitely return for a massage...
Chandi Yoga and MassageChandi Yoga and Massage
Thumbtack Customer
excellent massage, David
The Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage CompanyThe Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage Company
Alesha K.
Friendly, amazing massage.
Lux TherapyLux Therapy
John W.
What an amazing massage. You have let Charles work on your back you won’t regret it he’s a great massage therapist
Kinetic Neuromuscular TherapyKinetic Neuromuscular Therapy
James G.
Great massage and very responsive!
Day And Nite Mobile MassageDay And Nite Mobile Massage
James W.
Professional service. Amazing massage.
Divine Mobile MassageDivine Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage in a nice environment.
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
Equana g.
Rodney is an awesome massage therapist! Not only does he give a great massage he talks you through every movement explaining the targeted muscles. I am now a regular client and I highly recommend him for your massage needs.
The Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage CompanyThe Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage Company
Rodney C.
Rod did a wonderful job massaging my wife, so good in fact that we’ve booked six more sessions. Rod was very personable and shared lots of information about the art of massage. His passion and commitment to his craft are very apparent which is why we will continue to book Rod whenever we need a massage. We highly recommend A Perfect Touch Massage.
The Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage CompanyThe Muscle Engineers - A Mobile Massage Company
Rodney C.
I purchased a 90 minute massage for my wife and she absolutely enjoyed the experience. We would definitely hire Nite and Day Massage again.
Day And Nite Mobile MassageDay And Nite Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage. Price is above competitors.
Restore Massage + WellnessRestore Massage + Wellness
Melody C.
Michelle did an excellent job. Pressure and communication was great! From one massage therapist to another it was a wonderful massage and very much needed! Thank you!
Day And Nite Mobile MassageDay And Nite Mobile Massage
April L.
So very professional and what a great massage!!!!
Deanne's MassageDeanne's Massage
Lisa S.
Fabulous massage with excellent pressure. Very knowledgeable!
Day And Nite Mobile MassageDay And Nite Mobile Massage
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