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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
  • HIV/AIDS

The proper deep tissue massage may also benefit preterm infant health. Cancer patients may experience reduced pain, increased relaxation, and improved mood.

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.

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.

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 Jersey City massage therapists
Nikhil K.
Booked a Massage for my wife. She was extremely happy and satisfied with laura’s massage. Highly recommended
Laura HeuzeyLaura Heuzey
Steve M.
Great Massage!
The Art of TouchThe Art of Touch
George M.
Great massage. Kin was professional, on time, and gave a high quality massage. Will definitely be calling her again!
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Anatoly T.
Great massage.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Barney G.
Great massage!
Jennie Thai massage.Jennie Thai massage.
Susan B.
Great Massage! Will hire Eric again
Eric "Super Hands" JoppyEric "Super Hands" Joppy
Manoj K.
I booked a massage for my wife. Laura reached perfectly on-time, her equipment / table was comfortable, and my wife said the massage was great. Great experience.
Laura HeuzeyLaura Heuzey
Thumbtack Customer
Maul is a nice guy and gives a relaxing massage!
Movement RecoveryMovement Recovery
Rouba F.
Kelly was amazing. One of the best massages I’ve ever had and i get massages often. Can’t wait to schedule my next appointment with her. I highly recommend her.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
John M.
It was my first American massage and a real great experience!
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Himanshi G.
She is very professional and values her clients. Got great pregnancy massage at a very decent price. She takes time to listen to all the concerns and provides massage accordingly. She brings all the stuff including massage table and whatever oil you prefer. She is also very good by nature and very friendly. I strongly recommend her.
Touch TherapeuticsTouch Therapeutics
Ty K.
She charge too much for a massage! Plus She’s not good with communication
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Ranisha w.
Very good massage very knowledgeable and also helps in other area highult
Changes CenterChanges Center
Thumbtack Customer
I'm tempted to keep how good Michele was a secret! She gave me an excellent massage, was extremely professional and I can't wait for my next session with her. My husband loved his massage too! We highly recommend her!
Michele's Mobile Massage TherapyMichele's Mobile Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
My wife enjoyed her massage her exact words "she is really good" when can she come back. Can't wait to get my own massage . She was also on time and had amor of great advice Can't wait for mine !
Changes CenterChanges Center
Iesha S.
They showed up punctual, professional, and prepared!! I felt like my living room had been transformed into a massage spa. I did a couples massage and my masseuse had the hands of an Angel. My partner enjoyed it as well! Definitely booking again soon!!
Blue Lotus MassageBlue Lotus Massage
Maria h.
She is good This is my first massage with her and I really like I hope is a next time😍
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Joli H.
I inquired about a lymphatic massage that goes for 100-125 for a 60 minute massage. I've gone to a multiple of professional places including where i got my cosmetic surgery and none charged this much. The fact you're trying to double charge for one session is ridiculous to me
Movement RecoveryMovement Recovery
Denise M.
Amazing experience! She’s lovely and I love her personality! She brings in so much joy and the massage was amazing. She worked on my tension areas really well. After the massage, i felt like a brand new person. I can’t wait to work with her again!
Spoiled by KandaSpoiled by Kanda
Stuart G.
Ilya is very professional, courteous and meticulous. His massage was very good. He gave me a full body massage and focused on my trouble area which is my lower back, with great results. I will definitely use Ilya again and I can only highly recommend him.
Sustainable HealthSustainable Health
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent massage. Michele discussed with me what areas I felt I needed particular work on and what kind of pressure I preferred. She checked in repeatedly through the massage to ensure I was comfortable. Afterwards I found great improvement and relief of some seriously locked up muscles. Highly recommended.
Michele's Mobile Massage TherapyMichele's Mobile Massage Therapy
Peter S.
Spent the time before our session to assess my expectations and needs. Phenomenal massage. 10/10 Will be scheduling another
Lavish TouchLavish Touch
Nijia c.
Amazing work I really felt relief from pressure very professional highly recommend looking forward to future massages
Full Focus Body TherapyFull Focus Body Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Michele was amazing! Excellent massages, very kind, and courteous...Will definitely hire again and would Highly recommend her!! Thanks so much.
Michele's Mobile Massage TherapyMichele's Mobile Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Maul gave me a wonderful prenatal massage. I felt so relaxed after and I can't wait to use him again. Thanks!
Movement RecoveryMovement Recovery
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