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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.

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.
Reviews for Flatiron District deep tissue massage therapists
Serena E.
Great massage. I’ve had tons of massages but usually therapists are not strong enough. I wanted deep tissue and I got REAL deep tissue. Also very professional and punctual. Thank you!! 😺
Dsm MassagesDsm Massages
Maya S.
Great massage! My bf loves strong deep tissue massages and Kelly definitely delivered. Thank you
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Brian B.
Sunny is excellent. Able to address soreness and incredible deep tissue massage. One of the best.
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Mariel P.
I had a 60 minute deep tissue massage with Cake and it was absolutely wonderful. She is so talented! I will be reaching out to schedule my 2nd massage soon.
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Andrew M.
If you are in need of a deep tissue or overall massage, this is the best you can get! Thankful to have connected with Head and Toe Healing, they will be my primary massage provider for the foreseeable future.
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
David D.
Edward is a massively powerful massage therapist and skilled at deep-tissue, sports therapy, and Swedish techniques. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a great and thorough massage. And, he is a very nice guy with calming energy.
Holistic Healing by EdwardHolistic Healing by Edward
Thumbtack Customer
Brian's massage was great. I wanted a relaxing session versus deep tissue and his work was perfect. Although it was a few days ago, I still feel great. I highly recommend him.
Brian MieczkowskiBrian Mieczkowski
John S.
I scheduled my first massage with Devon last week. He was very easy to schedule with and arrived on time. The massage was perfect and tailored the session to what I needed. Whether you are looking for something relaxing or more deep tissue he can handle it. Thanks Devon
Devon MichaelDevon Michael
Leah F.
Milan was responded right away and I was able to book him for myself and my husband for the same weekend. His technique was different from a traditional deep tissue and was not painful but still effective. Great price for at at home massage. Highly recommend
Paula E.
Rich came to me as a reference from a colleague. He did not disappoint. He provided a great deep tissue massage. He came with his own massage table, body heating pad, scented oil, eye shield, and music. This to me, was very professional. He was also very responsive messages sent on the site, as well as requests to changes in pressure.
Body RejuvenationBody Rejuvenation
Iuliia A.
Alex is amazing therapist. Very caring, highly skilled in different types of massages - sports/deep tissue/trigger point/swedish/ect. Treatments are provided at our home, which is very convenient, especially at this times. What I especially like, is that fact that Alex understands patient needs, always listens and provides the best treatment protocol for each session. I would definitely recommend him!
Oleksii (Alex)Oleksii (Alex)
Dawn D.
Kevin arrived at the designated time on the nose. He was courteous yet unobtrusive. He asked for my preferences in terms of pressure, music, oil vs cream, scented or non-scented. I need massage for therapeutic purposes. I am prone to tight shoulders plus I have been playing a lot of tennis and my body was radiating pain. I was also fighting a stress headache. By the time he finished, I was literally in a different body. I had a deep tissue treatment and when it was too deep, he backed off, just enough. When I needed more pressure, he adjusted as well. I get massages regularly. This one competed with the best of them.
Relax at Home MassageRelax at Home Massage
Linda N.
Had a great experience with Karl - we met at a wellness space in Union Square and he texted ahead of time to ask about areas to focus on so we could immediately get started when I arrived. I prefer deep tissue massages and Karl did not disappoint, he also gave extra care to some areas that were particularly tight like my lower back from being at a desk. Highly recommend working with Karl and will be seeing him again very soon!
Antonio V.
I booked Eric two weeks ago for an initial session. I am a former dancer and remain very fitness/physically active and have a lean/muscular physique - so I needed someone who understands deep tissue for my body type. After an injury and physical therapy, I hit a plague with my recovery and my chiropractor recommended massage with stretch. I found Eric's profile online and I was impressed with his videos showing his technique, so decided to book a trial session. After consulting with me via txt on my injury, Eric recommended an approach that he felt would be best for my recovery. He suggested a floor/mat massage with stretch. I was hesitant at first, as I had never done a mat massage, but I felt comfortable with Eric's confident and reassuring explanation. The massage was painful...not because of Eric, but as I insisted he push me to regain flexibility. After a hot shower and good night's sleep, I could certainly feel some improvement. Fast forward, I booked Eric again last evening. We repeated the floor/mat massage with even deeper massage and longer stretches...it was again painful, but that was my request. Eric was very good about asking if the pain was too much and he intuitively knew when to stop the stretch. Even during the session, I could feel immediate pain relief after a technique was applied. After the massage, I took a hot shower, put lavender essential oil in my diffuser and slept for a solid 10 hours. I awoke this morning and I am totally pain free for the first time in 16 months. I am realistic that the pain will return, but I am confident it will be to a lesser extent. I can honestly say my body and I are addicted to Eric and I will be using him on a regular basis. He is an amazing therapist, has a gentle nurturing spirit and we share a common view on healing. I am blessed to have found him.
Eric "Super Hands" JoppyEric "Super Hands" Joppy
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