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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 Kips Bay 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!! 😺
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Maya S.
Great massage! My bf loves strong deep tissue massages and Kelly definitely delivered. Thank you
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Rick W.
An excellent deep tissue massage that left me feeling recharged and relaxed. Superb.
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Dave S.
One of the best, if not THE best deep tissue massage I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
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Brian B.
Sunny is excellent. Able to address soreness and incredible deep tissue massage. One of the best.
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Alina A.
I got a very good deep tissue massage and just booked the second one.
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Eda O.
Amazing deep tissue massage! Quick to respond, great attitude, and very professional. Highly recommend!
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.
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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.
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Abhinav C.
Bow is really good. She understands what muscles need work, and will tailor the massage experience accordingly. I got a combination Swedish and deep tissue massage and it was amazing. Definitely recommend!
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Gahbaie J.
Bow was perfect ! My husband loved his massage . He said it was one of the best deep tissue massages he ever had. One time , very polite ....we were happy .
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Derrick N.
Roy knew exactly how to give a massage. Gave the best massage I’ve ever had. It was a combo of deep tissue and sports massage. This is what I needed after working out at the gym. I’d highly recommend him
Truly a fantastic deep tissue massage beyond all my expectations! Colin is respectful, professional and very accommodating. I will definitely return for another session.
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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.
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Susan E.
I enjoyed my massage with Bow. She gave me a deep tissue massage and worked on my tense muscles. I need more work done so I will have a follow up massage next week with her. I would recommend her to others!
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Manjil C.
5 star review - Roy is one of the best out there .. incredibly professional and a legit pro massage. I’m an athlete and needed a deep tissue and stretch.. I’m the top 5 massages of all time (..and there have been lots). Will definitely be a repeat customer
Mark M.
I had a great deep tissue + relaxing massage with Giga. He was responsive, on time, and also flexible when I needed to reschedule. The massage itself was fantastic - the right blend of deeper in tension areas and relaxing. He’s also a nice guy. Would recommend!
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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
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Cheryl E.
My boss has been suffering from intense shoulder pain for some time now, and Bow's deep tissue massage made her feel so much better! She is thrilled with how punctual, and knowledgeable Bow was and she looks forward to getting another massage from her soon!
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Susan E.
Gino is an experienced massage therapist who is very familiar with the human anatomy. He is excellent with deep tissue massage and will massage with the right amount of pressure for the individual’s body. I had a lot of stiffness in my neck, back and hips and he helped loosen the immediate tightness that I had. I will continue to use his services for sure! I highly recommend Gino.
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.
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Chrissy P.
Best massage I’ve ever gotten. Gino is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He made my first at home massage experience extremely comfortable and relaxing. I will be booking out regular massages with him for the foreseeable future. I had a 90 minute deep tissue massage to combat the chronic tightness and pain in my neck, shoulders and back. He found every knot, every strained muscle, and worked it out. I got up from the table feeling 3 inches taller and 10 pounds lighter. I did a yoga class later in the day and saw an instant improvement in my mobility and comfort. If you want to see results from your massage, book Gino. He knows what he’s doing.
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.
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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!
Katharina S.
One of the best experiences I have had so far. I had been suffering from back pain for a few weeks and decided to book a 90-minute deep tissue massage. They were quick to respond and able to accommodate my schedule. Ajanee was extremely professional and even arrived a few minutes early to be able to set up, so we could start on time. She did a fantastic job, focusing on the areas that needed the most work. The pressure was perfect and the pain was pretty much gone when she left. Will definitely be booking with her again.
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