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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 thai massage therapists
Jennifer S.
Great experience with Thai therapy and more specifically Bow! Best massage ever!
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Wael A.
Thai Touch are professional and gifted massage therapists with a clear understanding of the needs of their clients.
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Fred K.
I would to recommend Siri at Thai Touch Therapy excellent massage and very professional.
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Yang W.
Best of the Thai Massage Experience that I have ever had ❤️❤️❤️
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Thumbtack Customer
Sue is, hands down, the best Thai massage in NYC. Very professional and very thorough. Will recommend.
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Amrit S.
The Thai therapy massage was great! The space and music makes you feel calm and relaxed and the massage itself it was perfect. I would definitely recommend this.
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Michael s.
A wonderful and very professional Thai massage. One of the best I have ever had in the US or in Asia.
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Jon M.
Wonderful massage with Thai Touch. Strong but gentle. great service very attentive to my needs. Will go back for sure.
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Cristina k.
Bow was fantastic..this was one of the best Thai massages I have ever had, and I have had many. I highly recommend her!
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Jesus M.
Bow and her fellow masseuse were very professional and gave my wife and I a lovely Thai couples massage. We felt so relaxed afterwards and were so very satisfied with the service.
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Eric F.
I got a great thai massage. She definitely understands the art of touch. Firm, soft, etc... All felt incredible and was just what I needed. Very pleasant to have around as well.
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Mike R.
Cake (my masseuse) was amazing! Not only did she provide an authentic Thai Massage but she was very intent on following safety and health protocol. The room had been cleaned and sanitized before I entered and whenever she touched anything she used hand sanitizer. In addition, and most importantly, she wore a mask the whole time. I cannot recommend Thai Touch Therapy enough!
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Vivian R.
Omg the best massage I have ever received! I normally go to elements or massage envy and this has been by far best experience. She accommodated me last minute. Her technique of massage mixed with Thai massage was amazing. She came to our hotel and dragged her bed(which wasn’t easy) and was so polite and kind and she put some spa music and I felt so comfortable and my daughter who got massage also loved it. We felt loose and less achy. So grateful.
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Karen L.
I’m surprised that I can type because I am so relaxed after my Thai massage with Jarunee. I’ve been getting massages for some 20 years now, including at super fancy spas and in Thailand itself…and it’s no exaggeration to say that this was by far the best I’ve ever had. Thai massage is so unique in that it is both a massage and a stretching experience, but you don’t have to do anything - the therapist does all the movements for you. Jarunee was particularly great because unlike some massage therapists, she really listened to the areas I wanted her to concentrate on and then actually focused on those! I told Jarunee that I was both super relaxed AND energized afterward, which I’ve never experienced from a massage before. She explained that it’s because circulation blockages got released and the blood flow to my brain is better now. Whatever it was, I feel great. Going to have her come back and work on my husband next!
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Bryan R.
I’m a Physiotherapist and i have been experiencing back pain and spasm secondary to patient’s load. Persistence of pain prompted me to seek help from a Massage Therapist and luckily i found Thai Touch Therapy NYC. The place was clean, organized and very relaxing. Emily did a great job of giving me a wonderful experience of authentic Thai massage with a touch of conventional manual therapy technique. Her hands are absolutely amazing. She definitely has the skills and knowledge of a professional therapist. I felt a sudden relief after our session. I would highly recommend this place. Emily is the best!
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Frankie G.
Perfect way to start our day. I hired Ava to come to our hotel to give us each 90 minute massages and it was amazing! She was super professional and punctual. She also took care of our needs while always making sure the pressure was ok and asked if we preferred more time on certain areas. I definitely recommend Thai Touch Therapy for your massage needs. We will be back!
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Rachel L.
I highly recommend Thai Touch Therapy! Cake was very skilled and professional. I immediately felt all of my stress and tension release as she worked. I was able to schedule same day appointments for my friend and I at our preferred time. Cake brought a comfortable mat and explained the difference in types of massage when I asked. It was an amazing experience.
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Thumbtack Customer
Su's expertise was only equaled by her wonderful manner. She made me feel completely comfortable. Her studio was nicely appointed and Su showed me such good care. This was my first Thai massage treatment, and I was very fortunate to have found Su. I was very confident in her skills. Su obviously had outstanding training and experience. I plan on being a regular client for sure.
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