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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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for Long Island City massage therapists
Steven D.
Great massage
A+Wellness and BodyWorksA+Wellness and BodyWorks
David M.
Great massage and easy to coordinate with.
🕉️✨"ANGELO'S SPA  BLISS"✨💆🕉️✨"ANGELO'S SPA BLISS"✨💆
Kevin F.
Anthony gave a great massage. Got a 90 minute massage from him and I was super relax at the end. He came to the house, was polite, on time and professional. I will definitely hire him again! Thinking about it already! Can’t wait!
Anthony Torres WellnessAnthony Torres Wellness
Aaron H.
Working with Josh has been amazing! He truly takes the time to access your condition and tailors the massage based on his findings. He’s super easy going and attentive, would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a deep tissue or sports massage! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
NewHealthCity | Sports & Medical MassageNewHealthCity | Sports & Medical Massage
Tyree D.
Susana was amazing. My wife really enjoyed her birthday massage. Thanks again
Susana VargasSusana Vargas
Lily c.
What a great experience! Narisa was very punctual, prompt, and professional. The massage had a great. I would recommend this service to others!
Narisara Wellness NYCNarisara Wellness NYC
Pete C.
Edward provided an effective deep tissue massage that hit many of my trouble areas. I will certainly return without hesitation.
Holistic Wellness by EdwardHolistic Wellness by Edward
Sanford A.
Great massage, Jennie worked hard on my problem areas and took her time. Can’t wait to setup another appointment
Healing Body by Jennie.Healing Body by Jennie.
Thea C.
I hosted a ladies brunch and got massages as a special treat for my friends. They LOVED Taryn! Thank you to Siri for organizing!
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Tisa S.
Highly recommend this company! They are so polite and kind. They take a lot of time to really work on problem areas. I got this as a gift for my boyfriend and he was absolutely impressed with the massage.
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Anat S.
I highly recommend Anthony. He was very responsive and professional. Amazing deep tissue massage!! I will definitely schedule another appointment the next time I visit the NYC area.
Anthony Torres WellnessAnthony Torres Wellness
Efrat (.
I booked this for my best friend as a gift who just had a baby. She was thrilled with the gift and excellent experience. Massage was really good, they were very prompt. Would def use again!
Thai Touch Therapy NYCThai Touch Therapy NYC
Danielle C.
Where do I even begin...this may possibly be the best massage I have had. Karl is just amazing. He is really tuned into what my body needed. Most deep tissue massages are painful and leave you sore for a week. His technique is effective, but gentle. He knows how to focus on problem areas with strength without rubbing a whole in your skin. I am not easily impressed, but he is worth every minute and every penny. Thank you Karl. I can't wait to hire you again!
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David H.
Super commutative. Communicated different and various time options and date options. Kept me up-to-date on his arrival, there was a lot of traffic on the way here but he was super communicative. The actual massage was incredible, very good use of techniques, really good with pressure, if I wanted more he would have more, if I wanted to less firm he would do less firm. Honestly top notch, one of the best massages I have ever received and great value for the cost plus his willingness to commute all the way over to you.
🕉️✨"ANGELO'S SPA  BLISS"✨💆🕉️✨"ANGELO'S SPA BLISS"✨💆
Thumbtack Customer
Edward really help me to feel better, I am having sciatica and shoulder issues. His deep tissue massages are exactly what I needed to work out the knots that were aggravating my aching body. Very responsive and very confortable to be with. Thank you very much Edward.
Holistic Wellness by EdwardHolistic Wellness by Edward
Olga Y.
Chuck has magic hands! Cured me in one visit. I had a pain in shoulder because of pinched nerve and my back was very sore. He knows what he is doing, gives a very strong sports massage and knows where to press for the right result. He is very attentive and caring. Showed me stretching exercises. I immediately felt much better ! Will book again.
IG: ChucK.DidIt | Fitness & TherapyIG: ChucK.DidIt | Fitness & Therapy
David H.
I cannot begin to describe how incredible my experience was with Douglas. He was incredibly prompt, expeditious, thorough, and made me feel hears and made me feel comfortable. I left that room with immense relief and all of my problems and pains dissipated. I have to add, he has the most gentle yet firm touch. It was the most calming and relaxing massage and I might call him again tomorrow!
Relaxing Massage, $80, no tableRelaxing Massage, $80, no table
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