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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 Pelham Bay massage therapists
Freddy F.
Great massage
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
Vin K.
Excellent massage. I would recommend him. This is my second massage with him and I will use him again
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
Vincent K.
I had massage from Roy tonight it was outrageous i Felt totally at ease it was really one of the best massages I ever received. I am looking forward to my next massage from him
Domonique F.
Great massage! Will be booking again.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Olga V.
Professional and caring. The massage was great and hit all the spots. Felt so relaxed afterwards. Erick was extremely the greatest. Will call him again when I want another massage. Thank you so much for a greatest massage ever.
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
Danielle Y.
Best massage ever! She was amazing, understood what I needed and got the job done. I’ll be booking my regular monthly massages.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Meg F.
Excellent massage at home!! Highly recommended..
Relax at Home MassageRelax at Home Massage
Freddy F.
Such a great massage. I will def be a frequent client!
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Vin K.
I would highly recommend Rich. He gave me a great massage tonight and I can’t wait for my next massage from him in two weeks.
Body RejuvenationBody Rejuvenation
Shauna-Lee L.
Very knowledgeable and attentive! Great post massage advice.
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
April L.
Esperanza is a professional, knowledgeable and very good at the job she is doing. She knows very much about the anatomy and anyone can be confident to entrust any type of massage to her. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking a great and safe massage. I am pregnant in my 3rd trimester already. She did my prenatal massage which was long overdue. I felt like a different person after our session. I will definitely book a massage service with her again!
Steven J.
Really enjoyed the massage and your positive spirit! Thank you!
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Nana D.
Ajanee was nice, knowledgeable and my husband enjoyed her massage
Blue Lotus MassageBlue Lotus Massage
Steven J.
Really enjoyed my massage and you were professional and great to talk to!
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Carl S.
Excellent experience! Thank you Ed for the amazing massage. He was very attentive to my needs and also provided great communication. The environment is welcoming and calm. I feel relaxed and refreshed and look forward to my next massage with Ed.
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Michelle C.
Massage was wonderful and excellent. I highly recommend Ajanee. Great job 👏🏻
Angel C.
Eddie was amazing. Very professional, fun, and attentive. I highly recommend him for massage therapy.
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Sammy N.
I have had hundreds of massages over the years, but this was by far the best massage I have ever had. Susana has hands of magic and knew exactly what problem areas to focus on with out me telling her. On top of a great massage she also has a great personality and I felt very comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely be using her on the regular and would highly recommend her. All around 5 star service.
Susana VargasSusana Vargas
Whittney B.
Edward is a professional by all standards. I would recommend him for your massage needs and services.
Holistic Wellness by EdwardHolistic Wellness by Edward
Sammy N.
Great massage. Quick responses, on time, professional & friendly, and great value. Will definitely be booking again.
Stephanie HealyStephanie Healy
Shayna B.
I loved the massage session. I would highly recommend. Tom was down to earth and provided a nice Swedish massage that left my body feeling relaxed and at ease. Also was very down to earth and has a wonderful personality. Can’t wait until our next session!
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Vin K.
I would highly recommend Edward . I would definitely be seeing him again. Thanks for the great massage.
Holistic Wellness by EdwardHolistic Wellness by Edward
David L.
Booked Stephanie For a message for my girlfriend. My girlfriend raved it was the best massage we ever received in her life
Stephanie HealyStephanie Healy
Mel M.
I mean just wow! I have had plenty of massages. This one is definitely top three. He was punctual and respectful. Great conversation. I definitely feel like a new woman after that massage. I would highly recommend him to absolutely anyone. He’s definitely gained a repeating customer
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
Sammy N.
Great massage, professional and friendly attitude. She was good on responding on time and communicating. She arrived with a good quality table and cleaned everything with alcohol before and after. The massage was really good, she worked on all of my problem parts with out me directing her, and was very satisfied and will definitely be using her again.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
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