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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.

Do deep tissue massages work?

Deep tissue massage not only feels fabulous, it can provide results. The massage technique targets deeper layers of muscle and your connective tissue. For its ability to stimulate those deeper muscles, deep tissue massage is commonly used during recuperation from sports-related and other injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. Deep tissue massage has been proved to reduce high blood pressure and a range of other ailments. Deep tissue and other types of massage are frequently used for relieving stress, managing pain, breaking down scar tissue, relieving muscle tension and improving health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health cites the following as health conditions for which that deep tissue massage can provide relief:

  • Chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, and osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Labor pains
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue
  • Headaches

The proper deep tissue massage may also benefit preterm infant health. Cancer patients may experience reduced pain, increased relaxation, and improved mood.

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.

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 Staten Island massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
William provided a professional relaxing massage. He asked throughout the massage if the pressure was right. I highly recommend William to receive an excellent massage.
William BoyleWilliam Boyle
Mark H.
Outstanding and caring couples massage!
Head to Toe HealingHead to Toe Healing
Mike A.
Great massage! Very professional!
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Joe S.
Way beyond blissful! Great massage.
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Eric R.
very professional met my expectations was an excellent massage
Jennifer f.
I was so happy to have such a great massage in home. Kelly was Very professional.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Albert W.
William is an easy going, easy to communicate with, natural massage talent. He is accommodating and welcoming. Very good massage skills. William does not rush the time at all. He takes the time to be very thorough. Would definately have another session with him.
William BoyleWilliam Boyle
Leo P.
very good experience she was thorough and very professional very Good and professional massage
Daphne A.
Kelly was friendly, prepared and amazing! It was my first in home massage and it was what I needed. She was knowledgeable on the body anatomy and the muscles. She was able to relieve the tension for my tendonitis on my hands and the tightness on my lower back. I will definitely have her massage me again.
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
Florence L.
Before booking a massage for my partner, Ed was patient and responsive to all my questions, as I've never booked an at-home massage appointment. On the day of, he also communicated he was on his way and arrived on time. The setup, massage, and payment were all seamless. My partner said he felt rejuvenated after the massage, and would do this again! I appreciate how Ed was attentive to my partner's needs, answered all my initial questions, accomodated for our location and dog at home, and considerate with wearing a mask at our home. Ed was amazing, professional, and friendly. I would definitely consider booking him again! Thank you Ed!
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Leo P.
There was miscommunication and she has not contacted me or showed up for the massage Ms Vargas got back to me and cleared up the misunderstanding
Susana VargasSusana Vargas
Eric e.
I had a great massage very very helpful I would recommend her to anybody I look forward to my next appointment
Healing touchHealing touch
Jamarra E.
It felt really great with it being myself and my husband’s first time ever getting a massage.❤️🙏🏿Kelly thank you so much for a GREAT EXPERIENCE
Wellness and RelaxationWellness and Relaxation
John R.
Great massage and excellent overall experience in scheduling time with Colin. Colin’s massage was exactly what I need. Colin’s attention to detail was above and beyond expectations. I’ve been working from home for a year and without direction, Colin found my problem areas and relaxed my muscles providing better range of motion. I highly recommend Colin and looking forward to scheduling another appointment.
Brite BodyworkBrite Bodywork
Roman G.
Both my wife and I have had numerous massages over our lifetimes. Gino is next level. His understanding of anatomy and his years of experience enable him to actually treat conditions in a way that no other massage therapist we’ve worked with have been able to achieve. He listens to your needs, is always on time, and is just a great person to boot. We’ve referred him to our closest friends because, simply put, he’s the best.
Casey m.
I cannot say enough good about the service I received from Lily and Marina. I felt so comfortable with them, the massage was INCREDIBLE and the price was perfect. I look forward to seeing them again!
Elite Massage TherapyElite Massage Therapy
Vonallen P.
Massage was great!! I lift a lot of weights and she knew where and how to apply the right pressure to my muscles that were tight. I walked out feeling good and refreshed. She was very nice and professional. I will definitely be coming back for another one very soon!
Lyndhurst , NJ MassagesLyndhurst , NJ Massages
Robert A.
Krista was perfect. She arrived on time, was a pleasure to speak with and set up easily. She really knows what she is doing. What a wonderful relaxing experience. I've had many massages and she is one of the best. She paid attention to my problem areas. I would highly recommend her and will be booking again and again. Thank you
CitiZen Mobile MassageCitiZen Mobile Massage
John R.
It was an extreme pleasure meeting Eddie and receiving the most relaxing and memorable massage. Eddie is a true professional and in lieu of car issues the morning of my appointment, Eddie kept me informed and arrived within 15 minutes of our scheduled time. I highly recommend Eddie and looking forward to my next session. All the best Eddie, you are truly one of a kind.
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