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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 Cleveland Heights massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage, great price
Vicktoria Lariche Healing massageVicktoria Lariche Healing massage
Jodi L.
Vanessa came out to my office to do chair massages. The process was simple (she sent a sign-up sheet in advance) and my employees gave rave reviews of their massages! I was initially concerned about whether the last massage (at 4:30) would be as good as the first one (at 9am), but all massages were excellent! Will definitely be booking another date soon!
Vanessa M Brown, LMTVanessa M Brown, LMT
Erin R.
Great massage, definitely recommend her!!!
Vanessa M Brown, LMTVanessa M Brown, LMT
David S.
Patty provided an EXCELLENT massage. In total, the completion of paperwork, her assessment of my health needs/concerns, and the massage itself took about an hour and a half, but she still only charged for an hour. The massage was thorough and relaxing. I would not hesitate to use her services again and I highly recommend her!
Massage by Patty BealeMassage by Patty Beale
James G.
Great deep tissue massage. Very professional and thorough.
The Necessity SpaThe Necessity Spa
Priyanka V.
Amazing massage in the comfort of my own home. Will book again!
Always Alive Bodywork LLCAlways Alive Bodywork LLC
Gwen P.
a wonderful massage by a wonderful therapist. looking forward to our next session
Always Alive Bodywork LLCAlways Alive Bodywork LLC
Alieu M.
Felt comfortable throughout the whole experience and enjoyed a amazingly relaxing massage!
B&B Health & WellnessB&B Health & Wellness
Alix A.
She was awesome. Sweet and best massage I have ever had.
Hollywood Dolls Beauty BoutiqueHollywood Dolls Beauty Boutique
Gauntlett E.
I came in for a 90 min Deep tissue Massage with Kim. My massage was amazing with great pressure and great technique. She was very attentive, and a great listener and communicator. She was working out tough tension spots in a way I didn’t even know was possible! I wish I could come everyday! I found my new go too for a massage.
B&B Health & WellnessB&B Health & Wellness
Chris D.
I’ve received massages all over the country. She is by far the kindest and most thorough of them all. Her ambiance is comfortable and private. This is MY masseuse for the foreseeable future. She gave me a two hour massage for my birthday and didn’t get tired. Beauty and talent!
Hollywood Dolls Beauty BoutiqueHollywood Dolls Beauty Boutique
Thumbtack Customer
Patty spends a lot of time with you. She makes sure you have a personalized massage. She is professional and knowledgeable. I will be recommending her to friends and family.
Massage by Patty BealeMassage by Patty Beale
Brad F.
When I first made a request, Kimberly responded quickly and was excellent in her communication and expectations. After scheduling an appointment, she provided updates on her timing and was very punctual. Prior to the massage, we discussed any chronic issues I was having as well as areas for her to focus on. The massage was fantastic and professional. She checked in from time to time to determine the proper amount of pressure. Not once did I feel uneasy or apprehensive while on the table. In fact, it was quite the opposite. She made me feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed. Kimberly offers a great way to escape from the noise of the day while helping your body get back to center. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality massage. 🙂
B&B Health & WellnessB&B Health & Wellness
Kevin S.
My expectations were far exceeded with my experience with Ryan. His professionalism and knowledge put me at ease. I would highly recommend using AAB, LLC (Ryan) for a therapeutic sports massage.
Always Alive Bodywork LLCAlways Alive Bodywork LLC
Eric N.
SERIOUSLY FANTASTIC! Ryan is seriously fantastic. He communicates clearly ahead of time so I knew exactly what to expect, and right on time he arrived at my home with his equipment. He set everything up, and even brought a clean set of sheets for his massage table. He arrived as promised 15 minutes before our treatment time so we could discuss the treatment before we got started on the clock. And then, once the massage began, I knew I'd made a great choice. He's intuitive with his hands, giving each part of your body the treatment it needs. I left the table feeling fantastic .... energized yet relaxed. I'm looking forward to making massage with Ryan a regular part of my days! You won't be disappointed.
Always Alive Bodywork LLCAlways Alive Bodywork LLC
Tammy B.
We will definitely get massages from Takeeyia again... we’ve already booked another appointment for next week. I love her professionalism ,performance ,and personality ! She was on time... Her skills were impeccable , absolutely will refer her to everyone I know!
The Necessity SpaThe Necessity Spa
Matthew A.
Requested Takeeyia’s services to surprise my wife with a professional massage for our anniversary. My wife had nothing but rave reviews. And says she felt amazing after. Takeeyia was incredibly professional and flexible when we ran into a scheduling issue. We will definitely be using her services again in the future, and highly recommend her.
The Necessity SpaThe Necessity Spa
Thumbtack Customer
Patty was very professional in working on my leg in particular. She spent well over the allotted time working the tightness out of the leg. She also spent much time doing the normal relaxation massage. She was very easy to talk to and put me well at ease. Her work was outstanding and I would recommend her without reserve.
Massage by Patty BealeMassage by Patty Beale
Shelley C.
Takeeyia came to my home where we have our very own wellness room, it was very convenient that she offers this home service. Immediately I was mesmerized by her whole technique and was very satisfied with my 90 minute relaxing Birthday massage. I did beforehand request not to talk unless necessary and she said she would follow my lead! Two family members have already booked. Thankyou Takeeyia! Shelley C.
The Necessity SpaThe Necessity Spa
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