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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 Gahanna massage therapists
Kenneth H.
informed me of what to expect during the massage and post-massage.
Panda Acupuncture ClinicPanda Acupuncture Clinic
William A.
Great massage
Ryan M. FaughtRyan M. Faught
Tyrone C.
Good massage
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Catherine B.
Great massage!
Universal HandsUniversal Hands
Clarissa E.
Larry is so kind and respectful! I scheduled a massage for my friend and he was so relaxed after the massage! He stayed in touch leading up to the the half hour before the massage and was very attentive and punctual!
Massages by LarryMassages by Larry
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage at a reasonable price. Lindsey was attentive and thorough. There are few mobile massage services so this a great convenience!
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Wendy C.
Larry provides a massage to my 92 years young father at his assisted living facility, Inn at Bear Trail. My father had regularly gotten massages in the past, but it had been a while. He absolutely loved the massage and also the conversation with Larry. Massage is a wonderful and beneficial tool for our aging population.
Massages by LarryMassages by Larry
Helena R.
best massage ever!!
Dan L.
Great massage! Highly recommend!
Brio’s Massage Therapy LLCBrio’s Massage Therapy LLC
Tom g.
Very nice relaxing massage
司 高.
Great massage! Highly recommend
Matthew M.
A Great massage and quick to respond!
De'Jour W.
The experience was absolutely wonderful. My friends and I all got massages done and felt wonderful afterwards. If you’re interested in a massage, this is your guy!
Universal HandsUniversal Hands
Karen C.
Very good massage. Very friendly!
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Everywhere else a 60 minute massage is just that: 60 minutes of massage, not 60 minutes of time. This was a 40 minute massage with 20 minutes shaved off for filling out forms, dressing/undressing, paying the check and additional costs for essential oils (always included elsewhere). Disappointed and will not return.
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Kristin P.
Lamont is beyond excellent. My massage was the best deep tissue massage that I have had! During my appointments with him, I was joined by my husband, sister, and cousin. They all three proclaim that he gave them the best deep tissue massage that they have had as well!
Matthew R.
One of the best massages I’ve had, he knew where my knots were and knew how to relieve them. Total relaxation during the massage. Will book again!
David R.
This is my second massage w Lamont! He provides one the best massages I have had. He really focuses in on the areas that need it most. Will be booking again soon!
Jill L.
Great communication, super friendly, excellent massage!
John G.
Excellent massage and stretch in a causal relaxing atmosphere
Universal HandsUniversal Hands
Thumbtack Customer
Had office massages for our staff. Great experience!
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Eric W.
Great massage, I felt amazing the next day.
Serenity Skincare and MassageSerenity Skincare and Massage
Grant f.
Sierra did an amazing job with the massage. The communication leading up to the massage went very well. She knows exactly what she is doing and is knowledgeable about the entire experience from start to finish. Sierra massage was very nice. She asked exactly where the parts of my body that hurt and worked out the issues with it. She did a very nice job I had back issues and leg soreness issues and she did an amazing job with the massage.
Simply BlissSimply Bliss
Jared R.
Mark offered an excellent massage. He asked me if there were areas that needed attention and he worked on those areas thoroughly.It was very therapeutic and relaxing.He is a true professional who understands they art the massage
Bodyworks RejuvenationBodyworks Rejuvenation
Cheri M.
Larry was an awesome therapist. Communication was excellent and his promptness was appreciated. Massage was great, professional and relaxing. I look forward to my next opportunity for another great massage by Larry. Thank you!
Massages by LarryMassages by Larry
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