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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 Western Hills massage therapists
Jan i.
The massage was excellent.
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Chris G.
Great massage!
Massage FactorMassage Factor
Ashley M.
Best massage EVARRR
Professional Massage and Bodywork LLCProfessional Massage and Bodywork LLC
Jeff R.
Will rearrange another time, for a massage.
Professional Massage and Bodywork LLCProfessional Massage and Bodywork LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Punctuality was great! Great massage
Massage FactorMassage Factor
Bill W.
Professional nice relaxing massage
Massage FactorMassage Factor
Zac M.
Best massage I’ve had. Very helpful
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Steve T.
Melanie is awesome. Deep tissue and relaxation massage was perfect.
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Quinn C.
Best I have ever felt after a massage!
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Joan V.
Melanie is the best kind of massage therapist, as she has a nursing background and can provide the right kind of massage for “what ails you”. I was completely relaxed at the end of my session - so much so, that I wrote down the wrong date for my next massage with her!!! She is kind, empathetic, and intuitive as to what needs the most attention. I recommend her highly.
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Dave M.
Fantastic professional massage really helped relax muscles and relieve tension. Definitely recommend!
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Chase C.
Great massage. Very professional and made you feel very relaxed throughout the session.
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
James R.
Fantastic massage! She fit me in on short notice and did a fantastic job. I’ll be going back
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Tracy W.
Our first at home massage was wonderful. Kisiah was very professional and easy to work with. Came on time and ready to go. Both my husband and I got a 90 minute massage. It was wonderful being in the comfort of our home. This was a gift to hubby. But we will certainly make this a routine thing.
Calming Souls Massage LLCCalming Souls Massage LLC
Jasmine W.
Troy is such a professional! He responded quickly and arrived ready to set up and evaluate what I needed. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to offer me great tips to relieve lower back tension that I’ve been experiencing through my pregnancy. He is skilled in a variety of massage and was one of the pros who specializes in prenatal massage. I’m so happy to have found him and will continue to work with him through my pregnancy for a monthly massage appointment.
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Branson S.
one of the best massages I have ever gotten. The therapist was very knowledgeable experienced and listened to my needs.
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Michelle W.
Misty was very nice and professional. She was a little late but still gave the massage for an hour! I recommend her!
Massage FactorMassage Factor
Jodi S.
Mark did a great job with a birthday massage for my husband. He was courteous and professional. Definitely give him a try!
Bodyworks RejuvenationBodyworks Rejuvenation
Brittany M.
I surprised my mother with a massage, no particular occasion just because !! 😃 she was delighted. She explained, “He was great and that she didn’t want to get up from the massage table”. Not too mention the atmosphere was clean and comfortable. “I can’t wait to bring her back as well as get one for myself. “ Thank you !
Professional Massage and Bodywork LLCProfessional Massage and Bodywork LLC
Jessica A.
3rd massage from Kisiah and I am already counting down the days until my next one! Highly recommend!
Calming Souls Massage LLCCalming Souls Massage LLC
Nigel S.
One of the greatest massages I’ve had so far. She is very professional and left me feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated for the day.
Vim & Vigor Revitalizing Health CenterVim & Vigor Revitalizing Health Center
Justin S.
I received a high quality massage It definitely helped my back and mobility. I will definitely book again when I’m in town.
Calming Souls Massage LLCCalming Souls Massage LLC
Marc B.
My wife and I were extremely satisfied with our massages. She was punctual, super professional and her technique was superb. We will hire her again. Highly recommend.
Massage FactorMassage Factor
Jada D.
Body Rejuvenation was excellent. He was very professional, punctual and friendly. I was very comfortable and he listened to me and my body to deliver an excellent much needed massage.
Bodyworks RejuvenationBodyworks Rejuvenation
Megan R.
This massage was a surprise for my husband and he absolutely loved it. Just what he needed and I’m so glad she was available on short notice. We will definitely be contacting her again.
Massage FactorMassage Factor
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