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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. 

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.  

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.

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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 Norman massage therapists
Bobby H.
Great massage
healing stone massage,LLChealing stone massage,LLC
Rock G.
Excellent massage!
AnzaMagicMassageLLCAnzaMagicMassageLLC
Ron B.
She was on time! Very professional. Excellent massage.
AnzaMagicMassageLLCAnzaMagicMassageLLC
Thumbtack Customer
Best massage I've ever had! Will hire again
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Bhreagh O.
Polite, friendly, fantastic massage! Would highly recommend!
Art of Massage OkcArt of Massage Okc
Jesse M.
Amazing massage and very professional. I would highly recommend
AnzaMagicMassageLLCAnzaMagicMassageLLC
Michael A.
Top 5 massage I’ve ever had. She’s got skills
Massage by ShannonMassage by Shannon
Dennis H.
Linda communicated well and had a great attitude. We got a couples massage, and even though it was at the end of a busy day, she gave both my wife and I wonderful massages. I would definitely recommend Linda!
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Jessica W.
I am very happy with the massage my husband and I received. I will be recommending to all my friends.
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Teresa T.
Linda was perceptive to my troubled areas and provided the extra attention my shoulder and arm needed. The overall massage was excellent.
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Gaylen T.
An excellent experience from start to finish. I pre-paid for 3-hours of in-home massage therapy for my mother-in-law as a gift. Linda provided a nice certificate, communicated with me throughout the entire process and even let me know when each of the services were provided. My mother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed the massages saying she definitely provided 5-star service and helped her hip and back pains. I highly recommend Linda both for those wanting high-quality massages and as a nice gift for friends and family.
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Thumbtack Customer
Linda was very professional and helpful! She suggested doing table massages (as opposed to chairs) on a first-come-first-serve basis for a party with 30 people and everyone loved it. She learned many people's names and made sure everyone got a chance to receive their massage. She was very punctual and friendly and made everyone feel relaxed!
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Kimberley H.
Ricci went out of his way to make our 3 person group massage ranging from age 26 to 90 feel at ease. My Grandma says, "Its the best massage of my life!". Thank you so much, you made her week :) Your very skilled. All three of us recommend you to all!!!
Art of Massage OkcArt of Massage Okc
Karen S.
Linda worked on my 82-year old Dad who is in a rehab facility after a knee replacement. She was awesome and made his first massage very comfortable.
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing is an understatement!!! I decided to surprise my husband with a couple's massage and we were both very satisfied! Linda was very professional and we are looking forward to becoming regular clients!!!
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
Jess M.
Shaman Tika was very professional and offered flexible scheduling. She reached out before my appointment to let me know that she would be arriving earlier then our appointment time to set up and then she arrived promptly with a positive attitude. She set up in my room of choice in an efficient manner. She listened to my feedback and worked with efficiency. The massage was tailored to my needs with communication for pressure changes needed. Overall, wonderfully relaxing massage and would definitely hire again. Professional, prompt and wonderful communicator.
Shaman TikaShaman Tika
Valeria H.
Linda did an awesome job with my back. I typically suffer from really bad neck and back pain. Her massage let me feeling light and heal. Linda is also very friendly and kind. She is so nice and she did everything to make me feel better and good. Thank you Linda!
I FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINICI FEEL GREAT! MASSAGE CENTER MOBILE CLINIC
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