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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. 

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 Tulsa massage therapists
Brenda G.
Very good massage pleasant. Very nice pleasant massage
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Chris P.
Great massage. Definitely will spread the word.
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Rick And Betty M.
Gin is very professional and pleasant. Great massage.
Gins massage therapyGins massage therapy
Kevin S.
Terrific and professional massage. Will definitely hire again
Rachel R.
Angela was wonderful. She was very quick to reply to my inquiry, accommodating, and very professional. She provided a sports massage for my husband, who typically is not a fan of massages, but afterwards expressed how much he enjoyed the massage- even saying that it was the best one he’s ever had! Very satisfied customer.
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Overall best massage I have had in years
The Vibe Wellness SpaThe Vibe Wellness Spa
Chuck c.
Jackson flat out has the touch. Great massage.
Jacksons Magic TouchJacksons Magic Touch
Julius J.
Tanya is an excellent massage therapist, she was quick to respond and setup an appointment. She has a very nice dedicated massage room and applied the perfect amount of pressure to put you to sleep! Very professional and highly recommended!
Laurie R.
Angela gave a perfect massage in a peaceful setting in my backyard- loved it!
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Saria T.
We were passing threw Tulsa but needed massages. Jackson was available on very short notice. Since we are passing threw Oklahoma we are in an RV. Not only did Jackson come on short notice, but he still did a great massage in very limited space.
Jacksons Magic TouchJacksons Magic Touch
Jessica M.
Linda and her team did an excellent job for our group of about 40 employees. They provided massages for a large group of runners at the Tulsa Run, and everyone was very pleased! Awesome customer service and more importantly awesome massages. They know what they are doing! Thanks Linda!
Chuck c.
Chuck is a great therapist and gives a very relaxing massage. I felt much better. Thanks Chuck.
Chuck's Mobile MassageChuck's Mobile Massage
Me and wife thoroughly enjoyed our massages and definitely plan to use Angela again in the near future. I would definitely recommend here services to anyone.
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Ankita S.
She is a pro in what she does!! Dont think twice before booking her. She was on time and well prepared. Compared to my previous massage experiences, this was the best so far :)
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Allen H.
Very responsive and flexible with scheduling. Got me in with very short notice. Great massage and helped enormously with my bound up lower back. Thanks and we will call you again soon!
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
TaShanti B.
My massage was Amazing, he handled me with care and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely book him again and I've already referred him to friends. His hands really are Magic.
Jacksons Magic TouchJacksons Magic Touch
Disha P.
Angela is cheerful, professional and most importantly good at what she does. I feel significant decrease in my stiffness after the massage. She also offered cupping as part of her services, which is interesting as I have tried it for the first time.
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
Katherine B.
What an experience. We decided To do a massage day at my house. There were 5 of us and she accommodated all of us. She is quite amazing and this isn’t my first rodeo. She showed up on time and was very knowledgeable. She actually gave me some referrals that I was looking for. Peaceful, very in tune to everyone’s different needs. Thank you so much I look forward to next time!
Peace to You MassagePeace to You Massage
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