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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 Hillsboro massage therapists
Cordell F.
Great massage,nice conversation. Would def use her for massage again.
Varray, LLCVarray, LLC
Jessica M.
SomaFlow Health and Massage, LLCSomaFlow Health and Massage, LLC
Melody O.
Wonderful massage.
Jillian McNally, CMTJillian McNally, CMT
Bobby P.
Great massage.
Jillian McNally, CMTJillian McNally, CMT
Noelle L.
Excellent massage.
Jessica Hobbs, LMTJessica Hobbs, LMT
Owhnn O.
What a fantastic massage! Alex came to my place 100% prepared. Gave a fantastic perfect pressure massage and was the right balance of conversation and quiet!!!
AM WellnessAM Wellness
Erin L.
Jessica provided a fantastic massage and is also an incredibly nice person. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a quality in home massage!
Jessica Hobbs, LMTJessica Hobbs, LMT
Jordan O.
Great massage! Will get one again from Lynn.
Lynn Aker MassageLynn Aker Massage
Jeff H.
Great massage! Thank you for your flexibility to my schedule.
Lynn Aker MassageLynn Aker Massage
Nataliia C.
Chris was professional I enjoyed the 2 hour massage. Thank you:)
Critical Healing (Mobile)Critical Healing (Mobile)
Christina B.
I loved my experience at Authentic Message and will be enjoying weekly massages throughout the rest of my 3rd trimester.
Authentic Massage Therapy LLCAuthentic Massage Therapy LLC
Heidi M.
We scheduled a massage for my goddaughter and godson's mother today at 11:30, but she ended up in the ER last night. BEAM was so compassionate and willing to reschedule whenever Natalie was back at home. She was so genuine and kind. I'll be thrilled when Natalie can get her massage.
B.E.A.M. Massage and HealingB.E.A.M. Massage and Healing
Steven K.
Alyssa was totally amazing Attenative listened asking questions about problem areas. Truly a beautiful person. Having been a massage therapist myself. She was in readable the right amount of pressure great technique
Luxe Massage & Spa ~ WALuxe Massage & Spa ~ WA
Dana W.
Angela is exceptional. Very quick to respond to our project request, graciously accepted us on short notice, excellent communication. We booked an appointment with Angela for 60 minute deep tissue massage for my husband & I (2 hours total). She arrived bright, happy, smiley face, wonderful energy, demeanor, personable, and professional. We felt instantly comfortable with her. More importantly our dog, Paco, also felt instantly comfortable around her. She's (Angela) a really sweet soul. You have to be quite a special person for Paco the chihuahua to instantly be comfortable around you and he quickly passed out on his pillow a few feet away from her. I've had many massages over the last 25 year's and I'm particular about deep tissue massage, Often been disappointed with the quality & lack of pressure, usually feeling no difference from before & after. Angela provided a true, quality deep tissue massage, addressed all the knots, tension, & pain and yet also careful regarding my back & spine disability and chronic pain issues. One of the BEST deep tissue massages I've ever had and now 2 days later I'm still utterly relaxed, I feel like I've had deep tissue work but I'm not feeling bruised, tender, or sore from it. Her 2nd hour (immediately after my hour) for my husband's massage she provided the same quality, strength, & energy. I REALLY appreciated that she only spoke when replying to something I said or asked and didn't engage in conversation during my massage and I was able to just relax & thoroughly enjoy it. She seems to read people very well of what thier preference is or what is needed. I absolutely recommend Angela and we will certainly request future appointments with her. Our entire experience with her was wonderful! Our most sincere appreciation to you, Angela!
Angela McCarthyAngela McCarthy
Dana W.
Havnt YET had our appt however he responds to messages very quickly, very polite, endeavors to accommodate our schedule & needs, and excellent communication. We look forward to having an appointment in the near future with this highly recommended massage therapist. :)
AM WellnessAM Wellness
Dana R.
I booked Lynn for a girls day for my wife and a couple of her friends. It was also one of their birthdays. My wife and her 2 friends could not stop raving about how wonderful Lynn was. They are already planning on their next massages. Thank you Lynn, for making me look like a hero to my wife. Lol
Lynn Aker MassageLynn Aker Massage
Steve D.
Lexi performed exemplary. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and pleasantly enlightening. My massage was amazing because she was able to focus her Zen values to pinpoint critical high tension areas which were causing me extreme pain and discomfort. I would absolutely recommend Lexi to anyone. Amazing life story and great conversations as well.
Inspired Massage & WellnessInspired Massage & Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
I get a massage at least once a month, so I'm no stranger to them. I had jumped.around a bit until I found Maddy. Very professional, greats you with a Smile. First online review I have ever done, so she's that good that I would take the time to give Feedback. Can't beat her prices either....A+
Beaverton Therapeutic Massage LLCBeaverton Therapeutic Massage LLC
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