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from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been treated by Ms Paddock numerous times over the years, Reiki and Cranial-Sacral. I have a rare brain disorder that no medical doctor, or drug, is effective in treating. Maybe 20 times I have visited her for the above referenced services. After her treatment, a calm returns to my system (brain) that is of enormous relief, and that no medicne can produce. . Ms Paddock is not only certified for these services, as well as Massage Theraphy, but pursues her own continuing education in the healing arts in with a most dedicated passion. A number of things are impressive about Ms Paddock. She seamlesly blends complete professionalism, while immediately putting her clients at total ease. In addition, she has a rare, almost immediate intuitive idea about her clients and what treatments would best serve them. Professional, talented, caring and always spot on, there is nothing in the treatments I have recieved from her that could be any better."
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Velma provided remote massage therapy services for a girlfriends' weekend at an Inn. She did 5 massages in a row and gave excellent deep tissue massage right to the end! We'd hire her again in an instant! Thank you, Velma!"
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Best massage therapist ever! She creates a very relaxed environment and is experienced and caring. Highly recommended!"
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Hello Thumbtack.. OMG! Ty was amazing and I love it. I'm so happy that Ty did massaged and make me feel better. He was the best ever and helped me out when my back pain is gone already. He's really great massage as Deeper Touch Massage. His hand are Fabulous massage for you guys. I love him as likes "Good Friend" and I've trust him already. Hugs xoxo, Carlo"
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"This is the best, I do mean the BEST, place for a massage. I have had a lot of massages in my time and some were good, but Jen is definitely one of the best. She is so intuitive and knows so many different types of massage techniques. Her room is peaceful and warm, comfortable and soothing. The sheets are so soft. I used to go because my body ached from all the things I make it do. I found that the massages eliminated the aches and pain! I know, I'd heard they do that, but when it actually happened I was surprised. You've gotta try a massage from Jen. Definitely worth it. Trish "
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Attentiveness and generous amount of time spent to understand my body' needs, plus her intuitive choice in combination of treatments which would work best for me. Besides her professional knowledge and excellent skills, just to be in her presence has been already a healing experience! Highly recommend!!"
from 1 review
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Celtic Massage offers a unique experience for everyone's needs. I have found that Sherry goes above and beyond to ensure that she gives extra attention to troublesome areas, allowing for a complete rejuvenation of tired and sore muscles and complete relaxation of body and mind. "
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New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
"Azalea zen, was named after my mother, who passed away when I was 11 of breast cancer, I am a survivor, she was my reason to get into massage. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY * available Saturday's until 5 pm."
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
"Massage therapy with a variety for everyone. Gentle to therapeutic."
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
"Welcome to Back to the Basics Massage! Suffer from chronic pain conditions, or stress/anxiety disorders? Look no further. Techniques range from Swedish (relaxation), Therapeutic (personalized treatment plan), Myofascial Release ( full body stretching of skin), Relexology ( pressure points on the hands/feet that keep all organs/glands working properly), Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, Sugar/Salt Scrubs, Kt tape (sports tape to stabilize joint alignment)."

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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health


The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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