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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.

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 Point Breeze massage therapists
Ryan g.
It was the best massage.
Pain Relief PittsburghPain Relief Pittsburgh
Rebecca S.
Josh is very gifted with the type of massage I needed, and I'm so pleased to have found a therapist on the first try. I'll definitely be going back for additional massage work.
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Wes A.
Winner’s Fitness has the most talented and professional massage therapist on board. The massage I received was literally the best one I have ever had. I’d highly recommend Malik!
Winners Fitness: In Home FitnessWinners Fitness: In Home Fitness
James M.
Llyasha provided one of the most relaxing massages that I have ever had. Although it was my first visit to Frictio Massage I am looking forward to another in the very near future.
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Ebenezer A.
This is the best massage I have ever had. Highly recommend.
Restorative MassageRestorative Massage
Fabiola J.
Very professional and respectful. Massage was great, highly recommend him!
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Meghan M.
Great experience! Truly enjoyed this massage and would definitely book again.
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Jessica W.
Excellent massage and extremely professional service. I will recommend them to others.
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Seth T.
Excellent sports specific massage. Paid great detail to trouble areas.
Doreena's MassageDoreena's Massage
Christian A.
He was very attentive to my injury and helped loosen it up, excellent massage!
Restorative MassageRestorative Massage
Ryan T.
Probably the best massage ever! I tend to have trouble finding a massage therapist who will do the firm pressure I like, or incorporate stretching. Ricardo really listened to what I asked, and came up with a Thai-deep tissue hybrid that really helped.
Restorative MassageRestorative Massage
Mickey K.
Josh address my hip and knee pain. Felt much better after massage. Will be back soon.
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Kerri F.
This was by FAR my best massage experience. He was professional and his skills were amazing. Def will book again
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Amanda G.
Kneaded tranquility was amazing! Two friends and I scheduled an outdoor massage at my home. It was such a relaxing experience! Thank you!
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Kennethia h.
As I am a massage therapist myself I really needed some work and Ricardo provided exactly what I needed he used many techniques that I was really happy with and made me feel brand new after years of not recieving a massage. I would highly recommend him to anyone as well as reschedule.
Restorative MassageRestorative Massage
Savannah D.
Aaron was incredibly responsive and happy to work with me on a small party of 5 who wanted to do back to back 30 minute massages for a birthday party. He was really awesome to work with and showed up a few minutes early to get set up and ready so to ensure we would get the most out of our time. The massages were amazing and he made sure he worked on the specific target areas each of us wanted to focus on. Everyone came out feeling so relaxed and enjoyed their massage! I’m from out of town, but will definitely be back and would love to work with Aaron again!
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Cyndi L.
Llyasha provided the deep tissue massage I needed after a demolition project and a move. Thank you so much for getting into that muscle and working it loose.
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Evonna V.
It was the perfect way to begin my day. Llyasha always does a fantastic job. I feel so relaxed and refreshed. You must experience a massage by Llyasha!
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Edwin Y.
Aron did a great job. The pressure was great and he’s got good techniques. I’ve had many massages and he’s definitely the best few. Highly recommended.
Kneaded TranquilityKneaded Tranquility
Evonna V.
What a great way to start off my birthday with a massage by Llyasha. It was great! I also appreciated the advice she gave me. I definitely will be returning to Llyasha!
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Wayne p.
She sets an amazing atmosphere, with the right sound, the right smells and the right personality. Soothing and smooth. Warm and talented. Her massage will take you on a trip and a sweet trip it is.
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Heather S.
Llyasha was very easy to schedule with, and quick to respond to messages. She has a wonderful talent for finding the exact muscle groups that are an issue and treating them accordingly. Such a talented massage therapist!
Frictio Massages by LlyashaFrictio Massages by Llyasha
Bernie C.
Yvonne made me feel very relaxed and comfortable throughout the massage. She is very intuitive and worked extra on areas where I have been having pain. She has very good hands and at times worked deep and other times provided just the right gentleness. I felt very relaxed and at ease after the massage. I found the service is very reasonably priced and highly recommend her services. Also, her location is conveniently located in Bellevue just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Overall great experience.
Massage Therapy by YvonneMassage Therapy by Yvonne
Thumbtack Customer
Nick was everything described. He was very sensitive to my needs, and adjusted his massage work accordingly. He was very generous with his time, and provided excellent service. Nick was very professional, and I felt very comfortable throughout.
Pure Relaxation TherapiesPure Relaxation Therapies
Trevor Y.
I didn't realize how much I needed a great massage. It had been over a year and I am very happy I chose Yvonne. She is very professional and very friendly. I will be returning to her on a regular basis.
Massage Therapy by YvonneMassage Therapy by Yvonne
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