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Top 10 therapeutic bodywork professionals near Newport, RI

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from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
"Stephan was very professional and my massage was wonderful. I understand now why people have regular massages. I felt very relaxed afterwards. Would definitely book again with Stephan."

$65

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5.0
from 8 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan was undoubtedly one of the very best massage therapist I have seen. I feel like all the stress in my shoulders and neck has been released from the deep tissue massage. I would highly recommend Dan, for his professionalism and for his expertise as a superb massage therapist. Kim January 29,2017"

$75

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 9 years in business
"I have been getting massages from Steve about twice a month for the past 3 years . He is always on time and responds quickly to make an appointment. Steve is a kind, welcoming, professional with a positive, caring energy. His massage skills are second to none, and has always met or exceeded my expectations."

$75

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4.0
from 2 reviews
4.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Private Spa like setting. High quality organic products. "

$80

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4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Deep tissue massage very good!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Truly an acceptional experience. Great location and extremely soothing atmosphere. He definitely made me feel comfortable and was able to give a great massage, strong hands, and definitely made me feel much better. Definitely recommend him in the future. JMS"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Taryn is so experienced when it comes to massage therapy! She works the right muscles and leaves you with tips and advice on how to fix back pain. Not only is it relaxing but theraputic as well! I would reccomend her to anyone."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been receiving massages from Nicole for over a year now. She is very professional and caring. She does an amazing job giving a full body massage. She has a great natural flow along with a inert sense of what's working and what is not. She is always open to hearing my suggestions to improve my sessions. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great massage. In addition it is very impressive what she has accomplished at Enso Spa. It is what of the cleanest spas I have ever been in with the nicest staff around. "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have deep tissue massage by Jennifer on a monthly basis. Very helpful, she gets all the knots and soreness. Highly recommended! I have training twice a week. I would never have achieved the level of fitness and wellness I have at my age (currently 66) if not for the personal attention given in my training sessions. Jennifer is always encouraging, knows my strengths and weaknesses. She also recommends stretches to do at home to relieve any soreness. I would recommend Jennifer in a heartbeat."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Melissa has been my massage therapist for over a decade. She has always made me feel comfortable and relaxed, and the appointments are at such convenient times for my busy schedule. I leave each session rejuvenate!!"
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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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