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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 Greenville massage therapists
Trevor G.
I had a great massage from this woman! Very responsive to any reactions my body had during massage.
Moanikai Massage & WellnessMoanikai Massage & Wellness
Christy d.
Kallie was amazing not just at massage but overall personality! I had her come to do three massages for a girlfriend’s weekend and she over delivered! We hiked the day before and were so sore. She was able to deep tissue massage and loosen as all up. I only wished I lived closer by to have her as my regular massage therapist. Thanks again!
Kallie SchwartzKallie Schwartz
Kerry H.
What a great massage! Very professional and took the time to address my needs. I look forward to my next massage. Thanks Johnny
Vitalize My LifeVitalize My Life
Lisa Marie M.
A beautiful room and a very relaxing massage! It was wonderful.
The Lavender RoomThe Lavender Room
Linn A.
Great massage! Excellent communication and responsiveness with messages.
Kallie SchwartzKallie Schwartz
Rebecca P.
Great massage experience. Very reasonable price
David W.
Excellent massage. Really soothed the aching muscles.
Moanikai Massage & WellnessMoanikai Massage & Wellness
Matthew H.
Really enjoyed my massage with Kallie. She was very thorough and attentive. Greatly enjoyed the massage and conversation (I initiated, she was quiet until I started talking, if you enjoy that).
Kallie SchwartzKallie Schwartz
Maliah S.
Excellent massage therapist !!!!!! Professional and just the right techniques- for what my body needed.
Anointed Touch Relaxation TherapyAnointed Touch Relaxation Therapy
Matthew E.
Jeff have an amazing massage, was perfectly on time and extremely professional. He has incredibly strong hands, and perfectly worked out the tension in my neck and shoulders. I would highly recommend booking Jeff for your next massage, I will definitely be scheduling with him again!
TN Massage TherapyTN Massage Therapy
Kerry H.
Quick to respond to my email and i was able to schedule a massage that afternoon. He targeted my lower back pain and made suggestions on how he to treat my pain. One of the best massages I’ve ever had. I will be using his services again. Thank you Larry
H.E.A.L. Sports and Massage TherapyH.E.A.L. Sports and Massage Therapy
Ken i.
Larry responded quickly was flexible with scheduling and very prompt. He listened to my needs and gave me a great massage.
H.E.A.L. Sports and Massage TherapyH.E.A.L. Sports and Massage Therapy
Rob K.
Adrienne is an exceptional massage therapist. She asked questions about problem areas and also incorporated some stretching in my session. She intuitively found areas that needed attention in my neck and shoulders. Communication was excellent. All in all a great massage from a very nice therapist. I’ve already scheduled my next session.
The Lavender RoomThe Lavender Room
Bradley p.
H.E.A.L. It’s all in the name. I can’t emphasize enough what a great massage this was. Extremely comfortable working together with excellent communication before, during and after the massage. He hit pressure points I didn’t even know existed and incorporated some mind-blowing stretching techniques. Highly recommended and will definitely book again!
H.E.A.L. Sports and Massage TherapyH.E.A.L. Sports and Massage Therapy
Jonathan S.
Kallie was great! The massage was the perfect pressure & helped with my soreness. It was super relaxing, & I plan on getting another one sometime!
Kallie SchwartzKallie Schwartz
Bradley p.
Jeff canceled my massage at 8:30 the night before with no explanation other than “personal reasons.” Made no attempt to reschedule. I contacted him again a week later to see about rescheduling. That was before I realized he’d raised his rates by 33% over my canceled massage just one week prior. Sketchy.
TN Massage TherapyTN Massage Therapy
Shameka W.
This experience was amazinggg! It was my first in home massage, and I will definitely be rebooking him. I highly recommend you book him right this minute!
Anointed Touch Relaxation TherapyAnointed Touch Relaxation Therapy
Will S.
My massage was absolutely amazing the best one I’ve ever had. Jack was very professional and knew exactly how to hit the spot. I highly recommend.
Jack MoontianJack Moontian
Deanna K.
Art listens to you! If you need strength, he’s got it. If you prefer a gentle massage he does that too. And he comes to your home which is wonderful!
Sawadee MassageSawadee Massage
Richia A.
By far the best deep tissue massage I’ve ever had. You pin point a location and she applies the exact amount of pressure to release the pain. Worth the money!
Pure Serenity’s Massage and BodyworkPure Serenity’s Massage and Bodywork
Deanna K.
Wonderful deep tissue massage in the privacy of my own home! Art definitely knows what he’s doing . He has a kind spirit And healing hands. Would definitely recommend him!
Sawadee MassageSawadee Massage
Kerry H.
Jeff was very quick to respond and I can honestly say one of the best massages I’ve gotten in a long time. He was on time and very professional. I would highly recommend him!
TN Massage TherapyTN Massage Therapy
Alena M.
Larry is the best massage therapist that I've ever used. Adapts pressure based on clients Very professional, and very knowledgeable. He asks questions and listens to your concerns. He is attentive the clients specific needs.
H.E.A.L. Sports and Massage TherapyH.E.A.L. Sports and Massage Therapy
Jenee M.
I contacted Larry for help with alleviating pain associated with a hip injury and I received the best massage I’ve had in years. He was quick to respond, punctual, highly professional, very thorough with a deep knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and has an amazing range of pressure (I prefer very deep and intense pressure). Over the course of 90 minutes he significantly decreased my pain level and increased my range of motion. Would/will absolutely hire him again.
H.E.A.L. Sports and Massage TherapyH.E.A.L. Sports and Massage Therapy
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