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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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

Reviews for Mount Pleasant massage therapists
Paola P.
Wonderful massage!
Power MassagePower Massage
Todd B.
Very relaxing massage.
Mermaid Mobile MassageMermaid Mobile Massage
Jodi R.
Wow! My husband and I both felt we received the best massage we have ever had!!! All the spa and luxury resort massages over the years pale in comparison! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Pegasus Bodyworks!
Pegasus BodyworksPegasus Bodyworks
Lauren J.
Excellent massage therapist, was very accommodating to my preferences and I will absolutely be back.
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Jennifer M.
Amazing. I had so many knots and so much pain and after just one massage I can feel a big difference. With knots a massage can be very painful and he was able to work on them and not cause me pain.
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I had a 90 min massage with Carl. It could have been longer. He applied just the right amount of pressure to the right trigger points which has provided me with a lot of relief. He has a very nice massage studio in the front room over garage. He's very professional. It was certainly one the best massages I have ever had. I'll be seeing him regularly from now on!
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Camila A.
Lisa was great! I was in need of a massage to relax and work on tension and she did a fabulous job. Highly recommend!
KB WellFitKB WellFit
Galina M.
I am happy I found Carl. I liked the massage I received, exactly what I needed. I am going to be back. Highly recommend!
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Meg Yvonne F.
I didn't realize how limited the range of motion on my neck was (Before I got this massage) until I moved it afterward! Awesome!!! So much better!
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Glenn C.
Excellent massage. She was able to work out some very tight muscles. She also took time to show me some stretches to help relax those areas.
Pegasus BodyworksPegasus Bodyworks
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent massage! Carl really knows what he is doing. He adjusted near my thorax (first time someone has suggested this) and I feel better than ever.
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Cheri B.
A great massage therapist: Carl was quick to respond for my request & accommodated my schedule with ease. He showed intuitiveness for pressure levels & muscle groups that needed focus. I would recommend Carl & intend to book again.
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Arnold j.
I get massages at least twice a month and they don't do too much sometimes but when kara came and gave me a massage I felt better the next day I was able to lift things that I was not able to lift so easy before at work they called me a bull that day actually they call me a bull all week in the week after so I'm definitely going to use her again while I'm working here in South Carolina as a contractor, I wish I could take her with me when I go home!!
Mermaid Mobile MassageMermaid Mobile Massage
John I.
I presented "severe spondylosis" of the neck and hoped for some relief from persistent head and neck pain. After a one hour treatment some relief was evident and, in conjunction with some PT, my condition is slowly improving. Plan to have a second massage to build on the earlier progress.
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Megan F.
This was my first professional massage and I would have to say I am so happy with my choice! Carl was great! Professional, comfortable, and listened well to where I needed the attention. I also appreciate him being so flexible for my last minute appointment!
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
Rebecca R.
Carl was extremely thorough and truly gave a full body massage. He made sure to ask what areas I wanted to target and continually checked with me to make sure the pressure was good. He pinpointed areas where I didn't even know knots and tension existed. His price is much better than anything else you can find in Charleston. I will definitely be returning!
East Cooper Mobile MassageEast Cooper Mobile Massage
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