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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 Myrtle Beach massage therapists
Steven M.
I had a great massage with Steven who utilized stretching with massage. Felt great when done and look forward to another massage. Steven was prompt, easy to text to arrange and a great value.
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John B.
Great massage
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Keith L.
Awesome massage
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Lynn G.
A wonderful massage experience -
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Nicholas w.
Massage was amazing. Very responsive on the way before the massage and extremely nice. The deep tissue was great would recommend to anyone
The Missing PeaceThe Missing Peace
Charles a.
Wow! Christy really connects with you on the very first massage to understand how she can help ease your pains and tailors her massages to your needs. Terrific massage, you will not be disappointed. Will be calling soon for a followup!
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Maria G.
Second prenatal massage and it was great!
Balance Massage & WellnessBalance Massage & Wellness
Ron b.
Good massage reasonable price
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Tracy C.
Best massage ever! She listens and is very informative. Patricia is very knowledgeable and professional. Looking forward to my next massage! Highly recommended!
Therapeutic MassageTherapeutic Massage
Deborah C.
What a wonderful massage. The Deep tissue, sports massage was one of the best every. Worked out all the kinks and is a super nice person too!
The Missing PeaceThe Missing Peace
Sam A.
I am a massage therapist myself and this massage wasn't very therapeutic. Deep pressure wasn't applied even though that's what I requested. It was mainly a Swedish massage. Two stars for being accommodating on the same day but I didn't enjoy it and my pain was still there, my husband has had tons of massages as well and he asked for more pressure and still wasn't deep enough for him.
Therapeutic MassageTherapeutic Massage
Terrian c.
On time, very professional and had a great massage.
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Gohnnie O.
I wanted to surprise my parents with a massage for their 50th anniversary. I wanted to find someone that would travel to our hotel. She was great! My dad has a lot of aches and pains and said that she was able to relieve some of it! My parents loved their massage and are now going to get massages regularly!
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Michael F.
Very good and relaxing massage. I’ll go back.
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Nathalie G.
Steve was great, my husband loved the massage. Thank you.
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Charity R.
She was very professional and gave a fabulous massage to the both of us.
The Missing PeaceThe Missing Peace
Brian B.
Very knowledgeable and professional. Spent time understanding how he could provide the best massage for both my wife and I. Offered a choice of different essential oils and worked in hot rocks for a relaxing and refreshing massage.
iMassageiMassage
James v.
Lisa was a good professional massage therapist she was on time and I like that I would recommend her to anybody every time I get a massage I'm going to request her back thank you James
The Missing PeaceThe Missing Peace
Clarence C.
Steve is a true professional. Treated me with respect and listen to me in terms of providing me with the best service. His massage area was clean, warm and comfortable. His technique of Swedish Massage is one of the best. He's a nice guy also.
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Deborah T.
Jackie was amazing and was able to massage away the tightness and pain in my left shoulder.
Balance Massage & WellnessBalance Massage & Wellness
George m.
I received an outstanding massage. Jackie does a fantastic job of getting the kinks out and relaxing you. Definitely will see her again I have another 90 minutes scheduled today. My third visit with this massage angel.
Balance Massage & WellnessBalance Massage & Wellness
Charity R.
She was amazing. Great personality. Both friendly and professional. Deep tissue massage was terrific.
Therapeutic MassageTherapeutic Massage
Susan K.
Loved my massage! Patricia was great! She really helped me with my sciatica!!!
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Trina S.
Best massage I've had in a long time! So good, in fact, that I asked about 15 minutes into the massage if he could extend mine from 60 minutes to 90 minutes if he didn't have another one scheduled right afterward.
iMassageiMassage
Jonathan R.
WOW Jackie is amazing!!! I have had quite a few massage therapists through the years try to ease my back pain, but she is the first too actually eliminate some pain on the first session! Absolutely best massage experience I have had! Her background in physical therapy I can tell is going too help me a lot! I look forward too more massages and pain relief from Jackie!!!
Balance Massage & WellnessBalance Massage & Wellness
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