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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. 

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.  

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.

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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 East Ridge massage therapists
Emily M.
Great massage!!
Tabitha Pace LMTTabitha Pace LMT
Kendall T.
Thank you my massage your are the best.
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Scott S.
Excellent massage. Quick to respond, great communication. Will definitely rebook.
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Owen S.
A fantastic massage from a therapist who took the time to find the trouble areas and work on them. I’ve been looking for the right massage therapist since I moved back to town, but my search is over.
My Massage TherapistMy Massage Therapist
Ed b.
One of best massages ever had . Took time and was very pleased .
Megan Leyden LMTMegan Leyden LMT
Seth L.
This massage was amazing. I would definitely recommend and we'll revisit again soon.
Christi's Massage Relief($55hr)Christi's Massage Relief($55hr)
Shawn W.
Christi is a solid massage therapist. Very polite and professional. Would definitely recommend.
Christi's Massage Relief($55hr)Christi's Massage Relief($55hr)
Jeremy G.
Carla was responsive, on time, professional, friendly, and gave an amazing massage! I’ll be a return customer for sure!
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Tiasha D.
Carla is AWESOME...!!! I had a wonderful massage & felt very relaxed & comfortable with her...!!! Can’t wait for next time...!!!
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Ephraim C.
Carla was very quick to respond and work around our schedule. Her massage was amazing! Can’t wait to use her again!
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Aimee C.
Skip communicated quickly and clearly. He arrived right on time. He was professional. I've had a lot of massages in my days, and I believe that I got the best massage I've ever had from Skip. I never felt rushed, didn't want it to end, and he went over our allotted time. I will definitely be using Skip again.
Massage by SkipMassage by Skip
Shanina F.
Carla is an amazing massage therapist. She was prompt, prepared, and ready to deliver. She addressed all of my problem areas and left me relax and work
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Imma D.
Carla came early to set up. She was very professional and responsive with contact prior to massage. She used perfect amount of pressure and really was effective at relieving the soreness. Will use again. Thank you !!! A+
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Kalbie L.
I’m so glad I found Yuanjie! An amazing massage, and she’ll come to you… Highly professional and very talented at deep tissue work. Will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.
HEALING HANDSHEALING HANDS
Rhoma p.
Carla was Great! This is without a doubt the best massage I have ever had. I have tried the “chain” locations and this was so much better. Everything went smooth and easy and I look forward to using Carla again.
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Jonathan H.
Carla is amazing! I feel so relaxed and rejuvenated from her massage therapy. She is a true professional and I can’t wait to request her services again! She is also very friendly and charismatic. I felt at total ease with her. I only wish I could enjoy her healing touch daily! It was a true pleasure. Thanks so much!
Therapy to GoTherapy to Go
Patrice C.
I loved everything about my experience from top to bottom. All the small things that the masseuse did mattered most, like the warm welcome, the attentive listening, and the skill set to bring my body to rest. I do believe my experience was therapeutic for the mind, body, and spirit. I believe I may have found me a massage therapist for long term. For all of you others out there, If you need to release pain or energy from you that is unwanted you will find healing here. Blessings to the Mighty one above for this safe place that so many people get to enjoy. Also, we speak a blessing over the young woman’s hands as she continues to do God’s will.
My Massage TherapistMy Massage Therapist
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