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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.

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 Franklin massage therapists
Russ C.
Great Massage!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Natasha W.
Great massage!
Medicyne MassageMedicyne Massage
Margaret C.
Great massage!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Jason M.
Fantastic massage.
Julie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch MassageJulie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch Massage
Mark M.
Excellent massage
Massage by NickyLmtMassage by NickyLmt
Jenn H.
I have had massages in amazing spas all over the US and internationally. Mindy’s massage was one of the best massages I have had!! Will definitely be bring her back many times over!!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Tk T.
She went above and beyond for my post op massages. Massage was therapeutic and soothing, made my healing faster and better.
Rejuvenate with TiffanyRejuvenate with Tiffany
Erin W.
Awesome massage. Highly recommend.
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Steve M.
Great massage and pleasant conversation
Cloud Nine Massage Therapy. Nashville 1998Cloud Nine Massage Therapy. Nashville 1998
Ray H.
Excellent massage highly recommend
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Leslie M.
Mindy of Mindful Massage is a professional through & through. I've always been hesitant about getting a massage b/c I feel as though the quality can be hit or miss, but Mindy has restored my faith in the healing powers of massage therapy.
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Robert M.
Nicky was professional and my massage was very relaxing.
Massage by NickyLmtMassage by NickyLmt
Ray H.
Excellent Deep Tissue Massage Highly Recommend
1 American Spirit1 American Spirit
Thumbtack Customer
Lisa's massage was relaxing and worked out many of my sore spots. I felt like she really listened to my issues and tailored the massage to help me. I highly recommend her.
Hands of HealingHands of Healing
Katie V.
Cori gave a me great massage in my house. It’s hard to leave the house with a toddler. I was able to get a massage before my little one even woke up for the day! Cori was very professional and gave a very relaxing massage. I thought she was so good that I booked one with her later in the week for my husband after she finished mine! Her ability to come to your house is priceless! It’s the only way I’d be able to get a massage without setting up childcare arrangements.
Cori B. LMTCori B. LMT
Paul J.
On time very good massage. Very polite and concerned about my issues.
Tabitha Pace LMTTabitha Pace LMT
Omar H.
Best massage I had !! So professional ...Excellent service ! Highly recommended.
Julie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch MassageJulie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch Massage
Tammie S.
Eric was great! I recommend him to anyone that’s looking for a good massage.
Reorient BodyworkReorient Bodywork
Katie C.
It was a great massage. Wonderful listener and her experience and knowledge is highly recommended. Thank you!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
David B.
Wonderful stretching and deep massage. She worked extensively on my problem areas. I will be back.
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
David B.
Wow, what a great massage. Julie gave me some great stress relief, she worked really hard on my back. Al's the foot massage was great. No pain today and I slept great last night. I will go back again and again. Thanks Julie
Julie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch MassageJulie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch Massage
Omar H.
That was wonderful. Thank you. Feeling very relaxed Best massage ever! Thank you. I'll be back!
Maria T.
Incredible massage! Deep tissue and Reflexology......Byrdia must love what she does because it shows in her work.
BB Healing HandsBB Healing Hands
Sydney C.
The Swedish massage is exactly what I needed for my tight neck and back! Thank you so much! Wonderful relaxing experience!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
Omar H.
Christina was amazing ! -Professional -Great energy The best massage I had so far ! Will certainly book with her again very soon
1 American Spirit1 American Spirit
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