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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.  

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.

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 Murfreesboro massage therapists
Kevin A.
Perfect massage!!!!
Heathers Mobile MassageHeathers Mobile Massage
Richard T.
She arrived on time, was very professional and did a fantastic job with the massage. She was a pleasant to work with and would recommend her to anyone looking to book a massage. 👍
Chakra ShayChakra Shay
Kylie C.
Amazing masseuse who was able to get the knots out of my back and able to still end with a relaxing massage. I have found difficulty in finding the best of both worlds in a massage but this woman is talented.
Hands of HealingHands of Healing
Dan Y.
On time, very professional and knowledgeable. A good massage for a good price.
Tabitha Pace LMTTabitha Pace LMT
Preston A.
Lisa is wonderful! So skilled and knowledgeable... I felt amazing from her massage.
Hands of HealingHands of Healing
Erik A.
Thank you Tabitha for an amazing massage! It’s nice to be able to turn my head to the right again and not have pain. Also my wrist and hands feel like they are floating on clouds! If your looking for a very professional, personable massage therapist, book Tabitha!
Tabitha Pace LMTTabitha Pace LMT
Branden S.
Julie was amazing! It was my partners birthday so I decided to book a massage. Julie showed up early, wished him happy birthday, and really made his. He talked about the massage all evening. We will be booking Julie at least monthly now! Thank you for this incredible experience!
Julie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch MassageJulie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch Massage
Kimberly P.
Tabitha is awesome. She arrived on time and prepared. Her massage techniques were outstanding. We will definitely be regular clients.
Tabitha Pace LMTTabitha Pace LMT
Sonya V.
Lisa is a lovely person and she is excellent at her craft. It was the best massage I've ever had, and for the first time in a really long time, my body was completely free of pain. I had never tried cupping before, but found it to be wonderfully helpful for pain. I will definitely go to Lisa again for future massages!
Hands of HealingHands of Healing
Bowd B.
Heather got us in quickly and was incredibly flexible and accommodating with our different needs. Highly recommend Heather for your massage.
Heathers Mobile MassageHeathers Mobile Massage
Michael M.
Lytrice was awesome. Her work space was clean and neat. She worked all the areas that I needed her to. and foot the massage was the best.
Repose Massage TherapyRepose Massage Therapy
Cris K.
This was the best massage I’ve had in a long time! She very much took me out of the pain I arrived in. Thank you so much
Repose Massage TherapyRepose Massage Therapy
Tina B.
She brings her own massage techniques to the table. Different than the norm. Excellent work. Very intoned with the body. Very knowledgeable. Pleasant aura. :)
Melinda S.
Nicky was amazing!!! She was professional and so caring. She really took her time with me and the massage was wonderful!!! I already booked my next appointment!
Massage by NickyLmtMassage by NickyLmt
Erik A.
Just the best massage of my life. Thank you Julie! Without hesitation, book an apt with her! You won’t regret it! She is a true healer and has a gift!!
Julie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch MassageJulie Easterbrooks, Soulful Touch Massage
Amanda F.
Lisa was amazing! I really can't say enough good things about her. My massage was so good that I've already scheduled another one for next week.
Hands of HealingHands of Healing
Kimberly S.
My husband and I received a massage from Heather and it couldn't have been better. She was very professional and listened to our needs! We both had the best sleep ever and woke up feeling rejuvenated! Look forward to our next session, for sure!!
Heathers Mobile MassageHeathers Mobile Massage
Lakendra R.
This was my first time using a mobile masseuse and I must admit I was a little skeptical about it at first. But this was one of my BEST massage experiences ever. She really help my muscles release a lot of tension I had builded up from working out etc. She was very professional. Most definitely will be booking another appointment.
BB Healing HandsBB Healing Hands
Richard T.
I had booked a 90 minute deep tissue massage abs she was fantastic with getting into all those muscles that were giving me issues. Only wished that I had more time to for her to work on my muscles. Just sad that she’s moving from the area but know that her new location she works from will be very lucky to have her.
Massage by NickyLmtMassage by NickyLmt
Erick C.
My girlfriend works in the corporate world working from home. After the year we have all had in 2020, heather was exactly what I needed. She was very professional and gave my girlfriend and I one of the best massages of our life. It was so nice to not have to drive home and walk straight to my bedroom and crash afterwards. Would highly recommend! A+++++++
Heathers Mobile MassageHeathers Mobile Massage
Christine C.
Do yourself a favor and book some time with Marlin. You will not regret it! As someone who has been under the care of massage therapy very regularly for decades, I can honestly say, Marlin is the best therapist I have had the fortune of working with. He was fantastic to communicate and schedule with. As I told him the laundry list if problem areas, he really paid attention to them all. My most impressive and shocking comment would have to be, there was no pain. I do deep tissue massage, I'm normally bruised at the end and quite sore for a day or two. After 2 hours with Marlin, I slept the best I had slept in years, woke up energetic, and with the best range of motion I've had in ever... and, again, no pain. Truly, sincerely... do yourself a favor and book your appointment. I will bet it won't be your last!
Blasian TherapeuticsBlasian Therapeutics
Latosha M.
Stephanie was amazing🤩 We were traveling due to my husband job and wanted the perfect gift to give on “Father’s Day”to the love of my life who has it all. As his first massage, he absolutely was down for it and that was the first lol without just saying NO!! 😁 as a small business owner himself the labor that his body endure daily, day after day I must say Stephanie your talented blessed hands was need on that day.. he was so moved of how he felt going in verses walking out lol.. he replied, I don’t know why I waited so long for that 😉 so again TY Stephanie for your professionalism!! Not only that the way you made him feel comfortable and explained in details of what to expect and recommended what you thought was best & needed for his care. Your warm welcoming energy made his visit an amazing one 🙏🏾 And after hearing he even snuck a nap in during the process definitely let me know it was a job well done 👍🏾 So if your looking for a massage therapist, I highly recommend Stephanie!! Next time we’re in Tennessee area will definitely hit you up Lady 😉
Massage by StephanieMassage by Stephanie
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