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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. 

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
  • 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 Murfreesboro massage therapists
Kevin A.
Perfect massage!!!!
Heathers Mobile MassageHeathers Mobile Massage
Sandy B.
Best massage ever! Highly recommend
$olo Hands$olo Hands
Randy M.
Great massage. Would definitely book again.
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
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
Renee H.
I arranged massages for my aging parents and it was such a positive experience for them. Highly recommmed!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
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
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
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
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
Chris P.
Literally the best massage I have ever had. Joy was very respectful and understanding of what I was needing. I will be going back
Cloud Nine Massage Therapy. NashvilleCloud Nine Massage Therapy. Nashville
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. :)
HEALING HANDSHEALING HANDS
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
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
Tom R.
I’ve had massages from several reputably skilled professionals and this was absolutely one of the best I’ve enjoyed. It was comfortable and interactive and completely professional! Consummate professional. Will be booking again soon. Cancelling chiropractor next week !
$olo Hands$olo Hands
Chris P.
By far the best massage I have ever received! Mindy was on time, explained her process, and fulfilled all of my needs. I will only do business with her from here on out. I highly recommend Mindy!!!
Mindful MassageMindful Massage
April W.
Brittany was great! I felt so much better after my massage. Plus, she was the only therapist I found who was willing to follow the COVID-19 precautions. Already have my appointment for next month scheduled.
Solstice Wellness Company LLCSolstice Wellness Company LLC
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
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
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