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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

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 Arlington massage therapists
Grisel B.
Loved that the actual massage was a full hour long. This masseuse is very professional and provides a quality massage. He will be my permanent massage therapist from here on.
Divine Touch BodyworksDivine Touch Bodyworks
Gwen K.
Great massage
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Gwen K.
Wonderful massage
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Gwen K.
Great massage
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Andi M.
La Bronaca is a wonderful therapist. It was the best massage I’ve had. She did 3 massages back to back and
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Chawnitika W.
Best massage ever!!!!!
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Tiffany S.
Hannah is outstanding in every way. Finally a massage therapist who knows how to feet!!!! Every second of this massage was the perfect pressure.
Hannah Biffel, LMTHannah Biffel, LMT
Brenda H.
This is our second time using Cowtown massage. It was a last minute appreciation event for my staff and cowtown massage was very responsive and accommodating. They were very professional and we all really enjoyed it. Not to mention a raffle for a free home massage!
Cowtown MassageCowtown Massage
Brandon a.
If you need a massage in the DFW area this is the therapist you need most relaxing soothing massage ive ever had!!! Hands down ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Angel C.
My dad is turning 80 years old and he said this was the best massage he has ever had. Josh listen to him and tailored the massage to perfectly address his health issues. My dad's already booked his next massage for next month🥰
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Gwen K.
Wonderful massage, will definitely use again
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Gwen K.
Wonderful massage, I will definitely return,
Twin Palms Relaxation MassageTwin Palms Relaxation Massage
Cheryl B.
Awesome! Set up a regular massage with Josh.
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Esther B.
I don’t get massages very often and was in need of good massage to work out some job stress and she did an amazing job! She not only was good at what she does but she truly cares about giving you the type of massage you need! I highly recommend!
OMM-Mobile Massage by KarahOMM-Mobile Massage by Karah
Rosane J.
I contacted La Branaca requesting a massage for my elderly father. She was able to squeeze him in on same day. She was very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. My father said he had a nice massage and that she was a nice lady. I would recommend La Branaca for a professional massage.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Lisa M.
Josh was excellent!!!! I will definitely schedule another massage 😊
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Brandy H.
This was my first in home massage. He made me feel very comfortable, he was very professional. He arrived early and my massage was great. I would definitely recommend this service.
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Amazing!!! I’m 31 weeks pregnant and I feel so much better after getting a massage from Josh. He did a wonderful job can’t wait for my next massage.
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Brandi S.
Doug was very professional and the massage was great! He found my trouble spots with ease and helped to relieve my pain. I will be looking to return next time I am in need of a massage.
Divine Touch BodyworksDivine Touch Bodyworks
Gwen K.
Provided a wonderful massage, will be contacting again soon thanks again
Island Hands Massage & AromatherapyIsland Hands Massage & Aromatherapy
Gwen K.
Delance was very intuitive to how deep I wanted my massage to be. I had some sore spots on my back, and he worked on those areas. I thoroughly enjoyed the massage. I will be rebooking soon.
Delance ToranDelance Toran
Roxann D.
Knows his stuff do medical massage. Big improvement in condition.
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Megan L.
Josh did my prenatal massage a while back and it surpassed my expectations for a massage! I called him back after delivery due to back pain with very little notice and he made room for me in his schedule that day. Not only is his quality of massage outstanding, but his customer service is equally top notch! I’ll continue to use and refer his services.
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Jolby W.
Excellent massage. Very skilled and professional, I will definitely use again.
Deep Knots Massage TherapyDeep Knots Massage Therapy
Kim H.
This massage therapist is highly specialized and works with her clients to maximize health!! LOVED IT!!
Adria Barnes *Gold'N Touch Massage*Adria Barnes *Gold'N Touch Massage*
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