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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 Bedford massage therapists
John S.
I have had massages before, but I think this is the first time I’ve had a real massage. Professionalism is top notch, skill is unparalleled!!
The Necessity SpaThe Necessity Spa
Michael C.
Amazing massage. Definitely going back for another one!
Masculine PamperingMasculine Pampering
Nicole J.
The massage i had by Shannon was AMAZING. His hands are incredible!
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Clayton G.
What a great massage! Very thorough and caring. Asia seems very experienced and knowledgeable about the human anatomy. Her energy and vibe is very pleasing. Perfect for me! I will definitely schedule additional massage sessions with her going forward.
Amazing MassageAmazing Massage
Lynn T.
Excellent massage and very thorough. Got me in last minute, and it was really needed. Definitely would recommend.
masterful massagemasterful massage
Thumbtack Customer
Very good massage. Worked out many of the knots in my back and the conversation was great. An added bonus was the table warmer.
Wandering Wellness Massage TherapyWandering Wellness Massage Therapy
Clayton G.
Wonderful massage! Very relaxing. Meagan is very professional and experienced. I will definitely consider scheduling another appointment with her.
Soul Serenity MassageSoul Serenity Massage
Amy B.
Got a one hour massage for my 86-year-old mom‘s birthday. She lives in an assisted living and that was no problem as well. She catered to my moms every need and made sure my mom was comfortable and enjoying her massage. She brought her own complete set up to include music, table, blankets and all the other necessities you would need. We will definitely use her again.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Trey E.
I hired Karah for a 60 minute swedish massage for my wife and she loved it. Karah showed up to our home on time, took a few minutes to get set up, and wore a mask the whole time. I would absolutely recommend Karah and my wife would definitely use her again.
OMM-Mobile Massage by KarahOMM-Mobile Massage by Karah
Debra N.
Awesome, very professional! So grateful to have found a Massage Therapist that knows what she is doing. You can tell she has experience. Felt to Trusted and felt better than have in weeks. I am definitely coming back. She found the real Targeted areas needed. She is worth every second and a blessing to find. Thank you
Deep Knots Massage TherapyDeep Knots Massage Therapy
Andreiss S.
I went to Josh having tightness in my lower back and both shoulders. I told him what type of work I do and he was able to immediately pinpoint the areas I was having issues with! I have had massages before, but what I liked most about Josh was his attentiveness to my discomfort and how responsive he was to helping me feel better. He did just that! Also, I'm not much of a talker and he didn't spend a lot of time talking. Just asking questions about my discomfort to help him in working on me. After that he went to "work" and now I no longer have that tightness I had prior. I am definitely planning on seeing Josh on a regular! Thank you for helping me!! :-)
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
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