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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 Carrollton massage therapists
James H.
Wonderful massage and pressure. She’s the best. Get a massage now!
Magda LamMagda Lam
Divya A.
Courtney was absolutely great! Easy to schedule, very communicative, on time and incredibly quick set up and wrap up! Her massage style was very different from what I’ve experienced otherwise. She did a custom massage with some Swedish massage, adjustment, sports massage and finished it off with a massage gun. I was very relaxed and happy with the overall experience.
Health FirstHealth First
Justin H.
Very nice massage
Magda LamMagda Lam
Arcman D.
My first massage from Harry was awesome! He responded quick to my inquiry and scheduling was easy. Harry is friendly, professional, and attentive to the areas of focus I communicated. His massage studio is comfortable and clean. Harry applied the right amount of pressure during my massage and I felt great afterwards. Will definitely get another massage from Harry.
Castle Hills MassageCastle Hills Massage
Marilyn D.
WONDERFUL skillful massage with great music.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
April B.
Adria really listened to the issues I was having and tailored my massage to meet my needs. She gave me a very thorough, targeted medical massage and the relief I feel today is beyond belief! I highly recommend her massage services as a part of your wellness plan.
Adria Barnes *Gold'N Touch Massage*Adria Barnes *Gold'N Touch Massage*
Lori b.
My 86 yr old mother was very happy with her massage by Yan
Hands of ChinaHands of China
Rob C.
Awesome massage. Booked it last minute and he was very accomodating. Came to my house. Very professional. One of the best massages I've had in a long time. I have neck and shoulder issues and he worked them good. Thanks!!!
masterful massagemasterful massage
Roberto S.
Highlights..the Best massage I have received , I really recomended him,and I Will definetyle return
Castle Hills MassageCastle Hills Massage
Troy M.
Excellent relaxing massage delivered to your home. All the reviews are accurate and well deserved. Will hire again soon!
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Ariel J.
Josh is the best! My boyfriend and I loved our massages! It was my boyfriends first massage and he felt so much better and relaxed. He wants a longer one next time because it was so good haha. Josh was very professional and respectful and listened to our needs. We will be booking again soon!
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Most amazing and best massage ever! Can’t wait to book again! Jeff is a complete professional and has amazing techniques!
Masculine PamperingMasculine Pampering
Kyazzia D.
Best massage ever! James exceeded my expectations I was very impressed he is also very skilled and professional I would recommend him to anyone.
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Leslie B.
John is a pleasure to work with. He is a consummate professional who loves what he does. If you are seeking a great, well-rounded, and relaxing, massage experience, I highly recommend you give him a call.
Tommy H.
Harry definitely has the healing touch. He was able to work out some knots in my neck and back. He has good pressure and technique. His massage room felt comfortable and inviting. I especially enjoyed the hot towel treatment at the end.
Castle Hills MassageCastle Hills Massage
Patrick B.
I really appreciate how she read what my body needed and quickly flowed into some stretching while massaging out the muscles so they would release. I feel like a new man. She also is very personable and kind hearted.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Timothy W.
All I can say is best massage I’ve had ever. I was in pain before her arrival, but she relieved all of my aches and pains with the first session. Definitely worth the money. She is very professional and her response time is more than amazing.
Jordyn's MassagesJordyn's Massages
Kagiso A.
John is a true professional with great bedside manners that makes you feel valued. He was clear in his directions to get to his workplace. he made me and my husband sleep like newborns that night after a very soothing massage. we would definitely go back soon. highly recommend
MATRIX Holistic Massage - THE COLONYMATRIX Holistic Massage - THE COLONY
Ashley A.
I’m so glad I found James on here! He was quick to reply and worked with my schedule. His massage was wonderful and I have already booked him for a second one. He is very professional and knowledgeable in this field. I told him what pain I was feeling and he was very in depth in his explanation of the cause and gave me tips on what to do to prevent the pain. I would highly recommend him!
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
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