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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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

Reviews for Denton massage therapists
Angelica P.
Was on time and very professional. I will be scheduling weekly massages until my troublesome areas are resolved. Very satisfied with the deep tissue massage.
Massage by CarlosMassage by Carlos
Nardis W.
This is by far the best massage I EVER received. She was really about to provide a deep massage and was very professional. I must say this was worlds class service. I can’t wait to go back !!
Gentle Haven MassageGentle Haven Massage
Cassia P.
Hands of China provides excellent service I was very pleased with the in home massage.
Relaxing MassageRelaxing Massage
Pete K.
Clinton is wonderful! Worked on trouble spots and helped more than any massage I have ever had!
Therapy by ClintonTherapy by Clinton
Taylor G.
My husband and I hired Josh for our weekend getaway. He gave us a couple massage one after the other. Hands down best massage we have ever gotten. He came to our hotel and set up the table, and it was amazing! We will use him again. Highly recommend
Josh GuinnJosh Guinn
Lonnie D.
One of the best if not the best massage wife and I have had, very strong for me and very knowledgeable for my wife also!
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
I asked Jamie to come out for a massage for my fiancée on our wedding day. It sounds like she really enjoyed it and I appreciate it! Thanks so much.
My Divine Health and MassageMy Divine Health and Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Karen is really, really good! I have been to many massage therapists, but she is the most knowledgeable and talented one that I have met! She will really help you! :)
Therapeutic Massage DFWTherapeutic Massage DFW
Randy M.
She has the perfect touch! I needed a calm and soothing stress reducing massage and she delivered. She was very professional and sweet. I look forward to booking with her in the future.
Stress Solutions MassageStress Solutions Massage
Thumbtack Customer
My elderly mom has been feeling sore and after her massage she will have to find something new to complain about. Thank you for taking such good care of Mom.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
She came to a location where our board of directors was having a 4 day working retreat. Each of the 7 directors received a chair massage. It was such a treat and she was absolutely wonderful. We will definitely be having her again.
Massage MatrixMassage Matrix
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for a massage therapist who could help fix my back and hip issues, not just temporarily relieve the pain. Raymond is an amazing massage professional. He listens to your issues and does not waste any time while working on your specific problem areas. He knows many different techniques to work on various issues, and is friendly and understanding of your needs. He also gives helpful suggestions for stretches to perform yourself to alleviate pain and issues. I intend to see him more than once for sure! You will not be disappointed!
Intrinsic Touch and BodyworksIntrinsic Touch and Bodyworks
Caprice b.
Shannon was awesome! I received a full body deep tissue massage with a full body stretch and was extremely satisfied. He paid attention to detail and was very thorough in his efforts to relieve my muscle tension. This was my first visit with Shannon and I will certainly be utilizing him again.
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Nardis W.
My wife had an appointment with Manny yesterday. She said, “he was fantastic! My search for an amazing massage therapist is over. My sciatic nerve was bothering me so much I was limping. And he worked it out so well that I felt a significant difference the very next day! I look forward to continued sessions with him.”
Manny TrevinoManny Trevino
Robin E.
This was the best massages I have ever had. My shoulder was killing me and he was able to go straight to the problem as well as identify and remove other knots as well. James is very professional and his energy is AMAZING! I slept better than I have in months and woke up feeling like a new woman. I look forward to my next session.
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Sandy T.
Dan, my massage therapist, was very professional. His knoweledge of anatomy and his experience level was evident. His technique was very relaxing. He had a very unhurried and calming demeanor. I had the feeling that he was adapting to my specific needs. He inquired about, and addressed specific problem areas I said that needed more attention. His office space beautiful and very tranquil. I definitely will continue going to him for therapy as well as recommend him to others. Overall great experience.
Love of LifeLove of Life
Mangenda K.
James was awesome. He responded to my inquiry promptly and was very accommodating. I had some concerns and he put me at ease and was very understanding. He communicated well during the entire booking process. He is professional, personable, and punctual. His customer service is unparalleled. This was a surprise for my mom and she thoroughly enjoyed her at home massage experience. She felt comfortable and relaxed after. She definitely deserved it and he delivered! I highly recommend James and I’ll definitely book him in the future.
Healing HandsHealing Hands
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