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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 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
Jordan E.
Good massage at a great price.
Matrix Holistic Massage - THE COLONYMatrix Holistic Massage - THE COLONY
Bill B.
Josh was very responsive when I was looking for a massage therapist. He was able to work me right in this morning. Josh text to let me know he was running a few minutes late. Josh is very professional. It was the best massage I have had. I was so relaxed during the massage that I dozed off a couple of times. I highly recommend Josh for your next massage! He does a fantastic job!
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
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
Anisha J.
Never had a massage therapist come to the house before but he was excellent and used a variety of techniques. I felt so relaxed and wonderful after the massage. You won't regret booking, give yourself this and enjoy!
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Cassia P.
Hands of China provides excellent service I was very pleased with the in home massage.
Hands of ChinaHands of China
Jenna G.
Josh was a fabulous communicator. He was able to accommodate a medical massage for me while traveling. He was punctual, professional, and most importantly, he gave a fantastic massage which greatly helped with my migraines. When I’m back traveling back here for work I will definitely be using him again!
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
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
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Daniel A.
This was my be very first massage... I was a little nervous at first, but within minutes, Karah had me relaxed and comfortable. Karah was very considerate and exhibited trained and experienced skills. I will most definitely be scheduling another appointment. I recommend Karah and assure you that you'll be relieved and satisfied after she's finished your massage.
OMM-Mobile Massage by KarahOMM-Mobile Massage by Karah
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
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
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
Dawn B.
Darrell did an AMAZING job. He was super communicative before for our surprise bridal massage and she absolutely loved it. He also made the times work as well, it was an excellent experience 100/10 recommend!!!
Emerald Touch Mobile SpaEmerald Touch Mobile Spa
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
Bill B.
Clinton responded to my request to schedule a massage right away. He was able to work me into his Grapevine studio with a time that worked for both of us. His studio was ambient and relaxing. I felt very comfortable! He asked me about any areas I was concerned with and he worked on those areas with the right amount of time and the perfect pressure. It was the best massage I had gotten in a very long time and I left feeling very relaxed. I can't wait to schedule my next visit!
Therapy by ClintonTherapy by Clinton
Jules R.
Shannon was one word... EXCEPTIONAL!!! I contacted him almost last minute and he found time to make it work! It was the BEST decision for our girls day!!! Some of the ladies who were a little hesitant turned out to just ABSOLUTELY love him, his professionalism, his knowledge, his bedside manner was so classy! He made everyone feel so comfortable. Shannon brought another therapist with him because we had so many to get massages and his buddy was also just wonderful! The ladies who were his client absolutely loved him. So if Shannon has to bring a buddy, TRUST him. All the ladies are singing their praises!!! All of my girlfriends said it was the BEST MASSAGE they have EVER had in their LIFE! Thank you Shannon for an incredible massage. You will be our ABSOLUTE go-to from here on out!!!
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
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
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 Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
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 Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
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