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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 DeSoto massage therapists
Angel I.
Great massage! Very professional
Honest MassageHonest Massage
Alton H.
Needs more massage giving experience and people skills,plus no Need to send letters to home talking about Massage, Seems like disruptive intentions.
Healing Hands Massage And BodyworkHealing Hands Massage And Bodywork
Falandra P.
Best massage therapist in the DFW area!
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Antonio G.
Always a plus when you can get a professional massage in a peaceful environment.
Healing Hands Massage And BodyworkHealing Hands Massage And Bodywork
Tory V.
She was great! Was on time, provided the music / mood for the room and the massage felt great!
OMM-Mobile Massage by KarahOMM-Mobile Massage by Karah
Angel I.
A great massage needed at the right time! Enjoyed Riley very much. Knows what she is doing!
Riley ScanterburyRiley Scanterbury
Maria V.
Shannon responded quickly to my request. Very punctual and professional.He’s massage released tension on muscles I didn’t even know I have! I always have a challenge with relaxing but he had me relaxed and feeling so good from start to finish. He will be my massage therapist moving forward.
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Toni l.
Attention to detail and problem areas are handled with utmost professionalism. I'm sure I'll be booking another massage in the near future.
Healing Hands Therapeutic Massage and BodyworkHealing Hands Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Tami G.
James is such an amazing massage therapist...he worked with me in planning a surprise that was totally unexpected! Brought some relaxing music and lavender massage oil that was amazing! He had my wife falling asleep 2 times during a 90 minute session! James, thanks so much for being a blessing...well definitely be calling you to come back!
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Mayra S.
My son had a baseball injury so I booked Josh for a sports therapy massage. He was available the next day at the time we needed. I heard him talking to my son about other issues he had on his body, like shoulder pain. My son has been complaining about this pain for years and Josh noticed the knots on his body. He did such a good job on my son that my husband decided to get a massage as well. The this was the first time getting a massage for both of them. Now they want to get one on a regular basis. Thank you Josh!!
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Marc c.
Great massage - tho shortchanged - and nice guy. But booked online for 5. He wrote and said he would fit me in from 5.15 to 6.15, which to me meant a one hour massage. I arrive late. 5.20. On the table at 5.30 done by 6. No convincing him that i was shortchanged. Convinced he said 5 for 5.15. Like to see the email. Too bad. He does a good job.
Perfect Pressure Massage TherapyPerfect Pressure Massage Therapy
Classie P.
Josh gave me the best massage experience I have ever had. He was very professional and really helped relieve a lot of inflammation and soreness after my medical procedure. I will definitely book him again.
Attention to Tension Massage TherapyAttention to Tension Massage Therapy
Marlana S.
By far the best massage I've ever had. In a stylist by trade and I've never felt completely rejuvenated after a session. Believe me I've had many. So many different techniques and beyond professional. Whenever I'm in the Dallas area I'm calling him up!!!!
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Kris H.
I recently hosted a family spa party with 12 guests. Nova Body Balance provided our massage services and this was the BEST decision! Renada is very professional, has a great personality and her hands are gifted!! Our family had an amazing time and we will definitely be visiting Nova Body Balance again!!!
Nova Body BalanceNova Body Balance
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