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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

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 Frisco massage therapists
Eugene U.
Great massage!!!!
Balanced Life EnterprisesBalanced Life Enterprises
Matthew G.
Incredible massage
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Tom H.
Very good massage.
French Touch DFWFrench Touch DFW
Tom H.
Very good massage.
Balanced Life EnterprisesBalanced Life Enterprises
Mahi g.
Kim is amazing! Loved the ambience. The massage was so detailed and the stretching was awesome. Best massage i have had so far..!
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Yves C.
Phil is the most qualified massage therapist in skill and technique; he is also a gentleman. Massage is not a luxury for me but a medical necessity. I gained confidence in massage as therapy through Phil. My body and emotions were rightfully renewed through my session. I trust Phil for the future to assist in my alignment of body, soul, and spirit. This massage therapist is incomparable.
Island Hands Massage & AromatherapyIsland Hands Massage & Aromatherapy
Scott S.
Very nice and a great massage!
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Aarkay K.
Jennie is an actual licensed massage therapist with superlative techniques for deep tissue, swedish massage. Very professional and makes sure the customer is at ease, also very intuitive on the pain points and will help clear the knots. Do yourself a favor and get a massage with this professional!
Jennie ZepedaJennie Zepeda
Tom H.
Amazing massage. Best I have had.
Chaumont Massage & BodyworksChaumont Massage & Bodyworks
Venki W.
Kim was very professional, and even accomodated my appointment, an hour before her normal business hours. The massage technique was awesome, definitely one of the best massages I have experienced so far.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Melissa T.
Excellent massage! Very happy and feel much more relaxed!
Larry J.
Ivan did an excellent outcall massage for me on less than 24 hours notice. the experience was exquisite! He is trained very well in many modalities. it was the best 2 hour massage I have ever experienced.
Ivan's Healing MassageIvan's Healing Massage
Brendan W.
Great massage! I can't wait to schedule my next appointment.
Masculine PamperingMasculine Pampering
Phillip G.
She did a fantastic massage. She asked what areas I most needed to focus on and any to avoid and tailored her work to match. It was so nice and relaxing to receive a massage in my home and not having to fight traffic afterwards!
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Steve G.
My first visit with Asia, but definitely not my last. Hands down the best massage I’ve ever received. Her deep pressure massage was exceptional, as well as her personality/conversation. 5 stars does not do her justice.
Amazing MassageAmazing Massage
Kristi L.
AMAZING!!!!!! For sure the beat massage I have ever had! Thank you.
Elite Massage and Sports TherapyElite Massage and Sports Therapy
Sonya R.
A talented massage therapist who connected with my body and nurtured and healed where needed.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
Our 12yr old gymnast was very pleased with his massage and looks forward to the next one!
Platinum Massage Therapy and Personal TrainingPlatinum Massage Therapy and Personal Training
Matthew G.
2nd massage with Kim and it was outstanding. Facility was super clean and sanitized. Looking forward to my next appointment.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Shawn W.
While visiting Dallas this weekend, I had low expectations when searching for a massage therapist who might compare with my incredible therapist in Houston. I was shocked yesterday when I had to the pleasure of discovering James Roberts who gave me one of the most phenomenal massages I’ve ever received. This is a major feat as I have received massages from some of the best therapists in various countries around the world. I am incredibly particular when it comes to massage; I have very high standards, and I would actually rather have no massage at all than have an average massage. James is superior and surpassed all of my expectations. He is truly a rare therapist who possesses a masterful command of a variety of techniques and modalities while also possessing the intuition required to utilize them in an individualized manner for particular clients. Importantly, he also has a very warm, kind, and professional demeanor. I wholeheartedly recommend James, and I will definitely be scheduling appointments with him anytime I am near Dallas. Give yourself the gift of healing and serenity by booking with James today! You will be absolutely thrilled that you did!
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Totally relaxing acupressure and Shiatsu massage with his other specialties mixed in. wish I had found him a long time ago.
Michael D.
It was my first time seeing Kim and was truly the best massage I have had in a long time. Looking forward to seeing Kim weekly.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Breylon B.
Best massage I’ve had! She really takes her time and makes sure your joints are completely stretch and ready to go another day!
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Ebony M.
Most defying of the best massages I’ve ever had. Very professional and punctual. Applied the perfect amount of pressure to my problem areas. Will definitely be hiring him again.
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
Brad B.
Kim is an outside massage therapist and a very kind, enjoyable person. She does an excellent job of working through my pain points. I highly recommend Kim.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
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