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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 Houston mobile massage therapists
Jake B.
Best mobile massage I've ever had!
Kelly Grubaugh mobile massageKelly Grubaugh mobile massage
Pauline J.
This was a great experience I would definitely recommend him for your mobile massage he was on time he asked questions he took his time all around worth the time and money thanks again I’ll most definitely be booking again
My Massage CareMy Massage Care
Kyle S.
I never really had a massage before, and I didn’t realize how tight my muscles were, especially in my neck and shoulder area. After Terry worked on me for a while, loosening the muscle tension in those areas I have more mobility in my neck, not that I ever thought I had a problem until I noticed I had a wider range of motion. The massage was great, and the conversation was great and Terry was attentive, professional and informative.
Total Body FitnessTotal Body Fitness
Robin N.
5+ Stars for Brian and The Restoring Touch Spa Mobile Service. I hosted an event for Nurse’s Appreciation Week and he provided 10 min chair massages for the staff. He was prompt professional and a Master of his Craft!!! He provided a privacy screen and beautiful tranquil music to make everyone comfortable and relaxed !! Helped make my event a big hit🎯. Thanks again Brian
The Restoring Touch Spa Mobile ServicesThe Restoring Touch Spa Mobile Services
John M.
Anastasia was quick to respond to a special request for an elderly person. She was personable, and listened closely to her needs. She fit her in to her schedule rather effortlessly. She does mobile massage, so she came very well prepared and was thorough in her work. I was impressed with her knowledge and her compassion for her clients. Anastasia now has another repeat customer and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you!
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
David G.
I was in Dallas on business with a client and he was experiencing some pain and tension in his back. He asked me to find a mobile massage therapist. After reaching out to several listed in the area, not getting a response or they were closed, I found Courtney. Let me tell you, Big things come in small packages. She came over, spoke to my client, got all the information needed to assess what type of therapy would be effective. She gave him a 2 hour massage and he was ecstatic!! The next evening we used her services again and my client even asked her to give me a massage as well. We're both fairly big men and Courtney handled us like a pro!! A few nights later, we called her again and she worked on both of us for an extended time as she realized we both needed it. I've never had anyone work on me with such detail, that hasn't had a history of working on me. She was amazing and we'll be using her again on our trip there in a few more weeks. There aren't many out there who have this skill level. I strongly recommend you set an appointment with her!!
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
Tina B.
I was apprehensive at first but was quickly made to feel very comfortable. I had been in pain for months. Went to the doctor, took all the meds as instructed but still in pain. On a whim I looked up massage therapists. I chose Sedaric based on his reviews. I then spoke at length with him prior to our appointment about my problem areas. He not only gave me back my mobility, he found other problem areas and explained what my body was doing and probable whys. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants a truly great experience. Thank you for everything. I can't wait to schedule another time for me and my family.
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