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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. 

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.  

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.

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 Irving massage therapists
Eduardo G.
Great massage
Jordyn's MassagesJordyn's Massages
Terry S.
A great massage
Therapeutic Massage Co. 251Therapeutic Massage Co. 251
Levesha H.
The greatest massage ever. I have met the Jordan of massage therapist. and can't wait to book again
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
David M.
Great massage!
Therapy by ClintonTherapy by Clinton
Teddrick D.
Great massage. Very knowledgable.
Amazing MassageAmazing Massage
Hannah R.
Very sweet and professional woman, gentle and relaxing massage
OMM-Mobile Massage by KarahOMM-Mobile Massage by Karah
Miranda W.
My husband and I celebrated Valentine's day with a hotel stay and couples massage. La Bronaca was very professional, and customized the massage to each of our needs. We will definitely use her again.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
Kristyn S.
Excellent massage, neck pain was relieved. Highly recommend.
Josh GuinnJosh Guinn
J. W.
Great massage, extremely pleasant personality and very knowledgeable!!
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Bailey C.
Definitely one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Yessica was very kind and left me feeling very relaxed. I work in a distribution center so this massage was much needed and was definitely worth it😊
NRH MassageNRH Massage
Benjamin b.
WOW! Best massage hands down. Highly recommend Kim.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Antwain B.
Doug has got to be one of the best massage therapist in DFW. I have not had such a relaxing and restorative massages like that in years. I’ll definitely be a regular. He lives up to the name “Divine Touch”. Thanks again Sir.
Divine Touch BodyworksDivine Touch Bodyworks
Silvanus R.
She gave me one of the best massages. I was having a back ache so she knew where she had to work on and gave me nice relief. It was very relaxing and felt way better after the massage.
Jennifer Trevino LMTJennifer Trevino LMT
Kristyn S.
Excellent massage. Very knowledgeable. Was able to get me some migraine relief.
Manny TrevinoManny Trevino
Jade h.
Kind, professional, and very knowledgeable, you can't go wrong in choosing James for your massage needs. James has given 2 massage sessions to my father and was very understanding to his needs and requests (my father is advanced in years). He goes out of his way to make his clients feel comfortable and taken care of. On top of his professionalism, he also gives a damn good massage!
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Melinda H.
First time getting a massage and the experience was the best ever ive never been so relaxed
Manny TrevinoManny Trevino
Vivek S.
Awesome! Christina is an excellent massage therapist. She is very professional, punctual, knowledgeable, strong and open to listening to my needs. I would definitely recommend her if you’re looking best massage. I can’t wait to come back. Thank you again ! Christina. You’re absolutely fantastic!!!
Stress Solutions MassageStress Solutions Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I just wanted to take time out to say THANK YOU to Karen for the wonderful massage I received on 8/20/14. She worked muscles that I did not know existed. The scheduling of the appointment was easy and she arrived when she stated she would. Outside of the excellent massage she has a great personality. l will definitely look her up on my next visit to Dallas. If you want a professional massage, from a professional, you have to contact Karen. Thomas
Therapeutic Massage DFWTherapeutic Massage DFW
Jaya M.
Excellent massage! And, she was kindly willing to wear a mask I provided and set up outside on my deck.
Jordyn's MassagesJordyn's Massages
Lewis W.
This was the best massage I’ve ever had. Already had my second with Edgardo, and will book my next soon.
Edgardo PortilloEdgardo Portillo
Daniel F.
Doug provided one of the best massages I’ve ever had. I strongly recommend his service and talent
Divine Touch BodyworksDivine Touch Bodyworks
Choicie b.
Thank you so much manny for the massage that I needed as someone as myself that travels a lot. I will definitely book you again!!
Manny TrevinoManny Trevino
Annette O.
I’ve been around the world getting massages for almost 15 years and nothing compares to the massage I received from James! All I can say is wow! This man is incredibly dedicated to his work and his clients. James’ professionalism and down to earth nature makes it so easy to relax from the beginning of the massage through the end, which allows clients to really get the most out of their massage. I honestly feel like a million bucks afterwards. After my massage, my body is aligned perfectly and my muscles are released. The lactic acid build up is also gone. ❤️ I literally feel like I could run another marathon, fight another Wildland fire again and race mountain and road bikes again all in one day. Lol. I purchased a package and I will be going back The tension release in my lower back is off the chart amazing! He was so knowledgeable and he knew exactly what to do. He carefully caters to whatever your body needs during the session. He pays attention to your breath and your body and knows exactly when, where, and how much pressure you need. I literally received all the best aspects of every type of massage in one session. James is a diamond in the ruff. I don’t know how I got so blessed to have found the best massage therapist in the world on my first try since I moved to Texas. God is good and God Blessed Texas and now Texas is blessing me!! Thank you James!! See you soon! Annette
Healing HandsHealing Hands
Katherine G.
Seriously the best massage I’ve EVER had! I’m moving out of state but would fly back every month just to see him!
Manny TrevinoManny Trevino
Bonita I.
Sophisticated bodywork was great!! Professional and kept to our agreement. The massage felt wonderful. I would definitely book her again and have already started telling friends about her.
Sophisticated BodyworkSophisticated Bodywork
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