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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 Missouri City massage therapists
Frank W.
Great massage! Professional, great massage and very relaxing
My Massage CareMy Massage Care
Tia A.
My massage was absolutely the best! I highly recommend!
Massage evolutionMassage evolution
Thumbtack Customer
I get a lot of massages and have tried many therapists. My massage from Danelis was fantastic and exactly what I needed. The experience was very thorough from beginning to end, and she was very professional. I felt very comfortable having her in my home and plan on using her for regular massages from now on.
Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...
Jubran A.
My massage session with Lina went very good. Started out with asking me what the purpose of the massage was and if i was having any pains or areas where she can focus on. Session started with the massage gun, followed by some stretching and then the massage itself. Shower, fresh towels and some refreshments were all available. I would recommend if customers come like 10-15 mins ahead of their appointment, because it will take them time to park and walk to the apartment within the complex.
Medical massage and SPAMedical massage and SPA
Corinthian B.
She’s great! I can’t wait until my next massage.
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
Philip S.
Pattie was really professional. Massage was really rejuvenating and refreshing. The place is really cozy n comfortable. Worth the value
Pattie's Massage TherapyPattie's Massage Therapy
Jasmine C.
Anastacia was AMAZING!!! My husband and I throughly enjoyed our couples massage. I definitely recommend her. 💕
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
Jesse R.
I appreciated Jacqueline fitting me in so quickly. She does a good job communicating to make sure I got the type of massage I wanted.
Jacqueline’s massage therapyJacqueline’s massage therapy
Renaja B.
Sedrick was absolutely amazing! He is a professional, experienced and knowledgeable masseuse. He thoroughly worked through my problem areas. Sedrick was very punctual and ensured that I received every second of my session. He went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout our session. I feel amazing and way less tense as compared to before our session. This is one of the only massages that I can actually say have long lasting effects (I usually am back in pain by now). I am very pleased with this massage and can not wait to book another appointment. If you’re looking for a great, relaxing and effective massage with a therapist who knows what they’re doing, please don’t hesitate to book with Sedrick!
Aley B.
We had a couples massage and were both extremely satisfied with their work. They arrived on time, very professional and overall gave us a great experience. My husband and I will definitely be calling them again!
Concierge Functional Wellness, LLCConcierge Functional Wellness, LLC
Fabiola R.
Very profesional, she is very knowledgeable of what kind of massage you need depending on what kind of procedure you got done, I was very pleased with the first visit and I will continue my treatment with her
Carolina Pintos Therapy | Lymphatic MassageCarolina Pintos Therapy | Lymphatic Massage
Anne C.
James is a very talented masseuse. He provides so much more than just a standard massage and focuses to address the specific needs of his client. His knowledge of Chinese medicine only enhances his skill. We are now permanent clients because of his quality of service!
Meridian therapy with JamesMeridian therapy with James
Arialla M.
Courtney was amazing! Very professional as well. I work from home on a computer all day so my back and shoulders always hurt. Courtney did a deep tissue massage with high pressure and left me feeling light as a feather and super relaxed. Will definitely be scheduling with her again.
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
Dumas r.
Had a amazing time. Very professional nice set up , her technique was awesome. She was very accommodating to what I asked, she specializes in stretching,injuries, pain. I didn’t have any pain or injuries I just wanted a nice massage and she welcomed that with open arms. I will definitely be back again!!!!!!
Medical massage and SPAMedical massage and SPA
Renaja B.
Steve was perfect! I surprised my mom with an in-house massage for her birthday. Steve did so fantastic that my mom is still talking about how loose and relaxed she is. She really enjoyed the aroma therapy and Steve's expertise with hot stones. He really made it easy for me to give back to my mom because she is more than deserving. Thank you Steve for being awesome.
The De-Stressor, LLC---Massage TherapyThe De-Stressor, LLC---Massage Therapy
Tavia S.
I really enjoyed my massage session with Ms. Anastasia she was very professional, punctual and thorough. Her spirit was very welcoming as if I have known her for years. During the session she focused on areas that were very tender and ensured I was okay. I would definitely recommend Ms. Anastasia as your therapist because she loves what she does and it shows through her work. Thank you and look forward to seeing you again. Tavia S.
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
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