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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 Pearland massage therapists
Dennis A.
Diana is very professional and gives a quality massage. Massage started roughly 45 minutes later than scheduled and did not extend time, but massage itself was quality.
Mobile Massage by Diana!Mobile Massage by Diana!
Jay t.
Oustanding massage!
Ruben HermosilloRuben Hermosillo
Kelechi F.
We used Treehouse enrichments for an in-home couples massage for our anniversary. The team was professional and friendly. Massage was excellent. Highly recommend!!
Tree House Enrichment's Massage Therapy Service'sTree House Enrichment's Massage Therapy Service's
Ashley C.
I got a massage for my boyfriend for Father’s Day and he said it was amazing! Now we are looking into getting a couple’s massage in the future!
Tree House Enrichment's Massage Therapy Service'sTree House Enrichment's Massage Therapy Service's
Leo G.
Lushan is a very good massage therapist.
Lushan Massage & BeautyLushan Massage & Beauty
Cozeta N.
Steve responded quickly and provided very relaxing massage
The De-Stressor, LLC---Massage TherapyThe De-Stressor, LLC---Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent massage! Very professional!!! Steve showed up on time with his table, linens and music. He listened to my massage needs and focused on my neck and shoulders as asked. I will definitely hire him again!!!
The De-Stressor, LLC---Massage TherapyThe De-Stressor, LLC---Massage Therapy
Maria E.
Excellent massage! I would commend him 100% I’m a new women!
Zerenity ZoneZerenity Zone
Lincol s.
The whole experience while new to us was easy. Great communication and a great massage!
Concierge Functional Wellness, LLCConcierge Functional Wellness, LLC
Helen H.
James was reliable and professional. Did two massages in our home for my husband and I.
Meridian therapy with JamesMeridian therapy with James
Victor P.
Courtney did a great job. She was considerate and professional in the way she completed the massage.
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
B. S.
Superb company with superb massage services. Communication was on point and Therapist was on time with a pleasing and pleasant attitude. 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾
Concierge Functional Wellness, LLCConcierge Functional Wellness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Danelis was so pleasant and professional throughout the entire process of bringing her onto the campus for Nurses Week. We wanted to treat our nursing professionals to a massage and everyone that experienced Danelis' massages couldn't stop raving about it. I will definitely keep Danelis in mind for future events. She was great!
Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...
Cliff C.
I received an excellent massage that alleviated much of the pain and discomfort from the seats on my SW flight. Very satisfied.
Massage SolutionMassage Solution
Ethel R.
It was a great massage and Courtney knew my trouble areas and was able to work through them. I immediately referred her to a friend who booked immediately.
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
Sekinatu a.
The best massage I have ever had, Thank you so much James for taking your time to work on me..... Look forward to our session next week
Meridian therapy with JamesMeridian therapy with James
Meghan M.
Staci was excellent. My husband and I had a wonderful experience. She was punctual and very professional. Most of all the massages were amazing. Also if you or someone you know just had a baby you should book with her to assist with recovery.
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
Thumbtack Customer
I hosted a girls weekend in Houston, TX and the service provided by Sedrick and Vincent was amazing. They were courteous and professional and they provided massages for myself and 7 of my dearest friends. It as an all day job for these two therapist however, they were very generous with their time for each of us and they seemed to not tire after several hours of massages. I appreciated how they were interested in the background of our group and our trip. We loved that they provided their services to our house and we did not have to travel. They made each of us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend them to others and I would also hire them again.
Thumbtack Customer
Juan was very strong. Exactly what I wanted in a sports massage. The only thing that would make this service exceptional is being able to do full body in the hour and half time frame. My legs and back needed more attention but his product was good. I will be able to give a more detailed opinion on the one. Definitely was extremely STONG!
Zerenity ZoneZerenity Zone
Kenya S.
I hired Courtney as a Father’s Day gift for my husband and father. This was a pamper dad weekend and Miss Courtney delivered. My husband kept commenting how well she got a knot out his knee. He said my knee does not hurt. That was music to my ears! My father raved how professional Courtney is and how wonderful his massage was. I will definitely schedule Courtney for a repeat bit this time for me!
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
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