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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.

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.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

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 Socorro massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding massage...great hands.. Great feeling of comfort throughout the massage...
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Enrique R.
Best massage ever,
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Ryan M.
Great massage, top notch. I’ve paid three times as much for inferior massages. Magalene is an outstanding value and great Massues
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Patsy W.
Maggie did a fantastic job. She arrived on time and very personable. I had a deep massage that was great. Looking forward to more massages by Maggie
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Dale E.
David gives a fantastic, professional massage!!!
Touch MassageTouch Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Wonder massage,thank you Maggie
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Alex B.
Awesome massage very friendly and comfortable environment
Knot a ProblemKnot a Problem
Leticia G.
The massage was amazing ... felt so relaxed after
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Gary G.
Great experience. The best massage I’ve had
Touch MassageTouch Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Great massage! Would recommend to anyone especially getting a deep tissue massage. She works really well with you. Quiet, clean place. I would go there again!
BODY IN BALANCE (Massage and Meditation)BODY IN BALANCE (Massage and Meditation)
Steve T.
Simply amazing. Got me in last minute and provided a phenomenal massage after listening to what was bothering me. Cannot recommend her enough to those looking for a professional and incredible massage.
Knot a ProblemKnot a Problem
Kent d.
Great massage. Listened to my needs And was very professional
Knot a ProblemKnot a Problem
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleasant and professional massage. I really enjoyed it.
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Alex A.
Excellent massage. I will definitely see her again.
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Brittany S.
David is great and attentive to my needs and actually listens to and feels what my muscles are telling him during the massage. Some muscles need an aggressive approach and others just need a good swedish version of a massage. Very happy with my time with him and am glad to have found a massage therapist here in El Paso.
Touch MassageTouch Massage
Luis C.
Very professional and an excellent massage therapist. Highly recommend
Yanette R.
Awesome 90 minute massage. It was so nice to have a professional massage in the comfort of my own home. I will most definitely hire her again and have told others about her
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Deb T.
We purchased the massage as a birthday gift for my friend. Louis, from the very start, handled our questions promptly and professionally. On the day he was to show up for the massage he was prompt and dressed very professional. After the massage, the birthday girl was so relaxed. She told us that he educated her on what muscles needed extra work as well as putting her into a deep state of relaxation. We will ALL go back to Louis for future massages. Thank you for making a birthday celebration simply amazing!
mobile massagemobile massage
Jeffrey B.
Incredible massage from a very professional lady. Thank you.
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Bobbie M.
Very professional and on time as scheduled.. Very informative as to his massaging...
Sundown MassageSundown Massage
Aubrey P.
Magalene arrived at my home on time and gave me an amazing prenatal massage! Her hands are magical! She's very nice and professional. I will definitely get another massage done from her again! :)
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
Lisa A.
Best massage ever! I'll definitely return. Thank you Yvette
SelfLove Wellness StudioSelfLove Wellness Studio
Dannia C.
Amazing Massage already scheduling my next one amazing relaxation!!!
mobile massagemobile massage
Eileen I.
My go-to massage therapist when I’m on airline layovers in El Paso!
Touch MassageTouch Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome Swedish massage on short notice! I really really recommend Maggie.
Magalene NobleMagalene Noble
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