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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 The Colony massage therapists
Mike w.
Great massage
Castle Hills MassageCastle Hills Massage
Shai P.
Great massage! Awesome price and comes to you.
Cheryl C.
As a regular massage getter I have had a lot of massages in my life and this by far was a top 2. His touch was perfection (am very sensitive) and he intuitively knew and removed months of stress knots and kinks in my tissues and joints. Professional, soothing and best practices against Covid-19, yet still able to give me the BEST massage. Awesome. Now my scheduled massage therapist. Thank you!!! Highly recommend.
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Susanne A.
Amazing experience!!! Very highly recommended. Possibly best massage ever!
Cody R.
Shannon was amazing! He took the time to listen to my requests and concerns and provided a massage that met all my needs. He was very friendly. His customer service attitude is above and beyond. I will definitely use him again and suggest, if you need the best massage, you give him a try. He comes highly referred by me.
Recooperating TouchRecooperating Touch
Eric M.
Danielle is absolutely amazing!! She is extremely professional, punctual, and she is by far the absolute best massage therapist that has worked on me. Danielle has such an amazing personality and takes her time to get to know you and your health concerns. She is such a master at massage therapy that she automatically knows exactly how much pressure to apply without you even having to say a word. Danielle even worked me in her schedule the same day I requested a massage. Due to an extremely rare neurological condition that causes my muscles to stay extremely hard I deal with constant pain. Danielle was the first person out of all the massage therapist and specialist doctors that I’ve seen that was able to give me relief. I will most definitely request Danielle every time I come back to Texas and I highly recommend her if you desire the best massage experience of a lifetime. Thank You Danielle for being so amazing and professional. You truly are in your calling. You work magic when no one else can. Thank You So Much Again!! Instead of 5 stars I rate Danielle at 100 STARS!!!!
Red Pearl MassageRed Pearl Massage
Dan E.
I haven't had a massage in awhile and was long overdue. Kim asked about my areas of concern and type of pressure and that was all I had to say, from there it was an hour of extreme relaxation. I would definitely recommend.
Therapeutic Massage PlanoTherapeutic Massage Plano
Michael S.
Asia's capability as a massage therapist can not be overstated. She has a very comforting presence and demeanor. She knows just what to say to let you slip away and melt into bliss, truly enjoying the massage. Most importantly she has a very rare ability to really feel the muscles she's working and identified pains in my feet that I did not disclose and have been having issues with for awhile; and gave me advice on how to help alleviate the pain. I will absolutely be a returning customer. Thank you Asia!
Amazing MassageAmazing Massage
Shai p.
Had massages for many year from different therapist. She listens to your needs and addresses them. Also gives pointers on stretching, natural meds to take, and how to release pressure points. Definitely a good experienced therapist. Highly recommend
Matt R.
My wife is 36 weeks pregnant and Delance gave an amazing prenatal massage. He was very professional and came with a full body pregnancy pillow to ensure she was comfortable. He helped her relax and forget she was pregnant for just a little bit. Highly recommend.
Delance ToranDelance Toran
Shawna M.
James is hands down the best massge therapist I've seen. Within minutes of talking with him, it was evident he is a true professional in his field - with both academic qualifications and personal sports & rehab experience. I can't express how much of a difference this makes in how a massage therapist handles your body. He understood exactly the issues I was having & knew exactly how to fix them (& was happy to educate me along the way when I had questions). The qualifications above put him miles ahead of others, but I'd be remiss to leave out the small details too. Like a larger, more comfortable massage table than most standard ones, a cognizance of energy & grounding, fast & professional communication, etc. All that, plus he just radiates positive vibes. And that's just icing on the cake. TL;DR: Honestly, if you're searching for the best, just stop now & book an appointment with James. Like now.
Healing Hands Mobile MassageHealing Hands Mobile Massage
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