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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 Woodbridge massage therapists
Zee K.
The best Massage in town! She did an Excllent massage, Clean quiet place. ☑️💯%⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Going back for sure .
Pattie's Massage TherapyPattie's Massage Therapy
Kyle L.
Wonderful massage
The R ReflexologyThe R Reflexology
Fareed A.
awesome massage
Concierge Functional Wellness, LLCConcierge Functional Wellness, LLC
Adrian C.
Overall great deep tissue massage.
The Comfort ZoneThe Comfort Zone
Keith R.
Great Massage and with the full time.... Thx
Soul MassageSoul Massage
Sharon W.
I had an absolutely amazing prenatal massage in my garden by Kathy! My body and mind are so relaxed. I look forward to many more massages with her.
Concierge Functional Wellness, LLCConcierge Functional Wellness, LLC
Maiter O.
This was the best series of massages I've ever had. Carla set a plan to help me with my lower back pain, which I've followed through her advice, and it works: fully recommended Cupping massage, hot stones, other massage techniques, and stretching. She is more than professional, and knowledgeable.
Carla RibeiroCarla Ribeiro
Kane M.
I hadn’t had a massage in a number of years, I won’t make that mistake again! Thank you for the amazing 90 minute massage, I walked out of there stress free!
Therapeutic Massage by JacTherapeutic Massage by Jac
Mary K.
Best massage of my life! Massages are a necessity for me. I’ve been getting massaged for years and this was by far the best. I really like how insightful Kellie is. I also appreciate how strong she is. I felt safe in her hands and after that massage I feel like a new person. Very grateful for her amazing service. I am excited to learn more about cupping, it was great to try it for the first time.
Cypress Mobile MassageCypress Mobile Massage
Omar L.
Amazing massage! His massage was better than majority of the spas I have been too. Very relaxing targeted all the right areas. Looking forward to more sessions in the future!
Kyle l.
An amazing massage! Easy to schedule with and a very kind person.
Therapeutic Massage by JacTherapeutic Massage by Jac
Ryan b.
One of the best massages I have had in a long time.
Massage Place by RichardMassage Place by Richard
Alicia P.
Best massage I have ever received!! Wonderful job on waxing as well.
Lushan Massage & BeautyLushan Massage & Beauty
Thumbtack Customer
Danelis was extremely punctual and professional. Massage was great. We will definitely use her again
Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...Professional Advanced Massage Therapy by Daneli...
Yassi N.
I really enjoyed my massage session . She was prompt and professional. I liked how she was asking questions to get feed back on how I was feeling and if the pressure level is comfortable during the massage. I will definitely be calling her again soon. She was Awesome!!
Therapeutic Massage by JacTherapeutic Massage by Jac
Hope H.
What a great experience to have Ms. Courtney come to my house for my birthday massage! Courtney was excellent! She is very friendly, professional and does an outstanding massage! I will definitely be referring my friends to her and will most definitely have her coming back here! Thank you Courtney!
Complete Massage Kneads by Courtney WilliamsComplete Massage Kneads by Courtney Williams
Amazing--Helped relief my stress and pain. Looking forward to next massage and shall recommend to all my friends. JINDAL J P
Holistic careHolistic care
Alan B.
Very personable, pleasant and nice person with a very positive attitude to life. Did an excellent job providing massage therapy to my wife and I.
Anastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing TouchAnastasia’s Therapeutics & Healing Touch
Georgette S.
Kesha was very professional and her massage was great. She worked hard on my tensed muscles, took her time and did an excellent job. Thanks Kesha
K. D. Massage TherapyK. D. Massage Therapy
Trey M.
I’m usually very picky about my massages and how much pressure is necessary, but Aubrey was way beyond my expectations. Wouldn’t suggest anyone else.
Soul MassageSoul Massage
Steven R.
Juan is extremely professional and knowledgeable. His office is very clean and tranquil. He definitely knows what he is doing, by far the best massage I’ve received.
Zerenity ZoneZerenity Zone
Angel V.
She is very professional and focus exactly where you need, she has a good experience massaging and your can feel that from the first touch, highly recommended!
Tita O.
It was a great experience. Took her time and I felt very relaxed. I definitely recommend Lushan Massage for the end of every work week. Great stress reliever and the price very affordable.
Lushan Massage & BeautyLushan Massage & Beauty
Neil K.
High quality, very healing massage. It’s as if he was keenly aware of the areas I needed the most attention and used numerous techniques to work out the knots and relieve my pains. I will be using going forward regularly. A+++
My Massage CareMy Massage Care
Chat C.
Keva was excellent!! I got the 90 minute couples massage for my wife's bday and I wish there was more time because i didn't want it to end! Lol Thank you for making my wife's bday extra special!
Keva MassageKeva Massage
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