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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 Draper massage therapists
Nate P.
Great massage!
Bodywork by JessiBodywork by Jessi
Michael C.
Very detailed with her massage.
Technique Solutions MassageTechnique Solutions Massage
Douglas F.
Great massage and attention to detail. Highly recommend!
Soul Touch Massage and BodyworkSoul Touch Massage and Bodywork
John R.
Great massage, will be using for many years to come.
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Curtis M.
Jordan provided a massage for my wife, which she loved. A lot of her consistent pain was feeling much better the next day. She is definitely planning on receiving additional massages from Jordan!
Massage On the Go!Massage On the Go!
Rob H.
One of the best massages I’ve had! (Sorry it took so long to write a review!)
A Peace of Mind MassageA Peace of Mind Massage
Cherry M.
Charlene came on time, got set up quickly and gave me a great massage!
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Makenzie S.
It was hands down the best massage I’ve ever had! I will defiantly be going back!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Jordan W.
Jesse exceeded all expectations. She gave one of the best massages I've ever had!
Bodywork by JessiBodywork by Jessi
Kelli L.
Sarah provided an absolutely wonderful massage. Quiet environment, soothing music, and a personable approach made for an amazing experience!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Matt B.
Great massage that hit all of my pain points, refreshing my muscles and body. Will definitely use her again.
Technique Solutions MassageTechnique Solutions Massage
Chalyse D.
Oh my goodness! Wow, wow, wow. Wonderful, SO relaxing, super professional, worth every penny! We came for a 90 min couples massage. We’re both pretty into fitness and were seeking a deep tissue massage - they did not disappoint. Highly, highly recommend. We’re passing along the recommendation to family next. Thanks so much!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Luke B.
Katya was absolutely incredible. She came to our home and transformed the living room into a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary. The massage was invigorating. Definitely recommend!
Kalm SanctuaryKalm Sanctuary
Jeremy O.
I’ve had many massages and I typically ask for deep tissue. Candace gave the perfect amount of pressure. Definitely will use again!
Candace Massage TherapyCandace Massage Therapy
Richard G.
This is the best massage I have had. The stretching at the end was to die for. Everything about this appointment far exceeded my expectations. I will be making this my monthly healing appointment.
Soul Touch Massage and BodyworkSoul Touch Massage and Bodywork
Kelli C.
Sarah was incredible! My husband and I received a massage from her and we both agree it was the best one we've ever had! Sarah is truly gifted and gave us the relief and relaxation we needed!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Best massage I've had, and I've tried a lot of different message therapists. Casey really knew how to work out my knots and I felt so much better after. I will definitely be going back.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Todd K.
Casey provided massages for my husband and I. He was very attentive and had a wonderful technique. He was also happy to adjust his pressure when working on an area that was extra sensitive (old injury). We are 100% satisfied and will hire him again.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Philip T.
Dan gives a great massage. I work a desk job and he did a great job identifying the knots and working out all my tension. His studio is easy to access, very relaxing and quiet location. His prices are very reasonable too. Highly recommend!
Dan's Massage TherapyDan's Massage Therapy
Russ H.
You won’t be disappointed! Vanna is so talented in applying the right amount of pressure without it becoming uncomfortably painful. She incorporates some Thai stretching techniques as part of her massage as well, I always leave feeling so relaxed & limber! Highly recommend the 90-min session.
All Bottled Up Massage & WellnessAll Bottled Up Massage & Wellness
Walter K.
I was reluctant to spend so much money on a massage. However, Jenny's reviews were compelling. I had had a falling out w/ my previous masseuse. My body was very sore from yoga and walking. So I paid $150 plus $30 for a tip. It was really good. All sort of a blur. Jenny is very talented; when I started crying, she was kind and understanding. (Geez so vulnerable on the table.) I could not pick Jenny out of a lineup; I can't remember what she looked like; and time both expanded and contracted. I was so blown away by the massage, my thinking mind came online a couple of hours after.
Jenny Elisabeth L.M.T. Licensed Massage TherapistJenny Elisabeth L.M.T. Licensed Massage Therapist
Marissa M.
Elisha is amazing, and does everything in her power to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. She is very in tune with how the body works, and ultimately what it needs to make sure it feels its best. She even followed up with me after the massage to ask how I was feeling, and give me tips. I will definitely be going back, and would recommend her to anyone.
Elisha's Wellness Spa, LLCElisha's Wellness Spa, LLC
Jim L.
Jennie was on time and very professional. She did amazing work on my neck, back and shoulders that have been causing me chronic pain for quite some time. She applied great pressure In all the right spots and patiently worked out a lot of the tension. After she finished I immediately noticed much more flexibility when stretching and less pain. Definitely one of the best and most effective massages I have ever had. I highly recommend Jennie!
Jenny Elisabeth L.M.T. Licensed Massage TherapistJenny Elisabeth L.M.T. Licensed Massage Therapist
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