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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 Provo massage therapists
Jonathan S.
In the last 5 years I've had massages from dozens of massage therapists and Serendipity Massage is easily one of the best! She was friendly, professional, and most importantly the massage was amazing. Look forward to many more massages! Thank you!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
JScott B.
Could be the best massage I've had. Top five at least.
Paradise MassageParadise Massage
Maddi N.
She was easy to communicate with and she created a peaceful environment that made the massage amazing!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Elisha did such an amazing job! I injured my back twice in December and went to 2 other massage therapists which did nothing for me. I got a 90 min massage and is was leaps and bounds better than anything else i've had. I highly recommend going to her!
Elisha's Wellness Spa, LLCElisha's Wellness Spa, LLC
Larry T.
Katya was very patient as I made my way through the snow to get to her location. She was very welcoming and easy to connect with. She gave a wonderful and relaxing massage. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Swedish or Deep Tissue massage. I will definitely go to her again.
Kalm SanctuaryKalm Sanctuary
Michael P.
Nathan gave an excellent and intuitive massage. He was able to fine the tight spots in my shoulders and work through all the knots. My neck and shoulder problem areas felt amazing afterwards. I would highly recommend Nathan and I plan to seek him out the next time I need a massage.
Nathan the AmazingNathan the Amazing
Kristi J.
Great massage. She is very knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed. I would hire her again.
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Christopher H.
Sherif was extremely quick to respond. He is a very talented Massage Therapist. I highly recommend and will be booking with him in the future. Thanks Sherif!
SherifSherif
Thumbtack Customer
She was 15 minutes late, then only did 45 minutes. She also quoted another price than what is in her site. The massage was just okay.
Becca RoseBecca Rose
Bailee M.
Rebecca was amazing! She made me feel so comfortable in my own home and made my massage so relaxing. I would recommend her to anyone.
Relaxation by RebeccaRelaxation by Rebecca
Edrienne B.
I had the absolutely BEST Massage Therapy experience with Balanced Bodywork & Wellness! I was SO LUCKY to have found this amazing massage therapy resource online! I coordinated my appointment with and received my therapeutic deep tissue massage from Cayman; and, he is PHENOMENAL!! I have tried so many other massage therapists across the country; but, Cayman is the absolute BEST for so many reasons! 1) He was so quick to respond to my inquiry. 2) He was considerate and helpful in offering a variety of possible appointment time slots which made it quick and easy to book. 3) The massage room was so BEAUTIFULLY decorated with the perfect stream of music & aromatherapy & perfectly soothing lighting. I LOVE THE AMBIANCE!! 4). Cayman has the perfect calming personality and positive radiance for working with people who are sore, fatigued, and need to de-stress. He instantly put me at ease and made me feel so welcome and comfortable. 5) He was professional and friendly and has the most wonderfully peaceful and comforting bedside manners of any health professional and massage therapist I’ve encountered. 6) My therapeutic deep tissue massage was FANTASTIC and Cayman worked out all the big knots in my shoulders and back, and throughout my body, which were caused by my big U-Haul move from halfway across the country! Cayman’s impressive mastery of various forms of therapeutic massage and his vast knowledge of human anatomy resulted in my body going from an exhausted, completely sore 45 year-old, to no pain and feeling like I was a 20 year-old back in college! 7) And, Cayman is SUCH a wonderfully intuitive professional who knew that I preferred conversation and I needed to talk through some personal worries I’ve had.... He is such a patient, personable, considerate, and friendly people person who genuinely cares about the total well-being and health of his clients. I give Cayman and Balanced Bodywork and Wellness my absolute HIGHEST rating and will recommend Cayman to all of my friends and family! Thank you so much! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Balanced Bodywork and WellnessBalanced Bodywork and Wellness
Kevin W.
Sarah did a great massage. She was able to identify the sore and knotted muscles in my neck and back, and worked the area with a suitable amount of pressure without causing discomfort or soreness afterward.
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Jonathan S.
We loved Rebecca! I hired her to give my wife a massage and she was incredible. Very attentive and knows how to make customers immediately feel super comfortable. Would highly recommend!
Relaxation by RebeccaRelaxation by Rebecca
Julia T.
Lisa was so particular about my needs and exceeded my expectations. Her techniques are on point. Deep tissue massage is a must for me and she was able to deliver quality the whole time. It was very relaxing and healing, I have large knots on my traps and going to physical therapy did not help. In one visit she was able to make a difference, she's truly amazing! I'm going to make it a weekly thing, or at least I'm going to try.
Canyon View Massage Therapy and WellnessCanyon View Massage Therapy and Wellness
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