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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
  • HIV/AIDS

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.

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.

Reviews for Sandy massage therapists
Dominador Jeffrey R.
Great massage! One of the best massages I've experienced. I especially like the shoulder/upper back massage! Will definitely hire him again.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Claire J.
I hired Sarah for a pregnancy massage because I’ve been dealing with back pain. She was able to get me in quickly for an in home massage and it was incredible! I prefer a deeper tissue massage and she was able to do that for me. I’ve noticed a difference even after one massage and I plan on hiring her throughout the rest of my pregnancy. She was very professional and timely. Thank you!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Kevin M.
Peter is very knowledgeable and very sensitive to the comfort of others. He helped a first time massage person be at ease and benefit from the massage. We will call on Peter again,
Massage Solutions by PeterMassage Solutions by Peter
Derrick W.
Awesome deep tissue massage...really helped..
SherifSherif
Becky F.
Such a talented massage therapist. Really thorough but with a healing hand.
High Vibes MassageHigh Vibes Massage
Doug D.
Good environment for the massage and Casey has a great touch.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Jonathan B.
She gave a great massage. Very friendly and professional.
Bodywork by JessiBodywork by Jessi
Jodi L.
Amy was amazing! My husband needed to get in for a massage and she worked with me to get him in. He felt so much better after the massage. She really helped him. Thank you!
Technique Solutions MassageTechnique Solutions Massage
Chris R.
Fantastic massage, absolutely someone i plan on using regularly.
All Bottled Up Massage & WellnessAll Bottled Up Massage & Wellness
Rob H.
Sarah gave me a last minute 2-hour massage on a Sunday and it was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. And incredibly good price. I will definitely be coming back to see her. Hopefully soon!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Jack V.
I was very satisfied with the massage given to me. and will be scheduling another appt.
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Christina C.
My massage with Troy was really wonderful. He was detailed and I left feeling great.
Halo massageHalo massage
William S.
Amie is the best! If you want a massage that actually heals you Amie is the woman. Other massages just feel good but nothing gets worked out, where Amie expertly works out all the kinks. She also comes to me and that's a huge bonus. A++++
Technique Solutions MassageTechnique Solutions Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Charlene was great to coordinate schedules with and the massage quality was great! I would definitely use her again.
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Kyle D.
I had many massages over the years. Best I’ve had in a long time. Doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
Kellie B.
My husband and I set up a couple's message and it went great! Thet check in with you regularly to confirm your appointment and make you feel very comfortable with the message. I felt like they were very good at communicating before starting the massage to make sure you get the massage you want. They were very attentive to my pinched nerve in my hip and customized the massage to help with it. The next day, today, my pinched nerve feels MUCH better! I will be going back here again!
Healing Touch MassageHealing Touch Massage
Nicole L.
Absolutely the most amazing massage I’ve ever had. Cannot wait for my next appointment. I cannot recommend enough. Thank you!
All Bottled Up Massage & WellnessAll Bottled Up Massage & Wellness
Katie S.
Sharipa was amazing! The best massage I’ve had by far. She was very professional and attentive to individual needs, and made the overall experience super comfortable. Worth every penny :)
A Peace of Mind MassageA Peace of Mind Massage
Jay B.
I highly recommend Erin. She responded very quickly to my request for an appointment and even texted me quickly a couple more times with alternative appointment times. Erin is knowledgeable, very professional in her approach, and a delightful person. I am a big fan of deep tissue massage, and I have been to numerous massage therapists over the years. I would rate Erin easily among the best therapists that I have seen.
Massage by ErinMassage by Erin
Catherine M.
She listened to my needs and focused on my pain area. She’s so calm, knowledgeable, and friendly. Her space is inviting and peaceful. Best massage I have ever had!
Soul Touch Massage and BodyworkSoul Touch Massage and Bodywork
Vaughn H.
Erik has the healing touch! Fantastic energy, strong hands and extremely intuitive. At the end of the massage he also provided some extremely helpful stretching tips to help with my back injury. Thanks, Erik!
Erik Galbraith LMTErik Galbraith LMT
Adam E.
I N C R E D I B L E massage! Left me feeling completely relived of my neck pain.... Absolutely recommend Erin if you are in need of pain relief and relaxation.
Massage by ErinMassage by Erin
Thumbtack Customer
Elisha did an amazing job! What I really liked was that she took the time before had to get to know me, understand what I was really looking for, and explained the processes throughout the massage. Had an awesome experience!
Elisha's Wellness Spa, LLCElisha's Wellness Spa, LLC
Brandon P.
Jess was awesome! Didn’t dig right in. Worked everything that need to be worked. And did it great! Actually one of the best massages I’ve had! (And I’ve had a lot) Thanks Jess! Oh! And she was a really cool person! Already scheduled next week.
Bodywork by JessiBodywork by Jessi
Thumbtack Customer
Had a completely enjoyable experience with Daniel. I'm not experienced with massage therapy, but he took time to explain to me exactly what he was going to do and how it could help my back pain. He seems to know just how much pressure to use and where to use it. Very professional and a very calming environment. I'm going back next week.
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