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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.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

Is hot stone massage safe in pregnancy?

If you’re ready for relaxation and relief from pregnancy pains, prenatal massage may be a great healing option. Once your prenatal care provider has approved you for pregnancy massage, look for a licensed massage therapist who also has training and certification in prenatal massage techniques.

The safety of hot stone massage during pregnancy depends on several factors including the stage of your pregnancy and where on the body the hot stones are applied. The massage therapist should avoid raising your core temperature or using hot stones on the abdomen. When in doubt, talk to your prenatal care provider.

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.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the purpose of a deep tissue massage?

There are many reasons to get a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage can release adhesions — also known as knots — that are causing painful tension in your muscles. Deep tissue massage can promote healing and ease discomfort related to illnesses such as cancer, chronic headaches, osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic neck or back pain, depression, and more, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. If you have an old sports injury such as shin splints, or a bad back from an old car accident, deep tissue massage can promote healing in your traumatized and scarred soft tissues and get you on the road to recovery. The strokes and techniques used in deep tissue massage work to lengthen soft tissue structures that have stiffened and hardened into knotty adhesions that allow minimal movement. Deep tissue massage can loosen these adhesions so that long-standing scar tissue releases and you can gain more mobility and more freedom from stiffness and pain. And it just feels good. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and Swedish massage are both forms of therapeutic bodywork. In both modalities, a licensed massage therapist uses strokes administered with their hands or forearms to loosen and relax your muscles and other soft tissue. These releases can promote relaxation, pain relief and wellness.

Deep tissue massage may be an excellent therapeutic choice for people with chronic pain or severe tension in their muscles. The deep tissue massage technique moves below the top layer of muscle and soft tissue to release adhesions in your core muscles. In comparison, the strokes used in Swedish massage focus on loosening and relaxing the top layer of your soft tissues. Swedish massage produces relaxation and well-being, but if you have a long-term injury or back pain that won’t seem to go away, deep tissue massage may be a better option for you. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again.

Can you have massages while pregnant?

Not only can you have a massage while pregnant, multiple scientific studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services demonstrate that pregnancy massages provide physical and mental benefits to pregnant women and women in labor. Always ask your OB-GYN about receiving massages before starting any massage therapy to make sure it is safe for your own pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can alleviate pain, improve mental health and feel great. According to the DHHS, the benefits can include:  

  • Decreased depression.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased leg and back pain.
  • Lower cortisol levels, which in turn lowers prematurity rates.
  • Lessened labor pain (for women who received massage during labor).
  • Labor time that is three hours shorter, on average, for women who receive massage during labor.

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.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reviews for South Salt Lake massage therapists
John L.
Karen is a great Massage Therapist. Anyone needing a massage should call Her and make an appointment.
High Vibes MassageHigh Vibes Massage
Rob W.
Great Massage!!
Dan's Massage TherapyDan's Massage Therapy
Christopher T.
Great massage.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Val S.
Massage was adequate.
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
Hector G.
Great quality massage.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Wendy M.
Excellent massage therapist!
Dan's Massage TherapyDan's Massage Therapy
Romina F.
Great massage 😆
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Bruce S.
Excellent massage and relaxing atmosphere
High Vibes MassageHigh Vibes Massage
Jessie J.
Great massage pleasant personality.
Massage On the Go!Massage On the Go!
David T.
Checked in with me throughout the massage to ensure the pressure was good. Intuitively found the areas that needed more attention. My 90 minute massage flew by.
Todd GardnerTodd Gardner
Chris F.
Overall great massage, relaxing and professional.
Balanced Bodywork and WellnessBalanced Bodywork and Wellness
Kiesha p.
First time with Joe. He is very friendly and professional massage. His hands are very good with massage. I really happy because I was really sore all over from work. He deliver best massage that actually relax you and mind peace
MÜVMNT MassageMÜVMNT Massage
Christopher T.
Troy was professional and provided a great massage.
Halo massageHalo massage
Tricia A.
A great massage! I will go back!
Halo massageHalo massage
Frances R.
One of the worst massages I’ve had
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
Ken J.
Awesome massage really feel great after it.
Ty Guy Massages LLCTy Guy Massages LLC
Spencer L.
She came to my hotel room at 10:00pm and gave my pregnant wife the best massage. So grateful for her amazing massage. My wife loved it!!!!
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I had the pleasure of a chair Massage with Elisha and she was delightful. The massage was soothing and helpful. She was all smiles and even sounded excited about some astrological facts she shared with me. I look forward to the full body massage and how it will change the way I feel.
Elisha's Wellness Spa, LLCElisha's Wellness Spa, LLC
Dave W.
Probably the best massage I have had.
Pro MassagePro Massage
James H.
Excellent massage from Cayman. As a pre med student, he has exceptional body knowledge for a massage that is both therapeutic and relaxing. Also very client-focused and responsive.
Balanced Bodywork and WellnessBalanced Bodywork and Wellness
Nikki M.
My husband and I received a couples massage from Troy and his wife. It was a great experience! The massages were excellent! Great atmosphere and company. We would definitely return.
Halo massageHalo massage
Mike V.
Absolutely by far the best massage I’ve ever had!!
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
Rick A.
Absolutely one of the best massages I’ve ever had
Isabel G.
I was looking for a massage appointment in the same day and they were the only company willing to take me in last minute. The massage was amazing! I went in due to neck and shoulder pain I’ve had for the past few days and whenI walked out of the massage the pain and tension was gone. Highly recommend this place as I will be returning soon!
Healing Touch MassageHealing Touch Massage
Clakr K.
amazing massage, if you have not booked with Taylor, do it now!!
Taylor Olsen LMTTaylor Olsen LMT
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