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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 West Valley City massage therapists
David M.
Awesome massage
Bodywork by JessiBodywork by Jessi
Dennis S.
Best massage. Very professional, and makes you feel completely comfortable. I definitely will contact Pegasus Bodywork’s for next massage.
Pegasus BodyworksPegasus Bodyworks
Jocelyn K.
Great massage. Will definitely be going back.
Halo massageHalo massage
Esme S.
Charlene was great! Super responsive and very professional. She was extremely considerate and attentive to tender spots due to fibromyalgia. She also massaged my husband and he raved about her massage! Thanks Charlene!
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Chris B.
Amazing massage therapist. I would highly recommend hiring Elisha.
Elisha's Wellness Spa, LLCElisha's Wellness Spa, LLC
Joey D.
Sarah @Serendipity Massage was quick to respond.. she was very proffessional and her work was amazing. we have done massages for many years and are very particular with the service but Sarah did an amazing job and we scheduled for her to come back next week. Aloha🌴🌸
Serendipity MassageSerendipity Massage
Yulian G.
Im happy!! My Massages It was the best I feel great thank you!! So much.
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Tom D.
Cayman took the time and effort to give me the most thorough massage I have ever experienced.
Balanced Bodywork and WellnessBalanced Bodywork and Wellness
Audrey F.
OH MY GOODNESS THIS GIRL IS AMAZING. I had a2 hour massage. My body feels so much better. She listened to my concerns and gave me one of the best massages I've had and I've had many. I loved her and highly recommend her. <3
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
Lori B.
Probably the best massage I've ever had... Thank you so much. I will be calling you again!
Pro MassagePro Massage
Chad T.
She was extremely good, the next time I get a massage from her I'm going to try for 2 hours 👍
Ora's MassageOra's Massage
LaDonna R.
Convenient, and responsive, but 3 of the guests that got a massage said it was only ok. She is a bit frail and soft. But very kind.
Charlene ChartierCharlene Chartier
Nicholas M.
Words can’t describe how relieved my back was after this. Red rocks massage has a new repeat customer.
Red Rocks MassageRed Rocks Massage
Lindsay D.
Casey did an incredible job! Very professional and courteous. The massage space was so comfortable and warm. He really listened to what I needed and preferred and helped work out some really painful areas. I left so refreshed! He is an amazing massage therapist and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Pro MassagePro Massage
Desire B.
I went to get a massage with my kids coz I don't have a babysitter. Casey is great! Professional, kind and good with kids. The whole massage experience was positive. My kids were watching Netflix next to me and didn't bother me at all. My shoulder blades feel much better. Looking forward to the next session.
Pro MassagePro Massage
Chantel T.
I cant recommend All Bottled Up enough! Its been years since my last massage and after the first session i can feel a difference in my muscles. Her mix of traditional massage with thai stretching was a wonder and unique experience. The pressure was firm and perfect for me. I enjoyed it so much I had to schedule my next appointment!
All Bottled Up Massage & WellnessAll Bottled Up Massage & Wellness
Susan F.
She has magic hands...I felt wonderful during and afterwards...First massage I have had that made my neck feel great...The ambience was awesome...She is also very nice and wants you to have the best experience possible...I will be going back...
High Vibes MassageHigh Vibes Massage
Tyler H.
I am really glad I met Karen through Thumbtack. She knows her stuff. She has a calming energy. She has a gift for healing. I liked how she incorporated a great massage with Reiki. She did an excellent job teaching me throughout my time with her. For me that is a sign of someone who cares about what they do; they have a passion and want to educate other to help them in their journey. Great work Karen. Will be calling again soon.
High Vibes MassageHigh Vibes Massage
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