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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.

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.

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 Chesapeake massage therapists
Nicholas S.
Was in the process of scheduling a 60 minute massage, we agreed on a day and time. Then she mentioned that since I wasn't close enough to her home base it was additional $2 per mile which took a 60 min massage from $105 to $125 vs Massage envy only charging $60 for 60 mins, additionaly I leave a $40 tip.
Journey Again WellnessJourney Again Wellness
Gregory D.
Very much enjoyed my massage from Keegan. Highly recommend his services.
Keegan LanganKeegan Langan
Alfredo D.
Bryan was great, listened to my complaints and gave a great massage targeting my problem areas.
BWS Massage Therapy LLC.BWS Massage Therapy LLC.
Jenypher B.
The massage exceeded my expectations! Definitely eased up a lot of the tension on my shoulder and back. Highly recommend.
BWS Massage Therapy LLC.BWS Massage Therapy LLC.
Kim L.
Best massage I’ve ever had. Really understood how to help with my issues. Already scheduled a new appointment
Ubiquitous Spirit MassageUbiquitous Spirit Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I have had many massages around the globe but Faith rocked my world. I came in with a few issues lower back and hip pain, walked out a new man. With out any hesitation would recommend her to anyone needing a great massage. I have already booked my next appt. Thanks
Faith Foster, CMTFaith Foster, CMT
Thomas K.
Rachel was outstanding. She also incorporated some stretches that really helped me out. I will definitely get another massage from this young professional.
Back to ZenBack to Zen
Tony G.
She knew exactly what I needed for some pain relief . The massage was perfect. Just deep enough for relief but not so I would be sore. Will go again
Ubiquitous Spirit MassageUbiquitous Spirit Massage
Olivia H.
Michael is incredible. I scheduled an appointment with him as a surprise birthday gift for my husband and he showed up early for the appointment, was very social and took the time to make a lasting impression on both myself and my husband. He's extremely professional and knowledgeable about massage therapy which made the experience that much more enjoyable. If you're looking for a relaxing massage therapist, look no further. We can't wait to schedule more appointments with Michael in the future.
Hampton Roads Therapeutic ServicesHampton Roads Therapeutic Services
James M.
She was very accommodating, professional, and communicated as necessary. During the massage, she hit all the right areas, including those I didn't realize we're hurting or sore due to running and work. Would use again!
Back to ZenBack to Zen
Clinton C.
I’ve been to Keith a few times now, working on range of motion and tight muscles. From the first visit, I had better range of motion and relief from tight muscles, and it’s only getting better with each visit. Keith shares his knowledge and will give you some things to do at home to keep the progression going forward, if you want it. Keith also gives a great Swedish massage if you are looking for that. I would recommend Keith to anyone looking for a great massage, whether it be for relaxation and/or therapeutic.
Keith H McBrideKeith H McBride
Lisa W.
Absolutely amazing service, my first time doing the hot stone massage and it was an incredible experience. The therapist was super friendly and was able to get my body relaxed in a short period of time. I highly recommend this therapist, you won’t be disappointed.
Hampton Roads Therapeutic ServicesHampton Roads Therapeutic Services
I surprised mom with a massage for her birthday and it was worth every penny. The therapist was very knowledgeable and professional in her skill set and exceeded mine and mom's expectations. Do your self a favor and treat yourself with a Journey Again Wellness experience, it's well worth it.
Journey Again WellnessJourney Again Wellness
Ashley P.
Michael was a true professional that messaged promptly to coordinate around your schedule and arrived on time with everything you could possibly need. Was just like a massage at a parlor with the added benefit of being in your own home and unbeatable price. Heated sheets, soothing music, the whole deal. Awesome experience!!
Hampton Roads Therapeutic ServicesHampton Roads Therapeutic Services
Thumbtack Customer
I have had massages from state side to over seas. This was the best message I have ever had. This is the one you want, no one else. I drove over 30 mins just to see her. The mood, conversation, deep tissue, stretching all of it will leave you felling the best you every will. Book today. See you again, thanks.
Faith Foster, CMTFaith Foster, CMT
Jeremiah H.
Kelly listened and actually focused on the on the most prominent concerns. I had some lingering injuries that I've been dealing with for over years. Normally I went to massages (I've been to over a dozen therapists) just to keep the pain in check and some mobility. I can happily say that I'm actually getting healed and returning to 100% form. Kelly knows what she is doing.
Ubiquitous Spirit MassageUbiquitous Spirit Massage
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