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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 Bellevue massage therapists
Pam k.
Very attentive massage therapist and great massage. I will be going back there. Just make sure you can relax afterwards and get the benefits of a great massage. AAA+
Ocean Relax CenterOcean Relax Center
Susma R.
Good Massage
Mobile Massage Pro PLLCMobile Massage Pro PLLC
Rachit S.
Lyn was amazing and the massage completely relaxing!
Massage in MotionMassage in Motion
Matthew R.
Great massage very quick response
☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎
Shubham P.
Kevin was very detailed and professional with his massage technique. He was very responsive while scheduling. I would definitely request his services again. The best massage I had so far.
Mobile Massage Pro PLLCMobile Massage Pro PLLC
Brian C.
Very personable and made me feel comfortable with my first massage.
☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎
John A.
Marissa was a great find and was quick and easy to schedule. The massage was relaxing and addressed my issues.
Mobile Massage by Marissa, LMTMobile Massage by Marissa, LMT
Abbey W.
Amazing massage, great music, good energy! Felt so amazing & nice to be in my own home!
Massage in MotionMassage in Motion
Hilal A.
Omg! She is amazing. She knows what she is doing. She educated herself really well. I am definitely going to have my massage from her from now on. Her stuff was clean and she was very friendly. I highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling to find a massage therapist like I did.
Renew Therapeutic MassageRenew Therapeutic Massage
Jacqueline W.
Wayne is Amazing! I was looking for a massage late on a Friday afternoon and Wayne came to my rescue, giving me the most phenomenal massage! Wayne actually understands human anatomy and artistically brings balance and restoration to each muscle. I’m mean, he can work out your pressure points like nobody’s business! I will definitely be calling him again
Reclusive HealingReclusive Healing
Namrata p.
Marissa was very professional and was quick in responding back. She took the time to understand our requirements and did a great job with the massage. I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Marissa!
Mobile Massage by Marissa, LMTMobile Massage by Marissa, LMT
Chontelle M.
Gessi was absolutely wonderful to work with! She was very responsive and professional, brought all of her own stuff and her massage was incredible. Can't say enough great things about her!
Affordable massageAffordable massage
Yen B.
Kevin does a different technique that's different from most massage therapists. I find it pretty helpful for my chronic neck problems. It's also incredibly helpful and less stressful since he travels to your location and his hours are much more flexible than conventional massage therapists that only work core hours. His equipment is very good quality and he brings soothing music and speakers. Also a very nice guy!
Flux & Flow BodyworkFlux & Flow Bodywork
Thumbtack Customer
Setup was a breeze with Kevin. I made a last minute request for an hour, and within a hour he was there. His professional demeanor was comforting. Kevin came with all of the supplies you would expect a Licensed Massage Therapist to have. He seems very knowledgeable in his craft and his skill shows he cares about making you feel relaxed. During the massage he operated with clear communication which was appreciated. I will definitely be having him back soon.
Flux & Flow BodyworkFlux & Flow Bodywork
David B.
I hired Bohdi Logic Mobile Massage to work with one of my clients who was suffering from chronic migraines. These guys showed up on time, professionally, and left my client happy which is of the utmost importance to me
☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎
Katie B.
Bridget was AWESOME!! From one massage therapist to another I can tell you there aren’t a lot of therapists out there who truly care about the clients needs… Bridget does!! She was punctual, very professional and is skilled in this field!
Renew Therapeutic MassageRenew Therapeutic Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience as I got this massage the day of my wedding. She arrived on time, was able to set up and work within a confined amount of space. She helped center my before my massage even started and as my experience continued felt if the music was truly helping me relax then changed the music to something more relaxing so that I could really get the full experience. Despite all of the noise and distraction from the sound of the other groomsmen she was able to stay focused and put me in a relaxing position. Incredibly professional and worth every penny.
☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎☯︎E.T. Coaching•Erick Selva☯︎
Anne S.
I hadn’t been able to get a massage for *months* and I found Yoko! She was able to get me in very quickly! Her space is clean and professional. She did a full 90 minutes and I left feeling rejuvenated and very relaxed! My shoulder pain that was nagging me is gone! Thank you Yoko for such a nice experience, I definitely will return!
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