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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Allouez massage therapists
Thumbtack Customer
The massage work was excellent. She works from home and has a nice room set aside. I would use her again for another massage.
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Kathie O.
The massage was great and she listened to my needs.
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Roberta R.
I was looking for a good therapeutic massage without the cost of a visit to a spa and Mary provided exactly that. Great, relaxing massage, would recommend to those looking for the same, well worth the money!
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Chad v.
Steven was easy to schedule with . And does a outstanding job on his massage work .
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Michele K.
Medical massage. She did great work on my problem areas.
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Cory R.
Just a heads up to those that may or may not care. This is a home based business. Some people may not care for this. The room that the massage took place in was nice though, while getting the massage, you couldn't tell the difference.
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Lisa E.
Mary is nothing but professional and amazing at her craft. Everyone deserves a massage.
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome massage,was exactly what I requested.Cant wait to go back😊
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Terry L.
Steven was expecting me for my appointment. He met me and was very polite and well mannered. He gave my hurting body revived energy and got out all my trigger points. He loves his craft and provides a great as well as a relaxing massage. I highly recommend him. You will be amazed at how vibrant you will feel after your massage. You will want to return for another outstanding massage.
Steven Pagel MassageSteven Pagel Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I was referred to “Massage By Mary” but was a little unsure of going to a Homebased Massage location. However, the location is in a very nice neighborhood and I am glad I made the appointment. Mary has a nice quite room set aside that makes one feel at ease, comfortable, and most importantly relaxed. The Deep Therapy Massage I requested was exactly what I was looking for and very professional. I look forward to my next visit.
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Tom E.
For over the past year Mary has provided massage service for me. Prior work injuries have limited my mobility & prevented certain activities. However, due to Mary with her amazing massage techniques & expertise, my quality of life has improved! Well deserving of a 5 star rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Melissa W.
Steven was great! He gave some of the best massages that the 3 of us have had. He was professional and kind. We are booking again!
Steven Pagel MassageSteven Pagel Massage
Letitia R.
Mary got me in at a time that was convenient for me. Unfortunately, I was in more pain then when I laid down. I could barely get off of the massage table.
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Kelton m.
I went to Mary to try a new therapist. I get massages all the time and she was by far one of the best I had in awhile. 5* for sure and will definitely be going back:)
Massage by MaryMassage by Mary
Robert C.
I have been going to Mary for massages for three years now. I go to her on a regular once a week schedule to help me deal with chronic muscle pain. She is very knowledgeable with her skills and techniques to ease whatever issues I may having. She not only works out the knots, she also knows how to get a person to relax in a nice comfortable warm setting. Mary is very passionate with her work and I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a great massage to schedule an appointment.
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Jayne P.
Mary replied to my request in a timely way. She was conservative in her approach, which is appropriate for massage therapy: a very personal service. We discussed my issues at our first appointment. She listened well. Her technique is exemplary and demeanor professional.
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Brenda G.
Steven is very prompt responding to his messages. It was very clear to me just minutes into my appointment how experienced and knowledgeable he is. He knew the areas that were bothering me before I even said anything. I do the deep tissue therapy. I like the techniques Steven uses and appreciate that he is current with the latest technologies. I noticed right away the increased range of motion when my session was over and overall improvement in how I was feeling. I would highly recommend Steven for any type of massage therapy. He really cares about you as a person.
Steven Pagel MassageSteven Pagel Massage
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