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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. 

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
  • HIV/AIDS

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 Milwaukee massage therapists
Rayna A.
Tami and Still massage was comforting and knowledgeable about prenatal massage. In a very short period of tjme she was able to help me relax and really enjoyw my massage. I would highly recommend her.
Still MassageStill Massage
John S.
Hello everyone, I am so pleased with the professional massage I just received I need to tell you about it. The second I walked into Sheldon's home I was extremely impressed by the decorating and calmness I felt. I was then led to the private massage room and was so pleased by the soft meditative music and comfort of the space. My massage was professional, comfortable, and thorough. I felt fantastic during and following this excellent massage. I have received many massages in my life and would have to say that Sheldon's was easily the best. I strongly recommend Sheldon for your next massage or your first massage. There was also a complimentary bottle of water ready for me as I left the beautiful home.
SPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICESSPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICES
Matt I.
Great massage, much needed! Would highly recommend.
Robin's Therapeutic MassageRobin's Therapeutic Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful and relaxing. First time getting a Thai massage. Stretching was great!
Kalathari Thai MassageKalathari Thai Massage
Thumbtack Customer
From the first time I had contact with Tami, she has been so pleasant, professional, supportive and responsive! Her studio is beautiful and calming in itself. The intake process was comprehensive, thoughtful, focused and informative. And the massage itself - well, "amazing, heavenly, and wonderful" don't do it justice! The combination of Tami's medical, therapeutic and relaxation massage skills left me feeling almost transformed. As they say, 'just what the doctor ordered'! I would HIGHLY recommend Tami and Still Massage to anyone - and I will !! One of THE very best massage experiences I have had!
Still MassageStill Massage
Thumbtack Customer
Went to Elle & Company where Dale was to do a massage for me. In the paper work a question asked if I bruise easily and my answer was NO! During the massage I kept waiting for Dale to ask how the pressure was, but he did not. I asked him to concentrate on my neck and shoulders. When he moved to my legs I asked him if he was done with my neck and he said yes. I had him stop the massage. He had no pressure at all and advised me was because I bruise easily!! NO I DON'T!! Worst massage I have ever had. Called my daughters I was so very disappointed and still need a massage. Guess I will go back to VC Cappili
Massage by Dale/ Island Elle Hair & MakeupMassage by Dale/ Island Elle Hair & Makeup
Michael B.
Deondre was very professional throughout the massage session. He arrived on time as promised and gave me a thorough Swedish style massage, making sure that I was relaxed and comfortable while on his table. We scheduled a follow-up session for one month from today.
Infinity Massage and BodyworkInfinity Massage and Bodywork
Martha J.
She made my 1st massage memorable, comfortable and relaxing. Very knowledgeable. Ill definitely be back.
Still MassageStill Massage
Erika W.
I was searching for awhile in the MKE area for someone that was knowledgeable and trained in lymphatic massage. I had recently undergone a cosmetic procedure on my face and had severe swelling on my face and neck and being a Massage Therapist myself, I knew the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage massage after surgery.. one being it aids in faster healing of the tissues and two helps to reduce swelling by gently moving the fluids. I finally found Jenn after many frustrating phone calls to numerous other therapists and clinics. She knew her stuff! Jenn made me feel and look so much better! Plus she gives a great massage. She gave me exactly what I needed.
Jenn VogelJenn Vogel
Doug p.
Though she was very busy, her massage was well worth the wait. Very personable and attentive to where my trouble spots were.
Skin Deep Massage by NaomiSkin Deep Massage by Naomi
Thumbtack Customer
Tami really knows human anatomy, how to return problems to proper functioning and even gives exercises for self help to maintain it. My massage was excellent.
Still MassageStill Massage
Techmicial M.
Sheldon was amazing! He provided great service for my massage therapy session. His customer service and positive attitude was phenomenal. The quality of his service was the best massage I ever had. I felt comfortable from the time I walked into the door until the end of my session. The session was very therapeutic and he has earned me as a repeat customer! Thank you Sheldon for making my day!
SPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICESSPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICES
Marcia M.
Sheldon is very professional. He listened to my needs and tailored the massage so that I could get the most from the session. I will definitely book him again.
special touch massage & spa servicesspecial touch massage & spa services
Laurie B.
Maggie did such an amazing job w/ my "deep tissue therapeutic back massage." I have never, ever benefited from any other massage w/ such long-lasting superb results -- she even took the time to stand outside because I was lost. She is a true professional w/ a great deal of knowledge of anatomy and all the musculo-skelatol structures. I would recommend her highly for any and all people needing this type of relief. Absolute Healing & Massage is exactly what you receive! I'm very fortunate she scheduled me for her office location -- Thank you for giving me an opportunity to let others know about Maggie's expertise! Laurie Brill
Absolute Healing & MassageAbsolute Healing & Massage
Thumbtack Customer
I had a 60 minute session with Sheila. She made me comfortable to begin the session and even more comfortable during. This was my first Thai massage and hopefully not my last.
Kalathari Thai MassageKalathari Thai Massage
Mary l.
I had an amazing experience at Special Touch. Sheldon is very professional and made me feel comfortable from the first conversation. He listened to where I said needed attention and the type of pressure I wanted in different areas and customized the massage to my needs. I will definitely be visiting him again.
SPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICESSPECIAL TOUCH MASSAGE AND SPA SERVICES
Joan F.
I needed and wanted a physical therapist masseuse, as I have a torn rotator cuff which needs to mend. Abby knows everything about every muscle, nerve...and has great knowledge how to heal physical problems/hurts. Highly recommend Abby! She is also kind, gracious, and has a lovely massage room which is healing in itself. Joan
RPM Bodywork LLCRPM Bodywork LLC
William S.
I have at least a 1/2 in. leg discrepancy since my hip replacement surgery 9 mos. ago. Left lower back pain has been bothering me since. Denis came to my apt. with table, oils, etc. I told him the circumstances and then proceeded to give me the best massage I ever had in my 64 years! He works on the connective tissue and acupressure points. The pain has been greatly reduced and so has the tightness I was experiencing. This guy knows his stuff!! He also gave me some recommendations on things to do for it. If you have any problems that a massage could help, he's your man! He's a real, professional, personable, and caring fellow (he called me 2 days after to see how I was doing --- I'm still feeling the positive effects). Give him a try!
Therapeutic massage at home.Therapeutic massage at home.
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