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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"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"

$65

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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"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."

$80

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4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"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!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been to one source wellness and chiropractic a number of times and have done yoga massages and chiropractic care and can't say enough about them. I have had nothing short of excellent care. They listen to your concerns and treat you with great professionalism."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Great deep tissue massage. Exactly what I needed."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been seeing Traci for 7 years now. She is fabulous and is currently helping as a part of my therapy for a pinched nerve in my neck. I always feel so much better after a session with her!!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"I've been utilizing Jasmine Dragon's Massage services for over a month now and couldn't be a more satisfied client. Her attention to detail in ensuring I am comfortable, the professional way in which she operates her business, and reasonable prices are unmatched, AND her massages always have me feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. I'd recommend her services to anyone at anytime!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 12 years in business
"Attentive and thorough"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a very down to earth person with an eagles eye attention to detail. My passion is creating beauty from bare elements and raw materials. I find beauty in any environment and capture the moment."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"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!"
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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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