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Top 10 massage therapists in Los Angeles, CA

Clients agree: these Los Angeles massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joe Massage Therapy

Joe Massage Therapy

5.0Exceptional(6)
11 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Dannie P. says, "He was very respectful and knowledgeable about my problem areas and made sure to address my concerns. He was timely and very professional, and even gave me tips on how to alleviate some of the tightness that I get in my right arm when I type for too long." Read more
Body And Soul Acupuncture

Body And Soul Acupuncture

5.0(4)
4 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Ed K. says, "On point. Perfect amount of pressure, technique and I felt comfortable" Read more
Laidback Mobile Massage

Laidback Mobile Massage

5.0(3)
15+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
E D. says, "Otherworldly. You'll wish you found Daz sooner. After many years as a client, I don't know how, but it's better every time." Read more
Breakthrough Massage

Breakthrough Massage

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Alejandro G. says, "Ian is great he definitely knew how to relieve my tension and tightness from my lower back. He also made me feel comfortable and guarantee you get yourself a massage from him ASAP!" Read more
Alejandra Massage

Alejandra Massage

New on Thervo
4 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
We do deep tissue, swedish and thai massage. Been doing massages since we were young. We believe in the healing power of a massage and actually enjoy helping others release stress. We are respectful and caring. We focus on health-only oriented massages.
Healing By Danny

Healing By Danny

5.0(3)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Paul N. says, "Daniel is the best. I’ve seen him for general relaxation massage, and at times when I had specific pain issues in my hip and lower back. He always knows what to do to make it better. He uses many different techniques, depending on what you need. I can’t recommend him enough" Read more
Massage Bliss By Allie

Massage Bliss By Allie

5.0(2)
6 hires on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Jason H. says, "Allie was great! The first time we scheduled something came up and we had to change it but on the second time we went 10 for 10 :-) Allie was on time, had great communication, and the most important part, an unbelievably good massage. From the second her hands hit me I could tell she was a pro. She asked me what areas I wanted to focus on, and was very attentive! You won't go wrong with this girl and should definitely give her a shot :-)" Read more
Faithworks Massage

Faithworks Massage

New on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hi! I’m Jaime Cervantes. I’m a Certified Massage Therapist and owner of Faithworks Massage. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Southern California University of Health Sciences (625 hours) with a Certificate in Massage Therapy in 2020. My first value is giving my clients what they paid for. All of my massages include 60, 90, or 120 full minutes of hands-on massage therapy. My overall goal is to provide my clients with a soothing experience by promoting relaxation, stress relief, and a pain-free lifestyle through therapeutic massage while supporting them in healing themselves holistically. Customer service is my top priority. Thank you for
Northern South Massage

Northern South Massage

4.9Exceptional(42)
60 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Rodolfo Cendejas M. says, "He made my day today I had never felt this way in a long time thanks give hom more five stars give him 10 more stars thanks he made me live happy today 😊 thanks" Read more
Hamis_touch_mobile_Spa

Hamis_touch_mobile_Spa

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I have been a massage therapist for almost six years specializing in Swedish massage,deep tissue massage,chair massage,sports massage,Lymphatic massage,pregnancy massage ,Stretching etc.your health is my greatest concern or priorities

Your Massage Therapy questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a massage cost?

Massage therapy costs $50 to $90 per hour on average. A shorter, half-hour session costs $30 to $65, while an extended, 90-minute session ranges from $90 to $175. Prices vary by location, therapist experience, and the type of massage. Prices are typically higher for therapy that requires specialized training, such as prenatal or sports massage, or in-home sessions where the therapist comes to you.

Below are the average rates for common massage types:

  • Swedish massage costs $50 to $90 per hour.
  • Deep tissue massage costs $80 to $120 per hour.
  • Prenatal massage costs $70 to $120 per hour.
  • Sports massage costs $55 to $130 per hour.
  • Couples massage costs $120 to $220 per hour.
  • Hot stone massage costs $85 to $150 per hour.
  • Chair massage costs $1 per minute.
  • In-home massage therapy costs $100 to $130 per hour.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

Tipping a massage therapist 15% to 20% is common in most areas. Tipping is not expected at medical offices or hospitals where massage is often covered by insurance. If your therapist works for a spa or non-medical office, a significant portion of your fee goes to the facility, not the therapist. While tipping is not necessarily required, it can make a huge difference in a massage therapist's income.

  • Most therapists prefer cash tips since it's immediate and they don't have to wait for it in their paycheck.
  • If you are using a coupon or gift certificate, tip based on the regular price of the service.
  • Consider tipping more during the holidays if you see the same massage therapist regularly.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

A wide array of massage therapy techniques exists today, from slow soothing strokes of traditional Swedish massage to Ashiatsu massage, where a therapist uses their bare feet as the primary massage tool. Common types of massage therapy include:

  • Swedish massage – Long, slow, kneading strokes with light to deep pressure, focused on relaxing muscle tension
  • Deep-tissue massage – Similar to Swedish, but using deeper pressure to reduce pain by releasing built-up muscle tightness, knots, and trigger points
  • Aromatherapy massage – Swedish relaxation massage incorporating essential oils and specific fragrances aimed at helping your mood
  • Hot stone massage – Swedish-like massage using heated stones, instead of just the therapist's hands, to enhance circulation and reduce pain
  • Shiatsu – Japanese massage technique using fingertip pressure on specific points on the body to improve energy flow, or Qi
  • Sports massage – Deep pressure and targeted techniques to reduce muscle pain and improve mobility of a specific area of the body; not just for athletes
  • Prenatal massage – Light-pressure Swedish massage aimed at relaxing muscle tension and stress during pregnancy

What types of massage are safe during pregnancy?

Swedish massage is the most recommended massage technique during pregnancy because it focuses on relaxing muscle tension and improving circulation using gentle pressure applied to the muscles. 

Prenatal massage can help lower stress, decrease leg and back pain, and improve sleep and mood. However, be sure to clear any type of massage with your doctor first, as massage therapy is a contraindication to some medical conditions.

Avoid these types of massage during all stages of pregnancy:

  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep acupressure
  • Percussive tapping techniques
  • Cross-fiber friction
  • Pressure on the abdomen

Does insurance or Medicare cover massage therapy?

Insurance may cover massage therapy costs if you have a prescription or referral from a medical doctor. Coverage and requirement details vary greatly by insurance carrier and plan. Contact your insurance provider to confirm the details of your policy in relation to massage therapy coverage.

Medicare does not typically cover the cost of massage therapy unless it is determined to be medically necessary to alleviate symptoms—like swelling or impaired joint function—from a medical procedure performed on the same day.

How do I choose the best massage therapy service near me?

When searching for a massage therapy service near you, be sure to:

  • Choose a therapist or company that is licensed, insured, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Check their credentials and licensure information. Most states have an online database where you can search for a therapist's license and status.
  • If your state does not require a massage therapy license, look for a therapist who has at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy program.
  • Look for members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • Check out their profile and reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Ask for references.

What questions should I ask when hiring a massage therapist?

Asking the right questions can help you choose the massage therapy service that best fits your needs:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long have you been a massage therapist?
  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Where else have you worked?
  • What types of massage do you specialize in?
  • Do you have experience with my specific problem?
  • Do you offer any add-on services?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • Do you offer package deals?

Reviews for Los Angeles massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Carol Z.
On time and relaxing.
Joe Massage Therapy
Ed K.
I feel like a new person after that massage. Perfect environment. Clean office. One of the best massages I’ve ever had. He used multiple techniques including cupping and another machine. Def going back!
Body and Soul Acupuncture
Denisse J.
The experience is like no other. Your body will thank you. Technique is on point and Daz is so good at what he do!!! Love it!!
Laidback Mobile Massage
Kerry M.
Ian did a really strong deep tissue massage: he definitely knows his stuff. I feel like I've been rebuilt! And he's a nice guy with a great vibe about him: you'll be happy to welcome him into your home.
Breakthrough Massage
Nicha H.
That massage was exactly what I needed. Danny was really nice and professional. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
Healing by Danny
Marc W.
Excellent massage and personality...Want to reschedule asap !! The perfect pressure and great lotion
Massage Bliss by Allie
Dani S.
I appreciate Clarence's help, his promptness and service. I will definitely use again!
Northern South Massage
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