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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)
12 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
Breakthrough Massage

Breakthrough Massage

5.0(1)
1 hire on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Kerry M. says, "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." 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
A1 Foot Spa

A1 Foot Spa

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Joanna J. says, "Top nail has a professional manicurist, beautician and masseur, and a Chinese medicine therapist. It is the only nail shop that can help guests treat their ankle nails. In addition to professional nail art, we also have massage, beauty, pain treatment and Relieve your stress and relieve muscle soreness,stiffness,soreness,numbness,swollen。" Read more
Prolific Sports Therapy

Prolific Sports Therapy

5.0Exceptional(12)
15 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Michael R. says, "He was on time, very kind, extremely efficient, and gave me one of the best massages I’ve had in a long time. I highly highly highly recommend him." Read more
Magic Beauty Wellness

Magic Beauty Wellness

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
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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
Northern South Massage

Northern South Massage

4.9Exceptional(41)
55 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Dani S. says, "I appreciate Clarence's help, his promptness and service. I will definitely use again! " Read more
Massage Therapists - Anna

Massage Therapists - Anna

New on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
My name is Anna Miller. I'm fully vaccinated. I work with Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stones, cupping therapy, facial massage, lymphatic drainage, relaxing massage with aromatherapy to reduce stress... body massage and work with postoperative lymphatic drainage. book your session in advance. I offer outcall throughout the region. Contact me for more information and prices. Thank you!
Mary's Best Massage

Mary's Best Massage

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I am massage therapist certified with 10 years of experience with good vibes and positive energy To help my clients feel better and help them relax

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:

  • Full body or 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
Lester M.
Excellent massage. Deep tissue at the right pressure. Great at listening.
Prolific Sports Therapy
Nick A.
I was grateful Clarence made the long trip to my home for the massage. Because I’m athletic and still play tennis, strong hands are much better for me to maintain flexibility. Clarence was great that way!! Definitely on my rehire list!!!
Northern South Massage
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