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Top 10 massage therapists in Sacramento, CA

Clients agree: these Sacramento massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

28 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Don D. says, "Shanel is a very good massage therapist. The added advantage is she comes to your home. She’s a funny mother with kids and is easy to talk to as she works on your aching body. I highly recommend her." Read more
Charles' Mobile Massage

Charles' Mobile Massage

19 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Anthony H. says, "I really liked his technique. The moves he was doing was something I never experienced before. Job well done" Read more
Rema's Secrets Luxury Day Spa

Rema's Secrets Luxury Day Spa

Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Melissa G. says, "I got a massage and normally I don't like massages because they really hurt but this was the most relaxing refreshing massage I've ever had Rema does a great job and calming the nerves and doing stress relief pressure point I also was so excited I end up getting body contouring from her and lost 8 inches in one visit off my tummy amazing service highly recommend coming to this baseball" Read more
Healing Hands

Healing Hands

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Knowledgeable massage therapist with a knack for client relationship building and customer service for 5 years. Possess great physical strength and judgment. Active listener experienced in a wide range of massage healing techniques and methods, including Chi and Swedish massage.
Reiki Practitioner Light Specialist And Rythmic Dance

Reiki Practitioner Light Specialist And Rythmic Dance

New on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Hello, I am a reiki master level three and have guided meditations and balance chakras in every session. I am using a alternative therapy to help relive stress. I also have simple stretch and movement therapy for everyday posture and everyday activities. I can help as a life coach to balance any weak areas in your chakras from the food we eat to learning to Foucault on change in words we use to bring light and attentions areas in your body that you are struggling with .I have a degree in liberal studies and I am at a studio called Reiki Practioner light specialist and Rythmic Dance LLC

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 Sacramento massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
Kyle D.
She was very personable. Seemed like she knew her way around the human anatomy. Relieved my most painful spots
Healing hands
Tod M.
Professional, on-time, quiet, focused. Gave vert deep pressure massage on neck, chest, shoulders and upper back. Relieved shoulder pain. Very good experience.
Charles' Mobile Massage
Heather L.
Rema is very informative with her products and services that she offers. She works hard at getting the best results for the person she works on. She enjoys doing what she does and it shows in her work. She also offers massages. She also can do couples massage.
Rema's Secrets Luxury Day Spa
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