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Top 10 massage therapists in New Haven, CT

Clients agree: these New Haven massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
DSMassagesPro

DSMassagesPro

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Here at DSM Massages we value your unique needs. Our therapists deliver and customize what’s best for our clients, and ensure every experience is unique. We drive high our high expectations, values, responsiveness, punctuality and professionalism for our team. I love helping people I love the feeling I get when my clients are relieved of their body pains stress headaches tension in the body where as they are totally relaxed When I do massages it keeps me grounded during the massage and after because the clients wants to come back to me afterwards I'm here to help...
Ace

Ace

5.0(1)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
James I. says, "I recently had the pleasure of experiencing an excellent massage, and I must say it was worth every penny. The therapist had exceptional skills and was able to alleviate all my tension and stress. The level of pressure applied was perfect, and I felt completely relaxed throughout the entire session. Not only was the massage top-notch, but the price was also surprisingly affordable considering the quality of the service. The ambiance of the spa was soothing and serene, further enhancing the overall experience. I highly recommend this massage service to anyone looking for a professional and affordable treatment that will leave you feeling rejuvenated." Read more
Kokoro Bodywork

Kokoro Bodywork

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Fawn G. says, "Alyssa is amazing! She makes sure that you are comfortable and relieves the areas that need to be treated. She also asks questions to provide the right techniques for me." Read more
Naeemah's

Naeemah's

New on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
As a recent graduate of a massage therapy program, I am eager to apply my knowledge and passion to this role. I have spent the last two years developing my skills in therapeutic massage,deep tissue massage, and swedish massage. I am a self-motivated and highly organized professional with a strong work ethic and a passion for helping others. I have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks to ensure that all clients receive the highest quality of care I am confident that my skills and experience will make me a valuable addition to SAS Spa.
Ace

Ace

New on Thervo
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Hi, here’s a professional therapist at a tips of your hand at affordable price, look nowhere else just a DM away to booked your session.
Touch Therapeutics

Touch Therapeutics

5.0(1)
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Richard Y. says, "Touch Therapeutics was just amazing. So easy and professional to deal with. She answers calls and texts, which is hard to find anymore. The massage was amazing, exactly what I requested and was not rushed. I am grateful to have her today and will be calling her again." Read more
Healthful Massage

Healthful Massage

New on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
I provide professional functional massage therapy tailored to your needs. I have over 20 years of experience in Manual lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, classic swedish, reflexology, massage cupping, prenatal and corporate massage.Come in and enjoy Heated table, soothing music and organic grapeseed oil with the option for essential oils. I provide 60, 90 and 120 minute sessions. Come once for the experience, come back for the results!
Baybrook Wellness Center Llc

Baybrook Wellness Center Llc

5.0(1)
1 hire on Thervo
Serves New Haven, CT
Charles W. says, "Awesome massage! Feel like a million bucks!" Read more
Taoist System Of Living Arts

Taoist System Of Living Arts

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
NYSHIP Accepted. NO Fault accepted
TheRareTouch

TheRareTouch

New on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves New Haven, CT
Massage therapy has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. I've been licensed since 2010. Over the years I've studied massage through various means as a hobby. Old books, videos, seminars, even private lessons. My friends and family encouraged me to go to The National Massage Therapy Institute for my formal training and national certification. I have training in deep tissue, Swedish, pressure point, and various stretching techniques.

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 New Haven massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the New Haven area.
John
Kind and caring instructors ... suited to my type of yoga... you can’t go wrong with HeartnSoul studio
HeartnSoul Holistic
John R.
She was so attuned I can believe. She’s delicate and professional. She seems to know my body. Training and intuition.
I bring the spa to you!
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