Find a massage therapist in Wilmington, DE

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Top 10 massage therapists in Wilmington, DE

Clients agree: these Wilmington massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
A Massage For Fitness

A Massage For Fitness

5.0(2)
11 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Kathleen Dillon S. says, "Donna is taking precautions and providing a safe environment for massage therapy. She has years of experience and is very knowledgeable. " Read more
Full Focus Body Therapy.                                                         (Kelly Cannon)

Full Focus Body Therapy. (Kelly Cannon)

5.0Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
14 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Jennifer R. says, "Told him about my areas of pain and he concentrated on those areas. Kept asking me if the pressure was ok and did cupping. Explained everything thoroughly before doing it. My neck and back felt amazing afterwards which I haven’t experienced in a while and was not sore or bruised afterwards. Kelly has a vast knowledge of different massage techniques and helped my body feel loose and relaxed" Read more
The 'Gueru Wellness Spa & Continued Education

The 'Gueru Wellness Spa & Continued Education

4.8(4)
2 hires on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Melissa P. says, "Professional, clean, and provided the reset needed." Read more
Mosaic Massager R3

Mosaic Massager R3

5.0(3)
4 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Ron W. says, "I would recommend Mosaic Massage. The therapist was on time and very communicative, easy to work with. The massage was excellent and thorough. A full body experience that was both very relaxing and therapeutic all at once. Great session!" Read more
Bodyworks Max

Bodyworks Max

New on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Gentle body rub therapy (mobile setup) *****CURRENTLY ONLY MALE THERAPIST AVAILABLE***** Convenient outcall service direct to our clients home or work to engage in rejuvenated healing of sore and stressed muscle tissue. Bodyworks Max offers a caring and honest approach to facilitating relaxation by providing innovative but very traditional muscle tissue stimulation to our clients. I believe that the relationship between a client and a trusted therapist is the foundation for a successful and effective treatment experience for muscle tissue recovery and healing. Repeat Customer are eligible for client loyalty program for prioritization of

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 Wilmington massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Wilmington area.
Kelvin W.
To start, Donna is very professional from the first contact and genuinely inquisitive about what your concerns and problem areas are so that she can recommend the correct massage therapy and length of time you need to address your issues. Her location is very clean and professional as well. If you are hesitant about going to see an independent certified massage therapist, don't be. She is very good at what she does! The plus is the conversation. A very professional and wonderful person all together.
A Massage For Fitness
Dee W.
After a long long week this was what I needed. He was on point with my back pain I was having. This experience was great and I will be back.
Full Focus Body Therapy. (Kelly Cannon)
Stephanie R.
The 'Gueru Wellness Spa is a wonderful space with a great ambiance. They have excellent services, and it is clean, comfortable, and relaxing there. I was beyond pleased with the spa facial that I had with Shelly and will be returning soon. I highly recommend this spa to everyone and give it 5 stars. It is a truly exceptional business with caring, kind, and professional staff.
The 'Gueru Wellness Spa & Continued Education
Sabrina C.
Excellent. Very relaxing and got a lot of my knots and released stress out. Will definitely book again.
Mosaic Massager R3
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