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Top 10 massage therapists in Bowie, MD

Clients agree: these Bowie massage therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Willow Sage Massage

Willow Sage Massage

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
Serves Bowie, MD
I’m passionate about my clients desired results. Your goal is my priority in the self-care and healing journey. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. I incorporate stretching and range of motion movements to track progress and provide add-on services to make your session as therapeutic as possible such as hot stone, aromatherapy, scrubs, and cupping.
Plentage Massage

Plentage Massage

5.0(2)
7 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Andrew M. says, "Superb therapist in all respects. Very knowledgeable about anatomy and muscle structure. Highly recommended" Read more
Mobile Massage With Suzanne

Mobile Massage With Suzanne

4.0(1)
6 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Donnie H. says, "She done outstanding job I like hire her again in future" Read more
Rather Exquisite Massage Services

Rather Exquisite Massage Services

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Bowie, MD
It is truly my passion to see others relax and enjoy a stress free service. I will create an atmosphere of total peace and relaxation. Depending on your needs I will cater the session for you. From massage oils to essential oils your entire experience will be one you won't forget. I have enjoyed working and bringing relaxation throught massage. The entire experience that I can create is what excites me to work with many clients.
LMT, LLC

LMT, LLC

5.0Exceptional(21)
3 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Nicky S. says, "What amazing massage therapist definitely going back and recommending to all of my friends" Read more
Tara Parker - Tara Culture Co.

Tara Parker - Tara Culture Co.

5.0(1)
3 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Larry N. says, "great experience! Easy to work with, professional. Great massage …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….." Read more
Emotional Touch

Emotional Touch

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Angela B. says, "It was a great massage. Will book again " Read more
Yon Massage

Yon Massage

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
14+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
LAURA H. says, "Incredible massage! Fell asleep almost immediately after and woke up with more mobility and less tightness. Will definitely be using this service again." Read more
Hands Of A Goddess

Hands Of A Goddess

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Ayla R. says, "It was truly a blessing to receive a massage from Ngosi. She cares greatly about doing her best work. She is incredibly professional, maintaining excellent boundaries. She is very responsive to client needs and preferences. She is very skilled in technique and has a great understanding of the physiological side of healing. She is truly a kind and compassionate individual. My neck was completely sore due to post-concussive symptoms before my massage with her and after my massage, I felt grounded, focused, and out of pain. Thank you, Ngosi!" Read more
Trigger Points Massage

Trigger Points Massage

5.0(2)
3 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Thomas A. says, "Excellent therapist with great intuitive approaches to problem areas. He is also super nice and polite. I recommend him highly. " Read more

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 Bowie massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Bowie area.
Michelle C.
Great massage: pressure, technique, time spent on focus areas, consistent. Very professional. Great price. Felt comfortable and safe environment working with this therapist. Will rebook!
Plentage massage
Abbey R.
All good: on time, wears the mask, fine massage. Worryless experience.
LMT, LLC
Aurora D.
Second time booking the services. Feeling Tension Free and Relaxed. I appreciate being listened to and the service provided was very professional. My time available is limited and he accommodated my extremely busy schedule. Will call again to re book for a future appointment.
Emotional Touch
Lauren
Wow is all I have to say. Phil was amazing. He has magic hands. He was fully prepared. He asked me questions before the massage and it was exactly what I needed. I feel lighter and less stressed.
Yon massage
Troy W.
Excellent service and massage. She is very attentive and thorough. Will definitely repeat.
Hands of a Goddess
Michael L.
Henry arrived on time (early) and gave me a great deep tissue massage. I work out a lot so my muscles get strained and sore often. He helped relieve the stiffness. He's very professional and accomodating. I will definitely use him again. Thanks, Henry!
Trigger points massage
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