Find a massage therapist in Detroit, MI

Find massage therapists in Detroit, MI

Find massage therapists in Detroit, MI

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Top 10 massage therapists in Detroit, MI

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Bodylogic Massage Therapy

Bodylogic Massage Therapy

New on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
I identify as an empath and a healer. I have always been loving and nurturing, but I also have always had a desire to help others. That desire has led me to the transformative experience that is massage therapy. With 10 years of experience, I am humbled and blessed to have been allowed to lay healing hands on those that I've encountered. I graduated from Irene's Myomassology Institute in Southfield in 2014. I am certified in Side Lying, Table Thai, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Massage for headaches and Plantar Fasciitis, Craniosacral therapy, Pre/Post Natal, Cupping, and Stretching. I have experience working
M4M Massage

M4M Massage

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
M4M Full Body Massage. Have over 10 yrs experience and graduated from Massage School. Massage is a great way to reduce stress and promote health! Im located in Taylor Michigan. I do this out of my home with massage table and a light oil.
Miracle Massage

Miracle Massage

4.8Excellent(6)
31 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Walter M. says, "Excellent job!" Read more
LaVonn

LaVonn

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Hello, my name is LaVonn and I have been doing massage therapy for about 12 years now. I have worked at a wide range of places from chiropractic, rehab centers, medical spas, and TBI care facilities. If you’re looking for a regular massage or something more specific, I’m sure I can address those concerns. All I need is a couple of details and usually I like to come up with a cool game plan to help give a person relief outside of the massage that last longer.
Serenity824 Massage Therapy Srvc

Serenity824 Massage Therapy Srvc

New on Thervo
7 hires on Thervo
27+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
We detail the body, by focusing on problem areas that client ask for. We also give a full one hour or hour and a half session. Not fifty minutes like most places. We have two locations to serve you. Making my clients feel their best!!!
Elleness Massage

Elleness Massage

5.0(1)
5+ years in business
Serves Detroit, MI
Stephanie Y. says, "Honestly have never been more relaxed in my 25+ years of getting massages. Adrian will communicate to know what you want. And unlike most massage therapists, he doesn’t just push through a standard robot routine. He reacts to how your body feels. The way you tense up and when your body is loving it. Also, it doesn’t hurt the he is a cutie lol. Asked him to give me the massage shirtless and he did 😅😍" 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 Detroit massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Detroit area.
Greg G.
Very Professional ,a great wealth of knowledge knew the body anatomy very well. and very Therapeutic massage Can't wait for my next appointment
Miracle Massage
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