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Top 10 massage therapists in Newark, NJ

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

DSMassagesPro

5.0(1)
3 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Mike R. says, "Booked with David about 1 week or so ago. Clean and professional massage studio, great guy and a soothing massage. Would definitely book again 👍" Read more
Peter's Pain Management

Peter's Pain Management

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
Serves Newark, NJ
Mike R. says, "Another great massage with Peter, becoming a regular. Peter is personable, professional and experienced. Looking forward to many more massage sessions." Read more
Massage By Jr Trainingbyted

Massage By Jr Trainingbyted

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
With over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, I am a seasoned master trainer and masseur with a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Holding certifications from NASM, CrossFit Level 1, the Swedish Institute, and specialized training in sex and dominatrix coaching, I bring a unique blend of expertise to my practice. As a former sponsored professional CrossFit athlete and with a background working in a chiropractor's office, I have honed my skills in both physical training and bodywork. What sets me apart is my ability to connect with clients on a deeper level, tapping into their minds as a medium. I have a keen underst
Head To Toe Healing

Head To Toe Healing

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Gregg M. says, "Honestly it was one of the best massages I’ve ever received. It was definitely the highlight of my year. I am extremely grateful for the last-minute appointment and the great massage" Read more
Raj Spa

Raj Spa

5.0(2)
12 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Kaneia C. says, "Raj was very responsive and easy to book with. He arrived on time and I enjoyed the massage!" Read more
Relax At Home Massage

Relax At Home Massage

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Hi, I'm Kevin Wilson. I've been practicing massage for the last 16 years. I feel my client centered approach helps me stand out from others in my field. I like to make the client feel that the time that we spend together is all about them achieving their desired outcome. My practice is a mobile practice and what I like the most is the little time i get to spend with each client before and after each session, while setting up and breaking down my equipment. I enjoy getting to know things about them that I would never have had to chance to know working in a spa setting. It's that time getting to know each client on a more personal level that I ...
Tranquil Sensations

Tranquil Sensations

5.0Exceptional(6)
7 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Bob B. says, "Jennifer was fantastic. This was one of the best massages that I have ever received. She was very knowledgeable and made sure I understood everything. Highly recommend and you will not be disappointed." Read more
LMT Valter

LMT Valter

New on Thervo
Serves Newark, NJ
I always focus on client's complaint and try to fix it It's. We work without medication Clients come with. Stiffness on the neck. And we go and make it better! I believe. That's something. Beautiful
Latasha, Write To Me Directly 2134614367

Latasha, Write To Me Directly 2134614367

New on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Hello I'm Latasha a great nuru massage therapist. I offer a great way to relax and take away your days stress.
BennyTouch

BennyTouch

New on Thervo
Serves Newark, NJ
A certified British massage therapist with more than 6 years in the industry. Specialized in deep tissue, swedish and Sports massage.

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 Newark massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Newark area.
Mark M.
I had a fantastic, deep tissue massage by Peter. He was communicative, prompt, and delivered an overall exceptional massage and experience. I'd highly recommend him!
Peter's Pain Management
Mary R.
Raj is heaven sent. He is punctual, friendly and kind. He has magic hands and soft touch!!! Look forward to booking him again in the near future.
Raj Spa
Rahul D.
Jennifer is an incredible woman, embodying professionalism, authenticity, and a delightful demeanor. Her dedication to her work is evident in how attentively she listens and tailors her massages. Post-her massage, I enjoyed a restful sleep, feeling significant relief in my shoulders and lower back. Witnessing her strength and hardworking nature as she effortlessly carried a heavy table up the stairs amazed me. Moreover, our conversation during the massage was engaging and enriching. Booking Jennifer was truly worthwhile, and I'll definitely schedule another session with her. Thank you so much, Jennifer.
Tranquil Sensations
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