Find a massage therapist in Columbus, OH

Find massage therapists in Columbus, OH

Find massage therapists in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 massage therapists in Columbus, OH

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Hands That Give Back

Hands That Give Back

New on Thervo
5 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician with a studio located in German Village . Love to revitalize a body and renew your skin . Offering 45 / 60/ 75 / 90 and 2 hour massage and facial services as well as waxing and body scrubs and manscaping. LGBTQ owned and operated . I have been licensed for 11 years as a massage therapist and 5 as an esthetician . Check out services at
IMassage Care

IMassage Care

27 hires on Thervo
21+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Timothy C. says, "The best massage I've had in a while would highly recommend her to anyone great service , good rate easy to talk to" Read more
Kelleys Crystal Massage

Kelleys Crystal Massage

New on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Hello I'm kelley a great massage therapist. I offer a great way to relax and take away your days stress. 614-407-4160
Massage Revolution

Massage Revolution

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I work with fascia and to improve pain patterns. I have had a lot of success providing therapeutic massage. I work with chronic illnesses, and have a unique perspective due to my own chronic illness journey with lupus and psoriatic arthritis POTS and undiagnosed but suspected Ehlers-Danlos and other illness such as type one diabetes and hashimotos. In my own search for pain relief I discovered massage therapy and now offer it to those who connect to me. I listen and look in your body for signs of areas that are constricted and causing your pain. I am licensed by the state medical board and am certified in neuromuscular therapy (trigger poin...
Bodyworks Rejuvenation

Bodyworks Rejuvenation

6 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Tim W. says, "Mark has to be one of the most professional yet nicest and qualified massage technician I’ve ever met! He’s genuinely kind and caring yet possesses exceptional massage skills." Read more
Yoni Angels

Yoni Angels

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Massage and yoni steaming services. I provide services inside my home studio on Fridays & Saturdays, i can also come to you for an additional fee. Types of massage includes Swedish/Relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy, couples massage, 4-hand massage.
Massages By Larry

Massages By Larry

1 hire on Thervo
43+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Veta M. says, "He was very professional yet personable. It was a very good experience. " 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:

  • 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 Columbus massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Chris H.
First, it needs to be said that it was an absolutely incredible massage from someone who truly understands the human body, anatomy, and physiology. From cupping techniques to blood flow... Not only that, but she made me feel comfortable and at ease. Hands down, someone who I would trust to find every knot, pressure point, and well worth traveling for!
iMassage Care
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