Find a massage therapist in Richmond, VA

Find massage therapists in Richmond, VA

Find massage therapists in Richmond, VA

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Top 10 massage therapists in Richmond, VA

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Massage By Shelly

Massage By Shelly

2 hires on Thervo
Serves Richmond, VA
Yolanda says, "Very relaxing..just the right touch." Read more


10 hires on Thervo
Serves Richmond, VA
Brenda L. says, "Just a massage" Read more
The Methuselah Center

The Methuselah Center

New on Thervo
Serves Richmond, VA
I do clinical massage which is a cross between a chiropractor, and physical therapist and an occupational therapist
Rejuv Body & Med Spa

Rejuv Body & Med Spa

New on Thervo
Serves North Chesterfield, VA
We provide excellent customer with over 12 years of medical experience. We ensure to provide our clients with results and comfort.. I enjoy making my clients happy and giving the the best results. I love healing with my hands by removing discomfort from someone that have aches and pains. My passion is to provide great care and customer service to people.
Now And Zen Wellness Center

Now And Zen Wellness Center

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Ampthill, VA
My clients describe my services as different and more beneficial than standard massage therapy. Longer lasting results and sometimes new results they haven't achieved before. I offer alternative energy and emotional healing along with active medical massages to provide relief. I enjoy helping clients to get relief from chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and bring back a feeling of health and movement without pain.
Healing Arts Massage

Healing Arts Massage

New on Thervo
Fully licensed and insured ,I take each clients needs into account. I am strong , determined on time and descreet. I have worked with professional football players , athletes, ballet stars and hard working individuals. I like everyone I have worked as a five diamond chef , in great hotels around the world , I have received body work in Turkey Switzerland , Germany and Isreal. I have a large degree of skills and techniques
Reflexology From Heart To Hands

Reflexology From Heart To Hands

1 hire on Thervo
Serves North Chesterfield, VA
Patrícia P. says, "She is a very good professional, she has very soft hands, she relieves pain because after the massage that she did on my feet, I came out much better from the pain that I had in my back" Read more
Geo's Massage For Men

Geo's Massage For Men

Serves Regency, VA
Calvin J. says, "I have gone to Massage for Men for the last few years. I keep returning for the almost spiritual occurrences that I always undergo while there. Les represents the consummate masseur professional. From the second I arrive until the moment I depart, he creates and maintains an atmosphere designed to relax clients into each experience. Even during my very first appointment, I felt no shame or uncertainty as he so expertly massaged my body. The sense of trust and relaxation that he fosters through careful choice of lighting, music, massage oil and aromatherapy scents bring me to a state of complete calmness that I do not want to end or to leave. To anyone who is considering adding massage to their overall health and wellness plan, I resolutely recommend that you schedule a session with Massage for Men before selecting a masseur. I chose Les and he has a client for life!" Read more

Your Massage Therapy questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 Richmond massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Richmond area.
She understand your pain she solved your problem she is very respectful of your situation she understands and go the extra mile she is awesome at what she do. I was blessed to have her help me with my problem
Massage by Shelly
Brenda L.
Very professional. Helped with my pain
reflexology from heart to hands
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