Appling Massage accepts Auto Accident cases, Flex Spending Cards, Health Savings Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Plans

Are you putting money into a health savings account (HSA) or flex spending account?  Did you know that you may be able to use this money for massage therapy?  Often times, insurance companies will allow individuals to utilize their flex spending or health savings account money for health-related services such as massage therapy.  In some cases, you may need a prescription or a letter from a health care professional (i.e. chiropractor, medical doctor, or nurse practitioner) in order to use your HSA money, but in some cases you may utilize this money without any prescription. 

What is a Medical Massage?

Medical massage is clinical massage based on a physician's prescription, and performed with a specific goal for functional outcome. It is generally prescribed as a series of visits over a specified period of time - such as twice a week for six weeks, with work only to the diagnosed area. It is sometimes paid for by a third party, such as an insurance company.

A good medical massage therapist is a good clinical massage therapist who also knows how to speak the languages of insurance companies, physicians, state and federal law, attorneys, etc. If you have been injured in an auto accident, this can be a HUGE benefit to you, letting you concentrate on getting better instead of having to deal with all of the billing issues that come with your prescribed course of treatment

Why is a prescription necessary to perform Medical Massage?

In order for Massage Therapists to state that they are treating someone, they must first be able to legally determine what it is that they are actually treating.

Since it is beyond  Massage Therapists' scope of practice to diagnose, they must work from a doctor’s prescription if they are claiming to treat a specific condition. Non-prescribed therapy may also be administered to address clients, where assessment shows soft-tissue imbalances.

Many in the field may think this is giving away their power to the physician, but nothing could be further from the truth. A physician can become our most powerful ally when we learn to work in a cooperative manner. I have worked well with Neurologists, Orthopedists, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Podiatrists, Oral Surgeons, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors.

Giving up the wannabe mentality will enable Massage Therapists to manifest their highest potential as a Massage Therapist.

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