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What is Maintenance Massage?
Maintenance massage is not covered by any insurance plan. It is performed with the intent to maintain your health, reduce day-to-day pains and restore or maintain your pain-free movement. The client determines the treatment goals after a thorough discussion with the massage therapist and the client controls the treatment plan.

We offer several ways to benefit from our maintenance massage services: Monthly Massage Subscription Plans, pre-paid discounted packages and massage wellness plans all designed for the massage care you want and need. Call to discuss any medical concerns and health objectives to discover how easy, and affordable, it is to have the life you want.
What is Medical Massage?
Medical massage is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition. Ask your physician to write a prescription for massage therapy.

Ask us if you have any questions about the benefits you may enjoy from medical massage treatment. We are happy to contact your doctor's office and have our Clinic Director talk to your doctor about the services we offer to help your doctor determine that medical massage therapy is right for you.

Many insurance plans cover medical massage therapy, including auto accidents (PIP), work injuries (L&I) and health insurance. Call your insurance company to discover the benefits available to you. We electronically bill your insurance payer to make it easy for you. All we need is to collect your co-payment and any insurance deductible when you receive your health restoring massages. We can also call your insurance company to determine your available massage benefits and coverage limitations.

 

Note: Your insurance benefits may have recently changed.  It is in your best interest to contact your insurance company prior to your first visit to confirm your current insurance massage benefits

 

Massage Frequently Asked Questions
How does massage therapy work?
Massage is an overall way of looking at the human body based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. In the massage world, drugs are not used in treating clients. While supplementation and nutrition are always a part of the bigger picture, prescription drugs treat symptoms rather than going to the source of the problem.

While it's often perceived that the massage therapy is solely used to treat pain and relieve stress, this is only a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Massage therapists not only treat soft tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are called on to deal with more significant issues as well. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, surgical rehabilitation, insomnia, headaches and more.

Is massage therapy safe?
Massage is very safe. In fact, insurance companies usually charge less than $100 per $1,000,000 of liability insurance to cover a massage therapist. The bulk of this cost is to cover the usual "slip and fall" coverage that any business has. Many medical doctors' annual insurance liability premiums are over $10,000 for each $1,000,000 coverage.

Using the insurance industry's assessment of risk, a person has 100 times greater risk receiving treatment from their medical doctor than from their massage therapist. Insurance companies charge massage therapist so little because they know from real-life experience that massage therapy is very safe.

What can I expect from my visit to a massage therapist?
A client's first visit is about getting to know the massage therapist and discussing medical history, current condition and goals before receiving treatment. Massage therapy is based on the idea of removing imbalances, both structural and postural, in an effort to allow the body to heal itself. For this to happen the muscular imbalances and dysfunction that cause pain and reduce movement will be identified by the massage therapist, who has the ability and the skill to gently remove these muscular imbalances and dysfunction. This allows the body to perform as it is designed.
What results can I expect from treatment?
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to muscular or other soft tissue imbalance. There are chemical reasons for imbalance and dysfunction as well, such as smoking, food intake and exposure to environmental toxins. Allowing a massage therapist to get you back on track structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak. Our experienced massage therapists can recommend a treatment plan, based on the severity of the injury or other event and level of pain or imbalance. Other results from massage are the release of emotional and physical tension, stress and anxiety, leaving clients with an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.
Do you accept PIP insurance for whiplash and auto accidents?
If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are. We accept all PIP insurances for whiplash and auto injuries.
Can massage therapy help the body heal from injuries?
Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden accelerated and immediate decelerated movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. Medical studies show that massage therapy helps injuries heal and do so more quickly.
Should I wait to see if I heal first before going to get a massage?
Don't wait to get proper care. Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from an injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury just because you are not currently in pain.
Is massage covered by prescription?
Consult with your primary care doctor, the emergency room physician or your chiropractor about the benefits of massage therapy. They will often write a massage therapy prescription after assessing a car accident victim's injuries. A massage therapist works in conjunction with every healthcare professional to insure a full recovery for anyone who suffers injuries from a car accident.
History of Massage
Professional Members of:
American Massage Therapy Association of America
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals