What is Therapeutic (Treatment) Massage?
Therapeutic massage (or treatment or medical massage) is a term that covers a variety of techniques because it addresses a variety of musculoskeletal pathologies. Massage is very beneficial in promoting healing after an injury or surgery and can be an effective part of the rehabilitation process. It can also help reduce chronic stress and aid in the management of pain. Our massage therapists are well trained in contraindications and cautions of massage related to medical treatments. Your safety, wellness and comfort is our primary goal.
The Massage Itself
The exact techniques employed during a therapeutic massage session vary widely based on the specific condition being addressed. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your condition and treatment goals so that we can work with you to develop the best treatment plan for you.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
If you have been injured by an accident at work or in a car you may benefit greatly from massage during the recovery and rehabilitation process. You may even find that medical massage treatments are covered by your health or auto insurance provider. Likewise, massage can also aid in the treatment of repetitive motion and strain injuries that our work environments can subject us to and even help you find relief from chronic pain.
Many of our clients find relief from the following ailments:
- Auto injuries
- On the job injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Overuse injuries
Is Massage Therapy covered by insurances?
There are any commercial insurances that cover massage therapy as part their benefits plan. At Kintsugi Physical Therapy, we have dedicated insurance specialists that would be happy to verify and explain your massage therapy benefits to you. Also, Massage Therapy is typically a covered benefit under most auto-accident claims and work-related injuries.
Do I need a referral from my doctor to start Massage Therapy?
If you are using insurance, you will more than likely require a referral from a physician to begin Massage Therapy, however, some insurances (i.e. Medicare) do not cover massage. We do offer cash pay appointments that range from 30-60 minutes.
How long will a Massage Therapy appointment last?
Typically, an appointment with one of our Massage Therapists will be 1 hour. If you are not using insurance for your appointment, then appointments can vary from 30 minutes to as much as an hour and a half.
What do I wear to a Massage Therapy session?
When you first meet your Massage Therapist, he/she will discuss with you your level of comfort with clothing. Our team of massage therapists are excellent at working within your comfort level to ensure you are receiving the maximal benefit from your session.
Do you accept same day appointments?
Absolutely! It is based on availability so the sooner you call the better your chances. If you are a first-time patient using insurance, this will require some time to verify your benefits but we will do our best to accommodate your needs.