We are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Every policy is different, therefore we will need to verify your specific policy to ensure that Licensed Massage Therapist will receive coverage for providing massage therapy.
Believe it or not, not all policies accept medical massage provided by a licensed massage therapist
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Q & A
What is covered through insurance?
A Manual Therapy/Medical Massage at the rate of 30, 45 or 60 minutes is available depending on your policy and areas that are needed to be addressed with a medical diagnosis. Some insurance do not provide coverage at our location and manual therapy/massage is only covered by PT, Chiro or MD.
How do I schedule?
The following are pre-requisites prior to scheduling:
1. Verification of Your Insurance from our Office - We will let you know your eligibility and benefits if approved by your insurance policy
2. Doctor Referral/Prescription - A minimum of 1 visit and 1 body part in order to receive your first consultation.
3. We will contact you with details and schedule your appointment if approved.
Do I need a Prescription Referral?
Yes. manual therapy/medical massage requires a prescription for our practice in order to comply with insurance. We do not have the capabilities to diagnose your musculoskeletal issue. You can receive a prescription from your PCP.
What Should my Prescription Include?
Your medical massage prescription must include the following:
1. Areas of pain that need to be addressed - If you have chronic pain, make sure to address 1-2 areas that have been affected
2. Diagnosis codes that address the areas of concern from your PCP
3. Number of Visits - Recommended minimum amount of visits is 6
*Incorrect prescriptions will be denied and will be requested to adjust in order to further treatment of care*
What is therapeutic massage?
Who might need therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage focuses on relieving pain. This type of massage gets to the root of pain and helps to heal the pain-causing problems from deep within the body.
What happens in therapeutic massage sessions?
The Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care team customizes therapeutic massage sessions based on your needs and goals. The massage can include a variety of techniques and tools, including:
Trigger point therapy: Seeks the knotted areas within your muscles and involves deep breathing with medium-to-deep pressure applied to help smooth those knows
Myofascial Release: Releases focuses on the fascia, (the thin-but-strong web-like tissue wrapping around your muscles). When these tissues are stressed, they tighten and can squeeze muscles, leading to trigger points. Myofascial release involves manual pressure to stretch the fascia, restore its elasticity, and break down the knotted trigger point beneath it.
Cupping therapy: Massage therapists use special small cups to create suction on your skin. This draws the skin upward into the cup and helps to ease pain, improve circulation, and relieve inflammation.
Facilitated stretching: is a special technique to improve your muscle elasticity. This, in turn, improves your range of motion and flexibility, both of which often suffer when you’re in pain.
The team uses a combination of these approaches in many cases. Therapeutic massage techniques use medium to firm pressure. While they can have relaxation benefits, it’s a very different experience than the signature massage, which focuses entirely on relaxation.
You might need therapeutic massage if you have acute or chronic pain due to a sports injury, traumatic injury, or chronic condition. Therapeutic massage is also very helpful for people who struggle with their range of motion and mobility due to pain or injury. Some patients may come in for therapeutic massage as part of their rehab following surgery.
Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care can help with pain management and injury recovery using the full spectrum of therapeutic massage techniques. If you’re struggling with pain or mobility problems, call the Ravenswood office or click on the provided online scheduling tool to arrange your personalized therapeutic massage today.
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