Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing arts, dating back over 3000 years. Medical massage is goal focused, out-come based massage. It is very successful at treating or assisting the treatment of a variety of conditions.
Some of the benefits of Massage Therapy include:
Massage therapy is especially helpful during times of injury rehabilitation, pregnancy, athletic training and during and after cancer treatment. The best way to learn more about how massage therapy may help your specific concerns is to talk to your massage therapist.
Many insurance providers provide medical massage coverage. Your primary care provider or your chiropractor will need to provide you with a massage referral, in essence a prescription for massage. Massage referrals are transferable and may be taken to any licensed massage therapist. Included on the massage referral will be the diagnosis codes for your conditions and and treatment parameters regarding frequency and duration of massage therapy sessions. Your massage therapist will keep medical notes documenting your treatment sessions and progress on the conditions being treated.
Medical Massage is provided in fifteen (15) minute increments of time, referred to as units. The fee per unit is $30.00. The prompt payment fee is $21.00 per unit. Insurance billing service is available for some carriers. Payment in full for medical massage services are expected at the time of service and will be charged the prompt payment fee of $21.00 per unit unless insurance billing services are being provided by Patty Collins LMT. If payment is made at the time of service you will be provided with a bill that you may send to your insurance company for reimbursement of your medical massage fees.
During each appointment there will be an intake form to complete, a discussion regarding changes in your condition since your last medical massage appointment, and a current assessment. In order to provide time for these activities, please, plan on a three (3) unit medical massage appointment to take a little over one hour and a four (4) unit appointment to take around ninety minutes.