The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.
Massage Therapy is indicated for the following:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Stress relief and stress related conditions
- Muscle conditions such as spasms and strains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post injury and rehabilitation
Most insurance plans cover the cost of Registered Massage Therapy (either partially or in its entirety).
You do not need a doctor’s referral for massage therapy; however, some insurance plans will require a doctor’s prescription for massage therapy in order to cover massage treatments. A Registered Massage Therapist can assess and treat a client’s symptoms. If your doctor has referred you for massage therapy, the therapist can work with that doctor as required.