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Did you know?

did you know that massage therapy SHOULD be a recognized part of the healthcare industry? did you know that massage therapy is just as important as a check up?

while it depends on what your health condition is, you should get AT LEAST 2 massages a week...4 is ideal.

 
HappyHmsklNapps

Asked by HappyHmsklNapps at 4:42 PM on Jul. 7, 2011 in Health

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  • Yes in many cases chiros do manual manipulation that they can bill as massage or the other way around. But it's usu not the kind of massage you're envisioning. You'd best check out your insurance coverage on massage and always look up a qualified, licensed medical massage therapist. check out your massage therapy state board (http://www.massagetherapy.com/careers/stateboards.php) sorry i don't know how to do links here... just copy/paste and it has a therapist finder option. Someone who has experience in kineseology will serve you well if there are long standing structural problems from old injuries, etc. Don't rely on someone with only 100 hours under their belt. The massage industry seriously needs to upgrade its requirements and become part of integral medicine if it wants to overcome it's sordid past labelings of the path to "happy endings".
    Sexedforkids

    Answer by Sexedforkids at 5:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • I do :) its my job.
    sugamama3

    Answer by sugamama3 at 4:44 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Can't it be covered if it is done through your chiropractor's office? Or your physical therapist's office?

    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • i'm also an MT, i just don't practice...i'm thinking of selling my table tho because it's kinda going to waste. :-(
    @meooma, it all depends on how the insurance forms are done and what insurance you have. also, depending on what you have (in terms of illness and what not) some massage may not be good for you. i'd say contact your insurance company and inquire about clinical massage therapy.
    HappyHmsklNapps

    Comment by HappyHmsklNapps (original poster) at 4:49 PM on Jul. 7, 2011