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MEDICAL MASSAGE
WHAT IS MEDICAL MASSAGE?

Medical Massage  treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. 

The Medical Massage Practitioner may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment.   I use
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Kinetic Stretch
  • Reciprocal Inhibition Stretch
  • Electric therapy
  • Active Muscle Release

Medical Massage Treatment is focused only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.
Janet Kloes, MMP

IS MEDICAL MASSAGE A DEGREE?    YES.


A Medical Massage Practitioner is a massage therapist who has completed advanced CE training for Medical Massage as specified by NCBTMB and is registered with the Medical Massage Association.  

A medical massage practitioner is trained with specific treatments for Manual Therapy Techniques in compliance of CPT Code 97140.

CPT codes are regulated to 15 min units on a URC (Usual Customary Rates) fee schedule for insurance reimbursement.
MEDICAL MASSAGE TREATS
4 CONDITIONS FOR  CODE 97140

1.  Sustained contractions
2.  Increased tissue waste
3.  Decrease of elasticity
4.  Increase of fascial adhesions

HOW LONG IS A MEDICAL MASSAGE?

1.  Prescription Medical Massage--15 minutes for one unit.  Two units is the maximum allowed per session for insurance purposes and billed on UCR rates.

2.  Medical Massage Treatment--One body area is 15 minutes for $20.  Be aware that when muscles have been misaligned they retain muscle memory and need to be re-educated to stay in their proper alignment.  This re-education usually takes 3-4 treatments over a two-week period.

A Medical Massage takes more time than a regular Therapeutic Massage.  You should schedule 60 minutes for upper body and 60 minutes for lower body.  60 minutes is $60.

A Therapeutic Massage is 60 minutes.  You can combine a Medical Massage for half the body and a Therapeutic Massage for the other half for a 90 minute massage



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