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