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Medical Massage

Insurance-covered massages must be booked by phone. If you schedule additional services with your insurance visit, please schedule all of them over the phone to avoid charges for your insurance-covered service.

Best Medical Massage in Olympia

Ballaura Wellness Spas medical massage therapists provide a targeted plan of treatment along with a recommended series of visits. The techniques used in a medical massage include a broader set of therapies focused on muscle health and recovery. 

The goal of medical massage is outcome-based. While there is a focus on stress relief and relaxation, the medical need takes priority at each session. Depending on your goal, medical massage is used to manage pain, improve circulation, relieve nerve compressions, reduce inflammation, or increase flexibility.

Types of Medical Massage

Depending on your medical goals and needs, massage therapists can use multiple modalities together. These techniques include:

  • Deep tissues massage
  • Neuromuscular therapy 
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Swedish massage
  • Reflexology
  • Cupping therapy
  • Myofascial release

Labor & Industries (Workers Comp)

A common injury that qualifies for a medical massage includes workers compensation. The general rule in the context of eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits is that if an employee is injured in the course and scope of employment by an anticipated and foreseeable risk of that employment, the employee is eligible to collect those benefits.

  • First 6 treatments from L&I do not require approval.
  • For the first appointment, provide your case number, a copy of the L&I Report with diagnosis codes, and a prescription from your doctor.

Personal Injury (Auto Injury)

Another injury that typically qualifies for a medical massage is personal or auto injury. The PIP (Personal Injury Protection) portion of your auto insurance will cover any medical expenses your doctor recommends following an auto accident, including massage.

  • For your first appointment, bring your case number, a prescription from a doctor, and proof of auto insurance with PIP.
  • Please also provide contact information for your attorney, if applicable, and your adjuster.   

Medical Massage Covered By Insurance

Medical massage designed to treat medically diagnosed conditions. Commonly covered by: Premera Blue Cross, Aetna, and Kaiser Permanente. A prescription from a primary care doctor or chiropractor is required.  Your prescription must include how many times you can be seen and how often.

As a courtesy to our clients, we offer insurance billing. As part of that service, we at Ballaura Wellness Spa will contact your insurance company to verify your benefits.  We require you to call and know your benefits as well. We also highly recommend that you call our office to clarify any questions about your insurance benefits. If you are aware of any limitation(s) on your insurance benefits, please notify us immediately to allow us to try to maximize your coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. You are fully responsible for any deductibles, copayments, and non-covered services.  We require you to keep a card on file that we will automatically be charged for patient responsibility balances that go beyond 30-days. We will also automatically charge for non-covered services.  We will not charge until we have tried to rebill, or the claim exceeds 90-days.

Steps to Reviece A Medical Massage Covered By Insurance

Step 1: Get your prescription. We require ALL insurance clients to have a prescription before being seen at Ballaura. Have your prescription ready when you call to book your appointment. If you don’t have it when calling for a medical massage appointment, you may be asked to call back after you do. We treat conditions, but we cannot diagnose them. Even if your insurance company says you don’t need a prescription, we do need one from a qualified medical provider that can so we can bill them with the appropriate billing codes for the appointment.

Step 2: Call to book an appointment. We will ask for information from you at the timing of scheduling, including a credit card to hold your spot. The card will only be charged if you do not show up to your appointment or cancel within 24 hours of your appointment.

Step 3: Send a prescription. Prior to your appointment, send your prescription either by fax to 360-539-7729 or by email to relax@ballaura.com. If we do not have your prescription on file at the time of your massage, we will ask you to pay for the service in full.
Step 4: Enjoy your massage! We are glad to work with you and your insurance company to provide personalized care. And know that you are on the path to recovery and healing.