In a medical massage session, the therapist aims to achieve a specific outcome, primarily pain relief and restoring function to the body. The patient's present diagnosis or injury is assessed/evaluated by the therapist and specific treatment is administered. The type of massage treatment will be decided by the therapist, depending on their modality specialties, in order to focus on a specific outcome for the condition.
Sandpoint Medical Massage & Bodyworks accepts the following health insurance:
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD (OUT OF STATE INCLUDED)
HEALTH SHARE PROGRAMS (LIBERTY, SAMARITAN, ECT.)
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Some insurance companies will allow clients to self-claim and file for reimbursement. We can help you with that...
Don't see your insurance plan on here but know that it covers massage therapy? Contact us and let us know!
Yes, you need to have a referral in order to use your massage therapy benefits with your health plan.
A referral can be obtained by your doctor or chiropractor.
Here is a referral form they can fill out for you to bring to your appointment or be faxed to us at 208.575.8309
There is a customer service number on the back of your insurance card. You can call them and ask if your plan covers massage therapy in general or under their rehabilitative services. They should be able to tell you how many sessions are covered in a year, if you have a co-payment or co-insurance, and if your massage benefits are subject to your deductible.
If you can call ahead to investigate these questions, this will help us get you scheduled faster!
Firstly, it depends on the comfort level of the client to receive therapeutic massage. As the client, you have the right to set your limitations.
Secondly, the level of discomfort will depend on the condition being treated. For example, massage techniques used to treat scar tissue adhesions can feel intense and sometimes uncomfortable. Manual lymphatic drainage techniques require very little pressure and can feel extremely soothing.
Everyone has a varied pain tolerance and our pain receptors can even be different day to day. We check in with you on your comfort level each time we see you!
Our therapists have a range of training, interest, and certifications in massage and bodywork techniques. The most commonly used form used in our therapeutic massages are:
CRANIO SACRAL THERAPY
MATERNITY MASSAGE (includes prenatal, labor and postpartum)
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
For more information on these, check out The Bodywork page
Our therapists are licensed by the State of Idaho as well hold a 650+hour certification from a licensed massage school in the United States.
The state of Idaho requires licensed massage therapists to do continuing education courses every year to keep an active license, so we are always keeping up on the latest information and massage techniques through workshops, certification courses, and seminars.
We DO accept motor vehicle accident insurance.
If you experienced a soft tissue injury and reported it to your insurance carrier, you will most likely be able to get massage therapy services covered.
All you need is a referral from your doctor or chiropractor for a specific amount of sessions and we can start the process of helping you heal!
We are not currently taking worker's compensation cases.