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Your practitioner will have you fill out an intake form that will help her prioritize the areas of focus for your treatment. Once you have completed the form and had a brief interview with your practitioner, she will leave the room so that you can disrobe for your massage or lay on the table for your acupuncture session. In a massage session, all areas of the body are covered by the sheets except the area that is currently being worked.
With acupuncture, the intake procedure is the same but includes a visual examination of the tongue and an analysis of your pulse.
If you are coming for a treatment covered by health insurance, please bring a copy of your prescription and your insurance card so that we may make a copy of them for our records. Clients may also bring shorts and a sports bra to wear during the session if they are more comfortable doing so.
Prices and hours vary by practitioner so please see your individual practitioner’s web site for details on hours and rates.
Payments are due at the time of service, unless insurance is being billed. All practitioners accept only cash and checks at this time.
Each practitioner has separate polices for accepting insurance. Most massage therapy sessions covered by insurance require a prescription from a physician or chiropractor that provides the therapist with a treatment plan including:
- Start date for treatment
- Frequency of treatment
- Areas of focus
- Diagnosis codes
- Number of sessions prescribed
In general, massage is a covered benefit for acute injuries and chronic conditions that can be improved with treatment.
Massage therapy is a covered benefit for motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries. We accept Personal Injury Protection or (PIP) insurance which is provided by your auto insurer for motor vehicle accidents. We also bill the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for work-related injuries.
In order to provide massage therapy for motor vehicle accidents or work-related injuries we require a claim number, billing information including an address for claims submission, and a current prescription.
Massage is not covered for stress, anxiety, or general health maintenance.
Each practitioner has a specific list of plans that she will bill on your behalf. We recommend that you check with your plan to verify coverage for complementary care such as massage and acupuncture. Copayments for your sessions are generally collected at the time of service.
Refer to each practitioner’s website to find their cancellation policy.