What is Massage Therapy
Massage is a therapeutic maneuver which involves adjustment of connective tissues, deep tissues and muscles to increase flexibility and circulation, provide relaxation and to strengthen their function.
There are various types of massage ranging from head to toe.
Some of the most well known types of massage are Deep tissue massage, Shiatsu (Japanese massage), Traditional Chinese massage, Stone massage, Oil massage, Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage, Reflexology massage, Remedial massage, Thai massage etc.
Generally, it is recommended to get a massage from a qualified massage therapist as they can provide you with the right massage depending on your need.
We have a wide selection of Australian trained Massage Therapists at our clinic available Monday to Saturday.
All our massage therapists hold a minimum 2 year University diploma and are all recognised providers for private health insurance. They work closely with our Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor to get you the best results.
They are qualified to deliver massages for all ranges of injuries and complaints. They can deliver a firm massage or tone it down to a relaxation massage.
Because all our massage therapists are holders of university diplomas, they are all recognised and registered with all major private health insurance companies.
This means you are able to claim if your insurance covers you for either massage or myotherapy. You must make your own enquiries with your health insurance company.
The key things to check are
- If you are covered for Massage.
- If you are covered for Myotherapy
- What rebate you will receive for this service
- How your “extras” are grouped
- What is your yearly limit for this service
- What is your yearly limit for each group
Some insurances are more generous with the way they group their “extra”
The other thing worth checking is
If your insurance company allows massage to be processed on the spot using a “HICAPS” terminal. This means that you only have to pay the gap on the day. If your insurance company has not negotiated with “HICAPS” as an added service to its customers, simply ask our receptionist for a receipt that you can use to later claim online.
Make an appointment at Physiotherapist Melbourne or call us on (03) 9380 5434.