Most HSA/FSA will cover therapeutic massage when you provide a Doctor’s note.
Want to maximize your tax -advantage accounts? Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts are a great way to allocate funds for your health and wellness pre-tax.
Ask your doctor or medical team about the many benefits of massage. Proven to reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce pain, eliminate toxins, improve flexibility, improve sleep, enhance immunity, reduce fatigue, support recovery from injuries, and provide tapered reduction or stability of many chronic conditions.
Typically, you’ll want to confirm with your HR department that your particular savings account – Flex or Health – considers massage an approved form of treatment.
Then you’ll visit your doctor to obtain a Doctor’s Letter of Medical Necessity for therapeutic massage (prescription).
Massage can be helpful to improve circulation and benefit heart health, decrease pain and inflammation, improve sciatica, fibromyalgia, anxiety, tinnitus, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, carpal tunnel and much more. Talk to your doctor about the ways massage can support your health goals.
Make sure your Doctor’s Letter covers the reason you need massage therapy, the number of sessions you require each month, and how long each session should be in duration (60 minutes is fairly standard, but ask about other lengths of time).
Once you have your Doctor’s Letter, book your appointment! Be sure to bring your Letter confirming medical necessity and your HSA/FSA card to make payment. And consider taking advantage of a membership package so you can save a little extra.