A more intense massage to reach deep muscle layers, and address points of attachment as well as the belly of the muscles. This focused massage is slow and coordinated with deep breathing.
Well-known for its long flowing strokes over the whole body, helps release the stresses of everyday life, leaving the receiver feeling whole, integrated and deeply relaxed, in a natural state of well-being. Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client and can usually accommodate specific requests and preferences within the Esalen massage modality. Practitioners combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work to release everyday stresses, still the mind, and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed.
Health Insurance: These services are not typically covered by health insurance plans unless combined with other services provided by an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist or Chiropractor and considered medially necessary.
Auto Insurance: these services may be covered by auto insurance plans when an injury has occurred and diagnosed by a Physician. Typically, a referral from your Physician is needed.
*If you have experienced an injury as a result of a auto accident and are intended or would like to use your auto insurance to pay for services. Please inform your provider so confirmation regarding your auto insurance claim reimbursement requirements and process can be verified.
Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts: Massage therapy may be considered a qualified medical expense when recommended by a physician who has provided a written prescription for services. The IRS ruling states that medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental ailment. Examples of illnesses that qualify include carpal tunnel syndrome, stress, back pain, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and pain management.
If you suffer from one of the above conditions, let your medical practitioner know that you have an FSA or HSA and you’d like to use some of your funds toward massage for treatment or prevention of your condition.
Your physician will need to provide three pieces of information on the prescription:
- Medical necessity: why you need massage therapy (example: to relieve back pain)
- Frequency: number of sessions per month (example: minimum of two sessions per month)
- Duration: length of treatment (example: 12 months)
Once you’ve obtained the prescription, keep if for your records. While, Bhakti does not require you to give a copy of this prescription to your massage therapist before accept funds from an FSA or HSA, we prefer to have copy for your file.