What is Medical Massage?

AN ORTHOPEDIC/medical massage is a result-oriented treatment specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been prescribed by a physician. Your therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the session but will focus your treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.

Why is a prescription necessary to perform ORTHOPEDIC/medical massage?

It is beyond the scope of a massage therapist to diagnose a medical condition. They must work from a physician’s prescription. 

What type of massage therapy is considered ORTHOPEDIC/medical massage?

An orthopedic/medical massage may include, but is not limited to, muscle testing, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy, and rehabilitative stretching procedures.

Back Massage Massage In Progress

What are the Benefits of ORTHOPEDIC/medical massage?

  • Releases tight and sore muscles;
  • Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment;
  • Deactivates myofascial trigger points;
  • Decreases pain and inflammation;
  • Massage can restore suppleness and strength to your muscles, improving their function;
  • Alleviates stress and improves circulation;
  • Massage can improve digestive motility;
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion;
  • Calms the nervous system;
  • Improves posture and coordination; and
  • Medical massage is cost-effective.


Orthopedic/Medical Massage is an appropriate form of treatment if you are experiencing pain, tension or would like to increase your flexibility and performance. If you do not have a prescription from your physician and are experiencing chronic or acute pain, you may be treated where an assessments shows soft-tissue imbalances. If you are looking for a non-surgical, non-medication form of treatment for your injuries, Orthopedic/Medical Massage may be the approach for you.

We welcome guidance from your physician, acupuncturist, chiropractor, physical therapist, and any other providers you entrust with your care and treatment. We believe all providers can work together to provide you with with best care possible.

There are three elements to an Orthopedic/Medical Massage treatment:

  1.  Assessing the needs of the client and your medical condition;
  2.  Customize a treatment to resolve your source of pain; and
  3.  Provide self-care techniques and educate the client to extend their results.

30-minutes $55.00
60-minutes $100.00
90-minutes $150.00

Did you know?

You may use your Health Saving Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for therapeutic massage services.  Therapeutic massage is accepted as a legitimate medical service by many plans.

While most FSA and HSA credit or debit cards are typically accepted without question, we recommend the following steps to ensure coverage is accepted as all FSA cards do not accept massage treatments.  Ask your healthcare practitioner to write a “prescription” that provides the following information:

  • Reason for medical necessity (example: ‘back pain’);
  • Indicate the number of treatments recommended, frequency and duration (example: “two sessions per week for 6 weeks”);
  • Indicate the modality (massage therapy, manual therapy); and
  • List the diagnosis code.

We can provide you with a customized receipt to assist with FSA/HSA acceptance or claim reimbursement. 

We now provide care and treatment for workers' compensation, automobile accidents.  Call for additional information.  In addition, we are listed as medical providers under the following plans:

Capital Blue Cross (PPO, Benefit Plan)

Choose Healthy Affinity Program (Discount Program)*

Group Health, Inc.

Health Allies (Discount Program)

Health Net Health Plan of Oregon


Priority Health (HMO, POS, PPO Benefit Plan)

Providence Health Plan

Veterans Affairs Community Care Network

Tivity Whole Health Living Program*

*Click the link to see if your insurer is covered through ChooseHealthy Affinity or Tivity Whole Health Programs