Massage: You can now use FSA/HSA to pay


Great news: You can now use your FSA or HSA to pay for your massage service with Naturally Zuri Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork. An excellent option (and the least expensive) way to get a massage is to use your FSA or HSA dollars to pay for it.  Among its other benefits, massage can relieve neck and lower back pain, reduce sciatic pain, combat insomnia and help recuperate from an ACL injury.  This is an excellent way to ensure that all of your FSA/HSA funds are used by the end of the year.

Is my insurance accepted as well?

Unfortunately, most massage therapists do not take health insurance in New York State because most health insurance is based on workers’ compensation laws. For this reason, only medical doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors can bill massage therapy/manual therapies to insurance companies. Massage therapists can perform these services which could be covered through insurance, but that massage therapist needs to be employed by any of the three professions that can bill insurance.

How do I use my FSA/HSA?

The first step in using your FSA or HSA money for massage therapy is to pay a visit to your primary care doctor. Let the doctor know you have an FSA or HSA and are seeking massage therapy as the solution to a medically eligible condition. The doctor will write a prescription for your massage if he/she deems it to be medically necessary.

Your prescription will need to include the following:

  • A reason for your massage therapy treatment, such as a medical condition or  to relieve chronic back pains.
  • The number of sessions you’ll need or the frequency of your visits
  • The length of the treatments needed.

Once you have received the prescription, file it away in case you are asked to show proof of the expense. You can use your FSA/HSA card to pay for massage services online or in-person. Just remember, tips are not considered a medical expense.

Plan ahead

When setting money aside for your medical expenses, don’t forget to include massage as part of the total amount. Not only will you reduce your overall healthcare spending, but you could also book massage therapy for less.

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