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NJ Medical Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy



Anybody can receive this type of massage for pain relief but many times Medical Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy will be prescribed by a Physician. Medical Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy are result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve orthopedic conditions.

The Physician will provide their patient a prescription for massage that will inform the massage therapist of the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the treatment codes. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical and Orthopedic Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.

For INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT you, the client, must:

  • Call your insurance provider to get PRE-APPROVED for Therapeutic Massage from a MASSAGE THERAPIST.
  • Have a prescription for Therapeutic Massage from your Physician.
  • The Physician must perform the evaluations, make the diagnosis and provide the plan of care.
  • The prescription must have the DIAGNOSIS CODE and PLAN OF CARE, including THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
  • Fill out any required paperwork from your insurance company


The care received will be 100% under the direction and guidance of the physician. Massage Therapists in NJ cannot, legally, diagnosis or provide the plan of care. I can only provide treatment under the guidance of the Physician.

Since it is beyond Massage Therapists' scope of practice to diagnose, the therapist must work from a doctor's prescription if they are claiming to treat a specific condition. Non-prescribed therapy may also be administered to address clients, where assessment shows soft-tissue imbalances.

Benefits of Medical Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy:

  • Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause a lack of blood supply to soft tissues, which causes hypersensitivity to the touch and allows for further injury to the tissues.
  • Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment.
  • Deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points which research has shown, trigger points may be responsible for as much as 74% of everyday pain.
  • Decreases Pain And Inflammation.
  • Alleviates Stress and Improves Circulation.
  • Aids in Digestion.
  • Increases Flexibility And Range Of Motion.
  • Calms The Nervous System.
  • Improves Posture And Coordination.
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