Now there’s some good news. A recent report in the Annals of Family Medicine describes a study done by medical researchers to evaluate various amounts and frequencies of massage to treat injured necks. The researchers considered a 10 percent or more improvement in neck function and a 30 percent or more improvement in pain as the clinically significant baseline for judging how effective the massage was.
After four weeks of treatment, researchers found that 60-minute massages two or three times per week were more effective than fewer or shorter sessions. The researchers suggested that doctors recommending massage would do well to ensure that patients receive the longer, more effective massages.
This may sound logical to you and me, but for insurance companies it’s a different story. Insurers will do anything to avoid paying money to injured clients. Massage therapy is one area they look at closely, and it’s not unusual to have an insurance company deny paying for what they think are therapy sessions that are too frequent or too long.
Now there’s science to prove they’re wrong – and that they need to pay you what you deserve.