The Benefits Of Massage Therapy
The history of massages date back to well over 5,000 years ago. In Eastern and Western civilizations, it was used as a sacred a natural way of healing the body of certain ailments. Massages have been found to be very effective in relieving pain, preventing, curing, and healing certain injuries. Massage therapy also aids in decreasing stress levels by producing a state of deep relaxation. Egypt, China, Japan, and India are four countries that have practice using massage therapy for several …show more content…
In the state of Tennessee licensing requirements are 500 hours of course work from an approved school. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massages and Bodywork (NCBTMB) require Twenty-five hours of continuing educational classes are required, two hours of Tennessee law, and two hours of management of massage therapy, ethics, or substance abuse courses must be completed. The initial cost of a massage license is 280.00 and the two year renewal fee is 195.00.
Most physical therapy and chiropractic treatments are reimbursed by most insurance companies but more than ninety percent of massage therapy sessions are out of pocket expenses. Some services may be covered under insurance if it is recommended by an Osteopath or Chiropractor. Due to the demand of massage therapy an increased number of insurance companies are beginning to offer their clients the services at a discounted rate between 20-25% of the retail price. The average price of a one hour massage ranges between the amounts of