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Extra Cash in Your Flexible Spending Account? Schedule a Massage

It’s the end of the year and you have a few dozen dollars left over in your Flexible Spending Account (the FSA), which you need to use because rolling it over is not an option. You earned the cash, it’s tax free, and you can spend the money on deductibles or copayments or other out-of-pocket health care costs.

You’re not feeling terribly ill and you don’t really need a new pair of glasses, and you’ve got all the ibuprofen you need, so why not spend it on something you really want, like a wellness visit? Like a massage?

Flexible Spending Accounts are ideal for massage when your doctor qualifies you with a medical condition for massage. Fortunately, therapeutic massages can help with managing pain for all kinds of medical conditions, which could be anything from carpal tunnel, back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia to chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, hypertension, and even cancer.

If you suffer from symptoms related to any of these conditions, or if you know that pain management is where you need to invest energy and effort, it’s wise to have a doctor who understands the benefits of therapeutic massage. Despite massage therapy being late to the clinical trials (because really, how do you run a double-blind test on a massage?), a lot of research is now being conducted on the use of massage to reduce pain for people suffering all different types of ailments.

Fortunately, you can schedule a massage with certified Massage Therapists James Moore and Veronica Yeh through our online scheduling service. Both CMTs are highly trained and specialize in various needs, including sports massage, rehabilitation, and pre-natal massage.

And there’s no better time to schedule than before you lose your Flexible Spending Account dollars. So know your plan, schedule your massage, and feel better quickly.

 

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