After a long week we understand now painful your back, neck, shoulder, legs and wrist can become. Well relief for every pain, discomfort and poor posture is a reality with regular massage. Research has found that massage is an effective therapy for a pain in the neck, or that pain between your shoulder blades. See below fo information on how to use your FSA or HSA pre-tax funds for massage. Feel better today!
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Therefore, no matter how strained your legs, wrist, neck or shoulder are massage can help restore movement and relieve pain.
Using FSA or HSA Funds:
Massage therapy can be a qualified medical expense, as long as a physician recommends it with a written prescription. The IRS rules states that medical care expenses must be primarily to ease or prevent a physical or mental ailment. Examples of illnesses that qualify include frozen shoulder, piriformis syndrome (commonly referred to as sciatica) stress, back and neck pain, arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and pain management.
What you need first
All you need to do to first set up massage as a qualifying expense by paying your primary doctor a visit and tell them you have an FSA or HSA and you'd like to use some of your funds toward massage for treatment or prevention of your ailment or medical complaint.
Your physician will need to provide the following information on a prescription form:
1. The medical necessity: why you need massage therapy (example: to relieve back pain)
2. The frequency they recommend: number of sessions per month (example: minimum of two sessions per month)
3. The duration: length of treatment (example: 12 months)
Once you've obtained the prescription, file it away in case you are ever asked to back up the expense. It's not necessary to bring the prescription to Massage Envy, but you should bring your FlexCard (if you have one) to pay for your next visit. If you don't have a FlexCard, simply pay for our massages and turn in your receipts for reimbursement. Note that you can't include tips.
Planning for Next Year set aside funds for massage
In your financial planning, don't forget to include the cost of your massage visits in the total amount. You also can set aside money for massage therapy for a spouse, if he or she has a qualifying medical condition. For each person, your possible saving could be $15 to $27 a month in taxes and put the saving into pain or stress relief! And who couldn’t use that!