Health savings accounts (HSAs) and Flex Spending Accounts (FHAs) accounts allow you to contribute controlled amounts of pre-tax income. As long as the money is used for approved medical or health expenses you are golden. Many people like using their HSA or FHA money for massage therapy.
However, in recent years many of these accounts have implemented conditions around using money from HSAs or flex spending accounts to pay for massage therapy. Now they often require that you have a referring physician to write a recommendation letter for the massage therapy to be covered.
These accounts are all different. It’s up to you to find out what your plan requires. All health savings accounts will cover massage therapy, but it’s important to find out if you need a letter from a doctor because some do, and some don’t. It’s a good idea to find out if you need a referral from a doctor before you come in, to avoid having to pay the cost of your session out of pocket.
Many patients at Body Fix Therapies use their health savings accounts to pay for their sessions. It’s a great way to use your health spending money. If you have a flex spending account and want to see if massage therapy may help you, call 916.488.4223 to make an appointment with us.