Massage therapy, whether it is a therapeutic or a relaxing care, reduces muscle tension, calms the nervous system, improves sleep quality, facilitates blood circulation, increases the potential for recovery after a muscle injury and brings many other scientifically proven benefits. It adapts to all types of clients and is recommended for people suffering from chronic fatigue, insomnia, migraine, chronic pain (fibromyalgia), lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, inflammation disorders (tendonitis, bursitis, strain, arthritis) and mental health disorders (stress, anxiety, depressive disorders).
During a massage therapy care, the massage therapist first conducts an interview to fill out a health questionnaire with the client. Several questions are then asked in order to define the reason for the consultation and to identify the conditions that could influence it. The therapist then practices the therapeutic or relaxing care of between 30 and 90 minutes, respecting the privacy of the client, using the massage techniques best suited to his or her situation and needs.
At any time, a client has the right to ask to consult the file that the therapist keeps with regard to his therapeutic follow-up. If the client wishes to obtain a copy of this file, the massage therapist must provide one. However, the transcript or reproduction of the document may incur costs which must be reasonable..
A parent must attend the care when the child is under 16 years of age. In this way, the parent and the child are reassured. However, if applicable, the receipt must be made on behalf of the person receiving the care..
The answer, in both instances, is no. For this reason, Just Zen has long argued in favour of the creation of a professional order of massage therapists. In fact, as long as massage therapy is not regulated and overseen by a professional order in Luxembourg, massage therapy fees will not be eligible for a tax credit for medical expenses, nor will they be reimbursed by the CNS.
Massage therapy practiced by competent and well trained therapists generally poses no risk to a person in good health. However, there may be precautions to take or contra-indications in the presence of certain diseases or health conditions. Where the recipient has osteoporosis, a circulatory disorder or a heart disorder, for example, he or she is advised to consult a physician before seeing a massage therapist.
The cost of a session and the massage therapist’s rates vary based on several criteria, including the objective and duration of the massage, the type and frequency of the intervention, the technique used, the massage therapist’s competency profile, and the nature of the practice environment (i.e., practice, private office, home or other).
It all depends on your health status and your objective. Massage therapy may represent a preventive, corrective or therapeutic solution to a variety of problems. Is your goal to reinforce your immune system? Are you pregnant? Do you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety or back pain? In order to identify the massage technique best suited to your needs, speak to a certified massage therapist.