Massage for Motor Vehicle Accidents
Zenana Spa and Wellness Center now offers Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery Massage!
We are now able to bill auto insurance companies for massage therapy treatment if you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
We feel very strongly about providing the best in therapeutic massage for our clients. We are pleased to be able to offer this incredibly vital part of injury recovery at no out of pocket expense!
Oregon law requires that all auto insurance companies provide personal injury protection benefits (PIP) when issuing your insurance policy. Oregon PIP pays for medical bills as well as ongoing lost wages, medication, and care in your home while recovering from an auto accident regardless of who is at fault. At a minimum, the state of Oregon requires the coverage of medical costs for up to one year or $15,000. A prescription or referral from a primary care physician (MD) or chiropractor (DC) is all that is required for PIP to cover massage therapy. It is your legal right to choose the Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist with whom you would like to work!
Prior to seeking massage, you must consult with a medical doctor or chiropractor to evaluate the extent of structural, nerve and internal/external injuries to ensure that massage is not contraindicated.
Following a car accident, massage therapy can aid recovery by restoring balance to your autonomic nervous system. Relaxation techniques such as Swedish massage can help reverse the shock and trauma a car wreck can cause your nervous system as a whole. Massage promotes circulation of blood and lymph, which not only reduces swelling, but assists in "flushing" the injured area with fresh blood rich in nutrients that aid in faster tissue recovery.
In addition, after the body is exposed to trauma the muscles contract to protect themselves from injury and to hold joints and other fragile body parts in stable positions to help prevent injury. This is commonly referred to as splinting. Even when the threat is no longer present, the body is often unable to release those muscles and they remain tight and tender. Massage therapy reminds the body that it is safe to let the muscles relax. Although massage can bring immediate relief, permanent pain-free healing usually requires a series of treatments in order to allow injured muscles to return to normal. As healing progresses, massage therapy will help release contracted muscles, maintain and improve range of motion, and help prevent the formation of scar tissue and muscle adhesions.
Call today and let the experienced hands of a Zenana Spa and Wellness Center massage therapist support you on your road to recovery!