Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. The Medical Massage treatment is focused only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription, the Licensed Massage Therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment. Medical Massage is generally billed in 15-minute segments using current procedural terminology and adhering to the usual and customary reimbursement fee schedule agreed upon in Florida by state legislature.
In order for Licensed Massage Therapist’s to state that they are treating someone, they must first be able to legally determine what it is that they are actually treating.
In Florida it is beyond Massage Therapists' scope of practice to diagnose, they must work from a doctor’s prescription if they are claiming to treat a specific condition. Non-prescribed therapy may also be administered to address clients, where assessment shows soft-tissue imbalances.