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Julie Onofrio
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  • Seattle, WA
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Julie Onofrio's Discussions

Why did you become a massage therapist?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston Dec 30, 2011.

Need Help with Building a Massage School Directory
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark from AQTN Sep 25, 2015.

How many actual hours of massage do you do a week?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucianna Johnston May 28, 2012.

 

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Atozen Therapies commented on Julie Onofrio's blog post Why is Massage therapy not covered by health insurance in ALL states yet?
"Thanks for sharing this information!!"
Sep 9
Gordon J. Wallis commented on Julie Onofrio's blog post Why is Massage therapy not covered by health insurance in ALL states yet?
"As a side note. The VA sent representatives to our clinic(pain clinic) saying that they will not pay for opioids as in the past for our patients.  And that other alternatives to opioids must be utilized.   I work in that pain clinic.…"
May 5
Gordon J. Wallis commented on Julie Onofrio's blog post Why is Massage therapy not covered by health insurance in ALL states yet?
"I work in a medical clinic with medical doctors.  State laws really don’t mean very much.  It’s insurance company policy and individual insurance plans that matter.  And somehow the Chiropractors have a major controlling…"
May 5
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Why is Massage therapy not covered by health insurance in ALL states yet?

I was just looking for a better way to start communicating with other massage therapists on this topic... and thought about a bulletin board and remembered this forum.  I am surprised but happy to see a few people still on here posting.Why is massage not covered by health insurance in your state yet?With the OPIOID epidemic in the news everyday - why is massage therapy not yet the main answer to pain issues?Don't tell me it is education or the lack of it....that may be one small part of it.WA…See More
May 2

Profile Information

What is your website?
www.massagepracticebuilder.com
In what year did you enter the profession?
1987
Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage

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Why is Massage therapy not covered by health insurance in ALL states yet?

I was just looking for a better way to start communicating with other massage therapists on this topic... and thought about a bulletin board and remembered this forum.  I am surprised but happy to see a few people still on here posting.

Why is massage not covered by health insurance in your state yet?

With the OPIOID epidemic in the news everyday - why is massage therapy not yet the main answer to pain issues?

Don't tell me it is education or the lack of…

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Posted on May 2, 2019 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Getting massage covered by health insurance

Getting massage covered by health insurance is always a hot topic.  Many MT want to stay out of the healthcare business and not get into working with insurance and the medical profession claiming that it takes the 'art' out of doing massage.  The medical profession and insurance companies are seen as places that will eat massage therapists for breakfast!

On the other hand, getting massage covered by health insurance in every state can help the profession become more of a profession. …

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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:08pm — 5 Comments

Why we need more MT who can bill for insurance.

Massage Insurance Billing is a controversial topic. Many MT want to avoid it because of the challenges of extra paperwork and low returns.  They also are concerned that by getting involved in the medical process, they will lose their ability to help clients in the way they do now and will get mixed up in the 'fixing' mentality of insurance companies. 

 

Being able to bill for massage is one of the big factors that has allowed me to stay in practice for so long (23 years).  I…

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Posted on March 24, 2012 at 12:08pm

Ok so I sort of get the idea of research but I am research illiterate!

From my last post that created quite a stir, I have a new concept of research and the importance of it but now I see that my last post was more that I was and still am research illiterate! I was able to attend a great conference here in Seattle (OK I couldn't not go since it was a block away from my office) put on by the Massage Therapy Foundation called Highlighting

Massage Therapy in Complementary… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

I'm sorry, I just don't get research....

I started another blog post on the future of the massage profession and happened to mention research. It turned into a discussion on research. I decided to start a new blog post.



I'm sorry, I just don't get research. I'm not interested in it really even though I do have more of a science background than most massage therapists (AA degree in Biology). I am interested enough that I do keep trying… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:00am — 60 Comments

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At 1:50am on August 7, 2019, Margaret Miller said…

Hello .

I am Mrs. Margaret Miller, an aging widow suffering from long time illness (Esophageal Cancer). I have some important information (charity proposal) for you, May God continue to bless you, Please reply (margaretmargaretmiller@gmail.com) for more details.

your sister in the Lord,
Mrs. Margaret Miller.

At 12:02pm on March 25, 2011, Heide Metzger said…
Thank you for mentioning Massage For Charity International ! We were able to match up 2 more therapists around the country with people contacting us to host parties. Only need 50 more therapists to fill the needs around the country of the other interested people! Doing the home parties has been a wonderful practice builder and I thnak you again for the people who found us through you! Let me know if you are ever in Chicago. (I did live in Federal Way for about 5 months years ago!)
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At 4:24am on October 12, 2009, Mitchell R. Mosher, DPM, LMBT said…
Hi Julie: Do you use Site Build It?
Thanks, Mitchell
At 6:52pm on October 10, 2009, Eeris Kallil CMT said…
Thank you or your response to my discussion! Eeris
 
 
 

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