Licensed, certified or registered?  The massage therapists at Altasano are Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) and registered by the State of Illinois. Illinois LMT’s are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed an approved massage therapy program and passed the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork’s (NCBTMB) examination or the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).  A minimum of 600 hours of training is required for licensure and all LMT’s undergo a background check by the State of Illinois.

How many massage therapy sessions do you think I’ll need?  The number of sessions that you may need is determined by your history and your goals for treatment. Some patients are working on a specific injury and utilizing massage therapy during their healing time, other patients use massage therapy as part of their preventative care.

What’s the cost, and is it covered by health insurance? Each 55 minute massage session is between $95-105, depending on the service. Health insurance will sometimes cover the cost of a massage, again depending upon the reason for the treatment and other insurance factors, like deductibles and exclusions.