Massage therapists are trained to manipulate the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the human body. They apply pressure to the body using their hands. There are multiple types of massage for different purposes.
Sports massage therapy is primarily aimed at reducing and treating sport injuries. Sports massage is useful as a preventative measure to avoid sporting injuries.
Most massage sessions last around one hour, prices do vary but most places seem to charge from $50 to $80 for a session. Often the initial consult is priced differently to subsequent sessions.
No, Medicare does not generally cover massage therapy. Medicare considers massage therapy as an alternative therapy and therefore does not cover it.
Yes, if you have private health insurance with extras cover massage therapy is generally included. Check your coverage to see what is included and what the limits are, it will usually not cover the cost of a full session but part of the session.