Registered Massage Therapists?

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#1
Calgary
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If I go to the spa, are the massage treatments done by Registered Massage Therapists?

I ask because my work health care plan covers up to a certain amount each year for massages and I would submit the claim if I go.
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This is the kind of policy that can vary by cruise line. Best to ask in the forum dedicated to the cruise line:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=22
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Perhaps you could go to the website of the company that is contracted to provide the spa services. Most cruise lines use either Canyon Ranch or Steiner. EM
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My insurance list all the local businesses that are covered by their policy on their website, cruise lines weren't included.

You might have a hard time arguing your massage on your cruise vacation was a genuine medical benefit 😀

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Originally posted by YYC009
If I go to the spa, are the massage treatments done by Registered Massage Therapists?



I ask because my work health care plan covers up to a certain amount each year for massages and I would submit the claim if I go.

Nice try.


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It they are registered, it will generally not be in the USA. They all work for a third party company (such as Steiner) which hire nearly all Europeans. At least one luxury line uses a third party company based in the USA (I think its Canyon Ranch)...but this is not the norm.

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Originally posted by Hlitner
It they are registered, it will generally not be in the USA. They all work for a third party company (such as Steiner) which hire nearly all Europeans. At least one luxury line uses a third party company based in the USA (I think its Canyon Ranch)...but this is not the norm.



Hank

Oceania uses Canyon Ranch.


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#10
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My plan is pretty good. Doesn't matter where in the world it takes place. I got reimbursed for a massage at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and the InterContinental Resort in Tahiti, among others. I only have to prove it was done by a Registered Massage Therapist.

I guess I will try to find out what company NCL and Princess use.
#11
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Are you certain the requirement isn't that the "treatment" be provided by a Licensed Massage Therapist rather than a Registered Massage Therapist? Of course neither term is subject to standard definition - even in the U S, so it sounds like an extraordinarily generous health insurance plan.

And neither term is likely to be applicable in the case of cruise ship practitioners - who are very rarely U S nationality or residence.
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Originally posted by navybankerteacher
Are you certain the requirement isn't that the "treatment" be provided by a Licensed Massage Therapist rather than a Registered Massage Therapist? Of course neither term is subject to standard definition - even in the U S, so it sounds like an extraordinarily generous health insurance plan.



And neither term is likely to be applicable in the case of cruise ship practitioners - who are very rarely U S nationality or residence.

Yeah- almost too good to be true.


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