Medical Massage Therapy is a focused therapy option for patients of Central Ohio Spine and Joint. Unlike relaxation massage, medical massage is designed to address specific soft tissue dysfunctions and patterns. Our massage therapists are highly trained and comfortable co-managing the common conditions in our clinic.  The therapist is under the direct supervision of the treating physician and only focuses specifically on the areas identified as dysfunctional.  Research continues to support the combination of services we provide here in the office like spinal manipulation, manual therapy/medical massage, and exercise.

The physicians at Central Ohio Spine and Joint will only prescribe medical massage for those who they believe it would improve their outcomes.  We do not utilize medical massage for all patients.

Medical Massage has been shown to help manage symptoms like:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • Leg pain

Massage Referral

Do you have a referral for medical massage from your primary care physician? Our highly trained therapist are used to working with other providers and can full fill the needs of your prescription for message therapy.


Depending on your insurance benefits, massage therapy may be covered.  Currently, we are in network with the insurance companies listed below:


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Medical Mutual of Ohio

OSU Insurance

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Workers Compensation 


Central Ohio Spine and Joint proudly serves massage therapy patients from Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna and Columbus.