Health Funds

Health Fund Policies

If you are unsure if your private health insurance covers remedial massage therapy, we advise you contact them direct and ask if remedial massage is covered under your policy.

Which Therapists are Covered

Ask us when booking about which specific therapists are claimable.  Not all of our remedial massage therapists are claimable. This does not mean that they are less experienced.  In fact some of the therapists who are not covered have greater experience in their fields of expertise. It may be simply that they are trained overseas and their qualification isn’t recognised in Australia.

Which Treatments are Covered

Remedial massage treatments are claimable only if they are performed by one of our remedial massage therapist accredited with that particular health fund. 

Relaxation (Swedish) massage and Pregnancy Massage is not covered due to health fund rules. 

You cannot claim gift voucher purchases or redemptions against your private health insurance.

Which Health Funds are Covered

You are able to claim the cost of your treatment against most of the private health insurance funds in Australia including Medibank Private, BUPA, Australian Unity, NIB, CBHS, Defence Health, AHM, GU Health, HBF, HCF and others. Check with us at the time you make your booking.  

We do not process health fund claims on the spot, so we will provide you with a Tax Invoice for you to claim. A lot of our patients use smart phone apps and submit the invoice to their health fund.

Important Note

Please check with your health fund regarding changes in rules and regulations. Your health fund may make changes without your knowledge to any of their plans and packages and what may or may not be claimable. 

Because of this we cannot guarantee that you will be able to claim as Health Funds change their policies or our ability to claim with them and they do not always informed us until after the fact.

Australian Government Private Health Insurance Reforms - April 2019

Since 1st April 2019, a number of Natural Therapies are no longer be permitted to be covered under private health insurance policies. Remedial Massage and Acupuncture are unaffected by these changes.

Excluded techniques are Alexander technique, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Naturapathy, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi & Yoga.

Contact Us

If you would like further information or if you would like to make a booking, please email

us by clicking the link below or phone us on

08 9535 4111

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