Can I get money back from my health insurance for a massage ?

Yes, it is possible to get money back from the health insurance company. However, we are not registered as recognized complementary medical therapists with ASCA / EMR. What does that really mean now? The simple answer is that it depends on your insurance solution, which unfortunately requires a little more clarification. Here is our experience of when you have a chance of getting your money back:

good chance…
if you have a (modern) supplementary insurance that supports health-promoting / preventive services. For example, the list of the supplementary insurance “COMPLETA PRAEVENTA” at Swica contains over 100 entries with various services. Although the Thai Massage is not included, we have received feedback from customers that they get refunds.

(small) chance…
if you have an additional insurance for complementary medicine. As a rule, an ASCA / EMR registered therapist is required here (we are not registered). However, some health insurances are generous, a request can never hurt. You may also be able to find out whether there are inexpensive supplementary insurances that support preventive services.

no chance…
if you do not have any (private) supplementary insurance, i.e. only so-called basic coverage according to KVG (Health Insurance Act).


Conclusion: In any case, it is a good idea to ask the health insurance company whether and under what conditions a (partial) reimbursement of the treatment costs will take place. Supplementary insurance can be taken out from various providers independently of the basic insurance. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for the reimbursement request.