Massage Gun for Pain Relief: FSA Eligibility

Massage Gun for Pain Relief: eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Massage guns for the primary purpose of pain relief are eligible with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA) or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Massage guns for pain relief are not eligible with a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) or a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA). Massage guns intended primarily for general well-being or relaxation are not eligible.

FSA Eligible Drug-Free Pain Relief

A massage gun is a handheld device that uses percussion, vibration, and sometimes heat to deliver therapy to the muscles. Massage guns are used to relieve muscle pain and soreness, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation.

Massage gun use can help acute injuries where muscles are guarding an injured area, as well as with chronic pain syndromes. This technique is a natural way to decrease use of pain medication, injections, and other more invasive treatments ( A percussive massage gun uses vibrations to warm the muscle tissue and increase blood flow to target areas to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle soreness (Cleveland Clinic).

Massage guns that are intended primarily for the treatment of pain are eligible for reimbursement with a tax-free healthcare account. Massage guns for general well-being or relaxation are typically not eligible and would require a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) from a medical professional to qualify.

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