Thanks for you response. My second massage went much better than the first. I believe I feel a difference. But I started elevil (amytriptyline) at the same time. So it may be a combination of the massage and elevil for my feeling somewhat better. I am not sure yet. I will continue with the massages as much as I can. I have Blue Corss and Blue Shield also. You need a prescription from you doctor in order to get medical coverage. My doc has only ordered eight massages for me. I guess I'll wait and see what happens next. Thanks. J.W.