Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Effective Dates

December 31, 2009 and still in effect

Policy Code


General Information

Section 36 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the Act) states that the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide payment for health care assistance. The Act further provides the YWCHSB with the authority and discretion to determine the necessity, character and sufficiency of health care assistance. This includes authorizing payment for appropriate therapeutic massage treatment required to assist in the treatment of an injured worker’s compensable injury and associated secondary disorders that may arise from the compensable injury.


Therapeutic massage treatment may be appropriate for some injuries in order to help an injured worker regain function and return to work in a timely and safe fashion. This policy establishes parameters for the appropriate authorization and safe use of therapeutic massage treatment for compensable injuries. It outlines the responsibilities of the injured worker, the massage therapist, the YWCHSB and medical practitioners.

Complementary Treatments

July 11, 2005 - July 7, 2008 | CL-55 | Claims

Complementary Treatments

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2009 | HC-01 | Health Care Services

Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related Injury

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | EN-10 | Entitlement

Overview: Provision of Health Care Assistance

December 31, 2009 and still in effect | HC-01 | Health Care Services

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 2 of 4: Roles and Responsibilities

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-2 | Return to Work

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 4 of 4: Penalities for Non Co-Operation

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-4 | Return to Work

Mitigation of Loss

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-03 | Return to Work