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Our Location

We are at the crossroads of

S. El Camino Real and Via Las Rosas across the street from 7-Eleven.

Meet our team

Better Vibes Bodywork is a Medical Massage Therapy group that helps people with chronic pain begin to live their lives free from suffering. Our goal is to achieve fast and enhanced healing, to get you feeling better in the shortest time possible. We do this for the mind and body.

For the mind- We specialize in Trauma-Informed massage that helps people that suffer from PTSD and depression reduce anxiety and stress through the power of safe, comforting touch.

For the body- We help heal the muscles through our signature blend of Deep Tissue & Structural Integration techniques, including focused Trigger Point therapy and Craniosacral healing. We also offer Prenatal Massage and Postpartum Massage to help alleviate aches and pains, as well as provide much deserved rest and healing during your pregnancy and postpartum period.

Better Vibes Bodywork is a Service-disabled Marine Corps Veteran Owned and Operated business.

Bodywork Services

Massage

Pain Relief & Muscle Recovery

60, 90 Minute Massage

Our Signature Massage is best known for pain relief and muscle recovery.

It is a customized massage of blended Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Structural Integration techniques, including some Thai-Sports stretches, focused Trigger Point Therapy on pressure points, and Craniosacral healing.

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Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

75 Minute Massage

Tailored for expectant women, our gentle Prenatal massage ensures safety with no deep tissue techniques, relieving back and neck aches while addressing leg cramps for a more restful night. Postpartum Massage supports recovery, easing muscle tension, promoting lymphatic drainage, and aiding emotional well-being after pregnancy and/or childbirth.

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Migraine Miracle®

Massage

30, 60 Minute Massage

Cold Stone Migraine Miracle massage helps to reduce or remove the pounding sensation the client is experiencing in their head while helping to calm the brain. 30 or 60 minute sessions are tailored to the clients need in that moment, depending on pain levels.

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Focus Massage

30, 60 Minute Massage

This targets 1–2 areas that have been causing pain and/or limited range of motion — great for those who hold all their stress in certain areas (such as neck and shoulders).

This service is great for those with limited time or a specific pain/injury to address.

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Veterans Program

Proudly Serving Our Nation's Veterans-

Better Vibes Bodywork is proud to partner with the VA Community Care Network to provide clinical massage therapy.


If you are a veteran who currently receives healthcare from the VA, you may be eligible to receive our services- covered 100% by the VA.


Please note, that a valid referral & authorization from your VA physician or other VA healthcare practitioner is required before we can schedule or treat you.*

How it Works

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Get a Referral

Get a referral from your VA Primary Care Provider to receive massage therapy at home or in our office.

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Book Your Massage

Once we receive your referral, our team will call you to schedule your appointment.

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Experience Quality Care

In order to meet your needs, you can come to our office or we will come to you. **

**Mobile massage services only available to VA Massage Patients.

Referral Request

Massage Therapy is new to the La Jolla/ San Diego/ Oceanside VA. Your Primary Care Team may state that massage is not offered. Give us a call if this happens. 858-800-2343

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Review the VA’s worksheet for getting Massage Therapy.

5 Step VA Process

Step #1- Requesting Your Consult:

After you have met the requirements for Active Therapy** as shown in the worksheet, contact your Primary Care Team to request a Community Care Massage Therapy Consult. We highly recommend that you communicate this request using your online MyHealtheVet portal. We have found that this method of communication is the most effective and gives a quicker response (usually within 72 hours).

Within your message be sure to include:

  • The list of Active Therapies you have completed and the approximate dates.
  • Let your provider know that you have the Massage Therapy provider you would like to see and include our information listed below in the sample message.

Please keep in mind, you may only participate in one Passive Therapy (Chiropractic/ Acupuncture/ Massage) at a time. So, if you are currently receiving either Chiropractic or Acupuncture, you will have to inform your Primary Care Team that you would like to switch to Massage Therapy instead, or complete your rounds of Chiro/Acupuncture treatment before requesting Massage Therapy.

Step #2 - Patient Advocate:

Massage Therapy through Community Care is still a fairly new service for the VA. As such, we have found that some Primary Care teams do not know the service is available or are unfamiliar with how to place the consult. If you receive a response from your Care Team that states Massage Therapy is not offered or they are not familiar with the process, please reach out to your Patient Advocate, now called “Veteran Experience Program Representatives”. We highly recommend that you utilize MyHealtheVet for this communication as well.

Your Veteran Experience Program Representatives should appear in your address list similar to the following:

Sample Message:

Dear Veteran Experience Program Representatives,

I am looking to get a Community Care Referral for Massage Therapy; however, my Primary Care Team is unfamiliar with how to request this. I have completed 2 Active Therapies and I also have the name of the provider I would like to see. Would you please be able to assist me with getting this referral?

Therapies Completed:

-Chiropractic (last month)

-Physical Therapy (past 6 months)

Community Care Provider I would like to see:

Better Vibes Bodywork, LLC

Dara Morgan, HHP, CMT (NPI- 1609522937)

Cell: 858-800-2343

Fax: 858-408-9660

Dara@bettervibesbodywork.com​


Respectfully,

-John/ Jane Doe


The same turnaround time of 72 hours should be expected to get a response from the Veteran Experience Program Representative. They may respond via message or phone call, so please be watchful for either one.


Step #3 - VA Referral Process:

Once your Primary Care Doctor creates your consult, it is then routed to your Regional VA for processing. For North County Veterans, your referral will be routed through VA San Diego Health Care. Once VA San Diego Health Care receives and processes your consult, they will forward your consult directly to us. The Community Care office in San Diego may reach out to you to confirm receipt of your referral and also to confirm your provider choice for Massage Therapy.


Step #4 - Our Clinical Review:

Once we receive your consult from San Diego, we perform our own clinical review process to ensure you do not have any contraindications to the type of Massage Therapy that we administer. We also take note of any conditions that may require us to take certain precautions before treating you. Our clinical review usually takes 3 business days, but can take up to 1 week.


Step #5 - Scheduling:

After our clinical review is complete, we will reach out to you via phone and/or email to schedule. If we are not able to accept you as a patient for clinical reasons, we will call and discuss that with you as well. After we speak with you, we will contact the VA and advise them of your scheduled appointment or we will let them know why we are unable to see you and have them re-route your referral if necessary.***


*Please be advised that the Department of Veterans Affairs has the final authority on approving your referral. This information is intended to be educational only to give you a general idea of what may be required before you receive a referral to be treated by us.


**Please see your VA healthcare provider for a full list of "Active Therapies" and for the most updated requirements for obtaining a Massage Therapy referral.


***We would be happy to assist you in navigating through the referral process. Please contact us if you require further assistance and we will attempt to help you in anyway we can.

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Get In Touch

Better Vibes Bodywork, LLC

Oceanside, CA 92054

Phone Number

(858) 800-2343

Fax Number

(858) 408-9660

Dara Morgan, HHP, CMT

CMTC# 89981

NPI # 1609522937

Dara@BetterVibesBodywork.com

Jerry Morgan, CMT

CMTC# 81274

NPI # 1508582735

Jerry@BetterVibesBodywork.com

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