Mind + Body Perks

Helping you reach your wellness goals

As an incentive to our members to improve their overall health, Tufts Health Plan offers a number of opportunities to save on alternative therapies, including acupuncture, massage, mindfulness practices and more.1

Acupuncture + Massage | Mindfulness + Stress Management | BrainHQ™

Acupuncture and massage therapy

Reconnect your body, mind, and spirit with acupuncture and massage therapy. No referral is necessary to save on these special services at participating providers. 

How it works:

  • On massage therapy, you will either save 25% off the provider's usual and customary fee, or pay $15 per 15 minutes of massage therapy, whichever is less.
  • On acupuncture, you will save 25% off the provider's usual and customary charges.
  • Search our network of accredited massage therapists and acupuncturists to find a provider near you.

Please note: You are required to register online with ChooseHealthy in order to use their search tool (as well as other tools). Once you register, you will be able to log-in and access the search tool each time you return to their website.

Mindfulness and stress management

Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC)

Tufts Health Plan members and employees receive 15% off Mindfulness and Self-Compassion courses at Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC)! Experience mindfulness and compassion training to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Save 15% on Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses. Experience mindfulness and compassion training to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. Programs are available to members on an individual basis after CMC conducts a screening process to determine if the program is right for you.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.chacmc.org/courses. If you have questions, please email cmc@challiance.org or call 617-591-6132. To get the discount, use access code THP15 when you register.

Center for Health Promotion

Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion offers a wide variety of wellness programs to help individuals make voluntary lifestyle changes and improve the health of the community. Tufts Health Plan members receive a 10% discount on all nutrition classes (costing $25 or more), weight loss programs, childbirth classes, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

To obtain your discount, call the Center at 603-230-7300 or register in person, and mention that you are a Tufts Health Plan member.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) 

Tufts Health Plan members can save 15% on the cost of tuition for the 8-week Stress Reduction Program at UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. 

The program takes place at the Shrewsbury campus. It is designed to help people draw on their inner resources to relax, improve self-esteem, and reduce pain.

Through intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/adventures of everyday life, participants of the program have reported:

  • Decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • An increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations

The Center for Mindfulness is a leader in mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based treatment and research, being among the first to integrate meditation and mindfulness into mainstream medicine and health care.

For more information, call the Center at 508-856-2656, or visit The Center for Mindfulness website for Tufts Health Plan members. In order to receive the discount, just identify yourself as a Tufts Health Plan member.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Program (MBCT)

Tufts Health Plan members can also save 15% on the cost of tuition for the 8-week MBCT program at UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an established program for people with depression. MBCT combines the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy to break the cycle of recurrent depression, and is based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, John Teasdale and Mark Williams, and documented in their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition.

Benefits of MBCT:

  • Clinically proven for reducing symptoms of depression
  • Helps prevent future episodes for those who suffer from recurrent depression
  • Can be used together with medication, but with continued practice can help reduce the need for medication

The Center for Mindfulness is a leader in mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based treatment and research, being among the first to integrate meditation and mindfulness into mainstream medicine and health care.

For more information, call the Center at 508-856-2656, or visit The Center for Mindfulness website for Tufts Health Plan members. In order to receive the discount, just identify yourself as a Tufts Health Plan member.

Give your mind a break - with our free audio meditation series

Meditation offers you a number of valuable benefits – from reducing stress and anxiety to improving your sleep and attention span. It’s an easy and effective way to:

  • Calm your busy mind
  • Relax your body
  • Become grounded and
  • Find inner peace

And the best part? Anyone can learn how to do it!

Welcome to ‘Meditation 101’
If you’re interested in making meditation part of your life, give “Meditation 101” a try. This free 10-part audio series gives you all the tools you need for a regular meditation practice. Listen to the sessions whenever you want and just about anywhere – while at the office, sitting in traffic or relaxing at home.

Meditation 101 begins by explaining the basics, such as proper posture and breathing techniques, before progressing to more advanced concepts, such as awareness. Although you can complete the sessions without breaks, you’ll get the most from them by taking time — even days — between each session to reflect on your experience.

Be a Meditation Master

  • Take your time — Don’t be shy about listening to sessions multiple times. You should feel comfortable with the skill you’re trying to develop in a session before moving on to the next one.
  • Find your space — Before you begin each session, find a quiet space, free of distraction, where you can sit comfortably and focus your attention.
  • Get seated — Although you can do meditation anywhere and in any position, you’ll be most successful in a seated, upright position. If you meditate while lying down, you can become tired or foggy. A seated position allows you to relax and be comfortable while remaining alert and aware. You may want to sit with a back support so that you can fully relax your body while remaining upright.
  • Plan your time — You’ll also want to make sure you have enough time to complete your session in one sitting without interruption. If you do have to pause a session for any reason, restart from the beginning to experience its full benefit.

Get started today!
Let the relaxation begin! Go to app.wellable.co/Meditation101 and enter access code: thp.

BrainHQ™

Tufts Health Plan members can receive a 17% discount off the subscription price of the BrainHQ™ application offered by Posit Science. BrainHQ is the only online cognitive training program not just scientifically designed, but proven effective in over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Stay sharp and join BrainHQ today.

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  1. This information has been provided by the vendors above and has not been independently confirmed by Tufts Health Plan.

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