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Consumers are Using Massage Therapy for Health Reasons


Massage therapy is viewed as a way to stay healthy and manage pain, according to the AMTA 2016 Consumer Survey results. This is supported by a growing body of research on the health benefits of massage for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more.

Massage Therapy for Regular Health Maintenance

50 percent of people have received a massage for one or more of the following reasons:

  • soreness, stiffness or spasms
  • to relieve or manage stress
  • for prevention or to improve quality of life
  • injury recovery or rehabilitation
  • to keep fit or healthy/maintain wellness
  • pregnancy/prenatal
  • to control headaches or migraines

Review the AMTA 2016 Consumer Survey »

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Kim K., AMTA member since 2003

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