Research

Research to Help Your Practice Thrive

A growing body of research supports massage therapy for health and wellness. Use research to explain the health benefits of massage to your clients, and reference our research on the profession's growth in business planning. Let AMTA empower your practice with evidence and information.

Massage Therapy Can Help Reduce Winter Blues

A growing body of research is documenting the impact of massage therapy for relief of anxiety and depression. Review the research »

Massage Therapy Beneficial in Oncology Care

Recent studies show massage therapy can reduce pain, stress, nausea, depression, distress, anxiety and fatigue, while improving health related quality of life for cancer patients. Review the research »

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Research on the Profession

AMTA conducts extensive annual research on consumer behavior, employment trends and other factors influencing the massage therapy profession.

Consumer Survey Fact Sheet »
Massage Profession Research Report »
Industry Survey Fact Sheet »

Massage Information Center

Looking for specific massage therapy practice information? Contact AMTA for custom research services on massage therapy topics.

Massage Therapy Foundation

AMTA is the primary benefactor of the Massage Therapy Foundation, helping MTF carry out its mission and reinforcing AMTA’s goal of evidence-informed massage practice.

"AMTA and my chapter have already given me back so much that I cannot believe I ever considered another group."

Chris B., AMTA member since 2012

We are AMTA

AMTA has long been the leading choice among massage therapists looking to establish themselves within the profession. We provide our members with the strongest benefits and promote massage therapy to the public and health care community.

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