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.

Value of Massage Therapy for Surgical Pain

Research concludes that patients should consider massage therapy as a therapeutic option to help manage their pain and anxiety from surgical procedures. Review the research »

Massage Therapy for Pain & Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue and anxiety in cancer populations compared to the active comparators evaluated in a new systematic review. Review the research »

Massage Therapy for Pain Management

Massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. 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 has been a tremendous resource over the years"

Jenn S., AMTA member since 1994

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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