Research to Help Your Massage 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 massage therapy practice with evidence and information.
New Research: Massage Therapy for Self-Care
Research on the benefits of massage therapy gives strong evidence for including massage as part of an approach to staving off pain and relieving stress and anxiety. Review the research »
Additional current massage research »
Research on the Massage Therapy 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 Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids
AMTA continues to be actively engaged with several organizations and agencies regarding massage therapy for pain and specifically as an alternative to opioids.
Read more about this effort »
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.