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Research

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 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.

"As a professional member of AMTA, I have found comfort in knowing that all the effort I put into obtaining my massage certification is recognized and protected. AMTA standards validate the profession."

Kim K., AMTA member since 2003

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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