Massage for Health and Wellness
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
67 percent of individuals surveyed claim the primary reason for receiving their last massage in the previous 12 months was medical (41 percent) or stress (26 percent) related, according to the 22nd annual consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Medical reasons include pain relief, soreness, stiffness or spasms, injury recovery, migraines, prevention, pregnancy or prenatal, and general well-being.
Source: AMTA's 2018 Consumer Survey
88 percent of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.
88 percent of consumers surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 31 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
Consumers received an average of 4.5 massages in the past 12 months.
Consumers received an average of 11.7 massages in the past 5 years.