Medical Providers Recommending Massage
Updated: Mar 10
Medical providers and doctors are more commonly viewing massage therapy as a complementary option to address health concerns.
Of consumers who discussed massage therapy with their doctors:
11 percent were referred to a massage therapist by their doctor.
36 percent indicated that they were encouraged by their doctor to receive a massage.
18 percent were told by their doctor that a massage might benefit them.
67 percent of respondents said their physician has recommended they get a massage.
Whether or not your Doctor recommends massage, it's good to know that this highly therapeutic practice can help relieve stress, increase muscle mobility (and thereby joint mobility) and improve things like mood and sleep!