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Industry News for American Massage Therapy Association

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Survey Shows Consumers Seeking Massage for Health/Medical Reasons

Results from the American Massage Therapy Association’s (AMTA) 17th annual consumer survey, conducted in August 2013, reveal more Americans are incorporating massage therapy into their regular health and wellness regimens to assist with medical conditions.

Read more data from AMTA’s latest survey here.


2013 Consumer Survey Summary Facts

o   88 percent of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness

o   88 percent of individuals believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain

o   75 percent of consumers surveyed claim that their primary reason for receiving a massage was medical (43 percent) or stress (32 percent) related

o   53 percent of people say their doctor has recommended they get a massage


About AMTA
The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) is a non-profit professional association which has represented the massage therapy profession for 70 years. AMTA professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and/or testing and must meet continuing education requirements to retain membership. AMTA provides information about massage therapy to the public and works to improve the professional climate for massage therapists. The association also helps consumers and healthcare professionals locate qualified massage therapists nationwide, through AMTA’s
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