Massage Therapy is a rapidly growing profession. Did you know…?
Consumers visit massage therapists 230 million times each year.
A total of 34% of adults say they had a massage in the past five years, compared with 17% in 1997.
The percentage of American adults receiving one or more massages from a massage therapist in 2009 (22%) nearly tripled since 1997 (8%).
Among people who had experienced severe back, neck or shoulder pain, the rate of use of massage therapy increased from 14.6% in 1996 to 19.4% in 1999.
in 2009, more than two-thirds of massage therapists (76%) indicate they receive referrals from health care professionals.
Massage Jobs are expected to increase more than 20% from 2006 to 2016.
Annually, Massage Therapy is a $16-20 billion industry.
Sources: AMTA 2010 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet and ABMP 2010 Massage Therapy Fast Facts
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