Massage benefits newborns through elderly

Massage Works posted this nice blog about the Benefits of Massage from Newborns to Elderly.

Here are a few facts from that post.

Massage Therapy Facts

  • Between July 2010 and July 2011 roughly 38 million adult Americans (18 percent) had a massage at least once
  • 75 percent of American’s surveyed claim that their primary reason for receiving a massage was medical (43 percent) and stress (32 percent) related
  • 89 percent of individuals believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 29 percent of respondents admitting they have used massage therapy for pain relief
  • 50 percent of people claim their doctor has either strongly recommended or encouraged them to get a massage

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