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