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AMTA Releases Massage Therapy Research

Friday, February 18th, 2011

PRESS RELEASE:  The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) fourth annual summary research on the state of the massage therapy profession indicates both the impact of the poor economy on massage in the past two years and how massage therapists have adjusted their practices. A detailed report focused on the meaning of the research for massage therapy schools was released and discussed today at the AMTA 2011 Massage Schools Summit in San Francisco.

Based on three surveys conducted for AMTA in recent months, and data from government agencies, the research shows the economy is the prime mover of massage therapy.  Indications are that the public embraces the benefits of massage and will increase their usage as the economy recovers.

The percentage of adult American consumers who received a massage between July 2009 and July 2010 went down by four percentage points, from 22 percent to 18 percent, compared to the previous year.  Consumers continue to strongly believe in the efficacy of massage with over 80 percent of them seeing massage as effective in reducing pain and as beneficial to their health and wellness. Twenty-six percent of American adults expected to get a massage in the next twelve months. 

“We are delighted to provide our members, the profession and the public with ongoing research about the state of massage therapy in the U.S.,” says AMTA President Kathleen Miller-Read.  “We now have several years of information that help us all see what is happening in consumer use of massage, how massage therapists practice and how massage schools are functioning.  This information is invaluable to all of us, to help us know how to maintain our practices and how our massage schools can change to reflect the evolving needs of our profession.”

During 2010, massage therapists worked an average of 19.4 massage hours per week, down slightly from 20.4 hours per week in 2009. Including tips, the average therapist earned $41 per hour in 2010 vs. $44.90 in 2009.

Read more at amtamassage.org.

Massage Warehouse Reviews – Angie Patrick

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Good morning Angie,

Let me start by saying Thank You for promoting the AMTA Massage conference in Minneapolis. Without you our school would not have gone and I would not have had the amazing experience I did. I was in awe of all the different product and the people in the massage world. Student day was also spectacular. The speakers were so inspiring. Michael McGillicuddy was especially inspiring to me. I am 45 years old and until I heard him speak I was thinking “old”. Not anymore. I can do almost anything in this massage profession that I put my mind to. It is never to late! Thank you for that wonderful experience.

Thank you for giving our school the boost it needed to come to the convention. GLOBE UNIVERSITY LaCROSSE campus. Thank you for the opportunity to help with the Sanctuary. It was truly a wonderful experience. Something that I will never forget…

Being one of the students that has recently graduated. I am fortunate to have a job lined up with a Chiropractor office in our area. He has 6 locations and will need product to get me started. I will make sure that he gets a catalog from Massage Warehouse and you can bet I will be assertive that this is where we buy what we need. I personally will always buy from no one else other than Massage Warehouse. You have won my heart and my dedication. (along with the other 3 graduates that were at the convention). I would like to repay your generosity by getting as many people on board with your company as I can.

Again Angie, THANK YOU so very much.

God bless,

Gena Allen