In a July 2018 national survey, 31 percent of adult Americans indicated they had received a massage from a massage therapist in the previous five years. Of those, who had a massage in the previous 12 months, 67 percent of those surveyed claimed the primary reason for receiving their last massage was medical (41 percent) or stress (26 percent) related.
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Individuals should consult with a qualified, professional massage therapist to determine the best massage therapy approach for their specific needs. American Massage Therapy Association massage therapists meet or exceed state education requirements, ascribe to a code of ethics and participate in continuing education. They can create specialized massage approaches based on individual conditions, fitness and goals.