Survey Findings on Massages!

Here are some interesting survey results by Opinion Research Corp. International in Princeton, N.J.

Based on a national sample of 1,014 U.S. adults:

  • 90% of Americans feel massage is good for a person’s health.
  • 93% agree that massage is effective for pain relief.
  • Massage Therapy in people age 65+ has tripled from 4% in 1997 to 15%
  • 34% of Americans had a massage in the past year
  • 73% of those who had a massage recommend it to a person they know.
  • 46% have had a massage to relieve pain.
  • From those who has discussed massage therapy with a medical professional, 57% said they encouraged them to get a massage.

Massage has also been seen to be somewhat of a substitute to medication for those experiencing pain. We can look forward to more developments in massage research and it’s benefits as it becomes more prominent.