The primary reason people received massage was for medical or health reasons.
Forty-three percent of adult Americans who had a massage between July 2012 and July 2013 received it for medical or health reasons such as pain management, soreness/stiffness/spasms, injury rehabilitation, or overall wellness, a number that did not change from 2012.
Eighty-eight percent agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain.
Thirty-two percent of massage consumers had a massage for relaxation/stress reduction between July 2012 and July 2013.
If you are experiencing chronic pain, discomfort, swelling or lymphedema, you can contact:
Christina M. Mitchell, LMT, PFT, MLD/CDP, Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Naples.