Showing posts with label medical stress relief. Show all posts
Showing posts with label medical stress relief. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Medical Massage On the Rise

When people think of getting a massage most think of it as a luxury, not a medical necessity. A new study sponsored by the American MassageTherapy Association shows a rise in people seeking out massage therapy for aid in medical conditions and prevention.

According to the study:
  • 75% of individuals claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the past 12 months was medical (43%) and stress (32%) related. Medical reasons include pain relief, soreness, stiffness or spasms, injury recovery, migraines, prevention, and general well-being.

  • 87% of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.

  • 89% of consumers surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 29% of respondents admitting they have used massage therapy for pain relief.


What is even more exciting is that traditional medical care providers are recommending massage therapy as a viable care option for many health related issues!!!

According to the study

  • 50% of respondents indicated that they were encouraged by their doctor to receive a massage.
  • 61% of respondents said their physician has recommended they get a massage.
Products such as the Thumper Maxi Pro Massager are helping massage therapists to effectively enhance an already beneficial massage by increasing circulation and releasing muscle tension.

The industry has come a long way in gaining respect and legitimacy from both medical professionals and the general public.