Research Corner

Research to Help Your Massage Practice Thrive

A growing body of research supports massage therapy for health and wellness. Use research to explain the health benefits of massage to your clients, and reference our research on the profession’s growth in business planning. Let AMTA empower your massage therapy practice with evidence and information.

AMTA’s Research Roundups feature current studies on the health benefits of massage therapy. Whether you are brushing up on current massage therapy research or looking for information to share with your massage clients, these massage research compilations are a valuable research for your practice.

Consumer Views & Use of Massage Therapy

Review a compilation of data gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) from U.S. government statistics, surveys of consumers and massage therapists and recent clinical studies on the efficacy of massage.

These data provide an overview of the current state of the massage therapy profession, public and medical acceptance of the value of massage and increasing consumer usage of massage therapy in the U.S.

Massage for Health Conditions

Research continues to show that massage therapy can be effective for a number of conditions and demographics. See how massage therapy can play an important role in health and wellness regimes. If you have a medical condition, always check with your doctor before beginning massage therapy.

Clinical research has shown that massage therapy has benefits for many serious medical conditions. It may alleviate pain and aid in the healing process.

Scientific and medical research supports the efficacy of massage therapy. See AMTA’s vetted Position Statements showing the health benefits of massage for various conditions.

Massage Information Center

Looking for specific massage therapy practice information? Contact AMTA for custom research services on massage therapy topics.

Massage Therapy Foundation

AMTA is the primary benefactor of the Massage Therapy Foundation, helping MTF carry out its mission and reinforcing AMTA’s goal of evidence-informed massage practice.