The latest report from the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is in and the results are impressive. Massage is continuing to gain popularity among adults in the US, a trend that has been growing for 20 years.
In 2006 33.6 millions adults received at least one massage, a number that has grown by almost 9 million in the last two years. When broken down, this means that one in every six Americans has looked to massage for its many benefits.
The research shows that there are three main reasons that we turn to massage:
30% - To relax and revitalize.
29% - To relieve pain and sore muscles.
28% - Because it was a gift.
Of those who were interviewed, 94% reported that they found the massage experience favorable. If you haven’t yet joined the millions who are enjoying the benefits of massage, there’s no need to wait.