7 Reasons Massage Therapy Is Growing

The massage therapy industry is exploding! The number of massage therapy jobs is expected to increase by 26% over the next several years. It’s a great time to become a massage therapist. But why all of this growth right now? Here’s our roundup of the factors involved:

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People are more stressed

People are more stressed than ever: according to a recent Gallup poll, 8 in 10 Americans is afflicted by stress. Massage therapy is growing as more people are looking for methods to manage their stress and improve their overall mental health.

Focus on Holistic Health

People are becoming more conscious of their overall health. Taking care of the whole body is essential for achieving and maintaining good health. Regularly having massages can have a dramatic effect on balance and health.

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Getting a massage is becoming more and more common. People new to massage therapy are learning about the benefits of a massage and giving it a try. After their first massage, many people incorporate it into their regular routine.

Where to Find a Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are becoming much more accessible. Massages are available in local spas or massage schools. Some companies even have an in-house massage therapist for employees.

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Changing Demographics

The U.S. population is aging: by 2035, senior citizens will outnumber children. Massage therapy is a fantastic way for older people to find relief from age’s aches and pains.

Cutting Costs

As the benefits of massage therapy and holistic health become more widely known, people are supplementing their regular medical care with holistic healthcare.. Massages can relieve pain and increase total body health in an affordable way.

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Massage Therapy Advancements

The practice and techniques of massage therapy are advancing rapidly. . Because of the expansion and increased knowledge over time, massage therapists are now able to help people solve many more pains and problems. People get a massage for many physical health issues in addition to stress management and relaxation.

If you’re interested in joining the exciting, growing industry of massage therapy, let’s get in touch. We are happy to help you get started and answer any questions you may have.


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