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The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) yesterday released its annual report on the massage-therapy profession.
The "2010 Massage Profession Research Report" is free to AMTA members and available for purchase on its website (www.amtamassage.org) by nonmembers.
A small sampling of the results includes:
• Massage use rose slightly again in 2009, with 22 percent of all adult Americans receiving a massage at least once in the last 12 months, compared to 20 percent in 2008.
• 2009 saw an increase in the average hourly wage of massage therapists, from $41.50 the previous year, to $44.90 (including an average tip of