The #1 Reason Why Americans Get Massages May Surprise You

The #1 Reason Why Americans Get Massages May Surprise You

Throughout the time we have been offering professional massage services in Chicago, there is one recurring theme we hear from many of our patients. They believe massages can be an effective treatment for pain relief. New statistics released by the  American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) concurs with other Americans in search of relief from pain, with as many as 89% believing massage is an effect method of pain reduction.

Although this is one primary reason that many people seek massage services – both in Chicago and elsewhere – there is another #1 reason why Americans get massages. They think of massage as a great stress reliever, which ironically, is the root pain. Without stress, pain would not exist. Whether physical or mental stress, Chicago Chair Massage experts can help you to alleviate the stress of work, family obligations or problems that arise.

Some may argue that massage is one vital component of maintaining a stress-free life, however, there is something to be said about relaxing in the comfy chair and taking a short rest from the stress of every day life.

Here are some other fascinating statistics offered by AMTA in regards to the benefits of massage:

78 % of survey takers claimed their main reason for going to get a massage was medically-related (50%) or stress (28% related).
9% of clients reported getting a massage from a professional organization or therapist.
89% of people surveyed believe that massage can greatly reduce pain; with 28% of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
88% of massage customers perceive massage to be beneficial to their overall health and wellness.
12 percent were referred to a massage therapist by their doctor

Where did these massage statistics come from?

In July of 2015 Zogby Analytics conducted a nationwide survey of nearly 1,200 adults (ages 18+); about branding and consumer awareness of massage as a holistic method of treating pain.

On the bright side, many practitioners and health care providers are jumping on board. They see the benefits of treating patients better, which means they can live longer more independently. Can a massage really achieve this? Here some statistics about the doctors who refer patients to places like ChairMassage-Chicago

12 percent were referred to a massage therapist by their doctor
51 percent of respondents indicated that they were encouraged by their doctor to receive a massage, down from 54 percent in 2015, but up from 48 percent in 2013.
15 percent were told by their doctor that a massage might benefit them.
56 percent of respondents said their physician has recommended they get a massage, up from 54 percent last year.

ChairMassage-Chicago licensed and insured massage therapists team can help you to alleviate the stress and live more happy live. Call us today 312.719.0603

ChairMassage-Chicago by TherapyPro, Inc. is a premier massage services company specializing in providing soothing chair massage services to companies in the Chicagoland area. Both our quality and skills are well displayed at our multiple spa locations in hotels and health clubs in downtown Chicago. All of our message therapists are fluent in the art of our giving seated massages as well as both licensed and insured in the state of Illinois.
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  • Melissa

    Good blog on massage! The numver one reason for massage is due to stress! We live in such a fast-paced world today. Everything is go go go! No wonder people are so stressed out! People need to take a time out to Relax! I highly recommend massages! ❤

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