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Massage Therapy Use Holds Steady, Despite Lagging Economy
Date:9/24/2008

Americans report more stress than last year, turning to massage for relief

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As stress rates increase, more people are turning to massage therapy for relaxation, according to the 12th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)). The survey found that 59 percent of Americans are more stressed this year than last year, and stress and relaxation are the top reasons Americans received their last massage. These survey results are announced in advance of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, October 19-25.

"People continue to seek massage because it provides multiple therapeutic benefits, including stress relief, at an affordable price," says M.K. Brennan, RN, AMTA president. "Massage therapy has not only been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, but it can also relieve stress symptoms like chronic migraines and high blood pressure."

Thirty-six percent of Americans received massage for stress reduction and relaxation in the last five years, compared with just 22 percent last year. Additionally, 38 percent of Americans say they have considered regular massage to manage stress.

The state of the economy has been a major stress trigger for Americans this past year. Forty-five percent of Americans say they are greatly stressed by the current economic situation, or other factors. Younger Americans and women have felt particularly affected by the economy. Fifty-five percent of those ages 25-34 say they are greatly stressed by the economic situation, and 51 percent of females agree.

Finding a professional massage therapist is vital to a person's massage experience. AMTA offers a professional massage therapist locator service (http://www.findamassagetherapist.org) and encourages consumers to look for an AMTA massage therapist.

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