The American Massage Therapy Association® has gathered data about who massage therapists are from the U.S. government statistics. Massage therapy is more than a ten billion dollar industry, and it is estimated that there are 280,000 to 320,000 massage therapists and massage school students in the United States. So who are these individuals working within this rapidly growing industry?
Most people who go into the therapeutic massage industry are women, and many of them are in their early 40s, starting this as a second career. They are also very likely to be members of a professional organization, such as the American Massage Therapy association. About one third of massage therapists work in a spa setting, like Elements Therapeutic Massage. Most therapists are adept at several techniques with the most popular being Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, and sports massage.
These individuals are driving one of the fastest growing industries in the United States as more people discover the benefits of therapeutic massage. At Elements Massage Gilbert, our therapists spend time with their clients to determine the best techniques to meet their clients’ needs.
For your therapeutic massage call Elements Gilbert at 480.726.2222