Integrative Health Care

Massage and Your Integrative Health Care Team

As the body of research grows supporting Integrative Health Medicine, we want to share what you, the American citizen, have known for a long time.

In two different surveys taken by Americans, the same information is being found.   Health care professionals are strongly recommending massage therapy to aid in medical conditions and massage therapy is a viable therapy to include on your Integrative Health Medicine team of providers for stress and pain management. Below we share just a sampling of the positive opinions from two different surveys.

“The survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp. International in Princeton, NJ, surveyed a national sample of 1,014 US adults. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%. It found that:

  • 90% of Americans feel massage is good for a person’s health
  • 93% agree with the statement that massage can be effective for pain relief
  • 46% of respondents at some time had a massage to relieve pain

Among respondents who discussed massage with their health care provider, 57% said their health professional strongly recommended massage or encouraged them to get a massage.


Results from AMTA’s 16th annual consumer survey reveal more Americans are incorporating massage therapy into their regular health and wellness regiments to assist with medical conditions.

  • 75% of consumers surveyed claimed that their primary reason for receiving a massage was medical (43%) or stress (32%) related.
  • 89% of individuals believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain, with 29% of respondents admitting they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
  • 50% of people claim their doctor has either strongly recommended or encouraged them to get a massage.”

Are you seeking an integrative approach to reducing stress and pain? Request your appointment at Vita Massage today!


Resources: American Massage Therapy Association, “New Research Suggests Massage Therapy is A Powerful Tool for Pain Relief”, May 16, 2013, Daniel J. DeNoon, “Need Pain Relief? Massage Get High Marks, October 26, 2005, WebMD Health News

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