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May 13, 2014, 08:37 ET

New Research Supports Massage as Supplemental Treatment for Low-Back Pain and Burn Scars

 Two new independent clinical studies demonstrate that massage therapy eases pain and improves recovery time for people suffering from lower...

Oct 23, 2013, 12:50 ET
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New Research Supports The Mental Health Benefits Of Massage Therapy

To mark National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), October 20-26, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has compiled research that...

May 17, 2013, 13:53 ET
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New Research Suggests Massage Therapy Is A Powerful Tool For Pain Relief

 Pain can negatively affect a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent research compiled by the American...

Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET

Research Suggests Massage Therapy Is Effective For Health Conditions In People Of All Ages

   People of all ages are beginning to understand the many benefits of massage therapy, including the role it can play in...

Oct 22, 2012, 13:22 ET

New Survey Shows Consumers Seek Massage For Regular Health Maintenance

 Recent results from the 16th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) reveal...

May 21, 2012, 08:00 ET

Growing Body Of Research Shows Massage Therapy Effective For Prevalent Health Conditions

A growing body of evidence shows massage therapy can be effective for a variety of prevalent health conditions, including the pain of...

Nov 01, 2011, 14:02 ET
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Americans Are Increasingly Turning to Massage for Health Needs

As the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) marks its 15th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 23 –...

Oct 20, 2011, 08:00 ET

AMTA Annual Consumer Survey Results Reveal Health Benefits of Massage

Recent results from the 15th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) show consumers have a...

Oct 25, 2010, 08:00 ET
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Good Communication Improves Understanding Between Massage Therapists, Clients

According to a recent consumer survey by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®), massage therapy is on the rise as a method...

May 13, 2009, 15:26 ET

AMTA Applauds Craigslist Decision, Calls for Protection of Massage Therapists

The American Massage Therapy Association(R) (AMTA(R)) views the decision by Craigslist to remove its 'erotic services' section as an opportunity to...

Jan 07, 2009, 14:52 ET

Christopher Alvarado, LMT Elected to AMTA National Board of Directors

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-IL) is proud to...

Sep 24, 2008, 01:00 ET

Massage Therapy Use Holds Steady, Despite Lagging Economy

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As stress rates increase, more people are turning to massage therapy for relaxation, according to the...

Oct 17, 2007, 01:00 ET

More Americans Turning to Massage for Pain Management

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- More people get massage therapy for medical purposes than for relaxation, according to a survey...

May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET

Award Cites Quincy Medical Group for Use of Massage Therapy in Healthcare

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Quincy Medical Group of Quincy, Illinois, was recognized this month by the American...

May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMTA-IL Chapter Cites Four Outstanding Massage Therapists

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Massage Therapy Association-Illinois Chapter honored four of its members at...

May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET

Awards Go to Outstanding Massage Therapist Employers

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Illinois employers were recognized this month by the American Massage Therapy...

Oct 24, 2006, 01:00 ET

Why Massage Is In Americans' Futures

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one out of every 6 Americans gets a massage each year, that's 25 million more Americans than...

Oct 19, 2005, 01:00 ET

Massage Therapy Grows In Popularity

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately forty-seven million adult Americans received a massage within the past year, according to...

Oct 18, 2004, 01:00 ET

Massage Therapy Popular for Pain Management and Relief

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Most adult Americans believe that massage therapy can be beneficial in managing and relieving pain, and a...

Oct 15, 2003, 01:00 ET

Massage Therapy Increasingly Sought For Pain Relief

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people already know that massage therapy helps relieve muscle soreness. But a new consumer survey...