Massage Therapy Program
American Massage Therapy Association
Deirdre McDonough, LMT
Association of Bodywork
and Massage Professionals
Merrick Massage Therapy
-published by the American Massage Therapy Association
Massage therapy has become widely accepted as part of integrative health care in major hospitals and in daily medical practice. With this in mind, AMTA is publishing this document to highlight both the efficacy of massage therapy and its economic validity. This document provides a summary literature review on the efficacy of massage and examines statistics for its use by the American consumer, sample case studies of its use in health care settings, and summaries of various health issues for which research demonstrates various levels of efficacy.