Massage Therapy: Profession, Passion, Pride

We take pride in our work. After all, to us, this isn’t just a job—it’s a commitment and an outlet to help improve the lives of the people around us.

And what’s more exciting? More and more people are discovering they share the same drive as us, leading the massage therapy profession to continually prosper.


All Hands On Deck 

Did you know that right now, there are approximately 335,000 to 385,000 massage therapists and massage school students in the country?

Thus, with so many professionals ready to jump in and improve the well-being of others, it’s hard not to imagine the world becoming an exponentially brighter (and healthier) place.

Massages aren’t just an option to help you relax after a long day at work. They’re a scientifically proven resource to help you manage such health concerns as depression, chronic stress, deep tissue or athletic injuries, and more.

And maybe that’s why, between July 2016 and July 2017, surveys conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association indicated that approximately 19% to 24% of Americans had a massage at least once during the year.


Working Out the Knots and Numbers

Massage therapists aren’t just working the knots out of our clients’ bodies and lives—by jumping into the profession, they’re also contributing to the economy.

In fact, massage therapy was projected to be a $6 to $11 billion a year industry back in 2005. And by 2017? Massage therapy had grown to a $16 billion industry.

But, industry standards aside, the bigger picture is also framed in a more positive light, thanks to the massage therapy profession.

According to the IBIS World Industry’s June 2017 report on alternative healthcare providers in the U.S., revenue from alternative or complementary healthcare providers (such as massage therapists) from 2012 to 2017 increased by 4%.

And it won’t stop there. IBIS World Industry also reported that such revenue growth is projected to continue at an average rate of 4% every year through 2022.

Plus, we’re helping to generate more jobs. From 2012 to 2017, employment in alternative healthcare fields reportedly increased by 3.3%.

Our profession—and your health—mean the world to us. If you’re interested in trying your hand at massage therapy, we invite you to visit Alpha School of Massage! Otherwise, if you just need a quiet moment away, we hope you come to relax with us. A better life awaits.