The Growing Massage Therapy Industry
According to the US Dept. of Labor, the massage therapy industry is expected to grow faster than average. Employment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 19 percent from 2008-2019, faster than the average of all occupations.
Consumers between $4 and $6 billion annually on visits to massage therapists, and doctors are increasingly turning to massage as an alternative to prescription medications. Because of this increase, health insurance companies are expanding coverage for massage therapy as well.