Patients Are Seeking Care for Pain And Stress
A survey found pain relief is the number one request for massage, ahead of stress reduction and relaxation.
Two-thirds of the therapists responding to the survey indicated more than half of the treatments they provide are for pain relief, while the other third of therapists indicated more than half of the treatments they provide are for stress reduction and relaxation.
"The Board would like to thank all of the therapists who took the time to complete the survey and provide us with this important information," Lynda Solien-Wolfe, L.M.T., vice-chair of the Board of Massage Therapy said. "The information we have collected will assist us in educating massage therapists and consumers about massage therapy regulations in Florida."
According to results of the survey, the most common types of massage performed include:
Deep Tissue Massage