There is a “leap of faith” required to take a massage course. Questions like “What if I don’t find work?” may arise. We want to share with you the most updated massage market research to show you that the pool is full!
For decades, the massage market has been growing and the crowd is pointing with their feet. Only in the last decade, for example, the massage and complementary therapy market has doubled.
Here are some concrete facts:
- In 1999, the UK Parliament had an extensive session about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It relied on a BBC questionnaire that found that 20% of the UK population (3.5 million people) uses complementary therapy every year, of which 27% uses massage and aromatherapy. The session came to the conclusion that “the use of CAM in the United Kingdom is high and is increasing.”
- A 2001 study shows that “massage has taken the lead as one of the most common Complementary Medicine treatments.
- A study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians in 2013 showed that every year, CAM and massage is among the highest used treatments by 41.1% of the UK population.
- According to a report published by the Department of Labour in 2002, employment opportunities for massage therapists are growing faster than the average rate.
- The most updated analysis conducted by the Complementary Therapist Clinical Practice magazine in February 2014 found that 5.5% of the population gets a massage every year, which in the UK is 3.5 million people.