The Massage Therapy Profession. Research estimates that massage therapy was a $12.1 billion industry in the country in 2015. By comparison, in 2005, massage therapy was projected to be a $6 to $11 billion a year industry.
It is estimated that there are 325,000 to 375,000 massage therapists and massage school students in the United States.
From 2011 to 2015, revenue from alternative/complementary healthcare providers, which includes massage therapists, increased 14 percent, and employment increased 19 percent. Revenue growth is projected to continue at an average rate of 3.6 percent per year through 2020.
Between July 2015 and July 2016, surveys indicate that roughly 43.8 – 57.6 million adult Americans (19 - 25 percent) had a massage at least once.
(Credit/Info - American Massage Industry Association)