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Table 4 Massage techniques emphasized during visits to massage therapists licensed in Connecticut (1999) and Washington (1998)

From: A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states

  Connecticut Washington
  (N = 965 visits) (N = 1040 visits)
Techniques Emphasized Percent Using
Any 99.4 99.9
Craniosacral 15.3 15.1
Deep Tissue 62.8 65.3
Emotional Bodywork 5.7 4.0
Energy Work 24.9 17.2
Guided Imagery 5.3 4.7
Hot/Cold Therapy 19.9 24.2
Manual Lymph Drainage 3.8 6.3
Movement Re-education 19.2 24.2
Neuromuscular Therapy 5.8 20.5
Oriental Bodywork 16.6 8.6
Pregnancy Massage 1.4 0.7
Reflexology 15.0 15.4
Somatherapy 1.2 5.0
Swedish Techniques 80.6 76.8
Trager 6.7 14.1
Trigger Point/Pressure Point 51.5 45.6
Other (e.g., Esalen, Thai) 7.1 4.2
Two or more techniques 86.7 92.5