Story: Alternative health therapies

Massage treatment (3rd of 3)

Massage treatment

Massage therapists at the Queenstown Chiropractic Clinic treat three men after a day's golfing. Massage was the most popular alternative health treatment identified by the Ministry of Health's 2006/07 New Zealand Health Survey. 10.2% of survey respondents had experienced a massage treatment in the last 12 months, which was almost double the number of the next most popular alternative therapy (chiropractic).

This is the most up-to-date data available as the annual survey has not measured alternative health practitioner use since 2006/07.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Alternative health therapies - Chiropractic, osteopathy and massage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018