The cost of a $4.99-an-hour massage therapy session can be up to $10,000 a year for a family of four, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Chicago.
The study found that, on average, the average cost of massage therapy in the United States is about $5,000, or roughly $9,500 per year.
But the costs can be higher if the therapist is a licensed massage therapist.
That can add up to more than $20,000 for the average family, said the study’s lead author, Michael Siegel.
The average cost for an annual massage therapy course for a patient in the study was $2,500, with a cost per hour of about $4 per hour, according the report published Monday in the Journal of Health Economics.
Siegel said the average fee paid for the study is about 40% less than the average for a typical massage therapist, and that a lot of massage therapists don’t want to advertise the lower cost of their classes.
That’s why the researchers recruited about 250 patients at a large U.S. hospital.
They also asked the patients how much they would spend on a massage therapy fee.
The patients reported a median cost of $4 to $5 an hour, but the researchers said it was impossible to say how much the patient spent on a fee.
For example, some patients said they would pay $100 to $150 per hour for a massage therapist and others would pay about $150 an hour.
The researchers did not collect data on the cost of the therapists time.
Snyder said he thought it was reasonable to expect massage therapists to charge less for their services.
The fee is about the same as a massage room visit for a therapist, he said.
“You are paying for what they do and they are paying the money,” he said of the fee.
“I think the reason why you are getting a lower fee is that the therapist was not paid for it.”
The study did not include data on whether massage therapists were compensated for their time.
But Siegel said massage therapy can cost significantly more than massage.
The cost could vary from $4 an hour to more, he added.
The study did show that a massage was more expensive if it took place on a computer, but that’s because massage therapists usually spend more time on their computers than on their massage table, he noted.
The cost of an annual course for massage therapists is about 50% less, but there’s no guarantee they are paid more, Siegel explained.
That could mean that a person could spend more on their treatment, or they could pay less.
Sue O’Connell, an associate professor of massage and health sciences at Boston College who was not involved in the research, said that although massage therapy may cost less, it could be harder for people to pay for because there are so many options for people in the market to choose from.
Sugar is the main ingredient in many of the products that are sold as massage therapy, which is an alternative form of health care, such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage.
Singer and other massage therapists have called for the cost to be capped to help prevent frivolous lawsuits.
They want to make it clear that massage therapists are paid to provide care and are not reimbursed for any services provided, such the price of a massage.