snapshot: Massage therapists per 10,000

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Aug. 30, 2012
Massage therapists are licensed by the state. The highest concentrations, as determined by the number of licenses per 10,000 residents, are in summer communities and in western Mass. Top communities include Provincetown, Tisbury, and Monroe.
CommunityMassage therapists per 10,000 residentsRankCount
ABINGTON1025216
ACTON189540
ACUSHNET92819
ADAMS63135
AGAWAM828824
ALFORD40152
AMESBURY207632
AMHERST928233
ANDOVER1122137
ARLINGTON206987
ASHBURNHAM122097
ASHBY131794
ASHFIELD40167
ASHLAND927315
ATHOL926811
ATTLEBORO631625
AUBURN1318221
AVON21659
AYER198514
BARNSTABLE2448109
BARRE112236
BECKET39177
BEDFORD1416518
BELCHERTOWN1513622
BELLINGHAM1513425
BELMONT1612639
BERKLEY1613010
BERLIN102383
BERNARDSTON53201
BEVERLY1710269
BILLERICA1025440
BLACKSTONE1122510
BOLTON141537
BOSTON10246635
BOURNE1219224
BOXBOROUGH207310
BOXFORD43243
BOYLSTON141616
BRAINTREE1123338
BREWSTER273427
BRIDGEWATER1026026
BRIMFIELD112244
BROCKTON11216106
BROOKFIELD27369
BROOKLINE1414985
BURLINGTON1025924
CAMBRIDGE16121169
CANTON1220525
CARLISLE19889
CARVER1317815
CHARLTON254632
CHATHAM293118
CHELMSFORD1514250
CHELSEA730723
CHESHIRE19896
CHESTER151392
CHICOPEE829144
CHILMARK122071
CLARKSBURG63141
CLINTON928012
COHASSET1514611
COLRAIN63111
CONCORD1611329
CONWAY21624
CUMMINGTON23552
DALTON225915
DANVERS198051
DARTMOUTH1710858
DEDHAM1122827
DEERFIELD216011
DENNIS293241
DIGHTON1710912
DOUGLAS1415612
DOVER43262
DRACUT1220834
DUDLEY1123512
DUNSTABLE161275
DUXBURY1121717
EAST BRIDGEWATER53197
EAST BROOKFIELD23565
EASTHAM18969
EASTHAMPTON1612026
EAST LONGMEADOW1123117
EASTON1026722
EDGARTOWN372015
EGREMONT7349
ESSEX26439
EVERETT928336
FAIRHAVEN1611526
FALL RIVER829470
FALMOUTH198659
FITCHBURG729730
FOXBOROUGH1612227
FRAMINGHAM1318488
FRANKLIN1121436
FREETOWN1416312
GARDNER1024221
GEORGETOWN189315
GLOUCESTER245068
GOSHEN19842
GRAFTON1611729
GRANBY102666
GRANVILLE63091
GREAT BARRINGTON62644
GREENFIELD264046
GROTON1612317
GROVELAND121898
HADLEY342318
HALIFAX1710513
HAMILTON1318510
HAMPDEN122026
HANCOCK28332
HANOVER1710424
HANSON73047
HARDWICK131694
HARVARD189012
HARWICH362144
HATFIELD121914
HAVERHILL1318179
HINGHAM1220126
HINSDALE34227
HOLBROOK1122212
HOLDEN1415924
HOLLAND82902
HOLLISTON1514420
HOLYOKE631523
HOPEDALE102476
HOPKINTON1318719
HUBBARDSTON112135
HUDSON730014
HULL1514715
HUNTINGTON18914
IPSWICH1711022
KINGSTON1612520
LAKEVILLE1121512
LANCASTER112209
LANESBOROUGH63082
LAWRENCE532135
LEE245114
LEICESTER927210
LENOX64532
LEOMINSTER1612864
LEVERETT54910
LEXINGTON1318640
LEYDEN42123
LINCOLN131888
LITTLETON1612914
LONGMEADOW927814
LOWELL730671
LUDLOW928618
LUNENBURG1318313
LYNN829669
LYNNFIELD33284
MALDEN1415086
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA197810
MANSFIELD1416032
MARBLEHEAD216441
MARION161188
MARLBOROUGH1025738
MARSHFIELD1613139
MASHPEE1513721
MATTAPOISETT263816
MAYNARD273527
MEDFIELD1317216
MEDFORD1416276
MEDWAY1220015
MELROSE1612443
MENDON92855
MERRIMAC332621
METHUEN1122752
MIDDLEBOROUGH1415433
MIDDLETON1317012
MILFORD1122631
MILLBURY216128
MILLIS1611213
MILLVILLE33291
MILTON729920
MONROE8331
MONSON73036
MONTAGUE1415512
MONTEREY21632
MONTGOMERY24492
NAHANT23528
NANTUCKET332534
NATICK197964
NEEDHAM1219934
NEW BEDFORD927984
NEW BRAINTREE102511
NEWBURY121958
NEWBURYPORT263946
NEW MARLBOROUGH27374
NEW SALEM20702
NEWTON15135129
NORFOLK1025811
NORTH ADAMS926913
NORTHAMPTON3719106
NORTH ANDOVER1220433
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH1219634
NORTHBOROUGH1316719
NORTHBRIDGE1710627
NORTH BROOKFIELD19819
NORTHFIELD23537
NORTH READING1121217
NORTON1220622
NORWELL1317114
NORWOOD1023730
OAK BLUFFS43222
OAKHAM26415
ORANGE63105
ORLEANS411424
OTIS31275
OXFORD207527
PALMER72989
PAXTON102415
PEABODY1317767
PEMBROKE1219821
PEPPERELL1514317
PETERSHAM161192
PHILLIPSTON63121
PITTSFIELD2257100
PLAINFIELD31282
PLAINVILLE216817
PLYMOUTH1711194
PLYMPTON112323
PRINCETON181006
PROVINCETOWN122136
QUINCY2074183
RANDOLPH1122935
RAYNHAM1024014
READING927722
REHOBOTH1121913
REVERE1123455
RICHMOND34245
ROCHESTER198210
ROCKLAND1024518
ROCKPORT207114
ROWLEY1710710
ROYALSTON82921
RUSSELL112182
RUTLAND33302
SALEM207781
SALISBURY82877
SANDWICH1514830
SAUGUS1220331
SCITUATE1513328
SEEKONK927013
SHARON1026517
SHEFFIELD312910
SHELBURNE58711
SHERBORN102614
SHIRLEY102627
SHREWSBURY927432
SHUTESBURY45118
SOMERSET1415226
SOMERVILLE14158105
SOUTHAMPTON92845
SOUTHBOROUGH1611416
SOUTHBRIDGE927515
SOUTH HADLEY1121120
SOUTHWICK1123610
SPENCER254529
SPRINGFIELD531884
STERLING189814
STOCKBRIDGE41138
STONEHAM1416429
STOUGHTON1514040
STOW121938
STURBRIDGE189217
SUDBURY829314
SUNDERLAND19837
SUTTON63175
SWAMPSCOTT1710324
SWANSEA1317421
TAUNTON1026454
TEMPLETON102538
TEWKSBURY1025029
TISBURY89235
TOLLAND21661
TOPSFIELD131758
TOWNSEND73056
TRURO151383
TYNGSBOROUGH189920
UPTON1317310
UXBRIDGE1415719
WAKEFIELD1415136
WALES112302
WALPOLE1219429
WALTHAM1025560
WARE73017
WAREHAM1514532
WARREN82954
WARWICK26442
WASHINGTON37182
WATERTOWN244777
WAYLAND1317617
WEBSTER1024817
WELLESLEY1024329
WELLFLEET471013
WENDELL121971
WENHAM121906
WESTBOROUGH1810132
WEST BOYLSTON303023
WEST BRIDGEWATER102497
WEST BROOKFIELD141665
WESTFIELD1023943
WESTFORD828918
WESTHAMPTON19873
WESTMINSTER216715
WEST NEWBURY23311
WESTON43274
WESTPORT1514123
WEST SPRINGFIELD1316838
WEST STOCKBRIDGE23543
WEST TISBURY43251
WESTWOOD927613
WEYMOUTH1611688
WHATELY20723
WHITMAN1024415
WILBRAHAM730210
WILLIAMSBURG56814
WILLIAMSTOWN1513212
WILMINGTON1318029
WINCHENDON43234
WINCHESTER927120
WINDSOR22582
WINTHROP1121020
WOBURN1026337
WORCESTER10256179
WORTHINGTON26423
WRENTHAM189420
YARMOUTH189743
SOURCE: Division of Professional Licensure