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Saw a practitioner of massage for pain

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For sample adults age 18+ and sample children ages 4-17 who had seen a practitioner of massage in the past 12 months (MASYR), MASPAIN indicates whether they saw the practitioner to treat or manage physical pain.

MASPAIN was one of twenty-five variables sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices in 2022. Please see THPYART to learn more about the Complementary and Integrative Health content section, including a complete list of CIH variables fielded in the 2022 NHIS.

Related Variables

Please see MASYR to learn more about questions asked about massage over time, including a list of related variables fielded in 2022.


This variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 2022: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 4-17 who saw a practitioner of massage in the past 12 months (MASYR).


  • 2022