A recent survey of massage therapists in India found that one in five said they’ve had to cut back on services because of rising costs, according to a report in the New York Times.
The report, published on Tuesday, also found that some of the biggest providers of massage therapy in the country have seen their rates of complaints and reimbursements plummet, the Times reported.
The study by India’s Centre for Healthcare Research and Quality, an independent think tank, surveyed more than 2,500 massage therapists from across the country.
It found that roughly 70% of the massage therapists surveyed said they had to increase their prices to keep their clients happy.
They were also more likely to say that they’ve seen a decrease in their clients’ satisfaction with their massage.
Some of the largest providers in India have seen a decline in their patients’ satisfaction.
A large majority of massage therapist respondents said they have seen an increase in their customers’ complaints in the past three years, with more than half of them saying they have to cut down on services in the last six months, according the Times report.
The biggest providers in the survey were Tata Consultancy Services, L.L.
Bean International, and Aravinda Associates.
The Times said that the survey was conducted in January and February and surveyed more then 1,000 massage therapists, who were asked whether they had seen a drop in their clientele in the three years to the end of January, according a report by the Times.
They also asked about their reimbursements and the number of complaints they received.
The average monthly rate of a massage therapist was about Rs. 5,000, the report said.
Tata Consultancies, which was founded in 2005, is India’s second-largest provider of massage services, behind L.M.
Beaning, a company that provides massage therapy, said that in January it had increased its reimbursement rates for the first time in six years and it expects to keep doing so.
Tata’s head of international affairs, Rajan Nair, told the Times that the company would be “more vigilant” about its pricing and reimbursement practices in the coming year.
L’Oréal did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
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