|When:||Back to Calendar September 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm||Where:||Massage Envy West Seattle
2513 Southwest Trenton Street
|Categories:||Benefits FYI Health/Wellness|
On September 18, $10 From Every Massage or Facial Benefits the Local Arthritis Foundation
Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September 18, 2013, Massage Envy’s 24 Washington state clinics and spas will donate $10 from every one-hour massage session or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Over the past two years, this one-day nationwide event has raised more than $1 million for the Arthritis Foundation, with Massage Envy in Washington state donating more than $30,000.
“There’s no better way to give back than to treat yourself, a friend or family member to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial,” said Barney Nelson, regional developer for Massage Envy in Washington state. “We strongly encourage Washingtonians to come out on September 18 to help fight arthritis, a disease that is America’s leading cause of disability, affecting one in every four Washington residents, and 50 million Americans.”
Massage Envy will begin accepting appointments for the Healing Hands for Arthritis Event on Aug. 2. To make an appointment, contact a local Massage Envy by visiting the Massage Envy website http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/WA/Seattle.aspx.
Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All proceeds donated during Healing Hands for Arthritis will support the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis. In addition, Murad, Massage Envy Spa’s exclusive skin care partner, Wyndmere and BioFreeze will each donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event to the Arthritis Foundation.
Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms. Massage therapy can play an important role in alleviating the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety.
“We are excited to partner with Massage Envy Spa to bring attention to arthritis. Healing Hands for Arthritis will provide support for arthritis education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services,” said Rick Bell, managing director of cause development for
the Arthritis Foundation.
In addition to hosting Healing Hands for Arthritis, Massage Envy Spa is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event, “Arthritis Walk”. Massage Envy owners from across the country have been and continue to have a presence at their local Arthritis Walk events to share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at
convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has nearly 900 locations in 47 states. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur’s 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International
Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a Military Friendly Franchise in 2013. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
Over the past two years, Massage Envy has donated nearly $100,000 to fund clinical research related to the benefits of massage therapy. Recent scientific studies have found that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions including arthritis.
With consumers visiting massage therapists at least 140 million times a year, it is evident that more Americans are turning to therapeutic massage to relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia, while improving circulation, joint flexibility, sleep patterns and an overall sense of well-being. The experienced, professional therapists at Massage Envy clinics can design effective and customized massage treatments to address the individual needs of any member or guest.
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