Houston,TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, affordable and convenient massage and spa services, and the Houston community came together on World Arthritis Day, October 12th, to raise 16,987.51 during their Healing Hands for Arthritis event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. Massage Envy Houston Area and more than 700 other Massage Envy clinics around the country, donated $10 from every one-hour massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation and collectively raised nearly $500,000 across the nation.
“We were overwhelmed by the community’s strong support for Healing Hands for Arthritis,” said Lance O’Pry, Houston Area Regional Developer. “The event was truly a team effort and we are very thankful for our wonderful members and guests, as well as our therapists, estheticians and clinic staff, who helped make it a huge success.”
During Healing Hands for Arthritis, Murad®, Massage Envy Spa’s exclusive skin care partner, also donated 10 percent of sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations to the Arthritis Foundation. In addition, Wyndmere, another Massage Envy retail partner, donated 10 percent of their retail sales on from the day.
Today, arthritis strikes 50 million adults and 300,000 children and is the leading cause of disability in the nation. Massage Envy partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to help conquer this painful and debilitating disease. In addition to hosting Healing Hands for Arthritis, Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 200 Arthritis Walk® events, where local Massage Envy owners from across the country have shared information about the benefits of massage therapy, provided chair massages and supported the Arthritis Foundation’s mission at their respective local walks.
With consumers visiting massage therapists at least 150 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.
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.
The experienced, professional therapists at the Massage Envy Houston Area clinics can design effective and customized massage treatments to address the individual needs of any member or guest. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
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 consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 700 locations in 44 states and has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy Spa is $1 million. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
About The Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (http://www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.