Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
Twenty-one Orange County Massage Envy clinics are teaming up with the Arthritis Foundation for a one-day national fundraiser, Healing Hands for Arthritis. On September 19th, $10 from every massage or facial session will go to the Arthritis Foundation; additionally, Murad®, Massage Envy’s skin care partner, will be donating 10% of their in-store retail sales to the same cause.
“We work every day with our hands,” said Carol Warren, owner of the Costa Mesa Massage Envy Spa. “This is a great chance for our staff to help those people whose hands are so affected by arthritis that they can hardly use them at all. This is our way of giving back to the Orange County community.”
Millions of Americans, many of them right here in Orange County, suffer from this debilitating disease and millions more may develop it in the future. Last year, Massage Envy locations all across the country raised almost half a million dollars for the Arthritis Foundation during the Healing Hands for Arthritis event.
The staffs of Massage Envy clinics will also participate in annual Arthritis Walks to raise funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Massage therapy practiced at the Massage Envy locations in Orange County has helped guests suffering from arthritis to relieve symptoms of the disease such as swelling, pain, stress and anxiety.
For a list of all OC Massage Envy locations, check http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/CA/Orange-County.aspx
To be a part of this one-day charity event guests are encouraged to book an appointment at their local OC Massage Envy location before September 19th. Guests looking to find out more about Healing Hands for Arthritis and the Arthritis Foundation can go to http://www.massageenvy.com/healing-hands-for-arthritis
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 800 locations in 45 states. The company was recently ranked #57 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was recently named a Military Friendly Franchise. 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.
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 (arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable 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.