Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
Massage Envy Houston is offering area residents a meaningful and therapeutic way to support the Arthritis Foundation on World Arthritis Day this October 12 through Massage Envy’s Healing Hands for Arthritis initiative. During the one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis event, $10 from every one-hour therapeutic massage or facial session at any of Houston Massage Envy’s 28 locations will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation, supporting people living with arthritis with funds dedicated to research, education and life improvement programs.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, reduced quality of life and high health care costs in the U.S., striking 50 million Americans, or one in five. Fortunately, massage therapy can support arthritis management, providing much-needed relief to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers:
- Joints are loosened when adhesions in muscles or ligaments are broken up;
- The production of synovial fluid is stimulated, thus providing additional cushioning;
- Production of natural pain-killing endorphins increases; and
- Spasms causing muscle pain are reduced.
“With consumers visiting massage therapists at least 140 million times annually, it’s clear that more Americans are turning to therapeutic massage for arthritis treatment to relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, lessen depression and anxiety, improve sleep, and provide an overall sense of well-being,” said Lance O’Pry, Houston Regional Developer for Massage Envy. “Arthritis symptoms come in many forms, and massage therapy for arthritis management should be tailored to the individual. Through Massage Envy’s Massage Wellness Program, our professional massage therapists treat arthritis using a combination of massage modalities that are customized to meet the specific needs and tolerance levels of the individual member.”
Residents from The Woodlands, Spring and Humble; to League City, Sugar Land, Katy and the entire Houston area are encouraged to treat their friends, their families and themselves to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial session at a Massage Envy clinic. Pre-booking your appointment is strongly encouraged for Healing Hands for Arthritis. Appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For a complete list of Houston area locations, go online to http://www.massageenvyhouston.com.
In the last two years, Massage Envy has donated nearly $100,000 to fund clinical research related to the benefits of massage therapy. In addition to hosting Healing Hands for Arthritis, Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 200 Arthritis Walk® events. Massage Envy owners from across the country have been and continue to have a presence at their local Arthritis Walks 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 consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has 700 locations in 44 states. The company was recently named a top All Business (a D&B company) All Star Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). For more information, visit http://www.massageenvyhouston.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 (arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the 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.