Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
Massage Envy’s in the Greater Washington, D.C, Maryland and Northern Virginia area will be hosting their second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event to support the Arthritis Foundation on September 19th. On the day of the event, $10 from every massage or facial will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy’s skincare partner Murad, will also be donating 10% of all in-store product sales during the fundraiser.
Last year, this nationwide event raised nearly $500,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. All guests are encouraged to call their local Greater Washington, D.C, Maryland and Northern Virginia area Massage Envy to request an appointment on September 19th and help in the fight against arthritis. All proceeds will go directly to the Arthritis Foundation to help prevent, control and cure arthritis.
Massage Envy has been very proactive in helping those who suffer with arthritis, not only through donations to the Arthritis Foundation but through therapeutic massage therapy. In fact, massage therapy has been known to help relive and control symptoms of arthritis such as pain and swelling as well as stress and anxiety.
To make an appointment or learn more about Healing Hands for Arthritis, guests can go to http://www.massageenvy.com/healing-hands-for-arthritis or stop into their nearest Massage Envy location.
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 nearly 800 locations in 45 states. The company was recently ranked #57 in Entrepreneur’s 2012Franchise 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.