Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
On October 12, World Arthritis Day, all Massage Envy locations in the Greater Washington D.C area will be hosting a fundraiser, Healing Hands for Arthritis. For every massage or facial received on October 12, $10 will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation, an organization that aims to bring community based programs and services nationwide to those living with arthritis.
According to the Arthritis Foundation one in five adults suffer from arthritis; it is a chronic disease that affects 50 million people in America. Massage therapy has been recognized as being highly effective in relieving the painful symptoms of arthritis, and can also lessen depression and anxiety, increase joint flexibility, and provide an overall sense of well-being.
The Massage Envy locations in the Greater Washington D.C area already treat many who suffer from arthritis and want to help them be active participants in managing their disease, through massage in Greater Washington, D.C. Therefore, Healing Hands for Arthritis, held on World Arthritis Day, was created to help raise awareness and bring support for those affected by disease.
All proceeds from Healing Hands for Arthritis, the one day fundraising event, will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit agency that aims to help those living with arthritis to take control of their disease. The foundation provides public health education, community programs and services nationwide, leading efforts to help prevent, control and cure arthritis.
The Massage Envy franchises in the greater D.C area are happy to help support such a great cause and organization, and are excited to continue to help manage the ailments of those living with arthritis through massage therapy in Greater Washington D.C. The Greater Washington D.C area Massage Envy’s hope to see the community come out on October 12 and be a part of this incredible fundraising event.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise of massage centers is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy Spa is its newest concept, offering Murad® healthy skin facials, as well as therapeutic massages. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 691 locations in 43 states, with new centers opening every month. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).