In another example of the healing power of touch, Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September 19, 2012, all of Massage Envy’s nearly 800 locations will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Last year, this nationwide event raised nearly $500,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.
“There’s no better way to give back than to treat yourself, a friend or family member to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial,” said Massage Envy Director of Communications Paula Stapley. “We were overwhelmed by the tremendous support we received for Healing Hands for Arthritis last year and hope that even more of our members and guests come out on September 19th to help fight arthritis, a disease that affects 50 million Americans.”
To schedule a massage or facial, contact a local Massage Envy Clinic. Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, Murad®, Massage Envy Spa's exclusive skin care partner, will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event to the Arthritis Foundation. BioFreeze and Wyndmere will also donate 10 percent of all retail sales on event day.
By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million or 25 percent of the projected total adult population will have arthritis. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms. Massage therapy can play an important role in alleviating the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety.