Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) Aug. 27, 2012. Massage Envy Spa, a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation's signature event, Arthritis Walk, is teaming with the Arthritis Foundation once again to host the second annual "Healing Hands for Arthritis," a one-day national event designed to heighten awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis.
On Sept. 19, 2012, Massage Envy clinics will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial session directly to the Arthritis Foundation. Additionally, Murad, Massage Envy's exclusive skin care partner, will be matching Massage Envy's effort by donating 10 percent of all sales of skin care products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during this event to the Arthritis Foundation.
Massage therapy can play a very important role in alleviating the pain and swelling caused by arthritis by improving flexibility and circulation, while reducing stress and anxiety. Massage Envy Spas encourage all guests to make reservations now for Sept. 19 and help support the Arthritis Foundation's nationwide efforts to fund research, improve arthritic care and, ultimately, find a cure.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the U.S. 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 number 57 in Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 and number 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.