Washington, D.C (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 - Massage Envys in the greater Washington D.C and Baltimore area recently raised $20,155.46 in their Healing Hands for Arthritis fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. Healing Hands for Arthritis was a one-day charity event held by Massage Envy to help raise awareness for the 50 million people in the nation who suffer from arthritis.
Massage Envys donated $10 from every massage and facial in the greater Washington D.C and Baltimore area on October 12th to the Arthritis Foundation, resulting in a total of 1,727.5 service hours, equaling $17,275.00 in donations with an added $2,880.00 in fishbowl donations. With a grand total of $20,155.46 in total donations, the event was a great success.
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national non-profit health organization leading efforts to prevent, control, and cure arthritis-related diseases. The organization also produces a large number of community based programs and service nationwide to make life with arthritis easier and less painful. Massage Envys in the greater Washington D.C and Baltimore area were happy to be able to raise money for such a great cause and organization.
For patients receiving massage in the greater Washington D.C and Baltimore area, massage therapy can help those living with arthritis be active participants in managing their disease. Massage is recognized as being effective in relieving painful symptoms of arthritis, improving circulation, increasing joint flexibility, lessening depression and anxiety and providing an overall sense of well being. Therefore, partnering with the Arthritis Foundation for the one day Healing Hands for Arthritis event was a natural fit for Massage Envys in the greater Washington D.C and Baltimore area and they were delighted to be a part of such a great cause.
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise of massage clinics is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy Spa offers Murad® healthy skin facials, as well as therapeutic massages. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 700 locations in 44 states, with new clinics 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).