Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 - Massage Envy locations in the Baltimore area are teaming up with the Arthritis Foundation for a one day national fundraiser, Healing Hands for Arthritis. On September 19th, $10 from every massage or facial session will go to the Arthritis Foundation. Murad, Massage Envy’s skin care partner, will also be donating 10% of their in-store retail sales to the Arthritis Foundation on the day of the event.
Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis and Baltimore Massage Envy clinics have been an active participant in the fight against this debilitating disease. Last year, Massage Envy locations all across the country raised almost half a million dollars for the Arthritis Foundation during the Healing Hands for Arthritis event.
Baltimore Massage Envy clinics will also participate in annual Arthritis Walks to raise funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Massage therapy practiced at the Massage Envy locations in Baltimore have allowed guests suffering from arthritis to relieve symptoms of the disease, such as swelling, pain, stress and anxiety.
To be a part of this one day charity event guests are encouraged to book an appointment at their local Baltimore Massage Envy location for September 19th. Guests looking to find out more about Healing Hands for Arthritis and the Arthritis Foundation can go to http://www.massageenvy.com/healing-hands-for-arthritis.
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 moreAmericans 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 wellâ€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.
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 lifeâ€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.
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