SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2012 // PRNewswire // - The holiday season can be stressful. There are deadlines to be met, traffic becomes unbearable, the kids are off from school and you're bombarded by the same department store jingle everywhere you turn. Even the American Psychological Association recently reported that up to 69 percent of people are stressed by the feeling of having "a lack of time" during the holidays. The real problem is that the way we respond to stress can exacerbate, or even create physical and emotional problems.
Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is here to alleviate holiday stress this year by creating a little "ME" time. With more than 800 clinics across the country, guests can choose from a wide variety of massage therapy and skincare services to melt the holiday blues away. Plus, a Massage Envy gift card, which can be purchased online at MassageEnvy.com or in any clinic, makes gift-giving a snap this holiday season.
"It's normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed by the holidays. The pressure to make the holidays perfect can be extraordinary," said Paula Stapley, director of communications at Massage Envy. "It's important to put things in perspective and our team of experienced massage therapists and estheticians can help by providing a unique experience that is tailored to fit each and every one of our guest's specific needs."
Massage Envy offers a variety of massage treatments to choose from including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being. In addition, the 90-minute Hot Stone Envy™ features the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body to allow for deeper relaxation of the muscles. Furthermore, AromaTherapy and Deep Muscle Therapy can be added to any massage to enhance the therapeutic experience.
Massage Envy Spa locations offers facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skincare science. Customers can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin. A variety of Murad® products are also available for purchase at Massage Envy Spa locations and also make great gifts for the holidays.
For more information about eliminating holiday stress, to book an appointment or to purchase a gift card, please visit MassageEnvy.com.
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 members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has over 800 locations in 45 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.2 million. The company was recently ranked #57 in Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 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 2012 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
SOURCE Massage Envy