Massage Envy Spa Honors 56 Regional Therapists Of The Year For 2012
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Massage Envy Spa Honors 56 Regional Therapists Of The Year For 2012

Massage Therapists Recognized for their Ongoing Commitment to Health and Wellness 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - June 4, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, is pleased to announce that it awarded 56 Regional Therapists of the Year winners at its Annual Franchise Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. These leaders in their field included 52 massage therapists and four estheticians, which are employed at Massage Envy Spa locations across the country.

Massage Envy Spa's Regional Therapist of the Year program is an annual award recognizing best-in-class service across the network's more than 880 clinics nationwide. Each year, winners are chosen for their high level of professionalism, client service and contributions to healing through therapeutic touch.
"The Massage Envy Spa community extends its gratitude and congratulations to all of our Regional Therapists of the Year for their outstanding contributions," said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. "It's because of these Regional Therapists of the Year, along with our other tens of thousands of therapists, that Massage Envy Spa can continue to provide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services."

Now, more than ever, people are recognizing the value of alternative wellness services such as massage therapy. As popularity increases, so do professional massage therapist and esthetician career opportunities. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2012 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of more than 20 percent between 2010 and 2020, adding 30,900 more jobs to the 153,700 jobs currently in the field. In the ten years since its inception, Massage Envy has created 21,000 new massage therapists positions and projects to add 1,500 new positions annually through 2018.

Today, a career in massage therapy offers incredible growth and creative employment opportunities including flexible work schedules, active and healthy work environments and sustainable incomes. Massage Envy Spa is the country's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with more than 21,000 therapists providing over 250,000 massages every week.

The more than 880 Massage Envy Spa clinics across the country offer a variety of massage treatments 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. Additionally, Massage Envy Spa 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.

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Massage Envy Spa Regional Therapists of the Year Winners

Carmen Paiz – Legacy Therapist of the Year

Alabama – Heather Fitzgerald  

   Minneapolis – Beth Vanden Bosch

Arizona – Mariana Liciu

   Nashville – Deborah Rang

Atlanta – Karyl Schott

   Oklahoma – Rachel Finney

Chicago – Amanda Reinhard

   New York – Joy Anne Benedicto

Cincinnati– Sterling Wells

   North Carolina – Amy Rose

Cleveland – Anna Coates

   Northern New Jersey – Thomas Nebus

Colorado – Catherine De Cocq

   Orange County – Solita Bell

Columbus – Matthew Altier

   Oregon – Joseph Clevinger

Connecticut – Rebecca Gleason

   Orlando – Jerry Daniels

Dallas/Ft. Worth – Laurence Morgan

   Philadelphia – Albert Cochrane

Detroit – Michael Walters

   Pittsburgh – Jessica Dawn McQueen

Houston – Yolanda Loarte

   Sacramento – Jeslyn Wilk

Indianapolis – April Brough

   San Antonio – Elisa Garza

Inland Empire – Jeannette Jankowski

   San Diego – Anne Butera

Iowa/Nebraska – Brian Willis

   San Francisco East Bay – Vicki Zabarte

Jacksonville – Jennifer Moreno

   San Francisco Marin – Verenise Estrada

Kansas City – Kristi Bennett

   San Francisco South – Dolley Lee

Las Vegas – Heather Mattison

   South Carolina – Tia Montgomery

Los Angeles Northeast – Amber Bragg

   St. Louis – Rick Warren

Los Angeles Northwest – Debra Banz

   Tampa – Jack Merritt

Los Angeles West – Pamela Collins

   Utah – Mark Packer

Louisiana – James "Brad" Dixon

   Virginia North – Susan Schilling

Maryland/DC – Donald McKinney, Jr.

   Virginia South – Amanda Coriell

Massachusetts – Joann Gauvin

   Washington – Francisco Soto

Memphis – Amanda Smith

   Wisconsin – Sarah Lind

Miami – Aimee Idell


Massage Envy Spa Regional Estheticians of the Year Winners

Chicago – Ashley Anderson

Nashville – Beth Cucuzza

Connecticut – Dianne Colardo

San Francisco South – Ariana Bailey

About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa, 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 880 locations in 47 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit


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