February 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. – Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is proud to announce that massage therapist, Karen Moers, has been selected by the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of massage therapy, to be part of its "Running for Research Team" at the 2014 Boston Marathon. Throughout her training, Moers' will be raising money to benefit the Massage Therapy Foundation and Massage Envy Spa will kick-start her fundraising with an initial $5,000 donation.
Moers, a licensed massage therapist at the Massage Envy Spa clinic in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was chosen to represent the brand from among thousands of therapists at the company's more than 950 locations nationwide. The 2014 Boston Marathon represents Moers' second chance to complete her mission as a charity runner after the tragic events surrounding the bombings in Boston halted her efforts last year. Moers started long-distance running after her father was left with severe brain damage following a motorcycle accident nearly five years ago.
"We are so proud to sponsor and support Karen every step of the way as she prepares to race again and raise awareness about the benefits of massage therapy," said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. "Her commitment to training is also reflected in her dedication to her career where she has made a significant difference in the lives of her clients at the Massage Envy Spa in Jacksonville. We're happy to have someone like Karen as part of our team."
Through April 1, donations in support of Moers' marathon fundraiser can be made by visiting http://www.crowdrise.com/mtf2014bostonmarathon/fundraiser/karenmoers. All proceeds raised by Moer will go towards the Massage Therapy Foundation to help fund their efforts in supporting massage therapy scientific research, education and community service.
"It's truly an honor to have been selected to represent Massage Envy Spa at the Boston Marathon while raising funds for the Massage Therapy Foundation," said Moers. "Becoming a massage therapist has been a very rewarding experience for me and I look forward to helping raise awareness and funds for continued massage research."
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 world's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with at least 21,000 therapists providing over 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.4 million members.
Massage Envy Spa offers 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. Guests and members can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.
To learn more about Massage Envy Spa careers, visit www.massageenvycareers.com.
Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, 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 Spa has more than 950 franchise locations in 48 states and 1.4 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #88 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #51 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
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