Healing Hands for Arthritis Fundraiser: Hosted by Massage Envy
Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient massage and spa services, has joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. Ten dollars from every one-hour massage and facial provided by the spa on September 19 will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation.
“There’s no better way to give back than to treat yourself, a friend or family member to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial,” says Bree Emsweller, Massage Envy owner. “We strongly encourage the Indianapolis community to come out on September 19 to help fight a disease that affects 50 million Americans and is actually our nation’s leading cause of disability.
“Partnering with the Arthritis Foundation was a natural fit, as we both a share a common understanding about the seriousness of the disease, the potential power of massage therapy to relieve certain symptoms, and what must be done to prevent, cure and control it.”
In 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.
All proceeds donated during Healing Hands for Arthritis will support the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis. Additionally, Murad®, Massage Envy Spa’s strategic skin care partner, will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event to the Arthritis Foundation.