ST. LOUIS, MO (October 5, 2012) – Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today that the St. Louis region, which includes 16 clinics, raised $10,827 during the second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis. This is nearly 20 percent more than the region raised last year.
The one-day, national event took place at more than 800 Massage Envy clinics on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, where $10 from every massage and facial was donated to the Arthritis Foundation to benefit the organization's mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. As a network, Massage Envy raised more than $678,000 during this one-day event.
“We are so thankful for the incredible turnout we experienced during Healing Hands for Arthritis this year,” said Dan Lowery, regional developer, Massage Envy St. Louis. “The St. Louis community really came out in full force to help make this event a great success. Supporting the local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is very important to us, and we look forward to making next year’s event even more successful.”
In total, more than 1,000 services were performed at the 16 Massage Envy clinics in the St. Louis region during Healing Hands for Arthritis. Additionally, BioFreeze and Wyndmere donated 10 percent of their retail sales to the Arthritis Foundation.
Today, arthritis affects 50 million adults and 300,000 children. By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million – or 25 percent of the projected total adult population – will have arthritis. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of the disease on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms. Massage therapy can play an important role in alleviating the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, while improving flexibility and circulation, and reducing stress and anxiety.
In addition to hosting Healing Hands for Arthritis, Massage Envy is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s other signature event, Arthritis Walk®. Massage Envy owners from across the country have and will continue to have a presence at their local Arthritis Walk events to share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission.
Massage Envy St. Louis has 16 clinics conveniently located throughout the region. To find the clinic nearest you, please visit MassageEnvyStL.com.
About Massage Envy
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. 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.
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 life‐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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