Healing Hands for Arthritis Event
As you all know, I’m involved with The Arthritis Foundation and love how they support so many more medical conditions than just arthritis (like fibromyalgia and lupus). When I heard about their partnership with Massage Envy for World Arthritis Day, I was so excited! If you haven’t heard of Massage Envy, they are a “national franchise dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles.” They’re holding a Healing Hands for Arthritis event in which $10 from every hour long massage or facial is donated to The Arthritis Foundation! 10% of all Massage Envy retail sales will also be donated, thanks to partnerships with their suppliers (Murad and Wyndmere). This happens all across the country on October 12th.Let me tell you one of the best parts of Massage Envy – they’re reasonably priced! They have introductory prices for your first service with them set at $39 for a massage or $49 for a facial. I took advantage of that massage deal one time I was having extreme back pain. Speaking of pain, did you know that the Vice President of Massage Envy Industry Relations & Product Development, CG Funk, has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 15 years?
You may have already heard that massage improves circulation, joint flexibility, sleep patterns and an overall sense of well-being, but over 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.
Massage Envy is also a national sponsor for the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Walk. For more information about the Healing Hands for Arthritis event or Massage Envy in general, follow them on Facebook or Twitter and watch the video below.