Healing Hands for Arthritis 2015
This week, Massage Envy was the proud sponsor of the 5th annual Healing Hands for Arthritis fundraising event. On September 16, all Massage Envy clinics in the Puget Sound area, and across the country, contributed $10 from every 1-hour massage or facial session and 10% of select retail product sales to the Arthritis Foundation. Funds from this one day event went towards research and educational programs about arthritis.
People living with arthritis use massage regularly to manage pain as part of their health treatment. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America with over 53 million adults and children affected by the disease. Massage can truly help those suffering from the pain caused by arthritis and improve flexibility and circulation. According to research by Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, regular use of professional or self-massage at home can lead to improvements in pain management, stiffness, range of motion, hand grip strength, and overall function of the joints.
Massage Envy clinics in the Puget Sound region have raised $43,996.53 (surpassing last year’s total by over $3,000) to continue supporting the work of the Arthritis Foundation in their effort to find a cure for this debilitating disease. This was possible only thanks to the thousands of Massage Envy customers who made fishbowl donations or booked an appointment on September 16th.
Thank you for joining Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation on September 16, you have truly helped make a difference. Until there is a cure, there is care!