Chances are you probably know someone who has a form of arthritis—if that someone isn’t you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five adults in the U.S. is diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor. By 2030, there will be an estimated 67 million Americans who will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
The numbers are unfortunate, but you can help make a difference by indulging in a massage. Yes, that’s right, a massage.
Massage Envy Prestonwood and the Arthritis Foundation have come together to host the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Stop by Massage Envy Prestonwood on Wednesday to get a one-hour massage or facial session to join the fight against arthritis. Massage Envy Prestonwood will donate $10 for every one-hour massage or facial session purchased on this special day to the Arthritis Foundation.
Additionally, Murad, Wyndmere and BioFreeze will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Prestonwood on Wednesday to help the Arthritis Foundation’s cause.
Healing Hands for Arthritis is a one-day, nationwide event created to support awareness and raise money to fight arthritis. According to Massage Envy, this event has raised more than $1 million for the Arthritis Foundation over the past two years.
A one-hour massage or facial session isn’t only for relaxation or beauty benefits, either. According to the Massage Envy website, a massage can even help with arthritis pain.
“Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms,” the website states.
According to a Massage Envy press release, the national franchise is already helping people who have arthritis.
Jay Van Zandt, one of Massage Envy’s frequent clients, has had ankylosing spondylitis, a type of spinal arthritis, for 10 years and arthritis for 18 years.
“I’m on a lot of medications—from injections in the spine to anti-TNF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers and chemo drugs,” Van Zandt says. “I go to Massage Envy once every two weeks. It really helps—I have more range of motion and it lessens the pain.”
If you’re interested in getting behind this honorable cause, you can schedule an appointment here. All reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, which means you should schedule your visit as soon as possible.
So, what are you waiting for? Spend your Wednesday supporting an important cause while reaping the benefits of a soothing massage or facial. Make your appointment at Massage Envy Prestonwood today!