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Massage Envy Hosts Annual Healing Hands for Arthritis Event: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Westchester, NY

Sep 05, 2013 01:32PM

The team at Massage Envy Spa Scarsdale (clockwise from left): Valery Garcia, Carlene Brown, LMT, Kelli Vample, Alexandra Taddeo, LMT, Samantha Molina and owner Nataliya Kisseleva (in the middle

Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis. On Wednesday, September 18, all Massage Envy locations in Westchester County, NY, will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. In past years, this nationwide event has raised more than $1 million for the cause.

“There’s no better way to give back than by treating yourself or someone you love to a relaxing and rejuvenating massage or facial while supporting a great cause,” says Nataliya Kisseleva, owner of the Massage Envy Spa in Scarsdale, NY. “We strongly encourage the Westchester County community to come out on September 18 to help fight arthritis, a disease and a leading cause of disability that affects 50 million Americans.”

Reservations for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at all four Massage Envy locations in Westchester County. All proceeds donated during this special day will support the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis. Manufacturers Murad, Wyndmere and BioFreeze are also joining the effort, donating 10 percent of all product sales made at Massage Envy locations on September 18.

Kisseleva notes that Massage Envy 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 certain symptoms. “Massage therapy can play an important role in alleviating the pain caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety,” she says.

In addition to hosting Healing Hands for Arthritis, Massage Envy Spa is a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event, Arthritis Walk. Massage Envy owners from across the country have long been a major presence at local Arthritis Walk events, sharing information about the benefits of massage therapy and providing chair massages while supporting the foundation’s mission. 

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests by offering convenient hours and locations. Massage Envy was recently ranked 81st in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2013, and 29th in the publication’s Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. The company was also named a Military Friendly Franchise this year.

Over the past two years, Massage Envy has donated nearly $100,000 to clinical research projects related to the benefits of massage therapy. “Scientific studies have found that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions, including arthritis,” says Kisseleva. “With millions of consumers visiting massage therapists each year, it’s evident that more people are turning to this modality to relieve pain and improve circulation, joint flexibility, sleep patterns and overall well-being. At Massage Envy, we’re able to customize massage treatments for any member or guest.”

Massage Envy Spa Scarsdale is located at 777 White Plains Rd. in Scarsdale, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.902.9200. Information about other Westchester County locations, as well as hours and services, can be found at

Massage Envy Spa Westchester Locations

Massage Envy Spa Scarsdale, 777 White Plains Rd. Scarsdale, NY 10583 914.902.9200

Massage Envy Spa Central Park Avenue, 365 Central Park Ave. Scarsdale, NY 10583 914.422.3689

Massage Envy Spa Bedford-Mt Kisco, 737 Bedford Rd. Bedford Hills, NY 10507 914.244.3689

Massage Envy Spa Rye Brook , 158 South Ridge St. Rye Brook, NY 10573 914.417.6940


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