Healing Arts for Haiti Event Set for February 12 at the Grand Hyatt

Bringing its own version of love with a holistic twist, Healing Arts For Haiti will provide a "message in the massage" on Friday, February 12, 2010, Noon to 8 pm, Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York. This one-of-a-kind event will support the ongoing efforts to benefit the people of Haiti who have been devastated by earthquakes and subsequent tremors.

Healing Arts For Haiti is a collaboration bringing together over 200 professionals from the spa and healing arts community and the health and beauty industry of New York City metro area for an event to bring the art of healing to the act of giving all in one location. Participants in the event can partake of an extensive array of special services ranging from massages and manicures to yoga and fitness. Also, there will be opportunities to participate in the Healing Arts For Haiti silent auction featuring spa treatments, gift items, gift certificates, and more and to purchase products and services from retailers of specialized health and beauty items. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit efforts to assist the Haitian community to rebuild.

"This landmark event is taking place on the weekend of Valentine's Day, and it gives us in the spa community and our health and beauty partners an opportunity to send our love in the form of support and encouragement," states Bruce Schoenberg, Co-Founder, Oasis Day Spa and Fundraising Chair, Healing Arts For Haiti. "All our efforts are voluntary, and we wanted to bring our own special skill set into the fundraising efforts and provide an event that focuses on renewal and positive energy for a good cause." Along with Oasis Day Spa and Swedish Institute, additional supporting organizations and media partners include: The Grand Hyatt Hotel New York, Spa Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Curiosity Works, Reed Exhibition, SpaFinder, Savoy Professional Magazine, Matis Paris, MD Corrective Care, What's Hot! and Day Spa Association.

"The outpouring of support from New York State Licensed Massage Therapists has been tremendous so far and there are still opportunities available for other practitioners of the healing arts to embrace the spirit of this event," comments Meg Darnell, Dean of Alumni and Student Services, Swedish Institute, a college of health sciences. "We can touch the world and make a difference."

"I've always known that the spa community is a generous and nurturing one, and it is exciting to see them collaborate for this amazing event," says Julie Keller, Editor-in-Chief of American Spa Magazine. "I look forward to seeing New Yorkers embrace this amazing spirit and partake in an event that will help them feel good while they do good."

UNICEF® is the designated charity for the event because of its international role in aiding children. The growing list of supporters for Healing Arts For Haiti who have donated generously to this endeavor is headed off by Matt Adams, Vice President and Managing Director, The Grand Hyatt Hotel New York, "We are pleased to help support the Haiti relief effort at The Grand Hyatt New York, as the spa community joins forces for 'Healing Haiti.'"

Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017. We welcome your participation and sponsorships. For more information and to find out how you can help Healing Arts For Haiti, call 646-328-1620. Check our website www.healingartsforhaiti.org or join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HealingArtsForHaiti and Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealingHaiti.