Massage Envy, a national massage and skincare franchise chain, raised $908,846 for the Arthritis Foundation at its annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event. Now in its sixth year, the partnership has collectively raised more than $5 million to help more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, living with the disease. “As the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services, we consider raising awareness of the therapeutic benefits of routine massage for people suffering from arthritis essential,” says CEO Joe Magnacca. “At Massage Envy, we believe every person should feel their best and have access to affordable massage and skincare services as part of their wellness routine.” Massage Envy locations around the nation donated $10 for every 60-minute massage or facial performed during its Healing Hands for Arthritis event. The funds raised will help support life-changing resources and advancements for people with arthritis.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis causes more than $156 billion in lost wages and medical expenses and 172 million lost workdays each year. Its impact is expected to grow and by the year 2030, an estimated 25 percent of the projected total adult population will have arthritis. “Our partnership with Massage Envy has allowed us to expand our programming to better serve those living with arthritis and help them win the fight against pain and anxiety, so they can live their best life possible,” says Ann M. Palmer, CEO and president of the Arthritis Foundation. If you are interested in contributing to the Arthritis Foundation, donations are accepted year round.