Any form of pain can hurt the quality of life. From work productivity to leisure time, a person in pain cannot think with clarity, act properly, or even speak clearly.
Unfortunately, for millions of Americans with arthritis, this is the reality. Characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, and redness, arthritis negatively affects not only person’s physical health but also one’s mental well-being.
With the aim to help people conquer their everyday battles with arthritis, Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation have recently intensified their campaign against rheumatic pain through the joint hosting of the fifth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis (HHFA).
Held last September, the one-day event took place at over 1,000 Massage Envy locations in the country. The spa, which has long been a supporter of the cause, donated some of its profits to the Arthritis Foundation to support initiatives for scientific discoveries and to create a faster path to a cure and provide valuable resources to help people suffering from the disease.
Sharing her thoughts on the success of the event, Debbie Gonzalez, chief brand officer at Massage Envy explains: “Through our collaborative partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, we’ve been able to bring awareness to the therapeutic benefits of regular massage for those with arthritis.”
Since the partnership’s inception in 2012, the spa has been able to raise more than $3 million for the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy and Arthritis Foundation hope that through this effort, they would be able to raise awareness and find a cure for the chronic disease, which is known to affect more 50 million people in the United States.