SPRING, TX, September 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- At Massage Envy Spa, talented hands usually belong to the licensed massage therapists and estheticians. At Massage Envy Spa Imperial Oaks, those talented hands also belong to Brittaney Gaither, a young woman who works at the front desk who was inspired to make a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/gBrittaney) for Healing Hands for Arthritis on September 18, 2013.---
A classically trained violinist - she has played for 18 years, since she was a little over three years old - Brittaney began working at Massage Envy Spa four months ago while she goes back to school to work on her master's degree. Brittaney's YouTube channel has over 27,000 subscribers.
"I wanted to get the word out about the foundation and motivate our employees," Brittaney explains. "We have a page on our website - people can make appointments and donations."
Brittaney was also motivated because her grandmother, who died in 1988, had rheumatoid arthritis. In the video, she plays the beautiful theme from a 1988 animated Japanese film My Neighbor Totoro. Links are included on the page so viewers can donate to Healing Hands for Arthritis.
Serena Paganini, clinic administrator for Massage Envy Spa Imperial Oaks, is enthusiastic. "I think it's fantastic! Brittaney has taken an art form I love - classical music - and made it more modern and accessible. My 8-year-old loves anime and was surprised to hear that a song she knew could be played on the violin and not computer-generated."
"I think she did a great job!" says Bob Higgins, owner of Massage Envy Spa Imperial Oaks. "And keep in mind, Brittaney is donating a portion of what she receives from YouTube for the amount of people that view this video."
Massage Envy Spa Imperial Oaks is located at 2211 Rayford Rd. Suite 115, Spring, TX 77386. For more information or to make an appointment, call 281-292-8878.
Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces to host the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September 18, 2013, the 29 Houston area Massage Envy Spas will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Over the past two years, this one-day nationwide event has raised over $1M for the Arthritis Foundation.
To make an appointment for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event, log on to http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/TX/Houston.aspx to find the nearest Massage Envy SpaReservations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All proceeds donated during Healing Hands for Arthritis will support the Arthritis Foundation's nationwide efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis. Murad , Massage Envy Spa's exclusive skin care partner, will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event to the Arthritis Foundation. Additionally, Wyndmere and BioFreeze will donate 10 percent of all sales from their products from Massage Envy Spa locations.
About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has nearly 900 locations in 47 states. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a Military Friendly Franchise in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.MassageEnvy.com. Follow Massage Envy Spa Houston on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MassageEnvyHouston and Twitter -www.twitter.com/MassageEnvyHou.
Over the past two years, Massage Envy Spa has donated nearly $100,000 to fund clinical research related to the benefits of massage therapy. Recent scientific studies have found that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions including arthritis. With consumers visiting massage therapists at least 140 million times a year, it is evident that more Americans are turning to therapeutic massage to relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia, while improving circulation, joint flexibility, sleep patterns and an overall sense of well-being. The experienced, professional therapists at Massage Envy Spas can design effective and customized massage treatments to address the individual needs of any member or guest.
About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.
29 Massage Envy Spa Houston Locations
Massage Envy SPA Kemah - 243 FM 2094 Suite Q, Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565 (281)535-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Teas Crossing - 1140 N. FM 3083 Rd. West Suite 900, Conroe, TX 77304 (936)539-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Cypress - 25712 Northwest Freeway Suite E, Cypress, TX 77429 (832)220-1900
Massage Envy FM 1960 Eldridge - 12246 FM 1960 West Suite B, Houston, TX 77065 (281)894-0051
Massage Envy River Oaks - 1556 West Gray River Oaks Plaza, Houston, TX 77019 (713)526-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Galleria - 5387 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056 (713)627-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Memorial West - 14008 C Memorial, Houston, TX 77079 (281)558-4900
Massage Envy SPA Katy - 19720 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094 (281)579-9223
Massage Envy Bunker Hill - 9758 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77055 (713)457-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Meyerland - 190 Meyerland Plaza, Houston, TX 77096 (281)220-6000
Massage Envy West University - 5162 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77005 (713)664-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Willowbrook - 7506 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77070 (281)469-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Copperfield - 7039 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77095 (832)593-6800
Massage Envy SPA 43rd and Ella - 1210 W. 43rd Suite 200, Houston, TX 77018 (713)686-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Atascosita - 19250 W. Lake Houston Parkway Suite A, Humble, TX 77346 (281)852-0808
Massage Envy Cinco Ranch - 23730 Westheimer Parkway Suite L, Katy, TX 77494 (281)347-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Kingwood - 724-B Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339 (281)312-6377
Massage Envy SPA Bay Colony - 2925 Gulf Freeway South Suite E, League City, TX 77573 (281)337-1052
Massage Envy SPA Magnolia-Westwood Village - 6531 FM 1488 Suite 309, Magnolia, TX 77354 (281)766-1350
Massage Envy Missouri City - 5201 Highway 6 South, Missouri City, TX 77459 (281)208-4445
Massage Envy SPA Pasadena TX - 5774 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505 (281)998-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Pearland - 2754 Smith Ranch Road Suite 106, Pearland, TX 77584 (713)436-8860
Massage Envy SPA The Woodlands-Indian Springs - 10807 Kuykendahl Rd. Suite 400, Spring, TX 77382 (281)465-9596
Massage Envy SPA Gleannloch Farms - 8707 Spring Cypress Suite D, Spring, TX 77379 (281)379-3535
Massage Envy SPA Imperial Oaks - 2211 Rayford Rd. Suite 115, Spring, TX 77386 (281)292-8878
Massage Envy SPA The Woodlands-Market Street - 9595 Six Pines Dr. Suite 1430, Spring, TX 77380 (281)466-4645
Massage Envy Greatwood - 19760 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479 (281)633-9500
Massage Envy Woodbridge - 11134 Highway 6 South Suite 214, Sugar Land, TX 77498 (281)988-5900
Massage Envy Clear Lake - 943 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598 (281)332-0808
Massage Envy SPA Westheimer @Gessner - 9600 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77063
Massage Envy SPA South Park at Cinco Ranch - FM 1093 and Spring Green Boulevard, Houston, TX 77406
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