Start 2013 on the path to wellness with a monthly Massage Envy membership 

Scottsdale, Ariz. It’s that time of the year again–the time when a countless number of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health and well-being. Unfortunately many of those goals get brushed aside, some even before the end of January. In order to ensure 2013 is different, Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is determined to keep you on the path to wellness.

“We often see many people who eagerly identify how they want to get on the right track to a healthy lifestyle during the new year, but lack a wellness plan to get them there,” said Paula Stapley, director of communications for Massage Envy. “If your goal in 2013 is to improve your overall health, massage can play an important role in helping you achieve success.”

With a membership at Massage Envy, customers can choose from a variety of monthly massage treatments including Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, sports, prenatal and geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being. All sessions can be customized to provide relief to key areas that cause tension, stress or pain. Furthermore, AromaTherapy and Deep Muscle Therapy can be added to any massage to enhance the therapeutic experience.

Additionally, Massage Envy Spa offers facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skin care science. With a monthly membership, customers can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials, including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.

“Once the holidays are behind us, it will be time to return to our hectic, daily lives which can be incredibly stressful,” said Stapley. “Take time to focus on your health and well-being, even if it means not crossing off every little thing on your to-do list right away.”

To kick off the New Year, the company will launch its “New Year, New You” Facebook sweepstakes to award five lucky fans with a complimentary Massage Envy gift card. The contest will run from Jan. 7 to Jan. 28 and users can enter by visiting

In 2011, Massage Envy formed a partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support the organization’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. In total, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The brand is also as a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 250 Arthritis Walk® events around the country, where local Massage Envy owners share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation at their respective local walks. Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of the disease on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms.

Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy offers convenient times and locations to fit any guest’s needs. For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy’s blog

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the U.S. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 840 locations in 46 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.2 million. The company was recently ranked number 81 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500 and number 29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was recently named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit