Spa and healing arts community sending a healing message of support to aid Haitian recovery

New York – Feb. 4, 2010 — Joining healing resources together to help UNICEF’s ongoing efforts to help the children of Haiti, Healing Arts for Haiti will be sending its own personalized valentine to the children of Haiti on Feb. 12, 2010, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street, New York. This one-of-a-kind event will bolster the outstanding work that UNICEF has been a part of in Haiti, especially for the children, many of whom have been injured and orphaned due to the January earthquakes and subsequent tremors.

Healing Arts for Haiti is a collaboration bringing together more than 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, manicures, facials, makeovers, acupuncture to yoga, exercise 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 as well as 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.

“The Grand Hyatt Hotel has graciously donated its showplace for everyday New Yorkers to show their love on the weekend of Valentine’s Day for UNICEF and its stellar efforts in Haiti,” states Bruce Schoenberg, co-founder of Oasis Day Spa and fundraising chair for Healing Arts for Haiti. “Our efforts are all voluntary and the support has been tremendous. We are planning an event to send love and support in our own way–-through healing techniques and positive energy.”

Along with The Grand Hyatt Hotel New York and Oasis Day Spa, additional supporting organizations and media partners include: Swedish Institute, Spa Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Curiosity Works, Reed Exhibition, SpaFinder, Sheckys, Dermalogica, Savoy Professional Magazine, Matis Paris, MD Corrective Care, What’s Hot! and Day Spa Association.

UNICEF is the designated charity for the event because of its international role in aiding children. The event is open to the general public.

For more information and to find out how you can help Healing Arts For Haiti, call (646) 328-1620 or visit