Stafford, Virginia, teacher awarded free one-year membership to help relieve stress and pain

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has announced it has performed its 40 millionth massage. The recipient of the massage was Jennifer Blecha, a Stafford middle school reading specialist and member at the Massage Envy Spa located at 927 Carl D Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Blecha’s therapist, Jose Del Rosario, has been with the Fredericksburg clinic since 2008. The clinic’s franchisee, Charles Fisher, contacted Blecha shortly after her treatment to surprise her with a complimentary one-year membership to mark the significant company milestone.

“I started receiving routine massage therapy to relieve both my emotional and physical stress when my husband was deployed to Iraq,” said Blecha. “I decided to become a Massage Envy member, along with my husband, to also relieve tense muscles from working out and increase flexibility in my hips and feet following an accident. I was completely shocked when awarded the free one-year membership. I feel so blessed and could not be more thankful.”

Today, there are more than 740 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in 44 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. Massage Envy offers a variety of massage treatments to choose from including Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, sports, prenatal and geriatric. All sessions can be customized to provide relief of key areas that cause tension, stress or pain.

Because innovation has been at the heart of Massage Envy since its inception in 2002, the company launched the Massage Envy Spa concept to offer affordable healthy skin care beyond traditional massage therapy. Massage Envy established an exclusive partnership with global skincare leader Murad®. With Murad, Massage Envy Spa customers benefit from facials and skin care products designed by one of the world’s foremost leaders in skin health.

Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy offers convenient times and locations to fit all its members needs. Visit Massage Envy on Facebook at or on Twitter at For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy’s blog at Additional information, including a list of all clinics, can be found at

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 consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 740 locations in 44 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1 million. The company was recently ranked #57 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500 and named a top 100 AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).