Funds Will Support Research on Massage and its Health Benefits

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 2, 2008 — Massage Envy Ltd., LLC., America’s leading provider of therapeutic massage services, has donated $20,000 to the Massage Therapy Foundation’s (MTF) research grant program. The check was presented to Diana Thompson, President of MTF and Dr. Ruth Werner, Vice-President of MTF at the American Massage Therapy Association Washington Chapter Conference.

The donation will support foundation grants awarded to researchers who strive to advance the understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in health care delivery.

Massage Envy, founded in 2002 by John Leonesio, has been at the forefront of the therapeutic massage industry’s growth. Dedicated to bringing “massage to the masses” by offering convenient and affordable therapies, Massage Envy has revolutionized how the public views massage therapy. The company operates 420 clinics in 36 states and has another 350 clinics in development nationwide.They perform more than 300,000 customized massages each month and employ more than 8,000 professional licensed massage therapists.