Murrieta, CA (March 15, 2013): Massage Envy, the national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services recently named Carmen Paiz the National Legacy Therapist of the Year for 2013. This award from Massage Envy corporate recognizes previous “Therapist of the Year” winners who are still employed with the company five years later. Paiz will be recognized for her contributions at the Massage Envy Annual Franchise Conference in Scottsdale Arizona on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

The National Legacy Therapist of the Year award receives nominations from the 50 different regions each year naming their individual region’s winner. The Legacy Therapist of the Year award revisits those 50 winners of the year 5 years prior and names one and only National Legacy Therapist of the Year. This winner is based on a criterion that gauges performance, continued learning, world class service and overall contributions to the organization. This year, Carmen Paiz, lead therapist at Massage Envy Spa in Murrieta, California, is the recipient of that award.

“I am so honored to have received such a prestigious award, especially when I am just doing what I love to do,” says Carmen Paiz, 2008 Inland Empire Therapist of the Year and Lead Therapist at Massage Envy Spa Murrieta. “To receive a reward for something that is a part of who I am is humbling to say the least.”

Paiz has been a massage therapist for nine years working under regional developer and franchise owner Chris Binkley now for the past seven years. Aside from her role as lead therapist, Paiz plays an active role in training, interviewing, mentoring and coaching the entire staff. She will be honored with an award at the upcoming Annual Franchisee Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Those interested in exploring Massage Envy franchising opportunities in the Inland Empire area may contact Chris Binkley at 951-445-4228 or They also may visit Massage Envy’s franchising website at

About Massage Envy

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 members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has over 845 locations in 46 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.2 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur’s 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its 2012 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