National Massage Franchise Raises Nearly $900,000 for the Arthritis Foundation, MASSAGE MagazineMassage Therapists and Estheticians Honored for their Dedication to Health and Wellness

May 20, 2014 – Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, is pleased to announce that it awarded 58 Therapists of the Year winners at its Annual Franchise Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. These practitioners, of the company’s estimated 24,000 therapists and estheticians from across the country, attended the conference where they were honored for their dedication and tireless efforts to the wellness industry.

Massage Envy Spa’s Therapist of the Year program is an annual award recognizing best-in-class service across the network’s more than 980 locations nationwide. Each year, winners are chosen based on their high level of professionalism, client service and contributions to healing through therapeutic touch. 

“At Massage Envy Spa, our goal is to make a difference in people’s lives through the healing power of touch, and these particular therapists and estheticians have gone above and beyond to demonstrate this commitment to our members and guests through their hard work,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa.

“It’s because of the work of this talented group and the rest of their colleagues across the Massage Envy Spa network, that we can continue to provide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services,” she added.

Massage Envy Spa Therapists of the Year Winners

Mike Maloy – Legacy Therapist of the Year – Jacksonville

Alabama – Mohamed Elashry

Miami – Griselle Maria Guillama

Arizona – Trisha Peterson

Minneapolis – Patrick Whalen

Atlanta – Sarah Graves

Nashville – Charles Jeffery Parker

Chicago – Gloria Swindell

New Mexico/Oklahoma – Patrick Trujillo

Cincinnati– Brett Dingo

New York – Diana Salgado

Cleveland – Brian Garot

North Carolina – Helen Barker

Colorado – Doreen Christian

New Jersey – Peter Penaflor

Columbus – Amber Arthur-Baiden

Orange County – Sarah Adams

Connecticut – Mary Pat Goodwin

Oregon – Jason Batey

Dallas/Ft. Worth – Megan Dean

Orlando – Desiree Sherman

Detroit – Jason Paholak

Philadelphia – Dawn Gorin

Hawaii – Jehan Radel

Pittsburgh – Mark Laraway

Houston – Courtney Watkins

Sacramento – Sol Angel Mendoza

Indianapolis – Vickie Wood

Austin/San Antonio – Sara Marantz

Inland Empire – Laura Moore

San Diego – Jathan Clark

Iowa/Nebraska – Stephanie Gustafson

San Francisco East Bay – Maria Christy Cano

Jacksonville – Michal Tyminski

San Francisco Marin – Jaroensuk Klangprapan

Kansas City – Whitney McClure

San Francisco South – Bernard Dizon

Las Vegas – Christine Bauer

South Carolina – Courtney Bryant

Los Angeles Northeast – Johannah O’Campo

St. Louis – Donald Dowl, Sr.

Los Angeles Northwest – Charles H. Johnson, Jr.

Tampa –  Siwaporn Pin Spears

Los Angeles West – Ashley Hornbeck

Utah – Shaylee Dymock

Louisiana – Andrea Kirt

Virginia North – Danielle Musselman

Maryland/DC – Mack Dawson

Virginia South – Heather Smith

Massachusetts – David Hobbs, Jr.

Washington – Erik Rasmussen

Memphis – Nick Brotherns

Wisconsin – Sarah Brauer

Massage Envy Spa Estheticians of the Year Winners

Columbus – Monica Holland

Orlando – Danna Pineiro

Jacksonville – Mike Malloy

Washington – Meghan Borne

New Jersey– Xe Pham


As the demand for alternative wellness services such as massage therapy continues to rise, so does the need for professional massage therapists and estheticians. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2014 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of more than 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more jobs to the field.

Since its inception in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has created more than 21,000 new massage therapist positions and projects to add 1,500 new positions annually through 2018. Additionally, the company provides 1.5 million services to a total of more than 1.5 million members every month.

Today, a career in massage therapy offers incredible growth and creative employment opportunities including flexible work schedules, active and healthy work environments and sustainable incomes.

The more than 980 Massage Envy Spa locations across the country offer a variety of 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. Other services that are part of Massage Envy Spa’s Enhanced Therapies menu include Aroma Therapy, Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy and Deep Muscle Therapy, which can be added to any massage to enhance the experience and stress relief. 

Additionally, Massage Envy Spa offers facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skincare science. Members and guests can choose from four different Murad Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.

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About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, 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 Spa has more than 980 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.5 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.35 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #88 in Franchise Time’s Top 200, #54 in Entrepreneur’s 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit