Skin-care leader launches partnership with national therapeutic massage franchise

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nov. 3, 2009 – Murad Inc. and Massage Envy, the nation’s largest franchise of massage therapy clinics, has announced a joint partnership. Massage Envy announced this year that it will begin converting many of its nearly 600 clinics and opening new clinics as Massage Envy Spas throughout the U.S. Massage Envy Spa will offer Murad treatment facials, including special treatments which are customized specifically for this partnership.

Murad’s introduction of its treatments and retail products to Massage Envy brings its scientifically proven skin-care solutions to a new consumer. The treatments will be performed by licensed estheticians who will receive ongoing training and education from Murad for maximum client results. Massage Envy makes massage therapy and
skin-care treatments available to a larger population thanks to convenient hours, including late nights and weekends.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Massage Envy. Their core beliefs in the physical and mental benefits of healing touch and achieving wellness through internal and external skin care are very much in line with Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health Philosophy,” said Richard Murad, Murad’s chief operating officer and general counsel. “Not only is this a great introduction to Murad for Massage Envy customers, it is our hope that customers who will be experiencing a facial for the first time will continue to seek professional treatments to compliment their existing at home skin-care regimens.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with Murad in an effort to bring our members the most effective, highest quality treatments and products available,” said David Humphrey, chief executive officer of Massage Envy. “The relationship says a great deal about our organizations’ mutual regard for our clients. We believe it allows Massage Envy to offer our 625,000 plus members the benefits of exceptional facials and skin care, alongside offering the wellness benefits of massage.”

Massage Envy Spa signature Murad facials

  • AHA Rapid Exfoliator® Anti-Aging Facial reveals smoother, vibrant, younger-looking skin. Appropriate for all skin types, concentrated glycolic acid provides maximum exfoliation, while a unique patented blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and hydrators dramatically improve the skin’s texture, tone and appearance.
  • Sensitive Skin Facial repairs and balances the skin with a gentle, yet effective treatment designed specifically to address skin that is easily irritated or sensitive. This facial provides mild exfoliation and a soothing mask to help reduce redness, discomfort and inflammation, while strengthening the skin’s barrier function and restoring hydration and suppleness.
  • Environmental Shield® Vitamin C Infusion Facial is a scientifically-proven facial designed to reverse the signs of aging that result from everyday environmental factors, such as sunlight, smog, pollution and stress. Rich in antioxidants including vitamin C, the facial features patented infusion technology, which delivers pure vitamin C directly to the skin to maximize wrinkle fighting, collagen production and free radical protection. Skin pigmentation will fade, fine lines and wrinkles will be smooth, and you will discover increased clarity, brightness and firmness.

There are 35 Massage Envy Spas currently located in California, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Murad Inc.
Murad, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Howard Murad. M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on skin health and a pioneer of the clinical skincare movement. All Murad products are based in The Science of Cellular Water™, Dr. Murad’s unified theory of health and aging.

The Murad brand includes 88 consumer products and 45 professional products sold in 45 countries. Murad is the number-one selling clinical skin-care brand at many locations, including Sephora and Ulta. Known globally for high performance topical and internal skin care, Murad has grown by producing innovative products that meet the needs of its customers.

Massage Envy
Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened nearly 600 clinics in 41 states. Their corporate office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information about Massage Envy, visit www.massageenvy.com.

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