Survey Reveals Buying for Mother's Day Causes Stress for Most People, MASSAGE MagazineSan Antonio, TX. According to a recent survey by Massage Heights, a premium membership-based massage franchise company, nearly seven out of 10 participants have trouble finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Additionally, only a third of them buy their Mother’s Day gifts well in advance, meaning many people are left scrambling at the last minute. Luckily, Massage Heights offers the perfect gift, and one you can have in hand within minutes without leaving your home.

“Massage Heights’ gift cards are a great solution. Give Mom–or even Dad–the gift of customized therapeutic massage, and give an experience that will relax, energize, pamper and elevate their every day,” said Alexandra Charpentier, director of marketing and communications for Massage Heights. “With their selfless, endless efforts to provide for today’s active kids, it’s no surprise that many people have a difficult time finding a winning gift for Mother’s Day. With Father’s Day right around the corner as well, consider a couples massage for both of your parents.”

Survey participants also indicated that Mother’s and Father’s Day are two of the best occasions to buy massages (69.7 percent), following birthdays (89.9 percent) and religious holidays (71.9 percent) such as Christmas. Benefits of massage therapy include lower blood pressure, increased blood circulation and relaxed muscles. Regular massage is an integral part of a self-care regimen–one that helps the average parent tackle daily life with a higher level of vitality and positivity.

Gift cards make the perfect gift for Mom or Dad, and can be purchased in any denomination online or at a local Retreat for individual massages, facials, massage memberships, packages or retail products, such as the all-natural Heights at Home products. The Heights at Home line includes aromatherapy blends of body milks, body butters, body washes, bath salts, linen sprays, sports balm, body scrub and travel kits.

First-time Guests receive an introductory one-hour massage with free aromatherapy for $49.99* or an introductory one-hour custom facial with free aromatherapy for $59.99*.

For more information on Massage Heights’ Mother’s Day and Father’s Day promotions, as well as a detailed list of locations, services, products and membership levels, visit  

*prices vary by market; custom facials offered in select locations only

About Massage Heights

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 2004, Massage Heights is a premium franchise massage Retreat company built on a membership model. The model makes regular massage therapy affordable, while still providing the level of service available at a five-star resort. The company’s mission is to help all types of people incorporate convenient, high-quality, rejuvenating massage into their lives so that they can live better and elevate the everyday. In an exploding industry, the company has more than 87 operating franchise locations in the U.S. and Canada and plans to open a total of 500 U.S. locations within the next five years. The company was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine‘s Franchise 500 list for 2012 and in Franchise Times’ Next 300 list for 2013. Massage Heights is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and proudly supports the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team in their efforts to help people who have been touched by cancer live better lives. For more information, visit