Relax for the Cause: Massage for the Cure Returns

Massage therapy goes much deeper than soothing music and a good ol’ back rub. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), studies show massage can provide stimulation that blocks pain signals sent to the brain and helps release mood-boosting chemicals like serotonin and endorphins. Massage can potentially reduce stress-related symptoms like anxiety and depression and helps ease neck, lower back and even treatment-induced pain and fatigue experienced by chronically ill patients.

But if you still haven’t discovered the benefits yourself, Massage Envy has a way for you to get a massage at an affordable price while supporting a worthy cause. For one day only on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Massage Envy clinics across the country will take part in the Massage Envy Massage for a Cure benefit. Massage Envy will offer one-hour massage services for just $49 and donate $15 from each to affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Proceeds will benefit breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in your local community and raise awareness for this devastating disease that effects 1 in 8 Americans. Now in its sixth year, Massage Envy’s Massage for the Cure campaign has raised more than $1.4 million for breast cancer research.

Be a part of the 2010 Massage Envy Massage for the Cure and get a taste of the mind-body benefits of massage while helping to fight breast cancer. Appointments now being accepted. For more information or to find a Massage Envy location near you, call 602-992-ENVY (3689) or visit massageenvy.com.

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