Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces again to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for people living with arthritis. On Sept. 17 Massage Envy Spas located in San Diego, southwest Riverside and Imperial counties will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage Envy has raised more than $2.5 million to help the Arthritis Foundation serve nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children affected by arthritis.Additionally, Murad, Massage Envy Spa’s exclusive skin care partner, will donate 10% of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event for the Arthritis Foundation.

“Arthritis affects 412,000 adults and over 6,000 children here in the San Diego region, and that is just too many,” said Nancy Coate, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation, San Diego office. “The Healing Hands for Arthritis event aims to simultaneously ease the pain of local residents while raising funds to support Arthritis Foundation research initiatives to find a cure for their painful and debilitating disease.”

“Massage can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people living with arthritis and has proven results that everyone can benefit from,” said Kathleen Jensen from Massage Envy Spa. “We look forward to seeing members of the San Diego community come out on Sept.17 to learn about and enjoy the benefits of massage while helping to fight arthritis.”

To make an appointment for the Healing Hands for Arthritis event visit www.massageenvy.com to find the Massage Envy Spa closest to you, and then call to make an appointment. Reservations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.