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Massage: A Gift For The Body From The Heart

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show that special someone how much you loved them. The healing power of human touch through the technique of regular massage has proven to lower stress, alleviate pain, improve mood and increase overall wellness. 

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Massage therapy is known to decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increase the production of "relaxing hormones" such as oxytocin in men and serotonin in women.

"We see so many more people coming into our spas around Valentine's Day because they want to treat themselves or their significant other to a relaxing massage experience," says Winston Moore, Regional Director of Therapist Development for the Massage Envy Spa for Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia region. "Massage is the perfect gift. It boosts your mood and benefits your body."

A shared massage experience is another way to strengthen the bonds between couples. More couples have become interested in Massage Envy Spa's Couples Massage because it allows them to share the experience with a loving partner. 

For more information on the benefits of massage therapy and to find a Massage Envy Spa near you, please visit: http://www.massageenvy.com/locations.aspx. Couples Massages are not available at all locations.

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 950 franchise locations in 48 states and over 1.4 million members. 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 MassageEnvy.com.

SOURCE Massage Envy

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