Massage Addict and The Arthritis Society introduce “Hands On for Arthritis”

September 22, 2016

Therapeutic massage clinics will donate $5 for every massage given on September 24-25

TORONTO – September 22, 2016

This weekend, in honour of Arthritis Awareness Month, Massage Addict will be hosting its first-ever ‘Hands On for Arthritis’ event in support of The Arthritis Society.

During the weekend of September 24 – 25, for every therapeutic massage received at any of Massage Addict’s 65 clinics across Canada, they will donate $5 to The Arthritis Society in support of Canadians living with arthritis.

“We are proud to be hosting ‘Hands On for Arthritis’ in support of The Arthritis Society,” said Massage Addict CEO Fraser Clarke. “It lets our therapists take an active role in supporting this important cause, and makes our clients feel great knowing that not only will they receive a fantastic therapeutic massage, but they are also giving back to their community by investing in hands-on solutions to help people live better with arthritis.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to generate arthritis awareness and promote education in communities across the country,” said Arthritis Society president and CEO Janet Yale. “Massage Addict is really stepping forward as a partner committed not just to helping relieve pain today, but to investing in solutions to help people with arthritis live better tomorrow as well. We greatly appreciate the support of the organization, their therapists and their members for this important cause.”

The Arthritis Society announced a partnership with Massage Addict earlier this year to help educate Canadians about the role of massage and other complementary therapies as options for people seeking short-term pain relief as part of an overall arthritis treatment plan.

Since opening its first clinic in 2008, Massage Addict has been helping clients improve their health through quality massage therapy that’s both affordable and convenient. Massage uses soft tissue manipulation to help release muscle tension for better flexibility and pain relief, making it an option worth exploring for many people living with arthritis.

To find a clinic near you and book a massage during the “Hands On for Arthritis” event, please visit: massageaddict.ca/arthritis-society.

About The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $190 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.  For more information and to make a donation, visit www.arthritis.ca.

About Massage Addict

Founded in 2008, Massage Addict is Canada’s largest, fastest growing membership-based massage therapy company, helping clients improve their health through quality massage therapy that's both affordable and convenient. We provide our Registered Massage Therapists with all of the tools and support they need to treat clients with the utmost quality and customer service—to maximize massage therapy’s health-benefiting results. For more information visit  www.massageaddict.ca.

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For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Douglas Emerson
National manager, communications – The Arthritis Society
416-979-7228 x3348
demerson@arthritis.ca

Brenda Piantoni
Marketing Coordinator – Massage Addict
647-494-9916
bpiantoni@massageaddict.ca