Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Massage Envy Flagstaff, AZ Therapist Recipient of Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship

- Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Brand Continues to Support Scholarship Fund - 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – November, 25, 2014 – Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, is proud to announce that Jamie Blazquez of the ASIS Massage Education School was awarded a $2,000 Beauty Changes Lives Massage Therapy Education scholarship. Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit foundation created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry. The organization provides scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in hair, skin, nails, barbering and massage therapy. Last year, Massage Envy Spa donated $30,000 in support of the foundation.

“We are thrilled to award Jamie with the Beauty Changes Lives scholarship,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. “Massage Envy Spa has a deep commitment to the industry, which is why we continue to support organizations like Beauty Changes Lives, so that students can reach their full potential as professional massage therapists.”

The BCL Massage Therapy Education Scholarship, sponsored by Massage Envy Spa, awards $2,000 towards tuition costs for six prospective and current students at massage therapy programs at a qualifying schools. 

As the demand for alternative wellness services such as massage therapy continues to rise, so does the need for professional massage therapists and estheticians. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2014 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of more than 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more jobs to the field. Since its inception in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has created more than 21,000 new massage therapist positions and projects to add 1,500 new positions annually through 2018. Additionally, the company provides 1.5 million services to a total of more than 1.5 million members every month.

Today, a career in massage therapy offers incredible growth, creative employment opportunities including flexible work schedules, active and healthy work environments and sustainable incomes.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the industry, Massage Envy Spa has contributed nearly $500,000 to date to support research, associations, student scholarships and regulatory efforts. Additionally, Massage Envy Spa continues to support the work of national organizations and associations in the massage and esthetic industries through partnerships, donations and sponsorships.

To learn more about Massage Envy Spa careers visit www.massageenvycareers.com. 

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