Last Minute Grooming & Wellness Gifts for DAD

Help dad kick start his grooming / wellness routine with a gift card from Massage Envy that allows him to get a custom facial, massage or stretch session. From now until 6/17, receive a receive a FREE 30-min Total Body Stretch session (to gift or keep for yourself) with $125 in gift card purchases.

With over 1,000 location nationwide Massage Envy is perfect for any last minute Father’s Day gifting needs!

Additional Info: Father’s Day Promotion: runs from 5/28 — 6/17: receive a FREE 30-min Total Body Stretch session with $125 in gift card purchases

Total Body Stretch: increases mobility, flexibility and blood flow helps improve muscle function

Local Austin Therapists Honored with Massage Envy Regional Awards

Massage Envy, the leading provider of total body care services, has named Mark Wells, a massage therapist at the Massage Envy Arbor Walk franchised location, Regional Massage Therapist of the Year, and Amanda Orona, an esthetician at the Massage Envy North Round Rock franchised location, Regional Esthetician of the Year.

From a group of more than 25,000 dedicated massage therapists and estheticians collectively employed across the Massage Envy franchise network, 52 winners were recognized for their high levels of professionalism, exceptional client care and devotion to wellness. Mark received the award at Massage Envy’s National Franchise Conference on April 24.

“Mark and Amanda embody the brand’s commitment to helping clients live their best lives and do more of what they love,” said Chris Shonk, owner of the Massage Envy Arbor Walk and North Round Rock franchised locations. “Their approach to client care is gold-standard. They take the time to get to know clients, understand their needs and help them achieve their goals. We couldn’t be prouder to have them on the team.”

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor and, through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services, and proprietary assisted stretching service, Total Body Stretch. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated wellness professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,180 franchised locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @MassageEnvy and Facebook

A Total Body Approach to a New You

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on reactive goals like losing weight or getting back into that workout routine. However, thinking about resolutions in a more proactive, long-term way can give you more motivation and the willpower to stick with it.

A commitment to proactive total body care, including these tips from Massage Envy, can keep your body and mind tuned up, allowing you to do more of what you love in 2017 and beyond.

Feel confident by upping your skincare

Skin isan organ – the body’s largest organ, in fact. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to it. Regular skincare can help you feel good on the outside by reversing signs of aging, improving skin tone and texture, moisturizing skin and reducing blemishes and breakouts, and better on the inside, as feeling good about how your skin looks can boost your confidence.

A daily hydrating moisturizer with SPF does double duty to protect and hydrate. Regular facials that cater to your skin’s unique needs can also help minimize wrinkles, cleanse pores, encourage skin cell renewal and improve overall tone and texture.

Live happier and stress free

The Statistic Brain Research Institute reports that 77 percent of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Spending time with friends, meditating and practicing mindfulness can help, but there are also physical ways to soothe stress. A quick walk can do wonders for clearing your head, and a single massage session can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase the production of endorphins, your body’s natural “feel good” chemical. Stress relief is one of the benefits of regular massage therapy, and a key component for anyone trying to achieve a lifestyle that gives them the freedom to do more of what they love.

Veg out on the good stuff

A healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, feel good and boost your body’s immunity so you can stay well. Occasionally, indulging your sweet tooth or salty cravings is OK, but to really take care of your body, leading health-focused agencies recommend piling your plate high with colorful fruits and veggies, lean meats like chicken and fish, and whole grains.

If you started off with a commitment to eating better in the New Year, push hard to stick to it. Before long, you’ll find yourself automatically making smarter choices when it comes to mealtime, and when you put good fuel in your body, you get better results.

Including total body care in your resolutions this year and beyond can create positive changes that last a lifetime. Visit to learn more about steps you can take to boost your overall well-being. (Family Features)