Brendan McBratney, owner of Massage Envy’s Craig Ranch & Stonebriar clinics and the Frisco North Spa, has sponsored Riders Against MS as the Massage Envy team the past four years.
Rodney Moffitt, a resident of Frisco, was diagnosed with MS seven years ago and is the founder of Riders Against MS. Moffitt sums up his attitude: “Don’t let MS control your life, but take control of your MS through your exercise or things you want to do, and do it as long as you can. I know someday I might be in a wheelchair, but until that day comes, I’m going to ride.”
“Rodney’s focus and courage energizes me, the riders and everyone at Massage Envy,” McBratney said. The Massage Envy team is aiming to raise more than $15,000 this year.
Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2012, the 150+-mile fundraiser benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter.
The ride begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Frisco’s Dr. Pepper Ballpark. After an overnight pit stop at Texas Motor Speedway, cyclists will loop back on Sunday for a new raceway finish. An estimated 3,000 riders are expected to take part. The ride is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The Massage Envy tent at Texas Motor Speedway will be a gathering place for riders after they bike 85 miles Saturday. Massage Envy therapists will provide massages to Massage Envy team members and other cyclists in preparation for Sunday’s ride. The riders are extremely grateful for the massage to help recover from the first day’s ride as it helps tremendously preparing for day two. Massage Envy is the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S.
Massage Envy’s sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers to cyclists. Licensed massage therapists focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
One of the key benefits of Massage Envy’s sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.
Signup continues until the day of the race. Some 2,856 riders took part last year. Connect on Facebook (Bike MS: Sam’s Club Ride) and https://twitter.com/#!/
At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, 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 consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 690 locations in 44 states and has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1 million. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). To find a local clinic, visit www.massageenvy.com. Follow Massage Envy DFW on Facebook - www.facebook.com/
28 Massage Envy Dallas/Fort Worth Locations
Massage Envy Prestonwood - 5225 Belt Line Rd., Suite 250, Addison, TX 75254 (972) 388-5500
Massage Envy SPA Allen - 816 W. McDermott Dr., Suite 340, Allen, TX 75013 (972) 747-7511
Massage Envy Arlington Highlands- 3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd., Suite 125, Arlington, TX 76018 (817) 465-3456
Massage Envy Hebron at Old Denton - 1001 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75007 (972) 939-6868
Massage Envy Colleyville - 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 470, Colleyville, TX 76034 (817) 427-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Coppell - 120 S. Denton Tap Rd., Suite 303, Coppell, TX 75019 (972) 956-5999
Massage Envy SPA Corinth - 4251 Swisher Road, Corinth, TX 76210 (940) 387-2300
Massage Envy Campbell @ Preston - 17194 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75248 (972) 818-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Casa Linda - 9440 Garland Rd., Suite 174, Dallas, TX 75218 (972) 993-3333
Massage Envy Old Town- 5500 Greenville Ave., Suite 404, Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 575-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Uptown at West Village - 3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 522-2727
Massage Envy Flower Mound - 950 Parker Square, Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 899-3610
Massage Envy SPA Alliance Town Center - 3100 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817) 337-7300
Massage Envy Fort Worth - Hulen - 3000 S. Hulen, Suite 153, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (817) 732-7200
Massage Envy Stonebriar - 3685 Preston Rd., Suite 159, Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Frisco North - 5105 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Firewheel Market -- 4430 Lavon Dr.. Suite 310, Garland, TX 75040 (972) 675-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA South 360 - 5232 S. State Highway 360, Suite 610, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 (817) 303-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Las Colinas - 975 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 112, Irving, TX 75039 (972) 556-0777
Massage Envy Craig Ranch- 8950 State Highway 121, Suite 340, McKinney, TX 75070 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Eldorado Parkway - 2890 Craig Dr., Suite #120, McKinney, TX 75070 (214) 544-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Murphy Marketplace - 223 E. Farm Rd. 544, Suite 801, Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 354-8888
Massage Envy SPA -- Preston Park Village 1900 Preston Road, Suite 201, Plano TX 75093 (972) 964-0600
Massage Envy Spring Creek at Hwy. 75 - 6101 Avenue K, Suite #160, Plano, TX 75074 (972) 516-8888
Massage Envy SPA Rockwall - 2931 Ridge Rd., Suite 111, Rockwall, TX 75032 (972) 722-9595
Massage Envy SPA Rowlett - 4301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 600, Rowlett, TX 75089 (972) 463-0101
Massage Envy Southlake East - 100 N. Kimball, Suite 108, Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 421-6727
Massage Envy Southlake West - 250 Randol Mill Ave., Suite 100, Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 562-4433