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Businesses Can Ease Stress with Holiday Gift-Giving Checklist

As the holidays approach, thoughts began turning to gifts, and businesses are not exempt. Corporate gifts can help companies establish goodwill with prospects and maintain positive relationships with customers and employees.

 
 
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PRLog - Dec. 7, 2012 - DALLAS -- As the holidays approach, thoughts began turning to gifts, and businesses are not exempt. Corporate gifts can help companies establish goodwill with prospects and maintain positive relationships with customers and employees. However, if done incorrectly, corporate gift-giving can have the opposite effect. Before giving a corporate gift, Massage Envy – in the business of helping relieve stress – suggests these tips and corporate purchasing ideas:

Company policy – While many companies allow the giving and receiving of gifts, not all do. Those that do may restrict the amount of money that can be spent. Company handbooks usually outline policies on gift-giving, but if the handbook is vague or isn’t available, ask the intended recipient or the HR department for clarification.

Cost and messaging – Corporate gifts are a reflection of the business. With “inexpensive” gifts, recipients often feel undervalued, which can be devastating for business relationships. On the other hand, “luxury” gifts may be viewed as bribes. It is important to find a balance. Select a quality gift that’s within budget. This will help convey the right message – that the recipient is appreciated – without an ethical dilemma or embarrassment.

Selection – Gifts come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. To select the right ones, gift-givers should ask themselves: Is the gift gender-specific or gender-neutral? Does it take cultural and religious differences into account? What sort of time investment is needed to purchase, wrap and send the gift? Does it need to be mailed or hand-delivered? Where can it be purchased? Is it available online? These questions can help narrow down the possibilities.

Timing – Allow time for purchasing, wrapping, mailing or presenting. If hand-delivering, check with the recipient or recipient’s assistant to find out the most convenient time. If mailing perishable items, such as fruit baskets, make sure the business will be open and the recipient will not be on vacation during the estimated delivery.

“When in doubt, a gift card is always good choice,” said Lance O’Pry, regional developer for Massage Envy DFW. “Most gift cards can be purchased directly through the company, they’re available for a wide variety of products and services, they don’t have to be wrapped and can be included inside a holiday card, and they’re easy to deliver.”

“A great way to say ‘we care about you’ is a Massage Envy gift card. A Massage Envy gift card is an ideal way to say thank you to clients, customers, employees or prospects,” notes O’Pry. “Massage therapy has incredible health benefits. Among other things, it can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve headaches and even strengthen the immune system. So you’re not only giving them a gift they can enjoy, but you’re also ensuring their health and wellness. Also, with over 800 locations across the United States, recipients can use the card almost anywhere.”

O’Pry added that Massage Envy is offering a holiday special on gift cards purchased at one of the 28 Dallas/Fort Worth locations – anyone who buys three $75 Massage Envy gift cards (or any combination that equals $225) before Dec. 24, 2012, will receive a complimentary, one-hour massage session gift card. The gift cards can be purchased at any of the 28 DFW Massage Envy locations and can be redeemed any Massage Envy clinic, nationwide.

At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month, which includes a one-hour massage session and entitles members to additional, unlimited massages at a discounted rate. A number of Massage Envy Spa locations also offer facials. Massage Envy Spas use Murad® skincare products and are available for $10 more than massage sessions.

All Massage Envy clinics are open seven days a week. To find a local clinic, visit http://www.massageenvy.com/regions/TX/Dallas.aspx.

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 members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has over 800 locations in 45 states. The company was recently ranked #57 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was recently named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com. To find a local clinic, visit www.massageenvy.com. Follow Massage Envy DFW on Facebook - www.facebook.com/MassageDFW and Twitter - www.twitter.com/MassageEnvyDFW

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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

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