Massage Envy is a big spa with a big heart. Specifically, the chain’s Branchburg, New Jersey location ran a raffle contest over the holidays where the selected grand prize winner received the highly coveted 16GB Apple iPad. People of all ages have been doing just about everything possible to get their hands on the must-have gadget of the year.

Proud Mom, Louise Fischer (left) with Massage Envy manager Cindy Ryan-Nannen (right)

While home for the holidays, Michael Fischer, Petty Officer 3rd Class of the Navy entered the contest on a whim. Little did he know he would soon become the lucky owner of a new iPad. Michael returned to active duty before the drawing was held on December 28th making him unable to hear the big announcement. When Michael’s mother Louise told the Massage Envy at Branchburg all about her son, the location wanted to do something even greater to benefit this family. “In support of the sacrifices our military families make, especially during the holiday season, we have elected to award an iPad® to Louise—the mother of our contest winner—to recognize her efforts as well,” said Teri Jenkins, owner of the Massage Envy Spa locations in East Brunswick and Warren in New Jersey and wife of Bob Jenkins, who owns the spa in Branchburg. “She was so elated because this will help them keep in contact while he is stationed away from home in Bridgewater, NJ.”

We all love a good massage, but there is no greater feeling than selfless acts of kindness. The acclaimed spa chain has always taken an active interest in supporting our troops by offering a military discount to those who serve. The holidays maybe over but it’s never to late to spread the love. Do so by gifting a family member, a co-worker, or a friend with a Spa Week Gift Card, accepted at any of the Massage Envy locations below.

Check out the chatter on the web, here some some Massage Envy reviews from Yelp:

Massage Envy Hoboken, NJ

Amanda is my therapist at the Hoboken location and she is amazing. She starts the session asking me if anything specific is bothering me she then asks about the type of  pressure I desire. Don’t expect your therapist to know what type of pressure you need it is what feels comfortable to you. Amanda is attentive and will point out specific stress points if any. I just wish I could take a little nap after my massage because it’s so hard to get up after you are totally immersed into a relaxed state of mind and body. – Kendra T. Jersey City

Massage Envy Edgewater, NJ

Convenient, ample parking outside. The place was very clean and quiet; it had maybe 10 treatment rooms for singles and 2 rms couples. Totally affordable with the promotional rate. They had a clear sign about the % for gratuities (which is great so I don’t have to do math in my head). The membership sales weren’t too pushy, which was smart on their part! Staff was overall helpful, friendly and attentive (we got a tour at the beginning). My massage therapist knew her stuff, and had strong hands. The massage table also moves up and down so she can adjust the pressure accordingly. – Graciete L. New York

Massage Envy Florham Park, NJ

This is a great place, providing excellent massages (and now facials) at a good value. The staff is incredibly friendly and will work with you to find a masseuse who fits your needs. Booking is a breeze – they usually have times available for the next day, if not the night of the day you call, if you’re not a person who plans in advance. Although they do sell products like candles and oils, I’ve *never* *ever* had anyone try to sell me anything, or upsell me time on a massage. – Tae E. Madison, NJ

Massage Envy Westwood, NJ

I’ve been getting massages there for nearly a year, and have never been disappointed.  It is clean, quiet and soothing, and the front staff is welcoming and friendly.  The massage rooms are serene and relaxing. Every therapist I’ve experienced has been extremely respectful and talented, although naturally there are 1 or 2 that I prefer.

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