LifeSpark Cancer Resources, a Colorado based non-profit organization, honored Elements Massage™ studios as Partner of the Year at its Day of Gratitude Event on Sunday, June 5th.
The annual event recognizes nearly 100 volunteers, donors, and partners who have helped LifeSpark carry out their mission of healing and hope for individuals with cancer over the past year. Each year one individual or partner receives the top designation, and this year Elements was named Partner of the Year for their significant contribution of space for LifeSpark sessions. Thirteen participating Elements Massage studios were recognized, included studios in Arvada, Aurora-Tower, Boulder, Castle Rock, Centennial-Piney Creek, Centennial-Willow Creek, Cherry Creek, Denver West, Highlands Ranch, Denver-HighPointe, Littleton, Louisville, and Parker.
The collaboration began last October, when LifeSpark Cancer Resources, a charity that supports individuals with cancer with free Reiki and Healing Touch sessions, expanded its locations by collaborating with Elements franchise owners in the Metro Denver area.
“This is an amazing partnership.” said Sandy Priester, Executive Director of LifeSpark. “The Elements studios donate the use of their massage rooms during non-busy times. Our volunteers love the opportunity to work out of their spa-like environment. Participants with cancer benefit from the healing space which fosters deep relaxation, and supports the LifeSpark sessions. We are very appreciative of the generosity of the Elements franchise owners.”
Surveys are given to LifeSpark participants once a month, and 63 out of 64 surveys rated the Elements space as excellent (5 on a scale of 1-5). They also gave LifeSpark a thumbs up on the value of the sessions with 63 out of 64 saying that they would refer others to the LifeSpark program.
Reiki and Healing Touch are hands-on wellness sessions that can decrease stress, depression, pain, and fatigue. In the LifeSpark program, over 100 Reiki and Healing Touch volunteer providers offer weekly sessions to individuals with cancer. Each year, LifeSpark practitioners provide thousands of sessions, and the organization plans to expand these services to new cancer patients, their families and care givers in 2016.
In addition to the Elements locations, the organization continues to deliver its work at Denver Health Medical Center, Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, and several places of worship along the Front Range. The services are also available in people’s homes when they are too sick to travel. To register for services, make a donation or volunteer, visit www.LifeSparkNow.org.
Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC is a franchise entity owned by WellBiz Brands, Inc. and is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC began franchising Elements Massage™ studios in 2006. There are currently over 210 Elements Massage™ studios in 36 states across the country.