Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has announced the latest recipient of its Massage Envy Scholarship Program. Kristina Willner is a recent graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage’s Steiner Institute of Esthetics and is the Program’s inaugural esthetician recipient. Willner plans to use the $500 scholarship to acquire her Maryland State Esthetician license.
“All of us at Massage Envy Spa are thrilled to be awarding this scholarship to an up-and-coming professional,” says Winston Moore, Regional Director of Therapist Development at Massage Envy Spa. “This [scholarship] program gives reassurance and assistance to those just starting to make their way into the industry. We are proud of our partnership with BSOM and we look forward to providing opportunities for their students for years to come.”
Willner was selected to receive the scholarship after completing seven and a half months of esthetics courses at the Baltimore School of Massage. The Massage Envy Scholarship program requires that students maintain a GPA of 3.5 and 95 percent class attendance, along with submitting a written essay or video message. The winner is selected by a panel of Massage Envy Spa franchise owners who evaluate each application.
Throughout her training Willner remained focused and dedicated to achieving the highest standards, while exploring future career options and raising her 8 year old daughter. She found inspiration through first-hand experience with esthetics and hopes to provide relaxation, beauty and joy to her future clients.
“People are rightfully hesitant to make a career change later in life, but the future of my family, our well-being and happiness take precedence,” says Willner. “I am thrilled to receive this award. It further motivates me to help others and I am excited for a future full of exciting new adventures.”
Massage Envy Spa remains committed to giving back locally, in the communities they live, work and serve. It launched the scholarship program in January 2013 in an effort to help future massage therapists get started in the industry. Its commitment to education helps to validate the massage therapy career while giving back to the industry as a whole.
After completing her licensing exam Willner hopes to gain experience locally before moving abroad and working in the luxury resort industry; where her family can be exposed to, and learn from, diverse cultures and new experiences.
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ABOUT MASSAGE ENVY
Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, 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 Spa has more than 910 franchise locations in 48 states and 1.4 million members. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #88 in Franchise Time’s Top 200, #81 in Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.