A Gift That Keeps Giving
Massage Envy membership helps a busy principal keep pace
CATHY LORENZ, principal of Hancock Place High
School in St. Louis, keeps up with her students by running
A hands-on, open-door type of administrator, her body tackles
another daily, on-the-job endurance test: Lorenz's weekly lunch
duties involve standing in high heels on concrete floors for 90
minutes a day. "I love being with the kids, but lunch duty is
killer on my back," she says. "I've run three half-marathons and
they're nothing compared to the standing I do at school."
Healing Power of Massage
Enter Lorenz's husband. He and the couple's two children bought
a membership to Massage Envy as a Mother's Day gift for Lorenz in
2007 - a gift they renew annually.
"He doesn't have to think about what to give me on that special
day," Lorenz says.
For example, she now runs two major races a year. "Going such
distances does a number on my back and my overall alignment," she
says, noting that after her first half-marathon in 2010, her mom
and daughter drove her straight to Massage Envy. "It helped with my
For Lorenz, massage helps with stress
relief and even weight management. "It's not that it helps with
losing weight, but when I get a massage it helps me rejuvenate for
Ultimately, the massage table is also where her dreams are born.
"My massages help with stress management. I lie on the table and
envision great things for my students and for the further
advancement of my career," she says. "Some might dream of winning
the Indy 500. I dream of winning awards for my school."
- By Laurie Davies