Top National Health-Focused Franchise Hits Benchmark of 500th Clinic
Massage Envy, leading provider of massage therapy across the nation, opens it's 500th clinic in New Jersey as well as sells their 800th franchise.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) November 7, 2008 -- Massage Envy, ranked #38 in the "2008 Inc. Magazine's 5,000" top Health companies category, is hitting two benchmarks within a week. The leader in offering affordable massage in clinics across the nation will open the doors of its 500th clinic in Branchburg, NJ today, November 6th. Just days earlier, on October 30th, they sold their 800th franchise in South Carolina.
"Massage Envy began with the idea of making the health benefits of professional massage therapy both convenient and affordable," stated Massage Envy CEO David Humphrey. "This business has grown in leaps and bounds in a short period of time, and has even inspired imitators. I am delighted by the enthusiasm of our franchisees and the loyalty of our 435,000 members, who helped us achieve this milestone."
The 500th clinic, located at 3150 Route 22W in Branchburg, NJ, is owned by Teri and Bob Jenkins, who also opened two other Massage Envy clinics in New Jersey this year. Despite recent economic conditions, they are moving full steam ahead.
"We didn't plan to open three clinics in one year, but we believe so much in this business that we took the opportunity when it was presented," said Teri Jenkins. "I am not at all intimidated by our economic situation with both of my other stores doing so well."
Demand to own a Massage Envy franchise is high as it ranked #82 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® for 2008 and #2 in the magazine's "Top New Franchises for 2008." South Carolina residents Alex Klaus, Alexander Zolfaghari, and Torsten Schermer were awarded the 800th franchise license in October, which also marks the 76th awarded so far this year.
Massage therapy is a multi-billion industry, according to statistics from the American Massage Therapy Association.
"We believe everyone should be able to take advantage of the therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits of massage therapy, which is the concept behind Massage Envy's creation," said Humphrey.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast. For more information about Massage Envy, visit their website at www.MassageEnvy.com.