Massage Envy Spa Announces Expansion Plans For Iowa

Nation's Largest Massage Therapy Franchise to Open Four Additional Area Locations Over Next Year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -  June 4, 2013 // PRNewswire //  - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today plans to expand in Iowa. Massage Envy Spa is seeking franchisees in the areas of Des Moines and Iowa City to develop four to five new clinics over the next several years. There are currently six clinics open in Iowa and Nebraska, and four additional locations are scheduled to open within the next 12 months.

"As we continue to expand across Iowa and Nebraska, we are looking for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business with the support of a rewarding business model," said Chad Fitzgerald , Massage Envy Spa regional developer for Iowa/Nebraska. "Very few businesses offer the opportunity to see instant results – with Massage Envy Spa, we can change lives in an hour. To see how our client's lives have been improved by their session is infinitely rewarding."

Chad Fitzgerald and his father, Joe Fitzgerald , have been developing the region since 2005. They currently own and operate two Massage Envy Spa locations in Clive, Iowa and Prairie Village, Kansas. To further fuel expansion in Iowa and Nebraska, the Fitzgerald's are actively seeking qualified franchisees in the region who want to build a strong business with a proven model that promotes health and wellness.

Today, there are more than 880 Massage Envy Spa locations in 47 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company also is the world's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with at least 21,000 therapists providing over 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.3 million members.

Over the next several years, Massage Envy Spa is seeking to expand across the country. To fuel this growth, the company is looking for specific franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that ensures value and customer satisfaction. Qualified franchisee candidates should have business sales or management experience, but do not necessarily need to have a massage therapy or spa operations background. They also should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $150,000. Depending on the real estate, Massage Envy Spa franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $331,485 – $825,623, including the franchisee fee.

Those interested in exploring Massage Envy Spa franchising opportunities in the Des Moines and Iowa City areas may contact Chad Fitzgerald at 913-636-0028 or chad.fitzgerald@massageenvy.com. They also may visit Massage Envy Spa's franchising website at http://www.MassageEnvyFranchise.com.

About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, 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 has over 880 locations in 47 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.

Contact:

Amanda DelPrete
954-893-9150
adelprete@fish-consulting.com

SOURCE Massage Envy Spa

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