March 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is proud to announce that it now operates in a total of 49 states, with the opening of the first West Virginia franchise location. Today, residents of Charleston, W.V. can de-stress and relax with a visit to the newest Massage Envy Spa now open at 5707 MacCorkle Ave SE, suite 370. The new spa offers a variety of therapeutic massage treatments and Murad® Healthy Skin facials to keep its members and guests on the path to wellness.
"We are thrilled to bring Massage Envy Spa services to the citizens of Charleston and our surrounding neighbors," said Kim Cousins, franchisee of the new Massage Envy Spa in West Virginia. "We look forward to being able to impact our local community's economy. When we are fully staffed, we will have 30 employees."
Kim Cousins joined Massage Envy Spa with her husband, Geoffrey, to bring health and wellness benefits to the community of Charleston. She looks forward to growing her business as a Massage Envy Spa franchisee and hopes to open several clinics throughout the state of West Virginia.
"With our very first spa opening in West Virginia, we are celebrating expansion into our 49th state, bringing us one step closer to that big milestone of offering our services in all 50 states," said Lori Merrall, Massage Envy Spa's national director of franchise sales. "We are thrilled to start the New Year with this kind of monumental growth and couldn't be more excited that Americans all over the country are realizing the benefits of massage and how it can positively impact their lives."
With more than 950 franchise locations operating in 49 states, Massage Envy Spa is the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the nation. The Massage Envy Spa franchising system cumulatively employs more licensed/registered massage therapists than any other company in the world, with at least 21,000 therapists and 3,000 estheticians providing over 1.5 million services a month to a total of more than 1.4 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.
Entrepreneurs interested in exploring franchising opportunities with Massage Envy Spa may contact Lori Merrall at (480) 366-4171 and firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit massageenvyfranchise.com.
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 950 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.4 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.3 million. 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, #54 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 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.
SOURCE Massage Envy Spa