February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, today announced significant growth in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets. The brand recently opened five new locations in these areas, one of which marked the brand's 1,000th clinic, and signed seven franchise agreements to date for new clinics to open this year. To keep the growth momentum going, in addition to Philadelphia, Massage Envy Spa is targeting other Pennsylvania markets for expansion including: Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Murraysville.
"Coming off a very successful 2014, including the opening of our 1,000th clinic in Exton, we are thrilled to see the brand's rapid growth in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in just a short couple of months," said James Copley, vice president of Franchise Development for Massage Envy Spa. "We are optimistic that our proven business model will attract entrepreneurs who can help us bring the benefits of Massage Envy Spa to our target markets in Pennsylvania."
Massage Envy Spa multi-unit franchisee Ingar Lesheim currently owns two clinics in Monroeville and Robinson, with a third scheduled to open later this year in McCandless. Lesheim's locations join the seven other clinics in the Pittsburgh region. Lesheim has been a franchisee since 2012.
"I've been a long time believer in the power of massage, and have been using massage in my health and wellness regime for the past 25 years," said Lesheim. "In addition to the strong brand recognition, Massage Envy Spa offers a recurring revenue model and impressive average unit volume sales. I look forward to continued success with the opening of my new clinic later this year."
Today, there are more than 1,055 Massage Envy Spa locations in 49 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company is also the world's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with at least 21,000 therapists and 3,000 estheticians providing over 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.5 million members.
With additional territories available for growth and expansion, the company is looking for franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that values customer service and satisfaction. 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 $412,600 – $938,900, including the franchise fee.
Those interested in exploring Massage Envy Spa franchising opportunities may visit Massage Envy Spa's franchising website at MassageEnvyFranchise.com, then select "Request Info". The assigned representative for the Pennsylvania market will respond with next steps.
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 1,055 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.5 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.35 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $3 million in four, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes, #79 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #54 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #27 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