Elements Therapeutic Massage, a franchise massage-therapy company, has announced that Franchise Times magazine has ranked it number seven on its “Fast 55” list of fastest-growing franchises, in the April issue.

Elements has 78 studios in 22 states. In late February, Elements announced an “aggressive” expansion campaign for Massachusetts.

“Growing a business can be tough, but growing a business in today’s economy is monumental,” said Bob Haimes, chief growth officer and executive vice president of Elements, in a press release.. “This ranking is a huge honor, and our numbers continue to surpass our expectations and challenge us to do more.”

Elements was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest-growing franchises 2009, and named one of Dun & Bradstreet’s “AllBusiness Franchise AllStars” for 2010.