ATLANTA, April 7, 2011 – LaVida Massage, a Commerce, Michigan-based massage and wellness center, has announced the opening of its second location in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. LaVida Massage Founder John Hoose made the announcement.

The new center, located at 6175 Hickory Flat Highway, Suite 180 in Canton, Georgia, is set to open in early May. Its spacious 2,800 square feet will feature nine massage rooms and one facial room.

The center will provide a number of services and products specifically designed to meet the needs of both men and women in the area, including a variety of massage therapy options, such as Swedish, couples, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, chair and corporate massages performed by certified massage therapists.

The center will be owned and managed by Mike Spidel. Spidel, a former professional in the flooring and design concepts industry for more than 35 years, took an interest in LaVida because of its pricing structure and overall business model.

“I was never really interested in the massage industry until I began researching opportunities with LaVida,” said Spidel. “As the popularity of the health and wellness industry began to rise, I became more and more enamored with LaVida’s model of providing exceptional service at a reasonable price.”

Founded in 2007, LaVida has locations that span the U.S., with several more centers slated to open in 2011. The company has doubled in size in the past year, and is positioned for substantive growth as clients continue to find unmatched value in the benefits of visiting a cost-effective, high-quality massage center.

“I’m extremely excited to welcome our second center to the Atlanta market,” said Hoose. “Mike is an extremely driven individual, whose passion for the business and its subsequent success makes him an ideal franchisee to help solidify the LaVida name throughout the southern region.”

The location will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and offer convenient online scheduling 24 hours a day.

Founded in 2007, LaVida Massage is a health and wellness massage center, providing massage, facial and cosmetic services that revitalize and reinvigorate clients’ emotional and physical health. As more Americans find value in personal care and therapeutic relief from negative outside influences, LaVida continues its expansion throughout the U.S. For more information, visit