Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 7, 2011) – Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient massage and spa services, announced today that Henry Kim and Stephen Vereb of the northern Virginia region have been awarded Massage Envy Multi-Unit Franchisees of the Year. The award was presented at the company’s Annual Franchise Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona from May 2 – 4, 2011.

Kim and Vereb opened their first Massage Envy location in December 2007 in Burke, Virginia. The team opened a second location in Falls Church and an additional three in development.

“We were completely caught of guard to learn that we had won the Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year Award,” said Vereb. “This is such a humbling honor and we are truly grateful for our talented team to be recognized. We look forward to continuing to serve our loyal customers and expanding the Massage Envy brand in our communities.”

The company launched the Massage Envy Spa concept in 2009 to build upon consumer demand for affordable access to healthy skin care treatments. Through a strategic partnership with global skincare leader Murad®, Massage Envy Spa customers benefit from facials and skin care treatments designed by one of the world’s foremost leaders in skin health.

Today, there are more than 680 locations, making it the largest system of franchised massage and spa centers in the industry. The company also is the world’s largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with more than 16,000 therapists providing over 250,000 massages every week.

Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy offers convenient times and locations to fit all its members needs. Visit Massage Envy on Facebook or on Twitter. For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy’s new blog at Additional information, including a list of all centers, can be found on Massage Envy’s web site at www,

About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy, 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 consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 680 locations in 43 states and has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy Spa is $1 million. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). For more information, visit