Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 7, 2011) – Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of affordable and convenient massage and spa services, announced today that Kent Swarts has been names Massage Envy Regional Developer of the Year. The award was presented at the company’s Annual Franchise Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona from May 2 – 4, 2011.

“I was completely shocked and excited to learn that I had been selected as Regional Developer of the Year,” said Swarts. “Working with such talented owners and therapists has been an extremely rewarding experience and I look forward to continuing to grow the Massage Envy brand in communities across my region.”

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 Spa 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 Spa’s new blog at

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