Nation’s largest massage therapy franchise seeking franchisees in Detroit and Lansing to join growing network 

Massage Envy Announces Expansion Plans for Michigan, MASSAGE MagazineScottsdale, AZ. Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has announced plans to expand in Michigan. Massage Envy is seeking franchisees in the areas of Detroit and Lansing to develop at least 10 to 15 new clinics over the next several years.

“We are excited to bring additional Massage Envy clinics into the greater Detroit and Lansing areas,” said Donald McConnell, Massage Envy regional developer for Michigan. “As we continue to expand across the state, we are looking for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business with the support of a very successful and rewarding business model.”

McConnell and his business partner, William Billot, currently own two locations outside of Detroit: one in Rochester Hills and the other in West Bloomfield. The pair also owns locations in Toledo, Maumee and Strongsville, Ohio, as well as Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. To fuel further expansion in Michigan, McConnell is actively seeking qualified franchisees in the region. He joined Massage Envy more than six years ago when he was searching for an industry with tremendous growth.

“I was looking to join a team that was leading the revolution of bringing massages to the masses,” added McConnell. “The Massage Envy corporate executive team has continued to prove that their business model is a successful one, which makes us confident each day in their leadership and support.”

Today, there are more than 865 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in 47 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company also is the world’s largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with at least 18,000 therapists providing more than 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.3 million members.

Over the next several years, Massage Envy is seeking to expand across the country with Massage Envy Spa leading the way in these development goals. To fuel this growth, the company is looking for specific franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that ensures value and customer satisfaction. Qualified 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. Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $352,000 to $569,000, including the franchisee fee.

Those interested in exploring Massage Envy franchising opportunities in the Detroit and Lansing areas may contact Donald McConnell at (832) 264-4704 or They also may visit Massage Envy’s franchising website at

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the U.S. 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 has more than 865 locations in 47 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.2 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked number 81 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500 and number 29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit