Scottsdale-based Massage Envy Spa is expanding in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, with plans to open at least 23 clinics there over the next several years.

Bob Conklin, regional developer for Massage Envy’s Alabama and Florida Panhandle, already has opened nine locations and sold 12 in Florida since 2006. Now he is looking for qualified franchisees in the region.

Massage Envy has more than 880 locations in 47 states, employing 21,000 therapists who provide more than 16 million massages a year.

Business Journal, nationwide, June 3, 2013