Massage Heights logoFast-growing massage and facial service franchise recognizes top-performing franchisees and retreats at annual international conference in southern California

SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2016) – Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, recently named Jen Burlington, a San Antonio, Texas-based franchisee for more than eight years, its 2015 Franchisee of the Year during its annual international conference in Southern California. Currently, Massage Heights has more than 70 franchisees who own and operate 140 locations across North America.

Additionally, Burlington was the recipient of The Pinnacle Award, an annual recognition given to the highest-grossing Retreat in the United States. Burlington’s Leon Springs location in San Antonio reported more than $1.68 million in revenue last year and was recognized as the only Retreat in 2015 to have more than 2,000 members at a single location.

Franchisees Ken Carter and Doug McNabb of Calgary, Alberta, also received The Pinnacle Award for being the top-grossing international Retreat in 2015 with more than $1.71 million in revenue, in addition to touching the most lives—performing more than 27,000 massage and facial services—across the entire system last year.

“We’re thrilled to have so many high-performing franchisees in our system,” said Shane Evans, founder and president of Massage Heights. “It’s because of their hard work and commitment to the success of the brand that Massage Heights experienced such incredible growth in 2015, including $86.4 million in revenue, and an 82-percent growth rate over the last three years.”

Massage Heights is on target to open 40 locations this year and aims to have 300 Retreats open by the end of 2018. As part of its accelerated growth strategy, the brand plans to develop franchised locations in cities such as Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; San Diego, California; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee; and Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016. Additionally, Massage Heights is seeking area developers to grow the brand in Sacramento and Los Angeles, California; northern Virginia; Nashville; Tampa-St. Petersburg; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

As part of its nationwide expansion plans, Massage Heights is seeking qualified franchisees and area developers to join its growing brand. Prospective single- and multi-unit franchisees should have $175,000 in liquid assets and a minimum $400,000 net worth per location, as well as experience in sales or retail management and managing hourly wage employees. Prospective area representatives should have $375,000 in liquid assets and a minimum $600,000 net worth, as well as previous experience in franchising, sales, marketing and operating multiple sites, preferably in the retail, restaurant, hospitality or customer services industries.

In March 2016, Massage Heights announced it established a new brand management and development company, Elevated Brands. In addition to managing and developing Massage Heights, Elevated Brands formed a relationship with the first ultra-premium men’s grooming and lifestyle club, The Gents Place, to grow the brand nationally through franchising.

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About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned, membership-based therapeutic services franchise company that provides members and guests convenient, professional, affordable resort-quality massage and facial services that help people achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle, in an upscale retreat environment. Regular massage and skin therapy services help people look and feel their best from the inside out by aiding in the reduction of stress, pain management and increased relaxation, all resulting in the ability to tackle daily life with a higher level of vitality and positivity, truly elevating the everyday.


About Elevated Brands

Elevated Brands is the brand management and development company established by the principals of Massage Heights, a membership-based, therapeutic services franchise company. The company provides emerging lifestyle concepts with the tools and strategic planning needed to grow their brands through the franchising model. Through its leadership team’s deep franchise experience in the health and wellness space, Elevated Brands is on track to build a family of lifestyle brands that are dedicated to the well-being of those they serve. Its current portfolio includes Massage Heights Franchising, Summit Franchise Supply and The Gents Place.