San Antonio — Massage Heights continues to experience vibrant growth of its franchise system with plans to develop an additional six Retreats in the Florida market over the next year. Florida offers great opportunities for the Massage Heights business model, as it has a strong, diversified economy that’s focused on health and holistic living.
Medical research proves that regular therapeutic massage can help fight off disease and depression, boost immunity, relieve pain, increase alertness and improve sleep quality, among other benefits. Approximately 35 million Americans receive a massage annually (source: AMTA 2014), and Massage Heights strives to make this an affordable and convenient option for people from all walks of life. Over the next year, the Florida Retreats will touch approximately 165,000 lives through their therapeutic massage services.
“Business owners want to connect to their community through great products and services, Bret Franson, director of franchise developmet, said. “The reality is most brands are having trouble doing that. Massage Heights is a very unique business opportunity that allows franchisees to connect with their communities through an elevated guest experience, giving them the tools they need for success in a discriminating massage market.”
The Massage Heights Retreats in Florida will double in the next year, creating an additional 175 new jobs and generating approximately $4 million dollars gross in economic impact to the local economy. This achievement comes not only as the company celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2014, but also follows a recent appearance by the company’s COO and co-founder Shane Evans on CBS’ hit reality series, Undercover Boss.
The expansion in the Florida market is part of the aggressive growth plan for the company that opened its 100th Retreat in December 2013 and has 30 in development and plans for 75 licenses in 2015.
About Massage Heights
Massage Heights (www.massageheights.com) 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. The company was founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 2004. Today, it has more than 100 locations open in the U.S. and Canada with aggressive growth planned across the United States and internationally in the next five years. The company was featured on the CBS hit reality series Undercover Boss in December 2013, was ranked 33rd Top Franchise to own in 2013 by Franchise Business Review, ranked 259 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2014, in Franchise Times’ Next 300 list for 2013, cited in USA Today Top Franchise for Minorities for 2013, recognized in Franchise Times as one of the smartest growing companies in franchising for 2014, and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA).