SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 29, 2018)Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable, and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, reported over $100 million in revenue and the opening of 14 Retreats across the U.S. in 2017 — a record year for the fast-growing franchise concept.

“The spa industry continues to report strong growth, with total revenue in the industry hitting $16.8 billion and spa visits rising to 184 million,” said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights. “This trend has driven interest in Massage Heights’ franchise opportunity to an all-time high. In 2017, we welcomed six new Strategic-partners and 40 percent of our growth was with existing franchisees. We’re thrilled to start 2018 with such momentum and look forward to continued expansion across the country.”

Joonas and Kasey Kohtala joined the Massage Heights family as Strategic-partners in 2017, opening their first Retreat in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to purchasing their first Massage Heights franchise, Kasey was involved in medical sales, while Joonas was co-owner and operator of Finoptics, an optical fiber and cable company.

“I chose Massage Heights because I had been a member of the Brookhaven Retreat for four years before deciding to open my own location,” said Kasey Kohtala. “With the resources offered by Massage Heights along with the support of our local community, I’ve found it simple — and fun — to sell a service that is so rewarding for people. Everyone loves massage and now we can make it affordable. It really makes us feel great about what we do everyday.”

This year, Massage Heights is aggressively recruiting single- and multi-unit franchisees to help the brand grow to 300 Retreats nationwide by the end of 2020. As part of its growth strategy, Massage Heights is targeting franchise development in Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, South Florida, and Las Vegas.

Prospective single- and multi-unit franchisees should have $175,000 in liquid assets and 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 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.

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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.