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Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced July 24 that it has signed a franchise agreement with Mike Sammam and Dr. Hatem Hatem to develop two new Retreats in the Detroit, Mich., market. The first location is slated to open this December, while the second location is set to open within six months to a year after the first opening. Marking the second and third locations in Detroit, the brand continues to grow in the market and attract a broader audience. 

Both first-time franchisees, Mike and Dr. Hatem bring passion and experience from their industries to the Massage Heights family. Mike joins the team with an impressive background in construction management, where his Master of Science led him to the role of construction project manager for COI Enterprises. From there, his journey took him into owning his own transportation company. Dr. Hatem earned his medical degree from St. George University School of Medicine, where he went on to become a successful OB-GYN in the San Antonio community. His dedication to the health and wellness of women during critical times in their lives led him to become interested in the healing power of massage therapy.

“As new franchise owners to two massage retreats, we are extremely excited to join the Massage Heights family and expand the brand in the Detroit community,” said Samman. “We share the same values and culture that’s instilled in the Massage Heights brand and are very confident we’ll bring that mentality to our guests.”

Celebrating 15 years in business, Massage Heights announced another banner year for the brand, reporting $104.8 million in revenue. The brand is aggressively recruiting single- and multi-unit franchisees to help the brand grow to 200 Retreats nationwide by the end of 2020. 

“Dr. Hatem and Mike’s decision to become Massage Heights franchisees after being members with us is truly a testament to our company’s core values and mission for what we strive for — to elevate the lives of the people we touch,” said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights. “It’s extremely gratifying to see the brand continuing to expand in markets like Detroit, and we can’t wait to see what this duo team has in store for the brand and the Detroit market.”

Prospective 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. As part of its growth strategy, Massage Heights is targeting franchise development in Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, South Florida and Las Vegas.

For more information about franchise opportunities with Massage Heights, visit massageheightsfranchise.com or call 888-810-3940.

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.

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