Wellness leader celebrates healthy franchise growth with 56 new clinics opening in 2013

National Massage Franchise Celebrates 900th Location, MASSAGE MagazineScottsdale, Ariz. Massage Envy Spa has announced the opening of its 900th franchise location in Brick, New Jersey. Massage Envy Spa is a pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services.

This milestone is the latest achievement for Massage Envy Spa, which is celebrating an impressive year of growth. Since the beginning of this year, Massage Envy Spa has opened 56 new franchise locations and signed 71 new franchise agreements. The company projects it will maintain its current growth schedule and have 1,000 franchise locations open by the end of 2014.

“The Massage Envy Spa growth story continues to make a positive and deep impact,” said Massage Envy Spa president and chief executive officer Dave Crisalli. “This opening symbolizes the wellness value our franchisees are delivering in the communities they serve. We’re thrilled for their success.”

The newest Massage Envy Spa location in Brick now provides a new pathway to wellness for community residents. Local franchisee, Eric Pallop is the owner of this franchise location at 682 Route 70, Brick. This is his third location to open in New Jersey.

“We are elated that our Brick franchise is the 900th Massage Envy Spa location to open in the U.S.– what an amazing milestone that is for the company,” said Pallop. “We joined Massage Envy Spa back in 2008, and opened our first location in 2009. It has been an amazing journey, and we are excited to see what the future holds!”

With more than 900 franchise locations operating in 48 states, Massage Envy Spa is the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the nation. The Massage Envy Spa franchising system cumulatively employs more licensed/registered massage therapists than any other company in the world, with at least 21,000 therapists providing more than 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.4 million members.

Over the next several years, Massage Envy Spa is seeking to expand across the country. To fuel this growth, the company is looking for specific franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that ensures value and customer satisfaction. Qualified franchisee candidates should have business sales or management experience, but do not necessarily need to have a massage therapy or spa operations background. They also should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $150,000. Depending on the real estate, Massage Envy Spa franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $331,485 to $825,623, including the franchise fee.

Entrepreneurs interested in exploring franchising opportunities with Massage Envy Spa may contact Lori Merrall at (480) 366-4171 and lmerrall@massageenvy.com, or visit massageenvyfranchise.com.

About Massage Envy Spa

Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the U.S. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has more than 900 franchise locations in 48 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked number 81 in Entrepreneur’s 2013 Franchise 500 and number 29 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.