Despite weak consumer spending on vacations and luxury goods and services, Massage Heights, a national membership-based massage therapy franchise, reported today an impressive 16 percent increase in same-store sales from 2007 to 2008.

“Our business is seeing record growth because more and more Americans are recognizing the health benefits of massage therapy, and we’re introducing our members to top-notch massage therapy services at a fraction of the price they would pay at a full-service spa,” said Glenn Franson, CEO of Massage Heights.

Since its founding in 2004, Massage Heights has grown to more than 45 franchise locations across the country with 26 of those locations launching operation just last year. System-wide revenues for Massage Heights topped $17 million in 2008, up from $7 million in 2007., San Antonio, TX, Feb. 25, 2009