SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today its aggressive, nationwide franchise expansion plans after reporting $86.4 million in revenue and opening nearly two dozen Retreats in 2015.
"We've posted an incredible 82 percent growth rate over the last three years due to the increasing demand for resort-quality massage and skin care services at an affordable price," said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights, which currently operates more than 130 Retreats across the U.S. and in Canada. "Because of our dedicated franchisees, Massage Heights is more than just a place people go to treat a temporary problem — we're part of their ongoing routine to help them live a healthy and balanced lifestyle."
According to a 2014 industry report, revenue from massage franchises is expected to increase annually by 3.4 percent and reach $3.2 billion by the end of 2019, up from the industry's current $2.7 billion annual revenue.* Capitalizing on this trend, Massage Heights is on target to open 40 locations this year and aims to have 300 Retreats open by the end of 2018. As part of its accelerated growth strategy, the brand plans to develop franchised locations in cities like Denver, Kansas City, Tampa-St. Petersburg, San Diego, Nashville, Knoxville and Las Vegas in 2016.
Additionally, Massage Heights is seeking area developers to grow the brand in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, Nashville, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Salt Lake City.
Jen Burlington has been a Massage Heights franchisee for nearly a decade and owns three locations in San Antonio, Texas. When considering franchise opportunities, she wanted a concept she would be proud to offer to her community.
"As a Massage Heights franchisee, I've happily taken on the responsibility of providing my community with services that improve their lives. It's so important to me that people leave here in better health and happier than when they arrived and I'm committed to ensuring our guests receive the highest level of care," said Burlington. "The Massage Heights corporate team carries the same level of commitment when it comes to providing personal attention, support and in-depth training, which is why it was an easy decision for me to franchise with the brand."
As part of its nationwide expansion plans, Massage Heights is seeking qualified franchisees and area developers to join its growing brand. 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.
For more information about opening your own Massage Heights franchise, please visit http://www.massageheightsfranchise.com.
* IBISWorld Industry Report: "Massage Franchises in the US," December 2014
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 better 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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