SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today it has expanded its presence in Virginia with the opening of its first location in Vienna. Located at 2674 Avenir Place, Suite B, the new Retreat is owned and operated by first-time franchisee Courtland Wyatt of Roman Republic, LLC and marks the fourth Retreat in Virginia.
As a part of the new Retreat grand opening activities, the Massage Heights of Vienna will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 28 for residents of the local community. Members of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will attend the celebration alongside members of the Maryfield Business Association. Wyatt also plans to support several charitable initiatives in the area, including the local Arthritis Foundation walk later this year.
"After my first experience at the Massage Heights corporate office, I knew my search for a turnkey, diverse business opportunity was matched," Wyatt said. "I saw the future of the brand headed in the right direction and wanted to bring the vision back to the community of Vienna. I am excited to educate local residents of the benefits of massage therapy and look forward to providing the upmost elevated experience to consumers in the area."
Wyatt brings over two decades of industry experience to the Massage Heights team. Prior to joining the franchise, he served four years in the U.S. Army before going on to receive his master's degree in physical therapy at Howard University. Wyatt then attended Alabama State University, where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In addition to his new Retreat, Wyatt is also co-owner of Ergo Solutions, the largest outsourcing physical rehab company in Washington, D.C., and serves as CEO of Ergo OccMed, a physical rehab clinic specializing in outpatient services. Alongside his roles as co-owner, CEO, therapist and now franchisee, Wyatt also started a non-profit organization aimed at eliminating health disparities in socioeconomically deprived areas across the nation.
"We've been targeting the Northeast region for franchise expansion and are hopeful to continue the growth momentum in the area following the new Retreat opening in Vienna," said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights. "Courtland embodies our same expertise and passion for massage therapy, and we plan to give our full support as he makes a name for Massage Heights in Fairfax County."
Massage Heights is on track to open 40 locations this year, with a goal of having 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.
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.
Massage Heights in Vienna will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.massageheightsfranchise.com, or call (703) 520-1004.
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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