SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced it signed nine franchise agreements during the first half of 2016 to develop 35 locations across the U.S. over the next several years. These new development agreements will expand the brand to:
- Chicago (27 locations)
- North Jersey
- Sea Girt, New Jersey
- West Palm, Florida
- Decatur, Georgia
- San Antonio, Texas
- Cornelius, North Carolina
- Naperville, Illinois
- Fort Collins, Colorado
Additionally, Massage Heights so far has opened five new Retreats this year in Houston; Delray Beach, Florida; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The brand is on track to open 30 locations this year, with a goal of having 300 Retreats open by the end of 2019.
"We're riding the momentum of an incredibly successful 2015 where we opened nearly two dozen Retreats and reported $86.4 million in revenue," said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights, which has 140 locations across North America. "Coupled with the recent growth of the spa industry worldwide, Massage Heights is well-positioned to continue our aggressive franchise expansion."
According to the ISPA 2015 U.S. Spa Industry Study, total revenue for the industry reached $15.5 billion in 2014 and spa visits rose 6.7 percent to 176 million. Customers spent an average of $88 per visit. Employment also grew to 360,000 of which nearly half were full-time positions.
As part of its aggressive growth strategy, Massage Heights is seeking qualified franchisees and area developers to join the brand. Single- and multi-unit development opportunities are available nationwide 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.
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. Massage therapists and estheticians interested in career opportunities with Massage Heights are encouraged to apply at http://www.massageheightscareer.com.
In March 2016, Massage Heights announced it established a new brand management and development company, Elevated Brands. In addition to managing and developing Massage Heights, Elevated Brands formed a relationship with the first ultra-premium men's grooming and lifestyle club, The Gents Place, to grow the brand nationally through franchising. In June 2016, entrepreneur and NFL icon Emmitt Smith joined The Gents Place team as a co-owner alongside founder and president Ben Davis.
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.
About Elevated Brands
Elevated Brands is the brand management and development company established by the principals of Massage Heights, the membership-based, therapeutic services franchise company. The company provides emerging lifestyle concepts with the tools and strategic planning needed to grow their brands through the franchising model. Through its leadership team's deep franchise experience in the health and wellness space, Elevated Brands is on track to build a family of lifestyle brands that are dedicated to the well-being of those they serve. Its current portfolio includes Massage Heights Franchising, Summit Franchise Supply and The Gents Place.
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