SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today plans to expand in Pittsburgh, Pa. Massage Envy is seeking franchisees in the area to develop at least 10 new clinics over the next several years.
"We are looking for entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh who want to join a thriving massage franchise as an owner, but with the support of a proven system like Massage Envy," said Sol Glastein, who with his son Ryan, are Massage Envy regional developers for Pittsburgh. "As we continue to expand Massage Envy's reach across the state, we look forward to offering even more consumers affordable and accessible massage therapy and skincare treatments."
The company currently has five clinics in Pittsburgh, including Squirrel Hill, Cranberry, McMurray and South Park/Bethel. Massage Envy's newest Pittsburgh location is now open in the Settler's Ridge shopping mall located in Robinson, Pa.
To fuel further expansion in Pittsburgh, the Glasteins' are actively searching for qualified franchisees in the region. The father/son team joined Massage Envy more than six years ago and in addition to owning and operating two clinics in the New Jersey area, they chose to develop the Pittsburgh territory because it was a successful, booming market. In fact, it was voted 2011's "Best City to Live in the U.S." by the Economist Intelligence Unit and has been named "America's Most Livable Cities" by Forbes.
When Sol decided to join Massage Envy, he had more than 30 years of business ownership and was thinking of retirement. "But the idea of being in the health and wellness industry with Massage Envy's business model was so compelling – I bought two franchise licenses and became a regional developer...how's that for retirement?" adds Sol.
Today, there are more than 845 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in 46 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company also is the world's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with at least 18,000 therapists providing over 16 million massages a year to a total of more than 1.3 million members.
Over the next several years, Massage Envy is seeking to expand across the country with Massage Envy Spa leading the way in these development goals. 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. Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $352,000 – $569,000, including the franchisee fee.
Those interested in exploring Massage Envy franchising opportunities in the Pittsburgh area may contact Sol Glastein at (201) 248-7787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They also may visit Massage Envy's franchising website at http://www.MassageEnvyFranchise.com.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. 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 has over 845 locations in 46 states. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1.2 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500 and #29 in its 2012 Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was recently named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
SOURCE Massage Envy