SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, today announced plans for continued development in Georgia, specifically southern markets including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Macon, Decatur, Bonaire and McDonough. This year, Massage Envy will open two clinics in Georgia, which will fuel future growth opportunities for the brand in the state.
"We've seen our existing clinics in Georgia flourish over the last several years," said Steve Bielewicz, vice president of global franchise sales. "The region was home to some of the first Massage Envy locations and has remained a key target market for additional expansion. We are eager to find potential franchisees who want to start their own business with the support of our successful business model, and provide residents of southern Georgia the benefits of Massage Envy."
With nearly three-dozen existing clinics throughout the state, Georgia has become a flourishing market for the brand, with two additional clinics opening in Atlanta this year. Massage Envy multi-unit operator Norm Klemmer and his wife Patricia currently have seven clinics in the Atlanta market. The Klemmers opened the brand's first clinic east of the Mississippi with a franchisee in Roswell, Ga. in 2005. They opened a second location in Buckhead shortly thereafter.
"Patricia and I have been operators for Massage Envy for a decade and have seen firsthand the brand's presence in Georgia expand at a rapid pace over the last several years," said Klemmer. "When we first starting opening clinics in our region, no one knew the Massage Envy name, and retailers were apprehensive about having a clinic in their shopping centers. There was a lot of educating to do. But in less than five years, they were chomping at the bit to get a Massage Envy in their center after realizing that we were offering services that were professional, convenient and affordable for consumers. The expansion has continued ever since."
Today, Massage Envy has more than 1,000 clinics in 49 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The company is also the world's largest employer of licensed/registered therapists with more than 27,000 massage therapists and estheticians providing 1.7 million services a month to a total of more than 1.6 million members.
To fuel growth and expansion, the company is looking for franchisee candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that values customer service and satisfaction. 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. Depending on the real estate, Massage Envy franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $412,600 – $938,900, including the franchise fee.
Those interested in exploring Massage Envy franchising opportunities in Georgia may visit Massage Envy's franchising website at MassageEnvyFranchise.com, then select "Request Info". The assigned representative for the Georgia market will respond with next steps.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, 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 more than 1,000 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.5 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.35 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $3 million in four, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes, #79 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #51 in Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 and #27 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
SOURCE Massage Envy