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Massage Envy Opens 1000th Clinic in 2014 and Expands into 49th State

MASSAGE ENVY OPENS 1000th CLINIC IN 2014 AND EXPANDS INTO 49th STATE

Leading Massage Therapy Franchise Opens More Than 100 New Locations and Reaches $1 Billion in System-Wide Sales

Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 12, 2015) - Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today substantial growth and success in 2014 highlighted by $1 billion earned in system-wide sales. In 2014, Massage Envy also opened 112 clinics across the country, including its 1,000th location in Exton, Pennsylvania. The brand also expanded into West Virginia, which marked the company's entrance into its 49th, and also opened its first three locations in New York City. Massage Envy will be targeting Wyoming for expansion in 2015, which will officially bring the brand to all 50 states.

"We are incredibly thrilled with the progression of the Massage Envy brand in 2014," said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer, Massage Envy. "Our accomplishments last year, including our 1,000th location opening milestone, have given us momentum to keep up the growth and expansion in 2015. The brand's presence in New York City further adds recognition and establishes us as a leader in the health and wellness industry."

In addition to the clinic openings last year, Massage Envy signed 56 new franchise agreements in 2014, bringing the current total number of licenses across the country to 1,269. According to FRANdata, the franchise industry's source for objective information and analysis, only 2.4 percent of franchised brands operate 1,000 or more units.

Today, there are 1,052 Massage Envy locations in 49 states, making it the largest system of franchised massage clinics in the industry. The Massage Envy Franchise System is also the world's largest employer of licensed/registered massage therapists with more than 21,000 therapists and 3,000 estheticians providing over 16 million massages a year to more than 1.5 million members and guests.

With additional territories available for 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 franchisee fee. Those interested in exploring Massage Envy franchising opportunities may contact Lori Merrall at 480-366-4171 or lmerrall@massageenvy.com. They also may visit Massage Envy's franchising website at MassageEnvyFranchise.com.

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 over 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.

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