FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT MARKETS ARE AVAILABLE?
Massage Envy is expanding its presence across the U.S. and internationally, and both single and multi-unit opportunities are available for development. Our Available Territories map will be updated regularly, so please check your area of interest or feel free to contact us to inquire about a specific market.
For International: Massage Envy is aggressively pursuing international partners to develop and grow the brand outside of the United States. For country specific inquiries, simply click on the “Request Information” tab on our website.
HOW ARE MARKETS DEVELOPED?
A Store Development Agreement provides franchisees with limited exclusivity within a pre-determined trade area in one of Massage Envy’s target markets. Our development team has researched its growth markets to determine the appropriate number of locations suitable for a territory based on demographics, psychographics, and local population.
For International: While international development can vary a bit from country to country, generally speaking, we are looking for partners to help us develop an entire country. Traditionally, these are partners who have developed other brands in their respective countries and are looking to expand their portfolios. Characteristics of an ideal international partner are listed on our main international page.
HOW IS A SITE EVALUATED?
The ideal Massage Envy location is in a high-exposure shopping center with national, daily need and female-oriented retailers. Sites are approximately 3,000 square feet, and located in well-defined commercial areas with a strong employment base.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY?
The ideal Massage Envy franchisee has a minimum net worth of $500,000 and minimum liquid assets of $150,000.
For International: International partnerships and the investment they may require are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. When it comes to minimum financial requirements, we look for our partners to have a minimum of US $1,000,000 – US $2,000,000 in capital to properly develop the market.
HOW MUCH IS THE FRANCHISE FEE AND INITIAL INVESTMENT?
The initial franchise fee is $45,000 for the first location and $35,000 for each additional location. Depending on the real estate site selected, the total cost of initial investment ranges anywhere from $434,823 to $1,030,500, and the franchise agreement initial term is 10 years with renewal option for an additional 10 years. All fees, estimated initial investment costs, contracts, corporate financial statements, and other valuable information are included in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Veterans discount is provided to qualifying candidates. For our international markets, the investment fee and royalty structure varies by country.
For International: International partnerships are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The investment fee and royalty structure may vary by country depending on the growth strategy and size of the country. For more information on this, please click on our “Request Information” button on our main International page.
WHAT ARE THE ROYALTY AND ADVERTISING FEES?
Franchisees can expect to pay a 6% royalty fee of monthly gross sales. Franchisees will contribute up to 4% of gross sales to a National Advertising Fund as well as 2% for local store marketing activities. All fees, estimated initial investment costs, contracts, corporate financial statements, and other valuable information are included in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). For our international markets, the investment fee and royalty structure varies by country.
For International: These can fluctuate depending on the market, the structure and the agreed upon development schedule of the county. All of these topics will be discussed at length as we start discussions with any potential partner.
DOES MASSAGE ENVY OFFER FINANCING?
Massage Envy Franchising LLC is one of only 30 franchises selected for a national financing program through a partnership with Franchise America Finance. Franchisees who meet certain qualifications may have access to special funding. In addition, Massage Envy is approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration and we can provide a list of other pre-approved lenders. Massage Envy Franchising LLC does not offer any financing.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO MAKE?
Massage Envy enjoys a membership-driven recurring revenue with a base of more than 1.6 million members. Our franchisees see an average unit volume of more than $1.21 million, as reported in Item 19 of the current Massage Envy FDD. Please review the FDD for further information related to our financial performance.
Please note that international expectations may vary from US franchised location performance.
WHAT TYPE OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM MASSAGE ENVY?
Massage Envy has a dedicated sales and field support team to ensure the highest standard of operational procedures to maximize sales and profitability. From real estate site selection assistance and massage therapist recruitment support, to online training and hands-on assistance with all aspects of running a clinic, we provide world-class training and support focused on building a profitable business and strong brand identity.
For International: The Massage Envy International Support Team offers decades of international business experience to support everything from franchise sales to field operations support. Our team has developed a proprietary International Development Checklist to provide new partners with a step-by-step launch of the Massage Envy brand that can be tailored to the specific landscape of the country. From weekly calls and online training to in-person brand launch, we are here every step of the way to ensure Massage Envy’s debut in your country is a success.
WILL MASSAGE ENVY HELP ME LOCATE AND HIRE LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS?
Massage Envy has more than a decade of experience attracting the best and brightest in the industry. With a dedicated massage therapist and esthetician recruitment program in place, we provide franchisees with the necessary tools and training to staff their clinics with only the most highly skilled, licensed professionals. We also partner with schools and organizations across the country to assist students in realizing their dreams of becoming professional therapists and estheticians, and to support the profession overall so that it continues to thrive and grow.
READY TO LEARN MORE?
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in franchising opportunities with Massage Envy, please complete the online Request Information form to begin the process.