Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2013) -- With a new studio opening every week on average, Elements Therapeutic Massage has achieved its fastest growth rate since the company started franchising in 2006. In keeping with burgeoning consumer demand, the nearly-150-unit chain has agreements signed for an additional 163 studios across the country and new client trials are up 38 percent in studios opened this year compared to studios opened in 2012. Existing Elements franchise owners are also experiencing healthy same store sales increases, up more than 14 percent from 2012.
Unlike other massage franchises that have added additional spa services and product lines, Elements has remained focused on one thing: providing the most customized and therapeutic massage in the industry. Elements' licensed massage therapists provide more than 1 million massages annually, and the number continues to grow as consumers increasingly choose massage to find relief from pain and stress.
"Our commitment to providing a truly customized massage experience to every client is the key to our continued success," said Jeff Jervik, CEO and President of Elements Therapeutic Massage. "Based on industry research, Elements members report more than 50 percent higher satisfaction levels than users of other massage brands. And our franchisees are rewarded knowing they are making a positive impact on people's lives."
For potential franchisees, Elements boasts a lower investment and cost structure with a smaller footprint, less build-out and lower rent than competitors in the massage retail space. The operationally efficient business model, coupled with the opportunity to improve the health and wellness of others, is attracting business-savvy individuals looking for a more rewarding career.
Many Elements franchise owners share a story similar to Erik Tuskind who owns and operates two studios in Colorado Springs, Colo. After receiving a college degree, he began his career at a regional bank where he moved up the ranks to eventually become a Vice President of Operations. His interest in the health and wellness industry and desire to help others motivated him to make a career change, which ultimately led him to the Elements franchise opportunity. Erik opened his first studio in 2009 and persevered through the recession, growing from 100 to more than 650 members at his original location.
"It's truly satisfying to improve people's quality of life each and every day," said Tuskind. "There is an instant gratification in this business that you just don't find at many corporate jobs in America. I've changed my own life by pursuing a career that is both personally and financially rewarding."
Elements is aggressively expanding in new and existing markets across the country, with a focus on building out Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Southern California over the next three years.
ABOUT WELLBIZ BRANDS, INC.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest wellness franchise organizations in the United States. The company owns Fitness Together Franchise Corporation (Fitness Together), which franchises one-on-one and small group personal physical fitness training studios, and Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. (Elements), which franchises Elements Therapeutic Massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients' individual needs.
Fitness Together began franchising in 1996 and currently has 226 locations across the United States. Elements began franchising in 2006 and has 148 locations in 28 states. For more information about Fitness Together, please visit www.fitnesstogether.com. For more information about Elements Therapeutic Massage, please visit www.elementsmassage.com or www.elementsfranchise.com for details about the franchise opportunity.