PEORIA, AZ – June 2013 – It’s a myth that all massages are created equal, and local entrepreneur Don Gatzemeier, owner of the new Elements Therapeutic Massage in Peoria, is on a mission to help area consumers experience the healing benefits of massage therapy services tailored to meet their unique needs. The new massage studio, located at Arrowhead Crossing (7857 West Bell Road) in Peoria, will open its doors on June 22.
Unlike most Peoria massage retailers, Elements has created a niche in an increasingly competitive industry by specializing solely in massage services and providing a highly customized experience to each client. According to a study from Trajectory Research of 829 massage users, Elements clients reported more than 50 percent higher satisfaction levels than users of independent massage providers or other major franchise massage brands.
“We’re focused on providing customized massages to every client – our therapists use the right technique and right pressure that you just don’t find at run-of-the-mill massage retailers,” said Don Gatzemeier, owner of the Elements Therapeutic Massage studio in Peoria. “The Elements franchise was founded on the healing benefits of massage, and we’re looking forward to making a positive impact on our clients’ lives.”
After spending the past 25 years in the aerospace industry with varying roles in engineering and management, Gatzemeier gave in to his inner entrepreneur. He’s always wanted to operate his own business and found himself gravitating towards the service industry. Gatzemeier found a match for his passion in Elements and was drawn to its unsurpassed focus on well-being and providing customers and therapists with the best possible experience.
Once viewed as an expensive splurge, Elements is making therapeutic massage increasingly affordable and available to time-starved consumers who recognize the value of massage in maintaining their overall health and wellness. Those who receive regular massages benefit from lower levels of stress hormones, a heightened immune system, increase in circulation, etc.
Elements has generated strong growth across the country even in a down economy, with a cumulative annual growth rate in system-wide revenues of 27.8% over the last three years. 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, making the franchise more operationally efficient.
The new Peoria studio is open seven days a week, welcomes walk-ins and offers a membership program that allows clients to receive regular, discounted massage therapy services throughout each month. For more information, please call (623) 399-4400.
About Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc.
Elements Therapeutic Massage is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and owned by WellBiz Brands, Inc. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, a one-on-one and small group personal training fitness franchise that began franchising in 1996, and Elements Therapeutic Massage, a massage therapy franchise that began franchising in 2006 and currently has more than 135 locations in 26 states. Today, the combined franchise network has sold hundreds of franchises across the United States, Brazil, Costa Rica, Israel, Ireland, and Canada. Elements Therapeutic Massage is actively selling franchises. For more information about massage franchise opportunities visit www.elementsfranchise.com.