June 24, 2014

More strategic. That’s how Greg Esgar, CFO of Massage Envy Spa, the nation’s largest therapeutic massage chain, sums up the evolving role of today’s CFO. Esgar joined the Scottsdale, Arizona-based business as financial chief in 2004, two years after it was founded. As part of the executive team, he helped spur the company’s growth from 17 locations to its present total of nearly 1,000 sites in 49 states. With its membership-based, monthly-fee business model, Massage Envy Spa eschews the luxury amenities and high prices of traditional day spas.

October 31, 2013

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has leased 3,200 sq. ft. at Heritage Plaza in Carol Stream, Ill.

October 11, 2013

LaVida Massage Wellness Center will open its seventh location in the greater Atlanta area in October.

October 10, 2013

With the opening of the first Montana franchise location, Massage Envy Spa now operates in 48 states.

June 27, 2013

Mike’s Flooring and Elements Therapeutic Massage have signed leases at Vienna Shopping Center in Vienna, Va.

March 4, 2013

North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management Corp. said that Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa has opened a 2,166-sq.-ft. location at The Shoppes at North Brunswick in North Brunswick, N.J.

October 30, 2012

Commerce, Mich. -- Health and wellness retailer LaVida Massage said Tuesday it will have opened at least 13 new franchised units before the end of 2012. Another eight are slated to open in early 2013.

LaVida currently operates 45 centers nationwide. 

Our rapid expansion continues to yield strong results for LaVida, despite a struggling economy,” said Evan Kaltschmidt, COO.

The new centers are located in California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Michigan (3), New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

September 4, 2012

Indianapolis-based, Kite Realty Group said that Massage Envy has leased 4,066 sq. ft. at Cobblestone Plaza, located in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

January 10, 2012

Fameco Real Estate said that recently completed deals with Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa and C2 Education have brought Plaza Square in Wayne, N.J., to 98% occupancy.

September 27, 2011

LaVida Massage said it will open a new location in Marietta, Ga., on Lower Roswell Rd.

September 16, 2011

LaVida Massage, a Commerce, Mich.-based massage and wellness center, announced the opening of a new LaVida location in California, as well as the addition of a new master franchisee in southern California.

September 16, 2011

LaVida Massage, a Commerce, Mich.-based massage and wellness center, announced the opening of a new LaVida location in California, as well as the addition of a new master franchisee in southern California.

June 2, 2011

LaVida Massage said it has named Duane Goodwin and Terry Sharp as Master Developers in the state of Georgia.

May 6, 2011

Commerce, Mich.-based LaVida Massage announced it will open its first Virginia location, located at Greenway Corporate Drive, in Ashburn.

April 11, 2011

Commerce, Mich.-based LaVida Massage announced the opening of its second location in the Atlanta area.

April 6, 2011

North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management Corp. said that Great Clips has opened a 960-sq.-ft. salon, and Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa (2,317 sq. ft.) along with eateries Panchero's (2,500 sq. ft.) and Subway (1,240 sq. ft.) will all open shortly at The Hills Village Center, in Bedminster, N.J.

March 23, 2011

Commerce, Mich.-based LaVida Massage announced the opening of its first Texas location, in Austin, on Feb. 28.

February 23, 2011

Commerce, Mich.-based LaVida Massage said it will open a new location in Kennesaw, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.

February 10, 2011

Massage Envy announced Thursday the signing of a multi-unit Regional Developer agreement with Sol Glastein for the development of 11 new centers in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and Morgantown, W.V.

August 1, 2010

Crosland LLC said that LaVida Massage will open at Foxcroft Shopping Center in Charlotte, N.C.,...