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27 08, 2021

Massage Heights Announces CG Funk as the Latest Addition to its Executive Lineup

2021-08-27T10:57:00-04:00August 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leading Massage Franchise Welcomes Industry Leader to its Leadership Team.

SAN ANTONIOMassage Heights, a U.S. and Canadian spa franchise brand, offering high-quality massage, skincare and wellness services, is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran, CG Funk, to their leadership team in the role of Senior Vice President of Culture and Industry Relations.

Funk comes to Massage Heights with over 25 years of experience in the spa, beauty and franchise industries. Her experience includes executive leadership, franchising, public relations, employee acquisition and development, product and service development, training and learning, school administration, teaching and motivational speaking.

“Massage therapists and estheticians are the heart of our brand and having someone who can steer the recruitment and retention strategies to enhance the culture of Massage Heights is paramount to our success. I’m confident having a leader of CG’s caliber will prove to greatly impact our growth and sustainability,” said Susan Boresow, President and CEO of Massage Heights. “CG brings a passion for the massage and spa industry that is unmatched, with vast knowledge and experience which will key in shaping the future of Massage Heights.”

Prior to joining Massage Heights, Funk operated a boutique spa consulting business, working with companies in the wellness, spa and beauty sectors.

Before this, Funk was the Vice President of Industry Relations and Product Development for Massage Envy Franchising overseeing operations standards and procedures, product and service development, vendor relations, franchisee development and training, employee engagement and public relations outreach within the beauty, wellness and spa industries. She also played a key role in three brand acquisition sales during her ten-year tenure.

“First and foremost, I am a massage therapist and have held a license to practice for 30 years. I hold a deep belief in the healing power of therapeutic touch provided through massage and skincare services. I greatly respect the work of massage therapists and estheticians and know that, through their skilled hands and compassionate hearts, they make a difference every day in health and well-being of our guests,” said Funk. “I am so honored to be joining the Massage Heights leadership team and look forward to working with the national office and franchisees to create a profitable and positive future.”

In her new role, Funk will lead the efforts and planning of company-wide strategies and programs relating to recruiting, retention and promoting a positive and rewarding employee culture to support the Massage Heights brand, its franchisees and their staff.

By leveraging partnerships with leading organizations, initiatives and experts in the field, Funk and the Massage Heights team have their sights set on restructuring the narrative surrounding a career in the spa and wellness industry and seeing the franchises grow to new levels and new markets along the way.

About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned massage and wellness franchise dedicated to elevating the lives of others by providing Members and Guests with professional, affordable and resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services. Since its founding in 2004, Massage Heights has grown from a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, to over 120 Retreat locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Massage Heights and its franchise opportunities, please visit MassageHeightsFranchise.com.

2 08, 2021

Massage Heights Expands Executive Team

2021-08-02T16:13:48-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leading Massage Franchise Prepares for Strategic Growth, Hires New Chief Development Officer and More.

SAN ANTONIO — Gearing up for strategic growth amid a booming wellness industry, Massage Heights, the franchise known for its resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services, today announced multiple new hires to its executive team, including the appointment of Scott Schubiger as Chief Development Officer.

In his new role, Schubiger will oversee all aspects related to franchise development, making him a key player in the company’s plans for substantial and sustainable growth.

Scott Schubiger is the perfect person to serve as our first Chief Development Officer, as he joins our team with a proven track record of success when it comes to developing and growing franchise concepts,” said Susan Boresow, President and CEO of Massage Heights. “As we gear up to achieve significant growth in the coming years, we are thrilled to have Scott on our team, knowing he’ll be a big part of moving the brand forward.”

Schubiger comes to Massage Heights with nearly 20 years of experience in the franchise industry. Most recently, Schubiger served as the Vice President, Franchise Development and Real Estate at LunchBox Wax. Throughout his executive career, Schubiger has held leadership positions with ZGrowth Partners, Lift Brands (Snap Fitness), Rita’s Ice Franchise Company, Hewlett-Packard, Realogy Corporation, Cisco Systems and Maritz.

“The size of the industry combined with the extent to which Massage Heights is positioned for growth makes it a very exciting time to be joining this leadership team and well-established brand,” said Scott Schubiger, CDO of Massage Heights. “Together with Susan and the rest of the team, I look forward to serving our franchisees and doubling our presence over the next few years.”

In addition to Schubiger, CEO Susan Boresow has also brought Donald McConnell and Jim Graham onto the leadership team at Massage Heights. With 30 years of franchise experience between the two of them, McConnell will serve as the new Director of Field Support and Graham as a Franchise Business Consultant and Senior Data Analyst.

These new hires will allow Massage Heights to continue to expand and better serve both its current and future franchisees. Bringing these industry veterans on board is a giant leap forward for the brand, stemming from its continued franchise growth and systemwide success across North America.

In addition to the team expansions, Massage Heights board member David Humphrey has recently been named Second Vice Chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA), the world’s largest membership organization for franchisors, franchisees and franchise suppliers.

About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned massage and wellness franchise dedicated to elevating the lives of others by providing Members and Guests with professional, affordable and resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services. Since its founding in 2004, Massage Heights has grown from a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, to over 120 Retreat locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Massage Heights and its franchise opportunities, please visit MassageHeightsFranchise.com.

24 05, 2021

Massage Heights Appoints Susan Boresow, President and CEO

2021-05-24T11:18:18-04:00May 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Experienced Franchise Leader Joins Wellness and Lifestyle Brand for Next Phase of Growth.

SAN ANTONIO — Massage Heights, the franchise known for its resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services, is under new leadership. Effective now, Susan Boresow will serve as the company’s new President and CEO.

After co-founding the company 17 years ago, and serving as President and COO for the first 12 years and CEO for the last five, Shane Evans will continue supporting the brand as Vice Chairwoman on the board of directors for Massage Heights.

“Susan is an established and well-respected leader in franchising, with extensive experience leading teams and executing brand growth for multiple franchise systems across the food, fitness and personal care and wellness sectors,” said Shane Evans, Co-Founder of Massage Heights. “Her effective leadership style and level of integrity aligned with our brand culture and her skills will only accelerate our brand in the right forward direction.”

Boresow’s experience in franchising goes all the back to her first industry job in 1985 as a local store marketing coordinator with McDonald’s, where she oversaw 30 company restaurants in Kansas City. She moved on to hold executive marketing and other positions at multiple prestigious franchise brands, including Sport Clips, Cold Stone Creamery, Pump it Up, Godfather’s Pizza and Massage Envy. Her most recent role was President of TITLE Boxing Club, where she led the company through growth periods and navigated the franchise system and home office team through the challenges of the pandemic.

“There’s excitement surrounding the next six months and the future of Massage Heights. As we leverage in-depth research and think tank discussions on how to best outpace, innovate and differentiate ourselves from others in the industry,” said Susan Boresow, President and CEO of Massage Heights. “I’m grateful to be joining a franchise network filled with passionate owners who are ready for the next big step.”

The leadership transition is happening at an ample time, as the multi-billion-dollar Health and Wellness category continues to climb.

In fact, Massage Heights has already had an impressive first quarter this year, making company history with the highest membership growth ever over a quarter. The brand also saw a significant increase of over 17% in same store revenue growth during Q1, compared to the same quarter in 2019. Looking forward, Massage Heights is on track to continue its record-breaking year with five new locations across Texas and California set to open in the coming months.

About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned massage and wellness franchise dedicated to elevating the lives of others by providing Members and Guests with professional, affordable and resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services. Since its founding in 2004, Massage Heights has grown from a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, to over 120 Retreat locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information about Massage Heights and franchise opportunities, please visit MassageHeightsFranchise.com.

20 03, 2019

Massage Heights Celebrates 15th Year in Business with Record-breaking Franchise Growth

2019-03-20T14:49:00-04:00March 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fast-growing Massage and Facial Services Franchise Reports $104.8 Million in Systemwide Revenue in 2018 and Accelerates Growth Nationwide

SAN ANTONIO — Celebrating 15 years in business, Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable, and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced another banner year for the brand, reporting $104.8 million in revenue, as well as a new partnership with Franchise FastLane to sign 20 franchise agreements in 2019. The brand is actively recruiting single- and multi-unit franchisees to expand in major metro areas like Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, South Florida, and Las Vegas.

Over the last 15 years, Massage Heights has grown from a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, to over 140 across the U.S. and Canada. Co-founder and president Shane Evans founded the company in 2004 with her husband, Wayne, after realizing the need for professional and affordable massage services. After experiencing years of painful, recurring back pain ­­­­and being unable to find a consistently affordable, therapeutic option for massage therapy, Shane and Wayne opened the first Massage Heights location. It was so popular that they opened a second just nine months later. After realizing the growing demand for massage therapy as part of people’s everyday lives to manage chronic pain, reduce stress, and countless other symptoms, they saw an opportunity to take the brand national through franchising.

“As I reflect on the past decade and a half in business, the first thing that comes to mind are the career opportunities that we’ve been able to provide to hundreds of entrepreneurs, massage therapists, and estheticians, and the countless lives they’ve transformed through affordable massage therapy and facial services,” said Shane Evans, co-founder and president of Massage Heights. “The continued success of Massage Heights is a direct testament to the tireless dedication of our franchise owners, leadership team, and team members at every location. We’re proud to be here today and look forward to the next 15 years.”

Additionally, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Massage Heights will treat one lucky fan to an all-expenses paid trip for two to The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, for a luxurious weekend of relaxation and pampering. From April 1-30, 2019, fans can visit www.massageheights.com/15thanniversary to enter for the chance to win. Additional prizes such as annual memberships and other services and products also will be awarded for a total of 15 winners selected. For the closest location, visit www.massageheights.com.

For more information on franchise opportunities with Massage Heights, visit www.massageheightsfranchise.com.

About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned, membership-based therapeutic services franchise company that provides Members and Guests convenient, professional, affordable resort-quality massage and facial services that help people achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle, in an upscale Retreat environment. Regular massage and skin therapy services help people look and feel their best from the inside out by aiding in the reduction of stress, pain management and increased relaxation, all resulting in the ability to tackle daily life with a higher level of vitality and positivity, truly elevating the everyday.