Who doesn’t like to be pampered? Well Duluthians, you’ll soon have the ultimate place to do so and in an ever so convenient location. Yesterday plans were officially solidified for Massage Envy to open their 27th Minnesota location right here in Duluth on Maple Grove Road in Duluth Heights. It’ll be the company’s first foray into Northern Minnesota, a seemingly untapped market for affordable massage therapy.
What exactly is Massage Envy? They’re a “pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services” according to their website. The company was launched in the early 2000’s but opened their first Massage Envy Spa location only in 2003. Since then due to their shear success the company has expanded to over 1,000 locations within the United States alone. Talk about growth.
Massage Envy Spa’s goal from the start was to “promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massages” and the company soon found out that that was of great interest to the general public. From massages to facials, Massage Envy seems to do it all and for both and women in a setting like none other for FAR less than it’s competitors.
We talked with Scot Ziessman, the franchise owner of a Massage Envy location in St. Cloud and also the proud owner of the Massage Envy location set to open in Duluth next month. When asked about what sets Massage Envy Spa apart he said it’s the fact that it’s “upscale, very nice, professional and still very affordable.” An affordable massage is something that basically is unheard of in the Duluth area and something we here at CDINDULUTH believe will be welcomed with open arms and aching backs.
Massage Envy Spa to date has given over three million facials and seventy-five million massages. Needless to say, people really enjoy the concept. Their mission to “provide a pathway to wellness through professional, convenient, and affordable massage therapy and space services” clearly has found great success within the United States. The St. Cloud location alone completes at least 65 massages a day and currently has over 1700 members. Part of the Massage Envy’s success is also the ages in which they do massages including seniors and even children as young as eight years old.
Memberships are available at $59.99 a month and have a wide variety of options. There’s the ability to have a family member add-on, split massage times from an hour down to half an hour in order to have more visits and also the option to share massages with a friend or family member for just an additional $10. There’s an additional bonus for you too if you refer a friend and they become a member. If that happens then you’ve struck gold as you yourself will receive a FREE one hour massage. Talk about a good deal! “With Massage Envy the first time you come into our clinic it’s just $39” Scot explained. By having such a low cost for a first visit you’re really able to experience all that Massage Envy has to offer and ultimately decide if a membership is right for you.
The Duluth location will be opening on Maple Grove Road in Maple Square, a retail building owned by Platinum Properties. Massage Envy will take 3,800 square feet of space on the second level and feature 14 massage rooms and 2 couples rooms with the ability for both massages and facials. The two couples rooms will be unique to the Duluth location in the fact that there are two of these rooms available and also that couples have the option to have a massage and facial, or both within the same room.
The Duluth location will also be one of the larger Massage Envy Spa locations in the state and will be the first to debut a new prototype design. Stevie Paulson who is one of the owners of the building told us “the build out will be unbelievable and customers will think they are in Las Vegas.” It’ll ultimately be one of the nicest day salon spas in the area, if not the entire city.
The Duluth location will employee 20-25 employees when it opens including 15 massage therapists. The location is also looking to fill sales associate and esthetician positions. If you’re at all interested in applying make sure to contact Tammy at 320-420-7800.
Massage Envy will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 10pm, Saturdays from 8am-8pm and Sundays from 10am – 6pm meaning they will be open for 90 hours a week ensuring you can basically get a massage at any point during your day. There will be no need to work around those 8-5 business hours like other massage therapy locations that are ever so conveniently scheduled during your own personal workday.
Massage Envy will begin construction immediately and plans to open by mid November.