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Company History

We Strive to Elevate the Lives We Touch

What started in 2004 as a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, has grown to encompass locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Shane Evans, who co-founded the business with her husband Wayne, recognized the growing need for professional, affordable massage therapy and took the opportunity to grow her successful company into a thriving franchise.

As the family owned and led business continues to expand, we are proud to provide career opportunities for countless massage therapists, estheticians, and entrepreneurs and an attainable path to wellness for everyone who visits our Retreats.

  1. 2004
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    We founded our first location in San Antonio, Texas with a commitment to our mission statement: "to provide professional, convenient, affordable massage services."

  2. 2005

    Our second Retreat opened in San Antonio, Texas.

  3. 2007

    We opened our second franchised Retreat outside of Texas in Des Moines, Iowa.

  4. 2008
    History Img

    We were operating franchises in 15 states and continuing to expand.

  5. 2009

    Our first international license was awarded in Canada.

  6. 2010

    We were named the 11th fastest-growing franchise according to Franchise Times magazine's "Fast 55." We ranked number 451 by Entrepreneur magazine's "Annual Franchise 500."

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  7. 2012

    We were named to Franchise Times magazine's Next 300 list.

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  8. 2013

    Massage Heights was named one of Franchise Business Review's "Top 50 Franchises to Own." Shane Evans appeared on CBS’s Undercover Boss. Our 100th Retreat opened.

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  9. 2014

    We were named to Franchise Times magazine's "Fast & Serious" listing of fastest-growing franchises.

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  10. 2015

    Massage Heights landed on the 2015 Franchise Times magazine "Fast & Serious" franchise listing as #28 and was ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's "Annual Franchise 500."

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  11. 2016

    We were ranked #245 in Entrepreneur magazine's "Annual Franchise 500" list.

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