Treat Yourself by Treating Others with a Spa Franchise
If you’re looking into the opportunity to invest in a spa franchise and be your own boss, you’re doing good for more than just yourself.
Of course, every business owner’s dream is to have financial independence and work for themselves instead of advancing someone else’s agenda. And while both of those things are achievable as a Marilyn Monroe Spas franchisee, you get the added benefit of making a positive impact on the people in your community.
How so? The services clients receive at spas play a big role in the health and wellness world, especially when it comes to mental health. By bringing this service to your community, you’re not only helping people around you, but also providing services that increase the confidence and happiness of your clients. Ultimately, opening a salon and spa franchise is as much about providing for other people as it is providing for yourself.
Spas: Not Just Accessible, But Necessary
Way back in 2006, the International Spa Association reported that one-quarter of all American adults had made at least one visit to a spa – something that was once considered only a luxury for the wealthiest members of the community.
Since then, the industry has only grown larger and larger, thriving in an economic and cultural age that puts self-love as close to the top of the list of necessary expenses as it gets. The numbers for that booming growth are supported by some industry statistics that are truly eye-opening.
In 2016, consumers spent approximately $16 billion on massages according to IBISWorld, and the number is only expected to grow. That mirrors the trend that’s been building for years. In the past five years alone, the massage industry grew a whopping 7.1% annually, massively outperforming the general United States economy. Improvements in the macroeconomic landscape and a growing connection with the healthcare sector have greatly benefitted the industry’s rise.
“Going to a spa is a way of getting taken care of that is psychologically and culturally acceptable,” NYU psychiatry professor Virginia Sadock, MD, told WebMD. “We can carry that feeling of being cared for with us for a period of time, and very often that can help us cope better with stress.
“Physical contact is necessary to our well-being, and even if the touching is from a stranger, if that stranger is a professional there to pamper you, that touch will have a beneficial effect.”
Sadock is on to something. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, receiving massage therapy can be effective in reducing the symptoms of depression, a mental disease that is much more common than anyone realizes: per statistics compiled by Healthline, approximately seven percent of the American population suffered a major depressive episode in 2012, and by 2015 it was estimated that 350 million people suffered from persistent depressive disorder.
As you can see, there is a growing need for spa services in the United States as luxury turns into a necessity. If you’re interested in providing for this growing need by opening a spa franchise that can make an impact in your community while also allowing you to achieve your dreams of business ownership, contact us today to speak with a representative about beginning your franchising journey with Marilyn Monroe Spas.