Elliot Walker and Charlie Thompson, the co-founders of The Massage Company, have brought the concept of a Membership Based Massage Business (MBMB) to the UK having seen the phenomenal growth achieved in North America over the last 10-15 years. So why is this type of business so successful? Well it links together the well-proven concept of a membership based business, as seen in most gym and fitness club models, with the growing awareness of the benefits of massage.
Having established their first company-owned business in Camberley in Spring 2016 they are now offering their experience and support in this sector to suitable investors through a franchise model. Initially they are limiting the number of outlets they plan to open in order to ensure that they can give their full support to their first franchisees. Their annual target for the first few years is between 5-7 new units per year and they have already signed agreements on 4 locations over the last few months.