A national massage chain is trying to attract franchise owners to open at least two spas in Roanoke.
Massage Envy already has about 765 spas in 44 states, including 23 in Virginia. The closest spas to Roanoke are in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, N.C.
Massage Envy offers a variety of massages such as Swedish and deep tissue massages starting at $49 for an hour. They also offer facials starting at $59 an hour.
A news release from the company said it is looking for prospective franchisees that have business sales or management experience and a net worth of at least $500,000. The initial investment to open a Massage Envy franchise is from $352,000 to $569,000. That includes the franchise fee.
Massage Envy regional developer Kent Swarts is holding a meeting for prospective owners on Thursday from 12-2 p.m. at Metro! in downtown Roanoke. Register for the event by emailing Swarts at email@example.com.