Massage Magazine:

elements therapeutic massage inc., a national massage therapy franchisor, has announced that it will debut a new store next month in Fountain Valley, Calif. The studio, located at 18303 Brookhurst St., will be the first franchise in that market for the fast-growing massage chain and is almost twice the size of a traditional studio in its national network of 77 studios.

Local residents Kelly Berman and Deb Greene were awarded the franchise agreement. They will be co-owners of the Fountain Valley studio and also serve as area directors to grow the brand to 20 more locations from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

The Fountain Valley location will feature 12 massage rooms and offer six types of therapeutic massage from certified massage therapists: deep tissue massage, trigger point work, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and chair massage.

The decision to test a larger studio in the market was the result of attractive prices for premium commercial real estate in Fountain Valley and a strong demand for massage therapy services across the national elements therapeutic massage franchise network. The company has grown rapidly, opening locations in 21 states in less than three years, and was ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Franchises list in 2009.