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Hand & Stone Massage Spa

Hand and Stone Massage Spa is a franchise opportunity which begins with the basic concept of providing affordably priced, conveniently located, top quality therapeutic massage services. Our Spa atmosphere, professional employees, low inventory and predictable cash flow from membership programs helps to make for happy franchisees.

While many industries are shrinking the massage industry is booming! Hand and Stone franchisees are capitalizing on the growing demand for massage therapy. Our wide range of massage services, signature Hot Stone Massage, our spa atmosphere and our dedication to customer service keeps our customers coming back…and bringing there friends.

An Energized Market - Hand and Stone franchisees are capitalizing on the growing demand for massage therapy.

· Consumers spend over $10 Billion a year on massage therapy

· US Dept. of Commerce expects 27% growth in the Massage Industry (Two million more people received a massage this year than last year).

· Use of massage among those 65 and older has tripled since 1997.

· Massage Therapy Schools have increased 500% over the past 10 years, from 250 to over 1,250 schools.

· 14% of Fortune 500 Companies offer their employees massage therapy.

An Exciting Franchise

· Located in retail shopping centers

· Retail business without headaches of retail

· Feel good business.

· Flexible Real Estate opportunities from 1,500 -3,000 Sq ft

· Huge Gift Card business

· Easy to operate

Start-up support

· Localized Real Estate support from leading national commercial real estate companies

· Turnkey build-out plans and spa design

· Assistance in recruiting and staffing for your spa

· Grand opening support

Training

· 3 Week Training Program

· 1 week of training in our mock spa classroom training center

· 1 week of live spa training at the closest Hand and Stone available.

· 1 week of spa opening support

· Detailed training manuals

· Regular on going training with the addition of new value added services

· Regular best practice calls scheduled between franchisees

Ongoing Support

· Regular store visits from corporate field support

· Regularly scheduled franchisee conference calls

· Annual franchisee conferences

· Marketing and Advertising Support

Unique Competitive Advantages

· We are a Spa not a Clinic

· Wide range of massage services

· Couples Massage Room

· Higher ticket prices generated from add-on services

· Ever expanding service menu

· Focus on Customers experience

· High Therapist retention

Hand and Stone is expanding nation wide and is currently offering 3 opportunities depending upon your individual desires:

· Single Unit- The rights to develop 1 Hand and Stone Massage Spa in your protected territory.

· Multi-Unit - The rights to develop two or more Hand and Stone Massage Spas in your protected territory.

· Regional Development / Master Franchise - The opportunity to help us grow and support a large region by helping to attract, award and support new franchisees in your territory. Regional Developers on compensated EQUALLY with Hand and Stone from the royalties and franchisee fees generated in their exclusive territory.

Requirements

· Single Unit Liquid $100,000

· Single Unit Net Worth $400,000

· Regional Developer Net Worth $1,000,000

SUPPORT & TRAINING PROVIDED

Hand and Stone Massage Spa

· Financial Assistance Provided: In-house financing for portion of Regional Development Fee, SBA registry, 3rd party lending partners

· Site Selection Assistance: Yes, local and national assistance including demographic analysis. Also, the architects who design our stores have also designed Best Buy, Eddie Bauer, Lens Crafters and others!

· Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes

· Co-operative Advertising: Based on market

· Training: 3 weeks of training is spread out between the time you sign your franchise agreement to the time you open your Spa doors for business.

o Week 1: Class Room Training: Shortly after you sign your franchise agreement your 1st week of Spa Training begins. Hand and Stone converted one of its operating spas into a state-of-the art training center. Here you will receive spa training to efficiently operate your Hand and Stone franchise.

o Week 2: Live Spa Training: You will spend a week working in a live spa in order to gain valuable knowledge and insight into the day to day activities that will take place in your Hand and Stone Spa.

o Week 3: Opening Support: Prior to your Spa's Grand Opening, a team member or your regional developer will visit you to help ensure a smooth grand opening and work with your staff to ensure that they understand Hand and Stone's procedures.

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