The Massage Envy chain opened its first D.C. franchise location last month in Tenleytown, in a 3,000-square-foot space at 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
The Arizona-based franchise network is the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., with over 35,000 wellness professionals servicing more than 1.65 million members, according to a release. After starting in 2002, the chain has now spread to 1,165 locations in 49 states. The new Tenleytown location will include Massage Envy’s new proprietary assisted stretching service, called Total Body Stretch.
The Towson, Md.-based real estate firm KLNB helped the chain find its new Tenleytown spot, according to the release.
“This neighborhood is an ideal first location for Massage Envy’s initial expansion into D.C.,” KLNB principal Ben Becker said in the release, adding that his firm hopes to “further amplify” the chain’s presence in the District.