The Massage Company expands its franchise network

The Massage Company

After building the foundations of multiple massage centres in London, the home counties and Midlands, The Massage Company (TMC) the brand revolutionising the wellness industry, strengthens their rapidly growing portfolio of specialist massage centres with their first location in the North of England. In the prestigious South Manchester market town of Altrincham (

The Massage Company founders Charlie Thompson and Elliot Walker opened their first massage centre offering high-quality massage to the mainstream in Camberley, Surrey in March 2016. Their pioneering vision was driven by their recognition that massage was proven to help alleviate stress, assist with physical injury and recovery, while revitalising overall wellbeing.

The duo began the creation of a commercially viable, membership benefiting business model where consumers could have an affordable subscription solution to help them obtain a better, healthy, quality of life from regular, high-quality massage. The Massage Company’s franchise business began CBRE whom advised The Massage Company on the new centre opening on 9th March 2023 in Altrincham. Working alongside the Derwent Group as Landlord partners.

This strategic acquisition in a strong performing Northwest market town highlights the scalability of this highly sought after massage concept across the UK. Growth in the wellness real estate sector is expected to continue its sharp trajectory and The Massage Company are well placed to take advantage of this. Working with CBRE to secure new sites across the country.

“In an industry worth £26.7 billion in the UK market in 2022 – It’s of no surprise that the Altrincham Centres launch is creating a surge in pre-opening interest!” Walker states. The Massage Company has an existing franchise portfolio of 7 successful centres to date. Manchester, the 8th imminent centre to launch in Altrincham will be open 7 days a week. With 12 treatment rooms and a team of
up to 20 skilled massage experts, the 2,700 sq. ft new site, looks set to become the hub of the local community, while predicted to provide thousands of wellness treatments every month.

“The continued growth of such an exciting, wellness-focused concept with the addition of their first location in the Northwest is extremely encouraging in today’s challenging market. CBRE are thrilled to be advising TMC on their expansion strategy and look forward to their continued growth across
the UK ..”

Matt Gillson, Director of CBRE, said:
“We are delighted to be working with CBRE as we continue to expand our centres across the UK to meet the demand for wellness services. People are searching for ways to continue their self-care journey as part of a regular healthy lifestyle. It is no surprise that levels of pre-sales in The Massage Company Altrincham are higher than any prior centre we have opened! Today’s lifestyle, work commitment and financial choices mean that many experience stress and TMC’s presence will help meet the increased demand for greater accessibility to quality massage therapy.”

Elliot Walker, Founder & CEO, The Massage Company, adds:
“With their sound commercial viability, this innovative business roll-out is set to become one of the fastest growing in the UK market.”

For further information regarding franchise opportunities and PR enquiries contact Kate Sheppard-Payne T:07701 360009

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