Massage Envy? Anybody here heard of them or gotten a massage there?

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
April 23, 2011 1:02am CST
I'm trying to do a bit of research, as they have an introductory special for $39 for an hour, or $57 for an hour and a half, and they have a 'membership' program too where you pay a monthly fee and get one hour each month included, with as many additional as you want for a lesser fee. I'm not sure if I would actually want to do that or not but I am considering taking advantage of the intro special. As I was browsing around looking up info on the company, I saw a lot of complaints and really NOTHING that stated how much the 'membership' plan was. I THINK that the membership plan is like 60ish a month for one massage and then you can schedule unlimited others for a cheaper price. Now if the cheaper price is like 15 or 20 bucks, it might be worth it, but if the cheaper price is the same as the introductory on top of the 60ish, then I don't know... and I also don't know if you have to sign an agreement for a year. If it's a month to month sort of membership or quarterly or something, it might not be a big deal.
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@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Good morning!!! I had never heard of them, so I did my own search. It sounds great!!! However, nowhere are they clear on what their rates are. You can have your own franchise for a mere $50,000 cash & financing another $200,000. Still, they don't give any hint as to what the fees will be. The one thing of interest I did notice was that the average person only gets 7 massages per year. So, I'd take the local rates & multiply them by 7 & see if I'd be saving that much!!! There's a location near me, so I will try & remember to give them a call some time today to see if I can nail them down to some prices & get back to you with this info. Thinking more about it, I think I would prefer to pay a bit more as I go & need the services than locking myself into an automatic monthly fee with a company that has NO history. From the best I can see, you'll be at the mercy of the honesty of the local franchiser. I was shocked to see almost 10 locations within 75 miles of where I live & wonder if they aren't scamming their investors & hoping many will close down still owing them $200,000 or more, My gut is telling me to STAY AWAY...and my gut usually doesn't lie to me!!!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I'm still unsure what to do about this. I was thinking about calling them and scheduling an introductory massage just because I wanted one, but I got sick this weekend and I still feel like crap. Because of that, I'm not sure I want to be around people although I still really want a massage lol. I'm thinking maybe I will call them and get one soon, but I will do it with the decision already made up that I probably will not get a membership. I'm not sure I'd even have time to schedule one or more every month, even if it were cheap, like $15 or $20. It would have to be cheap to make up for paying a monthly.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
23 Apr 11
i have never heard of them either. but I would for sure do my research. Lady really did some great research and I think you should go with what she found.
• United States
23 Apr 11
I received one massage from massage envy. I absolutely loved it. So I'm all nice and relaxed and walking out and they start hitting me up with the whole I can have a membership if I pay the monthly fees. I'd rather just go back and get a massage when I'm ready rather than be obligated with monthly fees. I walked out.
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Apr 11
hi mommyboo I have not had any dealings with them but some have said 'you can get one massage for a reasonable then they try to get you to 'sign up for a y ear at prettyh high prices. Something tells me that this is not a great company to do business with. call if woman's intuition but mine never has gone wrong yet. . I say do not sign up for a year just get one massage when you need it.