Allie Mallad came upon his idea for Massage Green Spa
while jogging. That 'ah ha' moment, he says, changed his life as well as the lives of thousands of others involved in the growing franchise.
"We believe that franchising a Massage Green Spa is the best way for individuals to launch their American Dream of owning a business," says Mallad, founder and president. "It allows them to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves."
Headquartered in Farmington Hill, Mich., Massage Green opened its first Lansing franchise in Frandor
in February 2014. The new spa reflects its name through the use of environmentally friendly lotions, oils, and chemical-and preservative-free facial products. Table linens and towels are eco-washed, with facilities featuring low consumptive lighting, high efficiency systems, and eco-conscious construction.
The spa is about
4,000 square feet and includes a tranquility room, quiet room, private couples suite, several single massage and treatment rooms, two upscale restrooms, and a lobby and reception area. The spa also includes multiple tranquil water features throughout. Massage Green Spa invested more than $250,000 to bring the Frandor space up to franchise standards, and employs 10 people.
A native of Detroit, Mallad began his 30-year career washing dishes for less than $1 an hour. He saved enough money as a flight attendant to buy his own business, and rose to become the largest Little Caesars franchisee in the world. After managing 10 national franchise brands, Mallad launched Massage Green in 2008 in Dearborn, Mich. Today, the company has more than 50 locations in six states, with plans to grow to 100 in 10 states by the end of 2014.
"We've always had our eye on Lansing as the state capital with big dreams for the state of Michigan," says Mallad. "Our hopes are to eventually have three locations in Lansing, and to add to the 750 people we currently employ across the state."
Source: Allie Mallad, Founder and President, Massage Green Spas
Writer: Ann Kammerer, Development News Editor