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Elements Massage® Celebrates the Brand’s ‘Momentum’ at Annual Conference

Aug 5, 2019

NASHVILLE (August 5, 2019) – The Elements Massage® brand, one of the nation’s fastest growing international therapeutic massage franchise brands with 250 locations across the United States and Canada, recently hosted nearly 500 studio owners and their managers, massage therapists, wellness membership advisors and other C-suite level executives during its 2019 annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee at the Opryland Resort and Conference Center. The theme for this year was “Momentum,” which celebrated the continued success of the brand over the past year, while also highlighting growth initiatives for the brand heading into 2020.

The Elements Massage brand has enjoyed a remarkable 2019 thus far, with noteworthy accomplishments including the nationwide rollout of the hemp-infused Herbal Ritual™️ massage, opening its 250th studio and being recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best Franchises and Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Companies for Customer Service. Additionally, Elements Massage unveiled the brand’s “Studio 2.0” design at the conference, a modernized interior design package that will be reflected in future studios in the development timeline, as well as existing studios that choose to remodel/refresh their space.

During the conference, the brand also recognized the top performing studios and studio employees of the year with several awards, including:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Cari Jacobsen, Massage Therapist, Green Lake, WA
  • Franchisee of the Year
    • Hugh and Shauna Washburn, South Jordan, UT
  • Massage Therapists of the Year
    • West Region: Jolyn Brewster, College Station, TX
    • Central Region: Tatyana Degtyareva, Palatine, IL
    • East Region: Kelley Balkus, Shrewsbury, MA
  • Managers of the Year
    • West Region: Jay Barrot, North Seattle, Issaquah, Bellevue & Tanasbourne, OR
    • Central Region: Beth Bellot, Geneva, IL
    • East Region: Amanda Scelzi, Clifton, Park NY
  • Wellness Membership Advisor of the Year
    • West Region: Kelsie Rivera, Chandler West, AZ
    • Central Region: Mary Briskey, Western Springs, IL
    • East Region: Jean-Anne Wells, Somersworth, NH
  • Annual Revenue Cup
    • Single Unit: Steve and Linda Sparks, Spokane South, WA
    • Multi-Unit: Glenda Poletti, Issaquah, Bellevue, North Seattle & Tanasbourne, OR

“It was great hosting owners, managers, massage therapists and wellness membership advisors in the Music City, because it certainly fit the energy and enthusiasm of this year’s theme of ‘Momentum,’” said Susan Lintonsmith, CEO of Elements Massage. “I couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store for the Elements Massage brand. We’re poised for significant growth heading into next year and well-positioned to bring our personalized therapeutic approach to massage therapy to even more clients and members.”

The Elements Massage brand was founded on a massage-only concept and continues to live true to that premise since opening its first studio doors more than 13 years ago. To locate an Elements Massage studio near you, please visit


About Elements Massage®

Elements Massage® is one of the nation’s premier massage therapy brands, with 250 locations across the United States and Canada. Elements differentiates itself by providing consumers with a highly customized and therapeutic massage through its industry-leading membership program, the Elements Wellness Program™. The Elements Massage brand has been recognized as part of Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking, Inc 5000 list, Forbes list of America’s Best Franchises and Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Companies for Customer Service.

Members at each studio benefit from a highly-rated massage service on a month-to-month basis. As a high growth franchise brand, Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC offers franchise ownership opportunities in select territories across the country. To learn more about Elements Massage® and franchise ownership opportunities, visit


Tyler Rathjen

Decibel Blue Creative Marketing & PR

On Behalf of Elements Massage

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