The Temple of massage, network of centres specializing in therapeutic and relaxing massages and beauty treatments, begins to grant franchises in all Spain after testing the viability of the centres for a few years. This business was born from the hand of three women entrepreneurs Marina and Maribel Corpa, and Marina Assir after meeting in the Institute dedicated their lives to different academic activities until one of them began working in a massage franchise, already disappeared, and he realized the market niche that existed. They carried out a feasibility study in 2005, they presented a bank which immediately warned the profitability and gave them the initial funding to begin. The Temple of the massage was founded in 2005 as a result of several factors. On the one hand make accessible aesthetic services and especially the massage to the whole world and that people can reap the benefits of these treatments when needed. On the other hand, we saw that it was a sector careless in some respects and it didn’t have the image nor the recognition that it deserved and we wanted to create a concept where professionals were qualified, using a scientific aesthetics and provide a comprehensive service to the height, something that differentiates us from many centres there is currently, explains Marina Assir, founder and Director of expansion. Today the brand has 2 points of sale in the city of Madrid, own one and another franchisee.
Both premises were raised differently depending on surface of room, location and up to date opened to check the feasibility of the same. We started just before entering in the crisis and in 2009, which was a particularly tough year, we opened our first franchise with an overwhelming success. In what the company has year have grown by 12%. They are data along with global economic data clearly showing that the sector has been benefited from the current situation, although it is also true that the demand for services has been growing steadily in recent years, regardless of the general trend, says Marina.