With Massage Envy’s many skin care options, members and guests can enjoy a facial, add total body skin care to their massage, or combine the two for one incredible “spa day.”
Located just south of S.R. 56 on Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. (in the same plaza as Nutrition Smart) in Wesley Chapel, Massage Envy has been helping the residents of New Tampa and Wesley Chapel feel better since it first opened back in 2009.
The Wesley Chapel location owned by Bobbi Royak is part of a national franchise based in Scottsdale, AZ.
Founded in 2002, Massage Envy today has more than 1,170 franchised locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 135 million massages and facials.
“We’ve been in the Wesley Chapel market for (almost) 10 years,” Bobbi says. “One thing we try to do better than anyone else is customer service. We have some customers — and therapists — who have been with us since we opened.”
With about 35 licensed massage therapists on staff, Massage Envy offers both earlier and later hours than most of its competitors — until 10 p.m. most nights — so you can make an appointment for your massage at the most convenient time for your schedule.
“We offer memberships, which most people do because the cost is much lower than the non-member rate, especially to come on a regular basis,” says Sondra Davis, the Wesley Chapel assistant manager, adding that the cost of membership includes one massage per month, with a discounted price for additional massages the same month.
While Massage Envy has a large staff, Sondra and fellow assistant manager Carissa Epstein emphasize that when customers come in, the entire staff makes it feel personal for each client.
“Our therapists treat everyone like family,” says Carissa. “They really get to know their clients’ bodies, and can give advice and (create) customized plans.”
“We aren’t just the ‘big chain’ that people think we are,” she says. “Our guests and members leave here both feeling good and knowing someone cares about them.”
Bobbi explains that while some people who come in for a massage just want to relax, others are dealing with injuries.
“Our therapists are well trained in all of the different modalities to target the needs of each customer,” she says. “Every customer is different and has different needs, whether it’s massage or skincare, and we have a service to help them.”
All massages are customized for the individual.
You could choose a sports massage or deep tissue massage, for example, or a combination of both. Other massage types include Swedish, prenatal and geriatric massages and trigger point therapies.
Many people don’t necessarily know what type of massage they want. That’s okay. When you call to make an appointment, the front desk staff will take time to match you with the right therapist, based on what you’re looking for and the therapist’s specialties.
Whether you’re looking to relax or to relieve pain from arthritis, tension headaches, everyday aches and pains or something else, Massage Envy can customize a program to help you.
“Our goal is to make you feel better,” says Carissa.
Bruce and Linda Danzis are Meadow Pointe residents who discovered Massage Envy more than eight years ago. “I suffer from MS (multiple sclerosis) and my walk isn’t the best,” says Bruce, “so I was always getting knots in my back. I saw a chiropractor for 25 years, and that did nothing.”
Then, an acquaintance suggested he try his first deep tissue massage at Massage Envy.
“I went to try it and it was phenomenal,” says Bruce, who now gets a deep tissue massage twice a month and says most of the time, he stays pain-free. “Deep tissue massages have helped me unbelievably.”
Bruce says that over the years, he’s had deep tissue massages by several of the licensed massage therapists at the Wesley Chapel Massage Envy, and all have provided a quality massage that has relieved his pain 100 percent.
“They always ask me how it feels,” Bruce says, “If my lower back is not good, they continue to work on it until it’s satisfactory.”
Bruce loved Massage Envy so much, he encouraged his wife to get a massage, too. Linda saw the difference it made for her husband, and decided she would give it a try, too.
Linda says that before she went to Massage Envy, she was never even interested in having a massage.
“I thought it was a luxury thing,” she says. “But now, doing it, I understand it more and it really is a necessity. It makes your body feel so much better.”
Not only does Linda feel more relaxed and calm after a massage, she says that it has helped with pain relief for her, as well.
“One time I threw out my back and couldn’t walk,” she says. “My massage therapist got me feeling better. Anytime anything happens, you think you might go to the doctor or pop a pill or go to a chiropractor, but I go to Massage Envy.”
Bruce also appreciates the warmth of the staff.
“The best part of it is when you walk in, everyone is so happy to see you,” he says, “From the people at the desk to the manager, everyone there is beyond nice. They are so accommodating and couldn’t be any nicer if they tried. They take care of us and are just excellent.”
That’s what Bobbi, the franchise owner, always wants and expects to hear.
“We focus on wellness and making a difference in people’s lives,” Bobbi says. “People ask me why I got into this business. I got into it because it helps people who want to get massages and those who need to — and we cater to both.”
Don’t Forget About Your Skin
Not only does Linda now get a massage each month at Massage Envy, she says she gets facials there now, too.
Among Massage Envy’s most popular skin treatment options are microderm infusion, an exfoliating treatment that adds serum into the skin, as well as chemical peels.
There also are enhancements to your full body massage, such as Cy-Me (pronounced “see me”) boosts, which are Massage Envy’s exclusive serums and are infused into the massage lotion to treat the whole body, in formulas such as hydrating, firming and clarifying.
Other massage enhancements available at Massage Envy include total body stretching. Carissa says it’s an assisted stretching program that includes breathing techniques to help clients relax.
“It’s good for athletes,” Carissa says. “Golfers and tennis players especially love it, either in conjunction with their massage or on its own.”
Got To Have ‘Percussion?’
Massage Envy also offers a technique called percussion, which uses a vibrating massage device prior to your massage, with the client fully clothed. Carissa says 10 minutes of percussion, which is meant to be a massage enhancement, is equivalent to 30 minutes with the massage therapist using his or her hands.
Massage Envy is involved in the community, too.
“We donate a lot of massages back to the community for school auctions and events,” says Bobbi. “We are very involved in those kinds of things; we like to be part of the community.”
Massage Envy Wesley Chapel is located at 1821 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 124. It is open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to make an appointment, visit MassageEnvy.com or call (813) 948-5600.