Lavida Massage Announces Expansion

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

LaVida Massage, a Commerce, Mich.-based massage and wellness center, has announced its expansion into Canada with the development of a new massage center in Mississauga, Ontario. LaVida Founder John Hoose made the announcement.

The new center, located at 5636 Glen Erin Drive, is slated to open on June 15, 2010. The 2,300 square foot development will be the first international LaVida location.

Owned by Ontario resident Jacquie Lombardi, the new LaVida will feature eight massage rooms, including one couples room, each distinctively decorated to provide a calming and therapeutic experience for guests. The center will offer a variety of service options, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, chair and prenatal massages by certified massage therapists.

With a background in customer relations, Lombardi was inspired to open the center to offer her own community valuable services at reasonable prices. As a loyal massage customer herself, Lombardi saw a perfect opportunity to open a business that she already enjoyed and liked the affordability and color scheme offered by the franchise. Additionally, it appealed to Lombardi that LaVida Massage provided the opportunity to venture into other areas of health and wellness services and was already looking to expand into Canada.

"I'm truly excited to be the first to bring the LaVida Massage philosophy into Canada," said Lombardi. "There is a great opportunity with the expansion of health and wellness services and the fact that Canada is relatively untouched by this type of business. I believe that the LaVida business model will translate really well into Canada and I'm certain that we will experience a similar positive response to LaVida that franchisees all over the U.S. have experienced." Founded in 2007, LaVida has locations that span the United States and now one in Canada, with several more centers slated to open throughout 2010. The company has doubled in size in the past year, and is positioned for substantive growth as franchisees and clients continue to find unmatched value in the benefits of owning and frequenting a cost-effective, high quality massage center.

"We are very excited to be taking LaVida Massage international," said Hoose. "Jacquie is the ideal person to bring our concept into the spotlight in Canada and we are excited to continue growth throughout the U.S. and in Canada." Founded in 2007, LaVida Massage is a health and wellness massage center, providing massage, facial and cosmetic services that revitalize and reinvigorate clients' emotional and physical health. As more Americans find value in personal care and therapeutic relief from negative outside influences, LaVida introduces a new franchise to the fast-growing health and wellness industry. With locations nationwide, LaVida is headquartered in Commerce Township, Mich. For more information, visit

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