Freshman Year

As we have just surpassed our freshman year of franchise sales, and are on our way to opening the first franchise locations in 2019, I thought it would be great for us to reflect back from where we have come. We have learned so much from the point that we first analyzed the brand for […]

The End Game

I had a great conversation with a friend of mine recently. She bravely hit the pause-button on her corporate life to evaluate her next steps, goals, and development. As we talked about the options that were now available to her (and there are many), she asked me, “How did you know Wake was right for […]

Melissa Long on FierceCEO!

    Have you wondered how one half of our founding duo strategizes and blows off steam? FierceCEO checked in with several CEOs to see how they do just that. Our very own founder and CEO, Melissa Long, gave her take.   CEOs are a singular breed living in an insular world. You could say it’s […]



[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Thankful.   Today was a very exciting day in the life of Wake Foot Sanctuary ownership for Brian and I. Some of those reasons, I can’t yet divulge, but, some of them were much more humbling and chest-swelling as we started our week. I need to back up and say that the title […]

Wake Foot Sanctuary In USA Today!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wake Foot Sanctuary in USA Today   We hear all the time from guests that a foot soak and relaxing massage is the perfect thing to do after walking around the Biltmore, running marathons of 5ks in town, or even just perusing the downtown city streets. We take great pride in taking care of […]

A Massage Therapist’s Perfect Home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Something Different: A Massage Therapist’s Perfect Home   Have you wondered what it would be like to provide massage service at Wake? We interviewed our Sanctuary Teams Manager, Jenny Gray, about her experience working at Wake Foot Sanctuary as a massage therapist. Read below to find out why Wake became a massage therapist’s […]

Melissa Long on Enterprise Radio

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dip Into Our Story on Enterprise Radio Are you looking for some more insights into our history and franchising process? Melissa Long, the founder and CEO of Wake Foot Sanctuary, chats with Eric Dye on Enterprise Radio about her desire to create an atmosphere that loves to serve and loves to pamper.   You […]

The Power In Serving Others


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   The Power In Serving Others   I don’t think it will ever become a cliche for me to think about our business in terms of serving others at the core of what we do each day. Without guests opening our doors, enjoying time in our Sanctuary, we simply would not exist. Our massage […]

Advice From A Former Rule Follower

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2984″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]I have a bit of a Chicago-style potty mouth–it’s where I was born and raised–but that’s the only real giveaway that I’m not a total rule follower. I like things orderly, I like accountability, I like design and flow to be smart. Growing up, I followed orders. I liked my clothes to […]

Franchise Opportunities Available for Wake Foot Sanctuary!

Wake Foot Sanctuary Announces Launch of U.S. Franchise Opportunities Unique Spa Concept Awarding Territories to Motivated Prospects   (March 30, 2017) Wake Foot Sanctuary, the wildly successful foot soaking spa in Asheville, North Carolina, announces plans to expand its successful brand by offering franchise opportunities for the first time.  The company, demonstrating 50% year-over-year growth since […]