Franworth® and Degree Wellness® announce a partnership to

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Franworth, an incubator for emerging franchise brands, announces its investment and partnership with Degree Wellness, a women-founded and -led personal care franchise. Filling a key void in this high-demand, high-growth market, Degree Wellness offers solutions that leverage heat, cold, light, and advanced nutrients to improve physical and mental health. At each Degree Wellness studio, these services are conveniently offered in a trusted, non-intimidating space, with luxurious touches around every corner.

With four locations in Jacksonville, Florida, the partnership aims to bring Degree Wellness to communities across the country through a franchise model. Their cutting-edge wellness services include cryotherapy, infrared sauna, cold water immersion, contrast therapy, red light therapy, IV drip, boosters, and more. These solutions provide many benefits, helping clients increase energy, relieve pain and inflammation, properly detoxify, boost metabolism, and stay youthful.

Franworth partner and future NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees shares his excitement about the new partnership: “During my football career, proper recovery was essential to maintaining peak performance. Even now, I rely on a variety of wellness services to keep my body and brain in top shape. I believe Degree Wellness offers innovative treatments that are incredibly beneficial to overall health, and I’m thrilled to be a part of making these services accessible to more people.”

The partnership with Franworth brings over 450 years of franchising experience, group purchasing power and extensive operational support to Degree Wellness franchisees, making them well-equipped to scale into new markets.

John Rotche, Founder and CEO of Franworth, highlights his excitement about the new partnership, stating, “Degree Wellness is in the top 1% of emerging concepts and is positioned for exceptional growth. Leveraging the founding team’s deep knowledge of the boutique wellness industry, our approach at Franworth is to prioritize franchisees as we expand, offering excellent end-to-end economics and a “seamless” women-centric approach to recovery and self-care. Degree Wellness provides a wide variety of services compared to single-mode franchises, with less complexity than other costly alternatives in the wellness space.”

To further boost its efforts, Franworth has joined forces with Franchise FastLane, a franchise sales organization, to manage Degree Wellness’s candidate screening and confirmation processes. Degree Wellness is the first and only brand to partner with Franworth and Franchise FastLane to drive growth and support franchise expansion.

“Self-care has become such an important part of my personal routine that when we decided to expand, I knew we had to do it right – for our clients, our team and our franchise partners,” said Amanda Watts Lightcap, President of Degree Wellness. “We’ve made significant investments to get this done and I’m thrilled to partner with the best in the business. Franworth and Franchise FastLane’s track record is second to none. My team and I are honored to take this journey with them.”

About Degree Wellness ®

Degree Wellness® is the ultimate self-care experience. Our mission is to empower people to feel, look and be their best. By providing innovative self-care solutions that leverage heat, cold, light and advanced nutrients to improve physical and mental health, we help communities around the world live happier, healthier lives. To learn more, visit

About Franworth ®

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Franworth creates, incubates and grows franchise brands through mentorship, education and best-in-class support, empowering entrepreneurs and creating brighter futures. With over 450 years of combined franchising experience, the Franworth team has been recognized with the highest honors in franchising for repeatedly scaling brands using a franchise model. Franworth’s Beloved Brands portfolio includes MilkShake Factory®, sugaringLA®, MosquitoNix®, Garage Kings®, HealthSource America’s Chiropractor® and Degree Wellness®. For more information, visit

About Franchise FastLane ®

Franchise FastLane provides outsourced franchise development services to emerging franchisors. It manages the entire franchisee sales cycle from initial lead generation to prospect qualification and deal closing. FastLane works with franchisors to refine their discovery process, attract qualified franchisees, and drive explosive growth. The company leverages a rigorous diligence and onboarding process, an industry-leading technology platform, and exceptional sales executives to drive successful franchise development for its franchisor clients, nine of which have been acquired by private equity groups. Franchise FastLane was founded in 2017 in Omaha, NE by Ryan Zink and Carey Gille, making 2024 the company’s 7th anniversary. To date, Franchise FastLane has helped franchise over 7,600 territories, helping to change over 3,000 lives for the better through franchise ownership. For more information, visit

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