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8 Low-Cost Wellness Franchises

With more awareness of the importance of wellness than ever before, there has never been a better time to invest in a wellness franchise.

By Erica InmanStaff Writer
8:08AM 05/10/24

Wellness franchises are on the rise, with a growing number of options in regards to low-cost concepts. From mental health to weight management, these franchises cater to various needs while providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to make a difference in their communities. 

Nora Mental Health Franchise

Nora Mental Health offers a diverse range of therapy options, spanning individual, group, and family therapy, along with specialized services for children and adolescents. The corporate team provides franchisees comprehensive training, eliminating the need for mental health expertise. From pre-opening assistance with staffing, location selection, and funding to ongoing operational support, franchisees can anticipate robust guidance throughout the ownership process.

  • Units: 12
  • Total Initial Investment: $85,000 - $205,000
  • Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%
  • Marketing Fee: $100 per month per each active clinician
  • Liquidity Required: $100,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years

Ellie Mental Health

Ellie Mental Health provides therapy services tailored to individuals, couples and families, along with specialized support for individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or grief. Achieving a remarkable milestone in 2022, the brand sold 100 units within 100 days, and the brand continues to grow.

  • Units: 125
  • Total Initial Investment: $168,279 - $331,550
  • Franchise Fee: $60,000
  • Royalty Fee: 7.5%
  • Marketing Fee: $100 per month per each active clinician
  • Liquidity Required: $200,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years


BeBalanced was founded in 2007 and expanded through franchising in 2015. It is a Pennsylvania-based franchise that offers non-medical, holistic solutions for weight management, PMS and menopausal symptoms. The brand’s approach addresses hormonal balance. BeBalanced offers a compelling opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in women's health without requiring medical or scientific expertise.

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  • Units: 25
  • Total Initial Investment: $156,650 - $208,450
  • Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%
  • Marketing Fee: Local fees require 8% of gross sales or $3,500, and national marketing fees require 2% of gross sales or $100, whichever is greater.
  • Liquidity Required: $75,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years


AlignLife offers chiropractic care, weight management and functional nutrition services. 

The AlignLife franchise offers proven systems for managing multiple centers efficiently, supported by comprehensive operational manuals and cloud-based software, ensuring optimal patient retention and business growth. Additionally, its build-out coordinator serves as a liaison between franchisees and construction professionals, allowing franchise owners to focus on business development in the early stages.

  • Units: 30
  • Total Initial Investment: $83,000 - $364,000
  • Franchise Fee: $49,000
  • Royalty Fee: 7%
  • Marketing Fee: 4-7%
  • Liquidity Required: $20,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years


Lindora was established in 1971 with a focus on metabolic health. The brand offers medically guided wellness solutions including weight management programs incorporating nutrition, exercise and innovative treatments. Lindora aligns with the growing demand for integrated health and wellness services, providing comprehensive training and ongoing support for franchise owners, and the support of Xponential Fitness.

  • Units: 31
  • Total Initial Investment: $287,550 - $495,670
  • Franchise Fee: $60,000
  • Royalty Fee: 8%
  • Marketing Fee: 2%
  • Liquidity Required: $100,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: Undisclosed

Focus Point

Focus Point Behavioral Health offers comprehensive mental health care services, including outpatient substance abuse treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), catering to adults, children and families. The franchise provides franchisees with a proven system built on over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, offering a scalable model, low initial investment and strong return on investment. With exclusive territories and a community-focused approach, Focus Point franchisees have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact while achieving financial success in the growing field of behavioral health.

  • Units: 5
  • Total Initial Investment: $84,475 - $156,200
  • Franchise Fee: $38,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%
  • Marketing Fee: Undisclosed
  • Liquidity Required: Undisclosed
  • Franchise Agreement Length: Undisclosed


Lifeologie is a counseling franchise concept. Through its proven business model and established brand, franchisees gain access to comprehensive training and ongoing support, ensuring optimal client care and financial success. Unlike the outdated model where therapists' work disappears upon retirement, Lifeologie franchises are salable assets, offering long-term financial security. 

  • Units: 16
  • Total Initial Investment: $101,250 - $324,500
  • Franchise Fee: $40,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5%
  • Marketing Fee: Undisclosed
  • Liquidity Required: $100,000
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years

Interim HealthCare

Interim HealthCare is a leading national franchisor in the home care, hospice and healthcare staffing industry, boasting over 530 franchise locations globally. Its franchise partners offer a wide range of services meeting diverse healthcare needs. Interim HealthCare franchisees have the flexibility to open multiple locations and benefit from support from the National Support Team, receiving guidance in marketing, business operations and staff recruitment. 

  • Units: 530
  • Total Initial Investment: $125,500 - $199,500
  • Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Royalty Fee: 3.5% of Medicaid sales; 4.5% of Medicare sales; 5.5% of all other sales
  • Marketing Fee: 1%
  • Liquidity Required: Undisclosed
  • Franchise Agreement Length: 10 years

As the demand for wellness services continues to rise, low-cost franchise concepts offer a promising avenue for entrepreneurs to enter the thriving industry without hefty initial investments. These franchises provide comprehensive training and proven business models. Whether it's making a difference in mental health care or promoting holistic wellness, these franchises empower individuals with a fulfilling entrepreneurial journey.

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