City Cave

City Cave Float & Wellness Center strives to foster healthier communities by offering a comprehensive range of premium services such as Float Therapy, Infrared Sauna, and Massage to support mental and physical well-being. With a focus on accessibility and luxury, our unique features and shared values ensure exceptional experiences for our guests, transcending the typical franchise model.

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City Cave Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


City Cave Float & Wellness Center aims to build healthier communities through services that support the mental and physical well being of our clients. Each location offers a range of Float Therapy, Infrared Sauna and Massage Services to assist in your health journey by providing natural mental health remedies and supporting physical recovery.

City Cave offers premium experiences that are accessible to everyone, focusing on relaxation and rejuvenation. The unique features include float therapy in rooms (not pods), personalized saunas, and massages in luxurious rooms.

In our pursuit of driving the success of our Australian-born wellness brand, we share common values: Empathy, Abundance, Balance and Collaboration. These principles shape our brand identity and underscore our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our guests. City Cave is much more then just a franchise!

Company Details

Workforce Development

  • Initial Staffing: ~5+ employees upon opening.
  • Staffing at Maturity: Increases to a total of 10+ employees.
    • Staff Roles:
    • General Manager: Oversees day-to-day operations and manages staff.
    • Float Attendant: Front Desk Employees responsible for customer service.
    • Cave Diver: Ensures the sanitation and cleanliness of Float and sauna rooms after use.
    • Massage Therapists: Provide massage services to clients.

Ownership and Operational Model

  • Visa Candidates: Eligible.
  • Semi-Passive Ownership: Suitable for investor franchise partners with a strong center manager. The franchise partner's level of involvement is flexible.

Franchise Format

  • Master Franchise Opportunities: Available outside the US.
  • Location Requirements: Retail spaces, ideally 2500 SF.

Franchise History and Growth

  • Established: 2016.
  • First Unit Franchised: 2018.
  • Open Franchised Locations: Over 75 globally.
  • Company-Owned Units: None.
  • States Registered In: Available in all non-registration states, with registration pending in registration states (CA, MD, MI, MN, NY, ND, RI, HI, IL, IN, VA, WA, WI) Can expedite registration in these states for serious candidates.

Global Presence

  • Canada Franchises: Not available yet.
  • International Franchises: Active in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, among other regions.

Support and Training Offered By City Cave

City Cave Support & Training: Enhanced Focus

Empowering Franchise Success:

City Cave is deeply invested in the success of its franchisees, providing extensive support that covers all bases-from technological tools to staffing and employee training.

  • Comprehensive Training Program: Before opening, franchisees undergo an intensive training program that covers operations, service protocols, and business management. This foundation ensures franchisees are well-prepared to run their City Cave center.
  • Ongoing Support & Education: The support doesn't stop after the doors open. City Cave offers continuous education and updates on best practices in wellness services, customer service, and operational efficiency.

Technology Integration:

  • Advanced Booking Systems: City Cave implements sophisticated technology for scheduling and managing client appointments, making it easy for customers to book services and for franchisees to manage their workload.
  • Operational Software: Franchisees get access to state-of-the-art operational software that streamlines day-to-day business tasks, from sales tracking to customer relationship management.

Staffing Model & Employee Training:

  • Efficient Staffing Model: City Cave's business model is designed to operate efficiently with a lean team, focusing on quality service with a lower operational cost.
  • Employee Onboarding & Training: Employees receive thorough training in City Cave's service offerings, customer service excellence, and operational procedures to ensure they deliver the best experience to customers.
  • Continuous Learning: City Cave promotes a culture of continuous improvement and learning, offering ongoing training opportunities for staff to enhance their skills and knowledge in wellness and customer service.
  • Community & Collaboration: Franchisees become part of a collaborative network, sharing insights, challenges, and successes with peers. This community support fosters learning and growth across the franchise system.

City Cave's comprehensive support and training infrastructure is designed to ensure that franchisees and their teams are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed in the competitive wellness industry.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a City Cave Franchise.

What does a City Cave Franchise Cost?

City Cave franchise fees for 2024:

Liquidity Requirement: $200,000

Minimum Net Worth: $600,000

Total Investment: $708,750 - $967,000
Single Unit Franchise Fee: $50,000
Franchise Fee for Each Additional Unit: $40,000
Royalty: 8%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes ($5,000)

Open Locations: 75+
Employees to Start: ~5+
Semi-Absentee Ownership: Yes, we have owners that run the business as the owner-operator and owners that hire a manager to run the location

Is City Cave a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. City Cave is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is City Cave a Home Based franchise?

No. City Cave is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do City Cave Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much City Cave franchisees make. City Cave offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is City Cave a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. City Cave is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does City Cave Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. City Cave franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does City Cave Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. City Cave franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is City Cave Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. City Cave franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is City Cave Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. City Cave franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see City Cave's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Business Opportunities, Fitness, Hair Care & Beauty Salons, Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Miscellaneous & Unique, Retail, Tanning Salons, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


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Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


City Cave Franchises for Sale

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