Transitioning military men and women exiting the armed forces face an unemployment rate higher than the national average. In fact, more than 200,000 recent veterans remain unemployed. It’s no secret that many veterans who served and protected the United States are now struggling to adapt to the working world after military life.

Fortunately, there are career opportunities in franchise ownership helping to ease the pain. Structura Body Therapies, the first franchised structural integration body therapies concept, provides a blueprint for helping veterans reintegrate to civilian life by offering rewarding entrepreneurial opportunities at a discounted rate. Structura Body Therapies announced today the immediate launch of its new Veterans Franchise Program, a collaborative initiative with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) VetFran program.

The Structura Body Therapies veterans program provides a 10 percent discount on all royalty fees for five years. The franchise has been designed as a lower cost opportunity to specifically appeal to a wide range of individuals, including military veterans, who can afford to make the investment in the business and in turn, their future.

By partnering with the IFA’s VetFran initiative, Structura Body Therapies is joining a sustained effort to engage franchise companies in providing veterans productive work and business ownership options with affordable entry fees.

“This is our way to give back to the men and women who bravely fought to protect our freedom. We look forward to providing these courageous individuals with an opportunity to be self-employed and associated with a fast growing and unique organization,” said Martin Metzler, CEO of Structura Body Therapies and renowned leader in franchise development.

As a former member of the Armed Forces in his native Germany, Metzler understands the importance of offering military men and women support on the home front, especially when transitioning from military to civilian life.

Structura Body Therapies launched a franchising initiative last Fall. In addition to its corporate clinics based in the Ogden, Utah area the company earlier this year signed their first franchise agreement in Chandler, Az, which opened on July 1st, 2013. The Texas-based company is the only franchise in the therapy sector to take a structural and functional approach to massage therapy. Structural integration therapy, seeks to eliminate pain by going straight to the source of the problem. Focusing on the connective tissue and the fascia flow of the body, Structura therapists are able to eliminate ailments, instead of providing merely temporary relief by focusing only on the symptoms of the pain.

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