HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Houston's Heights area will welcome the 19th Massage Heights Retreat in Houston, owned by a husband and wife team who discovered the benefits of therapeutic massage and decided to make it a part of their life. Following their move to Houston after a decade of living abroad, Stephanie and Mickey Peters explored ways to embrace their passion for fitness, athletics, wellness and health. Seeking to mirror the healthy lifestyle balance they enjoyed in South America and promote that ideal to the community, they were led to Massage Heights, the rapidly growing, membership-based, massage therapy franchise headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
"We live an active lifestyle," observes Stephanie, whose previous professional experience was in the corporate world. "We discovered that massage played an integral part in helping the mind and body relax and re-energize. You nourish them through exercise; why not help them recover with massage?"
Mickey shares his wife's enthusiasm for massage and its positive effects on the body.
"It's not just for pampering," suggests Mickey, himself a veteran of the corporate environment. "It's about catering to your body's needs. If you don't give yourself a personal time out, your body aches and tightens up, while your mind is unfocused." The couple credits their regular use of massage with the elimination of their sleeplessness and an improvement in their energy levels.
The couple encountered Massage Heights and felt an instant connection to the company. Stephanie Peters sums up their attraction. "Massage Heights delivers the whole experience: upscale atmosphere, positive, tranquil environment, aromatherapy... it's different from the clinical approach taken by others."
The Retreat opens June 15th, incorporating 2650 sq. ft., with 10 rooms, including one couples room. The Peters will hire a Retreat Director, but will remain active in training and motivating their team. "The business will be our primary focus," says Mickey, "and we aim to hire people who understand the importance of massage therapy to provide the right ambiance and energy to our Retreat. The Heights is the perfect neighborhood to share this lifestyle, with its active, family-oriented, and diverse community.
Massage Heights' Washington Heights Retreat will be located at 103 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77007 in the Washington Heights Shopping Center. For more information, call (713) 864-2403 or visit www.MassageHeights.com.