a real stretch

New West University health studio pulls Houstonians into relaxation and recovery

New West U studio pulls Houstonians into peak relaxation and recovery

Reach Stretch Studio West University Rice Village
Thanks to this new West U fitness studio, it's no longer a stretch to get back into shape. Photo courtesy of Reach Stretch Studio

Life in America’s fourth largest city comes with its unique set of stressors, with harrowing work and family demands, infuriating traffic, and the mass influx of H-Town visitors. Little wonder, then, that self-care studios are popping up around town, offering some much-needed relief.

Once such spot is Reach Stretch Studios, now open in Rice Village. (This is the fifth location in the area since the brand was founded and launched in Houston in 2016.) Following Rice Village, Reach Stretch Studios has expansion plans in the Houston area and neighboring markets including Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin.

The studio offers stretch therapy by certified stretch therapists that provides relaxation, pain relief, injury recovery, and athletic performance. Reach benefits are said to include reduced stress, improved sleep, less soreness, increased blood flow, and flexibility.

The new stretch therapy studio offers three session types: Relax, Recover, and Recharge, all of which are meant to rejuvenate and regenerate, according to a statement. The membership-based, spa-like locations offer up a complimentary first session; private stretching rooms; personalized therapies utilizing technology and performance; plus perks such as advanced hydration, hot towel treatments, and neck stretches.

“We’re looking forward to providing our services to those in the Rice Village area,” said Ryan Terry, co-founder of Reach Stretch Studios, in a statement. “Whether you’re seeking relaxation, pain relief, or tapping into your full athletic potential we’re committed to helping you reach your goals.”


The Rice Village Reach Stretch Studio; Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. For more information, visit the Rice Village site.