HOUSTON, TX — (Marketwire) — 06/16/09 — Bucking the trend of a slowing national economy, Massage Heights Houston locations have continued to add jobs and new locations to the Houston local economy. Since December 2007 Massage Heights Houston has opened 8 retail locations and created more than 160 jobs in the Houston metro area. Over the course of the next year, 6 to 10 additional new locations and 150-200 new Houston jobs are planned. Longer term, the next 3-5 years, the Company plans to add 700 additional jobs and 30-35 more retail locations to the Houston local economy.

The Houston area expansion is being led by one of Houston’s renowned franchise developers JD and Tammy Busch, who were appointed to the role in 2007. Both are currently scouting real estate sites throughout the Houston region.

The Houston metro area has been one of the strongest areas nationally for retail massage. Driving Massage Heights’ growth is customer demand for flexible, affordable pricing, and an increased focus on consumers’ desire to live healthier, more balanced lives. Massage Heights’ philosophy is that massage is not just a luxury offered through expensive spas, but a lifestyle choice for people focused on healthy living.

“There is tremendous opportunity for Massage Heights franchise growth throughout Houston, the United States and the world, because consumers are realizing they can receive top-notch massage therapy services at a fraction of the price they would pay at a full-service spa,” said Glenn Franson, CEO of Massage Heights. “With a proven, recession-proof businesses model, Massage Heights is the leader in the massage therapy industry in the U.S. and soon to be in Canada and throughout the world.”

About Massage Heights Houston Area Locations:

Established in December of 2007, Massage Heights Houston is part of San Antonio based Massage Heights, a membership-based massage therapy franchise offering guests high-end massage therapy services typically found at luxurious spas at affordable prices. Massage Heights Houston offers multiple massage types, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, and Couples Massage, with additional services such as, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Peppermint Foot Scrubs or Hot Towel Cold Stone Face Massages. For more information, contact JD Busch at 281-658-3331, or visit http://www.MassageHeightsHouston.com.