After opening two locations in Seattle early last year, Stretch 22 announced it’s expanding to Bellevue and Kirkland based on demand from clients.
The stretch therapy startup backed by Expedia and Zillow founder Rich Barton was created by former Olympic sprinter Ja’Warren Hooker and chiropractor and sports medicine doctor Kris Sasaki. Stretch therapy clinics have gained popularity, but what differentiates Stretch 22 is the handheld VibraCussor device that uses vibrations to safely target and relax tense muscles.
“Assisted stretching was designed for athletes, but we wanted to bring it to the everyday population,” Hooker said. “Our customers and members are looking for flexibility, mobility, stress reduction, injury prevention, and recovery. Our ideal customer is everyone — from desk jockeys to pro athletes.”
The Eastside locations, which Hooker said will be open early this summer, will offer a cool and relaxed vibe and the same “impeccable product.”