Blaine women open new massage therapy business

Published on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 by By Tara Nelson

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Two Blaine residents have opened a massage therapy practice in Blaine.

Laura Hedges and Kari Hrutfiord recently opened Loomis Hall Massage Therapy inside Loomis Hall at 288 Martin Street, offering Swedish, relaxation, pregnancy and deep tissue massage services as well as corporate events.

Both Hedges and Hrutfiord are graduates of Whatcom Community College’s massage school.

“Our goal all along was to have a business in Blaine,” Hedges said.

Hedges worked in childbirth education as a dula, a person who provides support for women during and after childbirth.
Hrutfiord, worked at Semiahmoo as conference service coordinator until she had her fourth child. She is also a former Marine Corps sergeant and worked as an embarkation specialist in the military. She is registered as a Veteran Service Member Owned business with the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs.

“We are excited about opening up a new business in Blaine and serving the local community,” she said.
Loomis Hall Massage Therapy is open by appointment and can be reached by calling 360/603-4120 or by visiting their website,

They have scheduled an open house in coordination with the artist reception event at Loomis Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at their office at 288 Martin Street in Blaine, suite 100. The entrance is on Third Street.