Jessica David was looking for a new space for her massage practice formerly located in the Drayton Harbor building Peace Portal Drive when she found a small retired fishing shack on Marine Drive.
The building, which also occupied The Northern Light office up until 2006, is about 800 square feet and boasts stellar views of Blaine Harbor. David, who took over Soul Touch Massage last year from Trista Rawlings, said she loved the building’s charm and has since given it a complete interior makeover, adding several treatment rooms and an office to what she called “one big box.”
“Trista told me our styles are similar and she thought I’d be the best for her clients,” she said. “But I like this location better.”
David earned her massage certificate from Ashmead College in Everett and is nationally-certified. She also has been trained in Reiki, a traditional Japanese method of healing that employs usui style, or hands-on, therapeutic touch.
“It’s a great healing technique for pain or just to promote relaxation,” she said. “It’s very gentle.”
David said she incorporates Reiki into her massage practice, which offers Swedish, deep tissue and cranial sacral therapy, which uses gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functions of the cranial sacral and physiological body systems comprised of membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
Bear Hug Massage is located at 225 Marine Drive and can be reached by calling 360/738-4121.
Photo by Jeremy Schwartz