Thank you for checking out my website.  My name is Ruth Hesse.  I am a licensed massage therapist, and am a proud graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle (class of 2007).   In addition to having my private practice, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings.

I recently moved to Bellingham from Seattle and am transitioning my practice to my new waterfront office, 2TRACKS Therapeutic Massage.  I am no longer accepting new clients in Seattle, but if you are in Bellingham, please contact me.  I will start accepting clients at my new office in late October.  My new website is

My clientele falls into a two basic categories:  Athletes, and people with chronic pain who prefer to avoid pain medication.  I also see a large number of people who are in pain and whose muscles are imbalanced thanks to our modern lifestyle of too much sitting, driving and computer work.  If that sounds like you, I would highly recommend including anterior work as part of your massage regimen,  to relax over-flexed muscles, and give over-stretched muscles a chance to resume a neutral state.  Anterior work reduces neck, back, and shoulder pain, improves posture, and makes breathing easier.

I like working with people who are comfortable giving feedback, and who participate in their own wellness.  Clients who feel comfortable giving me feedback and who are engaged in their massages learn that communication opens up door to more than the textbook techniques that you can get anywhere.  Together we can learn what works best for you.

My favorite modalities/techniques are deep tissue and massage cupping.  I love doing deep tissue for its specificity, and cupping to release tight fascia.  I am also skilled in Ashiatsu Barefoot Bar Therapy, and am currently learning Ashi Thai.

When I am not doing massage, I enjoy monotype printmaking at my studio (, if you want to check it out), as well as Scrabble and hanging out with my cat, Neko Shino Homeslice Murgatroid Hesse.

Thank you for considering me in your search for a competent, caring, effective and creative therapist.

Ruth Hesse, LMP

Brian Utting School of Massage, 2007

#MA 00024934

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