about the space
about the building & studio
Raven Bodywork is located in the historic St. George hotel, on the corner of 14th and Yesler, in the heart of central Seattle. Built in 1910 in the Renaissance Revival style, and meticulously remodeled, the building offers an abundance of charm and convenience. It is easily accessible from I-5, Rainier Ave S, and I-90, and near Downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, First Hill, the International District, Beacon Hill, Mt. Baker, Rainier Valley, Leschi/Madrona and Madison Park.
My studio is tucked into the ground floor of the building and features an exposed brick wall, sound proofing, and a large window, creating a deeply relaxing atmosphere that is both spacious and cozy. It is gracefully decorated to help facilitate a sense of deep peace and calm during your massage therapy appointment. There is an easily accessible elevator in the building, and my electric massage table lowers and lifts with the push of a button, allowing you to get onto and off of the table with ease even if you are experiencing pain or restricted movement. This table accommodates up to 600 lb., making my services accessible to a wider range of bodies than many standard tables. The gender neutral bathrooms are located right across the hall. You will find that the massage studio is always warm, clean, inviting and ready to offer you the best possible experience during your bodywork appointment.
The building & my studio also offer a number of COVID prevention measures. The heat and AC are HEPA filtered. The large window opens to provide air flow. Masks are required for all people who enter the building. Internal doors are left propped open where possible to reduce contact with surfaces. Check out my COVID-19 policies to see the other precautions I have in place to prevent viral transmission.
Directions & parking
The parking lot is adjacent to the building, to the north, off of 14th Ave. Park in one of the two spots labeled “ J. Golston Clients” (you may be towed if you park in different spot). There is also free street parking in the surrounding blocks, if you’d prefer.
Directions from I-5 S:
Take the Dearborn Exit. At the bottom of the exit, turn right onto Dearborn St. Stay in the right lane. At the intersection with Rainier Ave S, turn left out of the right lane. Continue to stay in the right lane. At the intersection with Jackson St, continue forward through the light (it will appear to be a soft right turn, there is no option for going straight). The building is on your left after you cross Yesler Ave.
Directions from I-5 N:
Take exit 165A toward James St. Get into the right lane to stay on 6th Ave. Keep right to stay on 6th Ave. Turn left on Yesler Way. Take a left onto 14th Ave; the building will be on your left.
Directions from Rainier Ave S:
Get into the right lane before you reach Jackson St (you should get into the right lane after you pass Dearborn St, if you haven’t already). At the intersection with Jackson St, continue forward through the light (it will appear to be a soft right turn, there is no option for going straight). The building is on your left after you cross Yesler Ave.
Directions from I-90 W:
Take exit 3B for Rainier Ave S N. Merge onto Rainier Ave. Stay in the right lane. At the intersection with Jackson St, continue forward through the light (it will appear to be a soft right turn, there is no option for going straight). The building is on your left after you cross Yesler Ave.
The studio is located 1/2 a block from the streetcar stop on 14th Ave. There are multiple bus lines that run nearby as well.
The St. George is a fully ADA accessible building. If you park in the parking lot next to the building, there are no curbs to get to the entrance of the building. There is an elevator conveniently located near the front entrance. Inside of my studio, I have an electric table, so it is easier to transfer on and off the table if you are experiencing pain or mobility issues.
The bathrooms are located across the hall from my studio. They are gender-neutral, single occupancy and ADA accessible.
Scents: I use only non-scented lotions and oils, and my myofascial sessions are done with little or no emollient at all. I request that clients come to their session as scent-free as possible. I sanitize the studio between each client, and have worked to select a sanitizer that does not have a strong odor, though the sanitizing smell may still be present in the space.
The bathrooms are professionally cleaned each night, and the scent of the cleaning products can linger.
Language: I, unfortunately, am only fluent in English. I do have a limited knowledge of Spanish.