But before you cynically discount the power of paid touch that doesn't involve an, ummm, ending, you should know that Hess isn't just gonna give you one of those cold, pat-you-on-the-back-to-break-the-intimacy bro-hugs. Oh, no. And she's not about to hug you on a street corner or in the sterile confines of some office waiting room. Nope, expect a warm comforting embrace in one of four themed rooms -- the Cascades (a local, forest aesthetic, of course); the Beach; the Zen room; and the Universe, which is adorned with cosmic flurries on the walls.
In fact, you may not even get a hug from Hess at all, as there are three other professional cuddlers on staff who've all undergone a rigorous 40hr training session covering topics like squeezing, spooning, and how to give those hugs where your privates don't accidentally touch. (Ok, we might've made that last part up).