Tess Bradley, CMT
Serving Palo Alto, CA and surrounding area
Home & office visits Monday through Saturday by appointment only.
Nationally Certified NCBTMB #603099-11, member ABMP


Tess Bradley, CMT is a nationally certified massage therapist with over 1200 hours training and over twenty years experience. She offers myofascial release, structural and postural alignment, sports, swedish, acupressure, table thai and prenatal massage as well as clinical bodywork for acute and repetitive stress injury recovery. Tess has an eclectic, intuitive approach to help support your individual needs. Her sessions are deep and gentle, effective in helping you lower stress, resolve “issues in the tissues”, and feel great in your body. My styles of massage include:

Eastern techniques and styles
Five-Element Acupressure, Polarity Energy Balancing, Ayurveda, Shiatsu,
Traditional Thai Massage, and Tui Na

Western techniques and styles
Berry Method of Structural Alignment, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy, Sports, Swedish, and Trigger Point Therapy

Massage therapy can help to resolve many common physical problems:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (e.g. whiplash, strains, sprains)
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (e.g. plantar fascitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder)
  • Postural Issues (e.g. scoliosis, hyperlordosis, IT band contracture)
  • Joint Issues (e.g. stiff knees, any joint pain, TMJ)
  • Nerve Issues (e.g. sciatic lesion, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, piriformis syndrome, neuropathy)
  • Respiratory, Circulatory and Gastrointestinal Issues (e.g. chronic bronchitis, hypertension, constipation)
  • Chronic Pain (e.g. tension headaches, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain)

My holistic approach honors the individual and uses both eastern and western bodywork to help lower stress, to track a client’s condition, and to improve overall body-mind functioning. I have several years’ experience working with a team wraparound program providing massage to adolescents and adults with serious emotional issues e.g. depression, anxiety, and mental/ physical/ sexual and substance abuse recovery issues. I have experience working with sensitive people.

Benefits: Regular clients report many benefits including less or no pain, better circulation of lymph and blood, improved sleep quality, greater freedom of movement in joints and muscles, improved postural alignment, faster recovery from injuries and surgeries, increased body awareness, less stress and positive changes in lifestyle and self care.

Want to learn massage? Sign up for an Ease the Day!TM workshop. In just one afternoon or evening, you can learn enough fun, healthy, stress lowering massage styles to share with your partner, friends and family. This massage is received fully clothed on a comfortable asian floor mat. No previous massage skills necessary. Workshops available upon request.