Tess Bradley, CMT since 1987
61 Renato Court, Ste 15 • Redwood City, CA 94061
Mondays through Saturdays by appointment only.
Tess Bradley, CMT, BA is a nationally certified (NCBTMB 603099-11) and CA state licensed massage therapist with extensive academic training and over twenty-five years experience. She offers myofascial release, structural balancing, acupressure, traditional Thai massage, Ayurvedic and pregnancy massage as well as clinical bodywork for acute and repetitive stress injury recovery. She also specializes in helping people who are sensitive or touch aversive, and/or working with mental health professionals.
Tess honors the individual and uses both eastern and western bodywork to help assess and track a person’s current condition and to improve overall body-mind functioning. Sharing practical tools for self healing is a large part of her work. Her touch is calming and gentle, effective in helping you to resolve “issues in the tissues” and to feel great in your body. Her styles of massage include:
Ayurveda, Acupressure, Polarity Energy Balancing, Shiatsu,
Thai (Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai), and Tui Na
Berry Method, Craniosacral, Osteopathic soft tissue (strain/ counterstrain, positional release, visceral manipulation), Myo-fascial Release, Pre/Post Pregnancy, 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)
Benefits of Tess’ work: Regular clients report many benefits including feeling less or no pain; better circulation of lymph and blood; sounder sleep; freedom of movement in joints and muscles; better breathing capacity; structural alignment; speedier recovery from injuries and surgeries; the ability to be grounded or “in” his/her body; and other positive changes in self image and self use.
What is Thai massage? Thai massage is an ancient, ingenius modality, and a bit difficult to describe. It combines practitioner-assisted yoga stretching exercises, energy work, and rhythmic compression using palms, feet, elbows, and thumbs. Thai massage is performed with the recipient wearing comfortable, loose waisted cotton clothes. No oil is required. This modality enhances the free and natural movements of the body, releases meridian energy and promotes blood and lymphatic flow, thereby increasing flexibility and range of motion. I consider Thai massage for anyone who is inexperienced with touch or massage, prefers keeping their clothes on, prefers lying on a thick floor mat instead of a table, needs deeper work on the gluteal and hamstring muscles, or is drawn to stretching.