Tess Bradley, CMT since 1987

Advanced bodywork & manual therapy

 Integrative, client-centered approach

Serving the mid-peninsula in SF Bay Area 

Tuesdays through Saturdays by appt only


Tess has over 25 years of experience in eastern and western styles of clinical massage and bodywork. Her sessions feel gentle, deep, direct, aligning and grounding. She utilizes extensive and ongoing training in anatomy and manual therapy techniques along with dedication, experience, knowledge, intention, presence and curiosity. Tess helps people resolve patterns underlying acute and chronic pain including chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and abdominal discomfort. She values holistic and client-participatory healthcare and can discuss a client’s medical condition with both eastern and western practitioners. 

Tess honors each individual’s needs and your feedback is key. She works with you and your “issues in the tissues” to help you feel restored, balanced and vibrant. Tess has extensive training working with people with sensitivity, touch aversion, anxiety, depression and/or traumatic history and recovery issues. Tess’ rehabilitative work supports you to fully recover from an injury, surgery, or life transition. 


I’ll meet you where you are 

in the healing process.


Eastern bodywork training:
Ayurveda, Acupressure, Chi Nei Tsang, Polarity Energy Balancing, Shiatsu,

 Table Thai, Traditional Thai Massage (Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai), and Tui Na

Western bodywork training: 
Awareness Through Movement (accredited teacher), Berry Method (muscle, joint, tendon), Cranio Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic massage, Osteopathic soft tissue work e.g. strain/counterstrain and positional release, Myo-fascial Release, Posture/Alignment, Prenatal massage, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Visceral Manipulation


BENEFITS: What Tess’ clients say…

Valuable support pre and post surgery & physical therapy 

  •  “healed much faster than either I or my physical therapist expected”
  •  “helped me recover from torn rotator cuff”
  • “greatly helped my husband’s back injury recovery”
  • “gently assisted me in gaining back my leg mobility and functioning in my arm after my   hip and elbow replacement”
  • “in much less pain and on the road to recovery”

Relaxation and body connection 

  • “take me away from thinking into feeling”
  • “whole core feels more aligned and grounded”
  • “just what my body needed”
  • “brought my entire being into a state of peace and relaxation”
  • “gentle but effective
  • “overall sense of relaxation and being nurtured”

Decreased pain

  •  “best pain management tool that I have yet found”
  • “better than medications or injections”
  • “I am in much less pain”
  • “helped relieve serious lower back pain following a knee surgery”
  • “resolving years of pain and discomfort”
  • “Each time I lay on the table, I know that I will get up from it feeling infinitely better”

Client-centered support 

  • “attentive”
  • “listened carefully to my concerns” 
  • “always takes my feedback into consideration”
  • “longtime healing and ongoing benefits”
  •  “positive support”
  • “wonderful energy”
  •  “helps me recover a lot faster from my workouts”
  • “great asset”
  • “useful exercises and pursuits to practice”
  • “helpful suggestions for stretches to do in between sessions”
  • “consistent care”

Finding the right areas 

  • “identify places that were bothering me without me telling her”
  • “able to find the problems”
  • “meticulously evaluated my body”
  • “ability to both listen to what my body is telling her as well as to gently tell it what it should be doing” 

Release of tension 

  • “helped me get rid of tension I was carrying in my back and neck for years”
  • “Detangle bundles of muscles and nerves, decrease neuropathy”
  • “released the tight areas”
  • “migraines and digestive issues improving”
  • “my ankle hasn’t felt this normal in months”
  • “our work… almost entirely reversed my hand arthritis”
  • “resolving years of pain and discomfort”



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Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat by appointment only