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Tess Bradley, CMT, AHP

Integrative Bodywork

 Listening, client-centered approach

Serving the mid-peninsula in SF Bay Area

61 Renato Court, ste 15, Redwood City, CA 94061 

tessbradley@gmail.com
415-205-6395

Hello, Tess here. Thanks for visiting this site. I have devoted 25 years to learning and practicing clinical massage, advanced bodywork and movement therapy. I draw from my training, but most directly from my own curiosity and care. My sessions are gentle, deep, direct, aligning and grounding.  

I work with you, and your intention. I believe that “The customer is always right” and also “The body never lies”. This rehabilitative work supports you to fully recover from an injury, surgery, or life transition, and to resolve patterns of acute and chronic pain and limitations of movement and emotional freedom as well. I also offer sessions when nothing is wrong but the client simple needs a nurturing and present session and to connect to one’s body. Many clients are silent, but some people talk, cry, moan, sing, or… snore! 

Are you unsure what safe touch feels like? I specialize with clients with sensitivity, touch aversion, anxiety, depression, traumatic history and abuse recovery issues (see my bio page, coming soon). If you aren’t sure about receiving bodywork, you might still enjoy a session where you are fully clothed, such as Thai massage, Acupressure, Reflexology or Cranio Sacral Therapy. Receiving just a foot massage can be very relaxing and helpful. 

Blaze your own trail. My ideal is to work within a wheel of other healthcare professionals. In my experience, integrative care with other practitioners offers exponential value compared to a single-therapist approach. I have witnessed firsthand how clients thrive within a supportive circle. This support may take the form of activities, such as finding physical or spiritual practices.  It often involves people, too, personal or professional individuals, teachers, healers. Everyone benefits, as practitioners learn skills and ethical wisdom from other practitioners. Clients who begin to blaze their own trail access self compassion, acceptance, receptivity, trust, agency and power. 

Never.Stop.Growing. My work is influenced by the work of Jean Pierre Barall, Paul Dugliss, Lynda Caesara, Moshe Feldenkrais, Bruce Berger, John Upledger, and many other pioneers of complementary health who trust and listen to the messages of the body. I continue to learn and study many modalities, including Visceral Manipulation.

In Spring 2017, I will graduate from a four year ISSE Feldenkrais Method teacher training certification program, taught by Paul Rubin and Julie Casson-Rubin. As a guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner, I will offer Functional Integration sessions. I am currently teaching private Awareness Through Movement lessons to anyone interested, at an introductory rate.

I will listen to your body… with you.

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

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

Western methods training: 
Awareness Through Movement, 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, Pregnancy massage (Prenatal and Postnatal), 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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Office location: 

61 Renato Court,  suite 15, Redwood City 94061 

7 days a week, by appointment only

tessbradley@gmail.com


415-205-6395