Registered Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) with the intention to promote a person’s health and well-being.

There are many different of types of massage therapy methods (aka modalities) that are used to access the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Massage actively stimulates so many of the body’s different systems all at the same time! The muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems are worked on to help send information to the central nervous system, encouraging whole body awareness & healing.

In this modern world, the human body exerts a significant amount of physical energy every day (even sitting at a computer all day is output!) causing significant muscle tension. Most people do not have daily self care practices in place to help release that tension that has built up, so the electrical signals from the brain to the muscle continue to fire day in & day out. Daily emotional & mental stresses also contribute to chronic pain and tension in the body, causing these tension patterns to mount even more.

  • Please consider gifting yourself the opportunity to experience a massage by her!!! You will be so grateful, as I am so truly grateful I have connected with her. Tessa's knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and our mind+body+soul connection is so healing and helpful. I feel so safe in her presence.
  • Tessa's holistic approach to the body-mind connection helps me figuring out what is going on, the reasons thereof and what to do about it. As a PhD clinical researcher with a passion for yoga and meditation, her philosophy works well for me.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Many people live day to day, for years on end, with chronic, deep muscular pain, headaches, numbness/tingling in their hands & feet, restricted movement patterns from old injuries all because no one ever educated them that direct manual treatment to the body could help them.

We have been taught to adapt to our pain perception by ignoring it or masking it with medication. Some intended surgeries can even be postponed or completely avoided altogether with the application of massage therapy and an active participation in daily self care practices.

Massage Therapy has been scientifically shown to decrease the predominant stress hormones in our body & it is vital that human beings are educated about avenues where they can release the tension that has built up within their tissue systems.

Massage therapy is one of those avenues.


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