MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED

Tessa works deeply with the Myofascial System during customized treatments based on your specific needs. Tessa believes that massage is a very personal approach to wellness based on your body’s natural ability to heal itself. It is a powerful journey into the self, and Tessa is committed to helping each patient heal the mind, body and spirit through the application of therapeutic massage techniques and a gentle approach to self-care. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of BC and is a member in good standing with the RMTBC.

Deep Tissue / Myofascial Release:


A very effective approach to relieving pain in the musculoskeletal system. Long, broad strokes are combined with gentle sustained pressures and localized, friction style massage techniques to eliminate pain & restore motion in the body. Deep tissue massage helps to: break down adhesions that can develop between muscles & connective tissues, improves blood flow through the muscle itself, realigns joints & relieves tension overall.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Sport Related Injuries
  • Bio-mechanical Misalignments/Joint Pain
  • Sciatica/Hip Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Headaches
  • Tissue Inflammation

Deep Tissue / Myofascial Release:


A very effective approach to relieving pain in the musculoskeletal system. Long, broad strokes are combined with gentle sustained pressures and localized, friction style massage techniques to eliminate pain & restore motion in the body. Deep tissue massage helps to: break down adhesions that can develop between muscles & connective tissues, improves blood flow through the muscle itself, realigns joints & relieves tension overall.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Sport Related Injuries
  • Bio-mechanical Misalignments/Joint Pain
  • Sciatica/Hip Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Headaches
  • Tissue Inflammation

Scar Tissue Mobilization


Various techniques are applied to scar tissue formations and surrounding structures to help encourage the body’s natural ability to break down & dissolve adhesions, while creating functional, mobile tissues. After being assessed, scar tissue treatment can be introduced as early as 3 weeks post surgery or accident. Self massage techniques are encouraged to do at home to help speed recovery & stimulate body consciousness.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Post Cesarean Section
  • Post Breast Implants
  • Post Breast Reduction
  • Post Surgical Intervention
  • Organ removal
  • Invasive Scoping
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Pre-peri-post Partum (Pregnancy) Massage & Support


Get support for your whole pregnancy! Effective massage techniques are applied to the pregnant body for the purposes of relaxation, pain relief & body consciousness.


Note: A side lying pillowing system is used to keep the mother’s body aligned and supported during treatments. Tessa Ridley, RMT is a Core Confidence Trainer with Bellies, Inc & can provide therapeutic exercise coaching & self care education as part of your session.


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Pre-peri-post Partum (Pregnancy) Massage & Support


Get support for your whole pregnancy! Effective massage techniques are applied to the pregnant body for the purposes of relaxation, pain relief & body consciousness.


Note: A side lying pillowing system is used to keep the mother’s body aligned and supported during treatments. Tessa Ridley, RMT is a Core Confidence Trainer with Bellies, Inc & can provide therapeutic exercise coaching & self care education as part of your session.


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Therapeutic Breast Massage


Gentle, specific massage techniques are applied to the chest & back muscles, breast tissue is lifted and separated from surrounding muscles, and adhesions between muscle & connective tissues can be mobilized. Rib pain & tension is addressed & self massage education is introduced. Breast massage is indicated for all humans with breast tissue, at all stages of life.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Chronic Mid Back & Chest Pain
  • Menstrual Cycle Related Breast Pain
  • Menopause Related Breast Pain
  • Breast Feeding Issues
  • Delayed Milk Letdown
  • Blocked Ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Galactocele Inflammation
  • Post Surgical Scar Tissue Build Up
  • Post Breast Implants /Breast Reduction
  • Post Mastectomy/Post Lumpectomy
  • Post Breast Removal / “Top Surgery”

Therapeutic Abdominal Massage


Various, gentle massage techniques are applied to the pelvic & abdominal muscles to assist in tension and pain reduction.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Chronic Low Back & Pelvic Pain
  • Menstrual Cycle Symptoms
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Constipation / Digestive Issues
  • Post Partum Abdominal & Organ Tissue Restrictions
  • Post Partum Pelvic Muscular Tension
  • Incontinence (urine leakage)
  • Urinary Frequency/Urgency
  • Post Surgical Interventions
  • Anxiety

Therapeutic Abdominal Massage


Various, gentle massage techniques are applied to the pelvic & abdominal muscles to assist in tension and pain reduction.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Chronic Low Back & Pelvic Pain
  • Menstrual Cycle Symptoms
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Constipation / Digestive Issues
  • Post Partum Abdominal & Organ Tissue Restrictions
  • Post Partum Pelvic Muscular Tension
  • Incontinence (urine leakage)
  • Urinary Frequency/Urgency
  • Post Surgical Interventions
  • Anxiety

TMJ Release & Face/Scalp Massage


Gentle, specific massage techniques are applied to the outside of the mouth, scalp, neck & chest to help decrease tension in the muscles of mastication (aka. chewing muscles) that can become tight from stress, post dental work, clenching during sleep.
Intra-oral (inside the mouth) muscular release can also be applied.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sinus Pain
  • Tinnitus/Ear pain
  • Jaw Clenching/Tooth/Jaw Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Poor Sleep
  • High Stress

Progressive Relaxation Massage


A combination of rhythmic & gliding strokes to help calm the fight or flight response in the human nervous system. Focused massage to the hands, feet, face & scalp can be included into any treatment to help you reconnect to your whole body. Lights are dim, gentle music is playing, silence & deep breathing is encouraged. Relaxation of the nervous system is inevitable when you take the time out of your busy life to nurture your body. Getting a Relaxation Massage at least once a month can have incredible effects on your over all constitution & stress levels. Connecting to your body in quiet, gentle moments can help you feel more grounded and can assist you in creating a daily wind down self care routine.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Post Surgical Emotional & Mental Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Poor Sleep
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Body Dysmorphia/Eating Disorders

Progressive Relaxation Massage


A combination of rhythmic & gliding strokes to help calm the fight or flight response in the human nervous system. Focused massage to the hands, feet, face & scalp can be included into any treatment to help you reconnect to your whole body. Lights are dim, gentle music is playing, silence & deep breathing is encouraged. Relaxation of the nervous system is inevitable when you take the time out of your busy life to nurture your body. Getting a Relaxation Massage at least once a month can have incredible effects on your over all constitution & stress levels. Connecting to your body in quiet, gentle moments can help you feel more grounded and can assist you in creating a daily wind down self care routine.


Used to treat issues such as:
  • Post Surgical Emotional & Mental Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Poor Sleep
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Body Dysmorphia/Eating Disorders

CONTACT TESSA


If you have any questions about her services email Tessa directly at:
tessaridley.rmt@gmail.com

or


Soma Studio West at:
info.somastudio@shaw.ca

or


Call Soma Studio West - South Granville at:604-738-1502