Tess obtained her Certificate of Massage from Whatcom Community College in 2012. Intrigued by therapeutic massage for athletics, or sports massage, and Lymphatic facilitation (massage directed at reducing edema due to traumatic injury), she included an immersion training module in Clinical Massage Treatment.
Tess chose this training for several reasons: 1) As a clinical approach to treating muscular imbalances; 2) for medical treatment options for acute and chronic injuries; 3) to understand chronic conditions related to work and play and treatment solutions found through myofascial and neuromuscular manipulation; 4) to assist recreational and professional athletes’ performances reach a higher level; and 5) to participate more fully in a holistic medical massage model wherein therapeutic massage is an integral aspect of overall healthcare.
Tess has lived in northwest Washington since 1995 and is a proud mother of one son. She loves being in nature, walking her dogs, sharing family time, healthy food (and dark chocolate), volunteering in support of her son’s endeavors, and deep conversations with friends.
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