Tessa is registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, and began her massage and bodywork education at Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 9 years ago. There she focused on clinical massage therapy, including deep tissue, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy, along with the traditional Hawaiian treatments of Lomi-Lomi and hot stone massage. She continued her training in Costa Rica at the Kootenay School of Rebalancing, learning a series of massages designed to rebalance the body on all levels – body, mind and spirit. Recently she took a course in myofascial cupping and is finding many benefits incorporating it into both remedial and relaxation massages.
Tessa spent many years working at backcountry ski lodges feeding her passion for powder skiing, however these days you can find her at Kicking Horse Resort chasing her two little ones down the mountain. In the summer she enjoys biking, paddleboarding, gardening and hanging out with her backyard chickens.
Tessa is committed to furthering her education, and is working on becoming a BC RMT. Her goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle with lots of space for relaxation. “My massage changes with every unique person I treat, but my intention is often the same: to support pain management, assist in soft tissue health, and inspire an awareness of the innate wellness that already exists in every body.”
- Maui school of therapeutic massage
- Kootenay School of Rebalancing
- Registered with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada
- Element Therapeutics, Massage Therapist, 2015-present
- Chatter creek cat skiing, Massage Therapist, 4 years
- Winston Lodge, Massage Therapist, 2 years
- Pleiades Spa and Wellness, Massage Therapist, 1 year