Licenses and Insurance

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK 

  • NCTMB exam passed in 2011

CALIFORNIA MASSAGE COUNCIL CERTIFICATION (CAMTC #45308) 

  • City licensed and state certified to practice massage therapy in Redwood City, CA

ASSOCIATION OF BODYWORK AND MASSAGE PRACTITIONERS (ABMP #823692)

  • Full liability insurance held in California to practice and teach massage therapy and related skills

University Education 

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

  • B.A. in English with Creative Writing Emphasis (1993)

Training in Massage & Integrative Healthcare

BODY THERAPY CENTER in PALO ALTO, CA ~ 108 hrs

This was my first massage course, I was a senior at Palo Alto High School.

 

LAUREN BERRY METHOD OF CORRECTIVE MASSAGE ~ 222 hrs

  • The Pelvis: Anatomy, Berry Method  (2014, again in 2019, 42 hrs total) Lynda Caesara

  • The Knee: Anatomy, Berry Method (2013, again in 2019, 30 hrs) Lynda Caesara

  • The Ankle : Anatomy, Berry Method (2013, again in 2018, 2019, 45 hrs) Lynda Caesara

  • The Elbow: Anatomy, Berry Method (2013, again in 2019, 2020, 45 hrs) Lynda Caesara

  • The Wrist: Anatomy, Berry Method (2019, again in 2020, 30 hrs) Lynda Caesara

  • The Shoulder: Anatomy, Berry Method (2013, again in 2019, 30 hrs) Lynda Caesara

FELDENKRAIS METHOD TEACHER TRAINING~ 1020 hrs

       Includes F-I (functional integration) hands-on bodywork and ATM (awareness through movement lessons) teaching

 

TOUCH  SKILLS  FOR  TRAUMA  RECOVERY~ 90 hrs

  • 1: scars, surgery, injury, regulation of ANS physiology (2019, 30 hrs) Kathy L Kain, SEP

  • 2: falls, high velocity injury, threat response cycle, fluid-based trauma (2019, 30 hrs) Kathy L. Kain, SEP

  • 3: complex injury/trauma structures, early trauma, syndromes  (2019, 30 hrs) Kathy L. Kain, SEP

BARRAL VISCERAL MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES (Work of Pierre Barral, D.O., manual osteopath)~ 141 hrs       

PROFESSIONAL MENTORS:

  • (2006-2008) Seth Linn, DO  is an outstanding osteopath who was kind enough to answer my endless questions and share his knowledge of functional medicine, primary principles and techniques, and the deep intelligence of the human body.

  • (2004-2010) Dr Claude Arnett, PhD was the director of Vaya Mental Health Resources. Vaya was a successful wraparound team outpatient clinic with an educational, family systems, client-centered approach. I offered Thai and table massage to clients age 15-25 who struggled with emotional issues, addiction recovery and body image issues. This was a gifted and wholehearted team of counselors, mental health coaches, healing arts therapists. Dr Arnett was the director and psychiatrist. Vaya made a lasting impression on me of the positive results possible in engaged team heathcare, and my role in this work.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PRACTITIONER  ~ 750 hrs

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY ~ 24 hrs

  • Upledger Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 certification (2006, 24 hrs​) Eric Moya, CST

POLARITY  PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION ~ 220 hrs

TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE THERAPIST CERTIFICATION ~ 210 hrs

  • Fine Art of Thai Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2002, 60 hrs)- Mac Therdachai

  • Old Medicine Hospital School in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2002, 60 hrs) Ajahn Sintorn

  • Private Study in Pai, Thailand (2002, 45 hrs) Anna Mekias, L.Ac, instructor OMH and UHT

  • Private Study, Wat Po style (2002, 15 hrs) Pen Si, CMT

  • Intro Class, Massage Therapy Institute (2001, 30 hrs) Tim Holt, CMT

 

MASSAGE THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING,  NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE~ 160 hrs

  • Swedish Massage Certification (2006, 80 hrs) Ted Celeste, LAc

  • Shiatsu Massage Certification (2006, 80 hrs) Ted Celeste, L.Ac

ACUPRESSURE & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TECHNIQUES/ASSESSMENT SKILLS~ 80 hrs

       (Fertility Wisdom by Angela Woo, LAc )

PIEDMONT SCHOOL OF MASSAGE COURSES in PIEDMONT, VA~ 64 hrs

MASSAGE THERAPY INSTITUTE CLASSES in DAVIS, CA~ 32 hrs

  • Deep Tissue Massage (2001, 20 hrs) Tim Holt, CMT

  • Myofascial Advanced Structural Technique for Shoulder (2001, 8 hrs) Ken Bluntyn, CMT

  • Myofascial Advanced Structural Technique for Hip/Low Back (2001, 8 hrs) Ken Bluntyn, CMT

  • Pregnancy Massage, prenatal/ postnatal (2001, 8 hrs) Bridget Scadeng, CMT

  • Chair Massage (2001, 8 hrs) with Megan Lawson, CMT

ADDITIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY:

  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 1 certification (2015, 15 hrs) David Weinstock, CMT

  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 2 certification (2015, 15 hrs) David Weinstock, CMT (NKT book)

  • Compassionate Touch w/ Bosnian Refugees [Healing Arts Institute] (2006, 10 hrs) Michele Herling, CMT

  • Self study and study with colleagues: Chi Nei Tsang, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Tui Na, Vibrational Healing/Toning, Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains Myo-fascial Meridian techniques 

HUMAN ANATOMY OUTSIDE OF TRAININGS:

  • CURRENT: Integral Anatomy Dissection (May 2020, 5 hrs online) Gil Hedley, PhD

  • UPCOMING: Integral Anatomy Dissection, Unfixed Form, 10-Day Lab (Oct 2020, 80 hrs) Gil Hedley, PhD

  • Human Anatomy [Sacramento City College] (2001, 30 hrs)

  • Human Anatomy [Cabrillo College] (1998, 30 hrs)

MINDBODYSPIRIT & MOVEMENT PRACTICES

Licenced Massage Therapist - 30 Yrs Exp

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher

Injury Prevention and Healing Support

tessbradley@gmail.com

(415)205-6395

61 Renato Court, suite 15

Redwood City, Ca 94061