Languages Spoken: English
Tessa was drawn to massage therapy because she loves to get a massage. She was amazed at the way her therapist explained to her about the reflection of the pressure point on her body. She then wanted to learn more and took a class for 60 hours to learn about a basic Thai Traditional massage. The more she learned and trained, she was able to discover more different techniques and details. She also likes to help people who suffer from illness, pain, and stress that sometimes medicine could not help. She found that real happiness is when we make other people happy. She specializes in Thai Traditional massage, Thai Yoga massage, Foot Reflexology, and Swedish massage.
She loves to read, cook, walk to the beach and park, be close with nature, and practice yoga. She’s also interested in photography, Philosophy, and researching food nutrition and health.
What drew you to massage therapy?
I love to get a massage. One day the lady who massaging me told me about my health problem while I said I feel hurt some spot on my feet and legs. The ways she explain about the reflection of the pressure point on our body was amazed me. Then I just wanted to know more and learn that special knowledge. I took a 60 hours class for a basic Thai Traditional massage. Then I got a job at Thai Massage School of Chiangmai as Thai Massage Instructor. The more I learn, and training, the more I found out that there have a lot of different techniques and details that I could not stop learning. I keep learning, practicing, and working since 2004 until now.
Another reason I like about massage is to help people who suffering with illness, the pain, stiffness, stressful and all kind of thing that sometimes medicine could not really help. I found that the real happiness is when we make other people happy. Massage is about Giving and Happiness, good Energy, Meditation, Peace, and Calm. But the sad thing is not a lot of people they really know much how Thai massage work and the benefits. I am desire to let people to get to know more of this Ancient Massage, it's another option for people to be healthy and well-being.
What type of massage do you specialize in?
• Thai Traditional Massage (Nuad Pan Boran)
• Thai Yoga Massage
• Foot Reflexology
• Swedish Massage
Why would you choose this type of massage?
Thai Traditional massage is the Holy Spirit and Ancient. Mostly Thai people who live in the countryside they like to get a massage from a family members and the kids after a long day working in the farm. I would say that I am familiar with this type of massage since I was a kid.
How do your talents benefit your patients?
I do a massage with care and very detailing from my heart to make patients feel good, and relax. If my patients fall asleep that mean to me I am successful.
What is your favorite health tip you give your patients?
I like to talk about a simple being healthy tips, daily routine, the benefits of food which suit they health problem. And some stretching and pressure point that clients can do self massage at home.
What is your favorite hobby outside of work?
Reading, Cooking, Walk the beach and the park, be close to the nature, practice yoga, Workout, Photography, Philosophy, and researching food nutrition and health benefits.
What would you tell a patient that is nervous about getting their first massage?
Actually I like to start with a friendly greeting to make them feel comfortable with me first, talk story, joke. Tell them how to breath properly during massage. And give a questions about their health, pain, job, lifestyle, daily routine, and observe their body reflection, asking just to check if the pressure is right for them, or how they feel from time to time.