A tessera (pronounced tes-er-uh) is a small tile used to create a mosaic. It can be made of bone, glass, wood, or stone. While each tessera can seem small and unimportant on its own, they combine to create a beautiful, complex picture. Each tiny piece is integral to the function of the mosaic as a whole.
The human body is much like a mosaic: composed of a myriad of intricate structures, many too tiny to view with the naked eye. Yet let one of those cease to work properly, and the whole person suffers.
At Tessera Therapeutic Massage, I offer a variety of massage techniques designed to help you obtain balance and proper function in your musculature and lymphatic systems. My clients range from those in need of extremely gentle, supportive touch to those seeking deep focused work for chronic pain, tension patterns, or injury management. Each massage session begins with a discussion of your goals, health history, and areas of concern. I work mindfully and with a focus on constant client comfort throughout the session. I always allow extra time after your session to discuss any findings, answer any questions you might have, and extend advice or self-care tips within my scope of practice.