Tessa Ridley


Tessa was introduced to Therapeutic Massage at a very young age which has allowed her to develop an inherent connection to the human body. She believes that therapeutic touch & patient education is a vital part of preventative health care. She has been in professional practice since November 2010 & continues to add to her therapeutic skill base through continuing education. She is passionate about Self Care Education for Humans & supporting Women’s Health issues.

When Tessa is not practicing Massage Therapy, you can find her online educating about Self Care on her multiple social media platforms & staying active while communing in Nature. She loves to hike, swim and explore the riches of the Okanagan. She is an avid learner & studies a wide range of topics daily including Astrology, Numerology, Physiology & Neurology as a means to better understand her place as a human being in this world.

Tessa has had wide-ranging experience & successful outcomes with a variety of different health care concerns, most notably:

Pre & Post Partum Support
  • Full body tissue & joint support as the body changes during each trimester
  • Therapeutic Breast Massage
  • Pelvic floor muscular stabilization exercise support & education
  • Post C-Section Scar Tissue mobilization
  • “4th trimester” body & stress support for both parents
  • Deep breathing education
  • Self Massage education
  • Self Care education
Therapeutic Breast Massage & Tissue Health Care
Focused Head & Neck Treatments for:
  • Jaw (TMJ) pain & tension
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Ear Ringing (Tinnitus)
  • Vertigo
Full body tension & stress reduction for:
  • Bio-mechanical Misalignments
  • Work related repetitive strain & tension pattern
  • Poor sleep / Insomnia
  • Anxiety management
  • Digestive Issues
  • Nerve entrapment and muscle pain concerns
  • AND the overall maintenance of conscious physical, mental & emotional health and well being.
Pre and post-operative scar tissue education, rehabilitation & support
Focused Hand & Foot Treatments for:
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Cold fingers & toes
  • Arthritic changes & other inflammatory conditions
  • Overall body relaxation

For specific questions about the modalities that she offers, contact Tessa directly at  tessa@tidalelements.ca.