"I would like to begin by providing a character reference for Tessa Gifford. I have known her for almost 10 years and can say without reservation that she is an exceptionally calm, thoughtful, well-balanced, intelligent and mature young woman. Her patience, excellent work ethic and strong sense of values enhance the wonderful massage work she performs.
A natural lifelong learner, she is always reading, enrolling in classes/workshops and enhancing her skills and knowledge through professional development and research. Having had the benefit of receiving her healing massages for many years now, I have personally experienced the growth of her practice and skills.
Tessa has worked out knots in my tight muscles, assisted me with stress reduction efforts and helped to work out the muscular issues that I have been developing in response to the beginning of arthritis in my hands and feet. The massage work she has performed has helped to work out the kinks and the tension that has been dormant in my muscles and helped me to heal and to relax, preventing injuries that it seemed were about to occur.
Over the last year I have seen Tessa monthly and it has been an essential element in my health regime, combined with regular yoga and pilates to stretch out my facial sheathing and keep my joints and limbs functioning smoothly. I highly recommend her and have done so to a number of friends. She is an amazing massage therapist as well as a wonderful human being."
-Kim Possee, Orleans, Art Educator, Yoga Teacher.
“I am so grateful to have Tessa as my massage therapist.
She is exceptionally knowledgeable and skillful in providing
personalized massages that have lasting results. Tessa is
a wonderful listener which makes a huge difference in the
experience of receiving a most effective therapeutic massage.
She also offers suggestions for specific exercises that are transformative when combined with massage therapy. I have been to many massage therapists over the years and consider Tessa to be the best ever."
-Allison Marshack, Wellfleet, Client since 2009
"Tessa is an outstanding massage therapist. She is responsible, hardworking, highly professional, resourceful, & sensitive to needs. Tessa is not only technically competent, but concerned with you as her patient, including your unique needs. She researched my knee injury prior to the massage in which she gave me substantial relief.
Tessa provides an accepting & trusting environment. She also offers a service to come to your house with her table. The joys of a massage, & not having to drive afterwards is beyond words in lasting relaxation & comfort.
Treat yourself; body, mind, & spirit"
-Jill Putnam, Wellfleet, Client since 2009