Tess Bio

The heart and soul behind Healing with Tess is Tess Nikolopoulos Skudlark.

Tess is a Massage Therapist, SV Ayurveda Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher and Private Yoga Instructor with over 17 years experience in healing arts. She has a passion for helping people on their path to wellness using nature based healing arts and sciences.

Tess began her journey into the healing world through the healing art of Reiki. She was attuned through Reiki Master Teacher level by the amazing Reiki Master/Teacher Dr. Katayoun “Kathy” Kangarloo, with whom she has shared a sacred learning relationship with for almost two decades. She has also received attunement and studied with healing artist and author, Tuesday May Thomas.  Tess offers reiki healing sessions and attunements.

Tess is also a certified, California licensed and insured massage practitioner (Lic #57705).   She has received training in a variety of modalities but focuses primarily on using a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Ayurvedic Abyhanga/Marma Therapy, Reflexology and Thai Yoga Therapy techniques. She also incorporates the use of massage tools such as the Fasciablaster which helps release restricted fascia, improves posture and pain. Tess has become well known for her amazing Massage and Fasciablasting sessions.

In addition, Tess completed training and certification in yoga and ayurveda with Mas Vidal through Dancing Shiva’s Veda Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training Program.  Her private classes are based on Raja Yoga or the traditional eight limbed path and Ayurveda, and are taught in the vinyasa flow style. This includes traditional yoga poses (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, chanting and other yogic practices based on your own unique needs.

Currently, Tess continues embarking on deeper studies of Ayurveda.  In July 2014, she began a sacred relationship and studied with the renowned Ayurvedic doctor, the late Vaidya RK Mishra, completing both informal and formal trainings in pulse and marma therapy. She continues to study and stay devoted to the path of Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda, Vaidya Mishra’s lineage.  She has completed Ayurveda body therapy training at California College of Ayurveda, and also recently completed Ayurveda Herbalist training and certification through the Ayurvedic Living School. She is currently accepting new clients for consultations and coaching.

“LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE” –  for Tess that means living in harmony with the laws of nature and creating habits that support radiant lifelong health and happiness. If that’s what it means to you, Tess will help you get there.

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