I am Jessie
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from the Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork. I’m fully insured, a member of the Massage Training Institute and undergo monthly supervision as well as ongoing training to keep me in tip top, ever evolving form!
Like most massage therapists I didn’t always do this. I used to work for charities doing regeneration work– it was all about creating stronger safer happier places and people.
After I had my children I realised that though I loved this work I didn’t want to go back to it. I chose massage for the simple reason that I loved it and had found it personally transformative. At a vulnerable time in my life it had changed my perspective on who I was and made me stronger, calmer and happier.
I did my initial training at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork – an internationally recognised school that is famed for producing therapists that are totally client centred and work with skilful sensitivity. For a year I learned a whole range of techniques from Swedish massage, deep tissue, mobilisations, subtle energy, lymphatic drainage and much much more.
Since then I have gone on to train with some of the finest massage teachers, not only in the country but the world! I have trained in Deep Massage – The Lauterstein Method, Hands Free Massage, Releasing the Neck and Pregnancy Massage.
My focus is on creating treatments that meet the needs of the body to enable my clients to feel comfortable and confident whilst also taking account of the soul – leaving them feeling deep calm and clarity and as though, on a deeper level they have been ‘heard’.
Where I Work
My beautiful studio in Ciliau Aeron is a very special space. Crafted from straw, local oak and clay, it is suffused with light and looks out over a wildflower meadow where the river Aeron glints between the trees.
There is a deep restfulness to it that everyone remarks on so that before you even begin your treatment you are already feeling better!
The studio is situated just off the Aberaeron to Lampeter road (A482) in Ciliau Aeron.
To get here from Aberaeron take the first road on the left after the village sign for ‘Ciliau Aeron’. Follow the road all the way down the hill and just before the cross roads you will find a small parking space on the left with a sign for ‘Meadowspace’ on a gate overlooking a field. Take the left hand gate back up the hill to the studio.
From Lampeter, take the road on the right opposite the school past the bungalows and through a field. When you see a road coming down from the right pull into the small parking place you will see located at the T junction. There is a sign for Meadowspace on the gate overlooking the field. Take the left hand gate and follow the path up hill to the studio.
People I Like
Below is a list of people I have come to know and trust and whose work I love!
Isabelle offers gorgeously relaxing Zen Shiatsu from her beautiful studio near Llangrannog. This is where I go when I am feeling wobbly.
Ka-Huna massage is a magical experience; a vigorous and rhythmic treatment quite unlike any other. I love it. Colleen’s lovely studio is just up the road in Bethania.
I was lucky enough to enjoy several pregnancy massages from Anastasia. She is based in Cardigan.
Staci is a force of nature and a powerful advocate for women before, during and after they birth their babies. Full of strength and fun and deeply sensitive.
"I have been receiving weekly massage from Jessie to help with the symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease and have found it to be very beneficial. Jessie inspires great confidence as she not only has a thorough knowledge of anatomy but she does her own research into my condition so that I get the best out of each massage. My movement is now very restricted so having muscles worked into is a great way to keep them feeling active and alive and I always feel the benefit afterwards as well as enjoying the treatment and the company."
"As soon as you are in Jessie’s presence you feel well cared for and her massages are beautiful! Jessie is very emotionally aware and genuinely cares for you, ensuring you get the best out of your treatment. I leave feeling energised and in a far better head space, I highly recommend!"
"Utterly relaxing as well as stimulating! Afterwards in my bath I rolled over onto my front and blew bubbles in the water – something I haven’t done since childhood…such a playful feeling was an unexpected bonus!"
"Massage with Jess gives me a safe place to relax, feel held, nourished and cared for in many different circumstances. I have worked through physical symptoms such as painful shoulders and carpal tunnel with her, found myself uplifted after she has worked deeply on long held areas of tension and have even found myself spontaneously crying mid massage as something ‘released’. It felt safe to express myself and Jess’s calm acceptance left me feeling looked after and comfortable after which I went home and slept better than I had done in ages."
"My partner bought me an hour massage with Jess as a birthday gift. It was a full body massage aimed at relaxation. My job involves a lot of physical work, lifting, carrying & walking and the muscles get tight and knotted. After the massage I found all muscular tension had been released and I had the best night's sleep for a long while. I would highly recommend Jess to anyone as a massage therapist."