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Meet

the team

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Jes Messick

Specializes in accessing chakra and pressure points to alleviate physical and emotional stresses as they relate to recurring pain patterns and challenges to fertility.

Certified Thai Reflexologist, Usui Reiki Master, and V- Steam Peristeam Hydrotherapy Facilitator Jes Messick has turned to flex her self-care muscles into a career! Jes left the Delaware beaches for Philadelphia in 2016 and immediately began assisting with V- Steam Parties, events, and consultations. As the external stresses of pandemic city living became intense Jes found her safety and comfort in reiki, earning a Master Level Certification.

 

Her growing passion for the healing arts lies in helping provide others especially Service Veterans, survivors of abuse, and pets who have had traumatic life experiences find a safe, place of solitude. As South Philly Wellness expanded into a larger office Jes, stepped up to operate the V- Steam Lounge as a Certified V-Steam & Peristeam Hydrotherapy Practitioner, and Certified Thai Reflexologist while managing retail sales in-store and online. 
 

Outside the office Jes loves spending time with her grandkids, soaking up the cuddles with her rescue pup, Brody and being outdoors.

Emily Dunuwilla

LMT

Emily moved to Philadelphia from Maine, where she owned a massage therapy practice and taught anatomy and physiology at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts.

 

She is certified in CORE Myofascial Therapy and the Roll Model Method of self-myofascial release, and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. In November 2021, Emily will be a certified Embodiment Coach through the UZAZU Embodied Intelligence program, through which she hopes to help people find body-oriented ways of calming distress and building self-awareness.

 

Emily loves to write, dance, and try new foods. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Bodywork and Massage techniques that mobilize connective tissue and improve ease of movement. 

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Meet Your Primary Practitioner

Jennifer June

Specializing in Pain Relief, Conception Preparation, Prenatal and Postpartum bodywork support. 

Jennifer is a 25 year resident of Philadelphia with a passion for improving the lives of others.  She is colorful, funny, often sports an irreverent view of things taken too seriously, and is a do it yourself, punk rock influenced creative type, mistaken for someone significantly younger. Always inquisitive, seeking depth of personal connection, and enjoying the opportunity to share the knowledge she has gathered. In all seriousness, she studies hard, plays infrequently and plies her trade with with the compassion of an aspiring bodhisattva.

​Outside the treatment room, Jennifer can be found biking Philadelphia, creative pursuits such as stencil art, film making, street photography, cooking up global cuisine, and spending time with her rescued Rat Terrier pups Scooter & Brody.

The quest to heal herself led to a career.

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Certifications & Education

  • International School of Shiatsu - 200 Hour Certification

  • Heartwood Institute - 1000 hour Holistic Health Certification

  • Arvigo Institute - Practitioner Certificate

  • Birth Arts International

  • Heart of Herbs 

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