Body + soul: massage therapy in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

People often ask if I worry about getting sick in Mexico. The truth is I come to Mexico to get healthy. With lots of fresh fruit and sunshine, long walks on the beach, yoga and massage, Puerto Escondido is a do-it-yourself wellness retreat at a fraction of what it would cost in  Toronto. This past winter, I  had a good fortune of meeting Beata Jesionowski, a massage therapist from Poland (via British Columbia Canada) who now calls Puerto Escondido home.  Those-in-the-know swear by her healing (and some say magical) hands. Now, massage therapy is part of my get-healthy plan.

Massage therapist Beata Jesionowski in front of new mural by Julio Soto of Zicazteca Surf School

Massage therapist Beata Jesionowski in front of new mural by Julio Soto of Zicazteca Surf School

European massage therapy with Beata Jesionowski

European massage therapy with Beata Jesionowski

With 30 years of experience and a natural intuitive touch, she offers holistic massage therapy in your home or at her studio in the heart of Puerto Escondido. Even the products she slathers on is organic (avocado, coconut and grape seed massage oil infused with natural lavender essence). The coconut oil comes from Oaxaca and the lavender oil  is supplied by SAJE Natural Wellness  based in Canada.

Lavender has healing powers

Pure lavender has healing powers

Their 100% pure ingredients are environmentally friendly  and support the body’s natural breathing, living and healing functions. They are free of parabens, SLS, SLES, PEGS, glycols, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and synthetic fragrances. Can’t go wrong with that.

Carrizalillo Beach in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico

Soak up some Vitamin D on Carrizalillo Beach

Massage therapy has been proven to offer a vast array of benefits from alleviating low-back pain, enhancing immunity, strengthening muscles, improving the condition of the skin, boosting circulation and lessening depression and anxiety. So, if you’re coming to the coast of Oaxaca and want to kick-start a wellness vacation, give Beata a call to get set up for your massage in Puerto Escondido.

Happy, healthy me

Happy, healthy me

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Location: Beata’s massage therapy studio is located in the Bacocho neighbourhood of Puerto Escondido. She will also conduct massage sessions in your home. Book well in advance as she is very popular.

Other Services: Beata also offers Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching in person or via SKYPE. Visit  Spiritual Retreat Mexico for more information

Contact: Contact her at (Beataj1 at or (954) 101-1284.

Cost:  500 MXN pesos  for one hour massage. This works out to be around $50 USD at current exchange rate November 2015 but prices can change without notice so check with Beata first.  Updated November 2015

Looking for ideas of things to do in Puerto Escondido? Check out these posts:

1. Learn how to make Mexican salsas in a Salsa Cooking Class with The Mexykan 

2. Take a daytrip to untouched Mexico at Roca Blanca Beach 

3. Swim with dolphins in the wild, hike a swamp and explore 7 Awesome Natural Wonders in Puerto Escondido 

4. Beginner’s Guide to Puerto Escondido Beaches

5. Ultimate Guide to Vacation Rentals in Puerto Escondido Mexico  

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  • Wandering Carol

    Wow – you look seriously healthy. I could use a massage. My back is killing me from lugging way too many bags around Europe. Oh, poor me. Poor poor me! Ha. Have fun, Michele.

  • Lesley Peterson

    You and Beata both look living proof of PE’s healing qualities! And happiness index:) I would love to try the coconut oil from Oaxaca!

  • Kristen Andrade

    Awesome! You are both wonderful and looks very healthy. I am planning to try this massage therapy in Oaxaca. I truly believe that it was gonna be a unforgettable experience. Beautiful photos!

  • tomaso

    I feel healthier already just looking at the photos. Mexico, here I come!

  • santafetraveler

    Over 40 years ago my parents used to go to a place near Cuernavaca called Villa Vegetariana where they believed in food combining. All sorts of people, including Americans were there to heal. This post brought back memories.

  • Cathy Sweeney

    You do, indeed, look happy and healthy. I can’t tell you how much I could use Beata’s massage therapy right now. I’d also like to soak up some vitamin D on the beach, too.

  • Anita

    Beach therapy in Puerto Escondido looks great! With winter chugging into Europe now, it would be a treat to join those yoga classes and try a massage, too. Benefits noted!

  • Gaelyn

    How can you go wrong, massage, beach, sunshine and fresh healthy food. No wonder you have a happy glow. I loved the food in Oaxaca and the beaches of the Caribbean. Dang how did I miss a massage. But I always got sick when I got back to the States.

  • Sue Holder

    You were lucky,to get a booking Michele ! Beata is a much looked after therapist . Those-who-know, know – why !

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