"My name is Tristan and I'm 37 years old. I have lived in the amazing city of Bristol in the Easton area for over 3 years now although I spent the majority of my adult life as a musician in Wellington, New Zealand.
With my combined studies in various forms of massage and bodywork, anatomy and physiology, music, yoga, meditation, martial arts, shamanic healing, Reiki and sound healing as well as my extensive and ongoing travels and training all over the world, I hope to offer a unique flavour to the realms of complimentary therapy. I'm constantly looking into new avenues of knowledge, self improvement and new perspectives on health. It has always been my goal to offer an affordable service of the highest quality and to be of support to the community as a healing presence in any way that I can.
I believe in a holistic, balanced approach to my work with focus on the individual. For me it is of fundamental importance that the perspectives of the West and the lesser known (at least in our society) perspectives of Eastern medicine and shamanism are equally taken into account when approaching any issue. In my opinion science and spirituality are two sides of the same coin and are in no way mutually exclusive. From my experience of life, an understanding of both is necessary to maintain optimal health and balance.
Empowering the individual is key to my healing philosophy. I believe that any true healing modality is about reminding the client that they have, and always have had the means to heal themselves." - Tristan Stibbards
Taken directly from the Snailspace Therapies Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/snailspacetherapies/reviews
"I've now seen Tristan at Snailspace Therapies for a total of three times, and I am amazed with how much more loose and free my muscles feel. His hands are like magic, especially for deep tissue knots. He works with the body's natural breathing rhythms in order to achieve the softer, more relaxed fibres that so quickly return to the body under his sensitive touch. And he is such an interesting person! Go talk to him about his life experience and enjoy his healing hands; I guarantee that you won't be disappointed." - Joanna Tsiftis Xylas 18/03/2017
"I'm 38 weeks pregnant and was feeling stiff and achey. I saw Tristan for a Thai massage today and it was amazing. Highly recommend!! I'll definitely be back for another either pre or post baby!" - Natasha Collins-Daniel 13/03/2017
"Absolutely wonderful massage. Brilliant well recommended." - Ra Zor Pariah 06/12/2016
"Wow... what an amazing session I've just experienced! Thank you . Looking forward to feeling what it brings and to next week for another session ." - Juliet Daniel 15/11/2016.
"Thanks for another fantastic massage Tristan I will be back for another one soon." - Justin Fellows 14/11/2016
"Tristan is my ongoing therapist/healer, I see Tristan on a weekly basis, I have had pretty much all of Tristan's treatments, I book blocked sessions with Tristan which works out affordable for me and paying up front means I will turn up for my sessions. Sometimes life can throw so much on us and often we neglect our healing needs. I am so grateful to Tristan for continuously supporting me in my healing journey. Highly recommend Tristan. I'd even buy gift vouchers for friends. Much love and gratitude for your service Tristan." - Fatema Milton 04/11/2016
"This was literally the best massage I have EVER had, and believe me I had quite a few! Tristan is highly skilled and intuitive and just seems to know what to do. He works at different levels , physical and energetic and I could really feel a difference straight away. He suggested exercises to do to improve my problem which he correctly identified. Truly impressed, would recommend to anyone." - Elyssa DiNapoli28/09/2016
"Amazing experience!! I will definitely be going back for a second session!" - Earl Bogle 15/07/2016
"I had an amazing Reiki treatment with Tristan. He provided a very welcoming, safe space and the treatment was nothing short of magic. I would highly recommend this gifted healer." - Bea Angus 25/06/2016
"Tristan is an incredibly human and grounded therapist who works a lot with sound and energy (also check out his regular sound journeys and workshops), and will help with anything that needs attention in an intuitive and responsive way.... also Easton based. VERY reasonably priced as well. Thank you so much, you've really helped me out on lots of different levels... looking forward to continuing this journey with you." - Leanna Anderson 28/04/2016
"Tristan approached my treatment with a lot of thought and care. He tailored it to my needs and was great at explaining exactly what he was doing throughout. I felt thoroughly blissed out when I left. Highly recommended." - Aisha De Sophia 19/04/2016
"I had a treatment with Tristan this morning and it was fantastic. Tristan is gifted, makes you feel very comfortable and is very intuitive. Thank you! I'm looking forward to my future sessions. Highly recommended." - Anna Vickery 11/02/2016
"I managed to slip my disc and for obvious reasons the muscles started to cramp around the affected area. Tristan massaged me with just the right amount of pressure and for the first time in four days I was able to get into my bath for a soak! Thanks mate!" - Abdul Malik 20/12/2015
"I had the most amazing healing session with Tristan last week and I couldn't have asked for a better massage. The benefits that I've felt since indicates that he is a very talented healer. I'm so grateful I got to share this experience with him. Highly recommended!" - Bozanna Evans 13/11/2015
"Had my first (of many) massages this morning. I felt completely relaxed and at peace. Highly recommend a visit." - Laura Henderson 04/11/2015
"Tristan is a very gifted healer. I felt the benefits if our healing session for a long time and am in awe of his skills, professionalism and dedication to offering his very best. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with the world." - Emilia Gzyl 28/10/2015