"The body believes every word you say and think."
Born in Redwood City CA I grew up with an immense love of nature. Splashing in rivers and playing in the dirt inspired endless joy and wonder for me. I believe it was those experiences that sparked my love for body, mind, and spirit connection.
I studied massage at the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts. The school was everything I was looking for and provided a holistic approach to healing that went far beyond the classroom. The World School taught me tools of body work such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, CranioSacral, Structural Foot Balancing, and Vibration Healing Massage Therapy. I have combined these techniques with my background in music and art to create personalized sessions that listen to each individuals’ body and mind to discover the root of their needs. With empathy, love, and compassion, I am happy to co-create an environment in which I may help facilitate the reconnection that people need, to their natural self.Read Full Bio
SESSIONS / PRICES
Every session is personalized for you. Working with your schedule is offered 60min, 90min and 120min.
Recommended is at least 90min which is why there is a price incentive the longer the session.
Special requests can be sent at the bottom of the page at "Contact/Locations"
BASED ON WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Nicholas is the best massage therapist I've ever been to (and I've been to quite a few). I have had recurring knots in my neck, shoulders and back for 10 years. When leaving a session w/ Nicholas, the knots are gone and I feel completely relaxed. In addition to the immediate effects of the massage, Nicholas has worked w/ me to prevent them from happening in the future (bad posture, body awareness, etc. etc.). Unlike other massages, where the therapist follows a movement pattern based on time allocated, every massage session is different, tailored to what's going on in my body that day. It's clear from my discussions with Nicholas that he knows which muscles get impacted by others, helping get the knots out properly (without pain) and make recommendations regarding how to prevent injuries and issues in the future. Nicholas is very attentive and you can tell that he enjoys helping people through his work vs. a "your appt is at Xpm, you have 55 minutes, here is some water" which I experienced at very expensive spas. After going to Nicholas, my husband, neighbor and sister go to him regularly. He's really the best. Highly recommend.
Nicholas is my go-to massage therapist! I am a dancer and often have small injuries or imbalances in my body. He really listens to my concerns, and is so intuitive with his pressure and technique. I always walk out feeling so much better. I feel like he offers more than just a massage....he offers a holistic approach to this therapy, utilizing breath, giving great cues, and offering recommendations for self care. I am quite picky about my practitioners, as the wrong type of massage can do more harm than good in my body, but I trust Nicholas fully. He is amazing!
I would trust Rue with just about anything since I can trust him to listen to my body and hear what it needs (or however he experiences it!). Sometimes it's like a psychedelic experience. The last session I had I felt like a salamander and experienced the weightlessness of outer space. This time I had really inspirational thoughts and worked through some tough life issues.
Every time I can count on Rue to be all ears to genuinely listen and give a relaxing, deeply transitional session where I come out stressless and feeling great! He provides such a comfortable presence and does thorough and meaningful work that I would recommend to anybody.
Nicholas is hands down the most natural and intuitive massage therapist I have had the pleasure of working with. He has helped me greatly in posture related pain in my shoulders (from work and childhood posture patterns) and has done wonders in helping me better understand my emotional wellbeing through my physical state.
I have broken my lower back twice and am a workaholic, I didn't believe in massage until seeing him!
Nicholas is my "go to" massage therapist whenever I'm having a problem in a specific area. He always asks me how I'm doing when I arrive for a session. He listens and is very attentive to my needs and when he is done I always feel very relaxed and rejuvenated. In addition, he advises me on supplemental exercises or stretches that I can do the help out with any problems that I may be experiencing. I highly recommend him.
I have been getting massages from Nicholas for the past year and a half and he is awesome! He always starts the massage with a moment of gratitude and appreciation, which I love. He also tailors the massage and experience to your preferences and needs, and it is always wonderful. I highly recommend his practice!
Nicholas is an exceptionally skillful therapist with a variety of techniques and an intuitive whole body approach to healing. With deep knowledge of how the body and mind are connected, he observes and listens to what one verbally says as well as what one's body says. I have a high level of comfort and trust in his ability. He genuinely cares about his patients, offering advice on how to alleviate issues, both physical and mental, that can manifest in the body. It's wonderful to see a practitioner who knows my body so well.
I get biweekly massages for several years now and of all the many massage therapists I have been to, Nicolas is one of the best.
I'm sure he can provide an amazingly relaxing session but I need someone who is very strong to do a high pressure deep tissue massage. My poor body builds a lot of tension from my daily running, biking, handstands, chaturangas, driving in San Francisco, etc. Nicolas is my default deep tissue massage therapist and the best of the some 40 I have tried in my years.
He is very knowledgeable and mindful about asking what your body needs that day, as well as checking during the massage. Each massage is different and always attentive. I also appreciate his focus and expertise in breath-work which is such an amazing tool and support in getting rid of muscle (and life) tension.
Nicholas is simply amazing! I've been getting a massage twice a year before I had one with him and now I'm getting one every month! He's very attentive to what he needs to focus on each time. The pressure he applies is on point and I always leave feeling super zen and relaxed. I've never had a better massage in my life!
Have been seeing Nick biweekly / monthly for a relaxation and post-workout massage.
He has a natural talent for firmly (yet not painfully) relieving knots, tensions, and aches. Helps me recover faster from my workouts.
I particularly like Nick's focus and ability to provide a calming massage too, while getting my body what it needs. Too often, I've been to other massages that are calming but not effective (or the reverse). Nick captures both, and I feel zen for the rest of the day / next morning.
Definitely top 10% of masseurs I've seen
I've been going to Nicholas for massage for a year now and I could not recommend him more highly. From my first session he made me feel comfortable and accurately addressed where I was ailing. A year later, he continues to help me deepen my relationship with my body and he has allowed me to reach a new level of health and wellness.
Nicholas takes the time to understand each client's needs and delivers personalized sessions at just the right amount of pressure, exactly where I have needed it. Each time I have an appointment (90min, 1-2x month) we start by checking in on how my body is feeling. We've been able to work through some chronic sore areas I have had that are now in the past thanks to Nicholas' work.
Working with Nicholas has also helped me integrate a bi-weekly workout into my life and he has adapted to to my changing needs flawlessly. Moreover, based on his immense knowledge of bodywork he also has offered exercises and stretches that can help my muscular healing process after my workout. Thus extending his practice beyond the table to truly care for my body's needs.
There are so many times I have come into a session with Nicholas feeling sore, stiff or sluggish and I have walked out feeling completely transformed to being refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated.
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