What folks are saying about receiving a sesion with Nik...
"I've had body work done worldwide and never worked with someone quite like Nik. I wasn't familiar with an Esalen Massage before, but I do know that their style is intuitive, knowledgeable, and effective. The time was so much more than a simple massage. I felt myself drifting in and out of semi-awareness, almost in a meditative state, more than I've ever done before. It's like that rare precious state one can sometimes find during savasana, when the body and the mind release from their state of consciousness and just be." ~Jamil S., Emeryville
"Super nourishing and gentle but still deep and impactful. Nik was incredibly supportive and intentional; at the beginning of our session, they asked me a couple of questions about my needs that I realized I'd never been asked before, in countless bodywork appointments. Recommend, and look forward to going back." ~G.M
"Nik's care was deeply relaxing for me. I have a lot of nervousness about people touching my body and I noticed almost immediately that my body could relax with Nik, due to their thorough communication, kindness, and care. They are very responsive to my needs each time I've gone to them - from firmness of touch to type of massage, from talking to not talking, and take great care with any part of my body that is injured. If I have an injury they give thorough instruction around rest and stretching. As a trans person I especially noticed my body could relax around them with their care around draping and deep knowledge of trans care." ~Dylan Wilder Quinn
"Nik is great! I came in with nerve impingement in my arms/chest, and after a number of sessions I already feel significantly better. Nik works efficiently and effectively, and also shared lots of good advice for a self-massage and stretching routine for me to do at home. Overall Nik was extremely helpful, caring, and knowledgeable about body work." ~T.S.
"I was dealing with a lot of stress, heading back to work after my first child. My body was a wreck from breastfeeding, pumping, wacky hormones still causing ligament looseness and sitting at a desk for about 10 hours a day. I was in serious pain. Nik provided such amazing relief. I couldn't believe what a difference Nik made in the two sessions we had. Very talented." ~Michelle C., San Francisco
"I’ve seen Nik for massage consistently over the past year or two. They have helped me get out of some tricky hip/glute pain, gave me relief for some ongoing neck and upper back pain, and supported me with bodywork pre and post-top surgery allowing me to have the most comfortable recovery possible. Nik has amazing intuition for knowing when to go in with deep pressure, when to hold easeful touch, and when to wait for my body to release tension before moving on to the next area. Bonuses: Nik sees and honors my gender identity and expression and I feel safe on the table.Also,as a scent-sensitive person myself, I appreciate knowing their space is accessible and there won’t be any surprises with any scented massage oils or lotions." -Sandy Baird
"As a massage therapist myself, I'm extremely picky about who works on me. Nik is truly amazing in their sensitivity, intuition, care and ease in their work. They work both subtly and deep, and I feel like they are very tuned in to me when I'm on their table. I leave every time feeling rejuvenated and deeply healed." ~Odessa V.P.