"Highly recommended! Nik has magical touch and they are incredibly intuitive and balanced. When I was pregnant and dealing with a lot bodily issues, they were able to impart so much relief in a safe and gentle yet, effective manner. The energy and space they impart is deeply healing and nurturing. I felt so safe and in such capable hands with someone whose craft is truly honed and beneficial."
"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."
"I have been seeing Nik for Esalen and deep tissue massage treatments for almost 10 years and cannot recommend them more highly! Nik has helped me ease general tension, find deep relaxation, and address both chronic and acute injuries. Nik's treatments have helped me through demanding graduate school and professional experiences and multiple pregnancies, and they have helped me address aches and pains that come with an active lifestyle. I always feel deeply supported during my sessions with Nik, they are able to ease gently into deep muscle work." ~Zarah Rahman
"I am pretty picky about massage- the practitioner needs to be very calm, present, and grounded, with warm soft hands and a sensitive touch. My massage from Nik exceeded all of my expectations! The room is quiet and private, I like that everything is unscented, and I felt truly relaxed at the end.
I enthusiastically recommend Nik to anyone looking for a calm, sensitive, and skillful practitioner."
~Sage Staggs, she/her
"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."
"Nik is an amazing practitioner. The space is compact but warm and inviting. I've received Esalen, Deep Tissue and Cranio Sacral from them and each session was highly effective and had lasting results. I felt safe and held being seen by a fellow member of the queer community and as a BIPOC/mixed ancestry person I felt safe to be and speak freely and seen. I highly recommended Nik!"
"I've been coming to Nik for almost two years now and they are the most intuitive, grounded massage practitioner I have ever experienced. I feel so relaxed and trusting in their hands, especially since they made sure I was able to speak up and advocate for my needs before even starting the massage. They have many different styles they work with and get to know you as a person so that they can use what works best for you. I also really appreciate their respect and knowing around my gender as a queer person, they really see me. Definitely will keep going to Nik as long as I can!"
"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, he/him
"My sessions with Nik were amazing and really supportive for my body. I arrived with a shoulder injury and Nik was able to work with multiple parts of my body to relieve stress pressure and tension in my shoulder that made an impact for many days and weeks following. My shoulder had been an ongoing problem, and my sessions with Nik were fundamental in making huge progress in my recovery and I am so grateful that I made the decision to see them."
"Since my injury in 2004 I have found it hard to get massage that pushes my body just enough for that body part (usually I'd get too much or too little). I have been to several physical therapists over many years (many many massages) and this is the first time I have found this high of a level of ability to read my body and adjust treatment to target specifically the part being worked on. I have finally been able to return to swimming after 12 1/2 years. For anyone who has struggled with an injury - this is the kind of treatment and insight we hope for.
Nik is incredibly able to adjust, I have honestly never seen that level of ability to pick up on what the body needs in each particular spot being treated."
~Sam J., Los Gatos
"I've been seeing Nik regularly for over 4 years now, I try to go as often as I can as part of my wellness and taking care of myself. Nik radiates a mellow, calming, positive energy that translates into the work that they are so skilled in performing. Nik is consistently engaged, attentive and inquisitive about what I need and where I'm at. I always leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and calm, and just better overall."
~Les T., he/him
"I have been working with Nik for about a year to help improve some chronic running and computer related related muscle issues. They are very capable, does excellent deep tissue work, knows a lot about the body and has been excellent to work with. Nik will focus on the areas you need and change up the program as necessary. I would absolutely recommend Nik to runners looking for body work as well as anyone just looking to have an excellent massage and relax."
"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."
"Nik is the best massage therapist I’ve seen! Their ability to communicate before sessions to ensure needs are met has been great - no session is the same. Nik is an empathetic listener & their natural ability to be in-tune with clients’ needs during massages is unsurpassed. Nik’s sessions have changed my life through helping me connect to my body. I am so grateful that Nik is in my life!"
~Jill R., she/her
"I'm so happy I found Nik. Their massages never feel rushed or as though a checklist of techniques is guiding the massage- something I've definitely experienced with other bodyworkers. Nik's intuition, intelligence, and experience are all at play throughout, and I feel not only relaxed but closer to whole when our session is over. Their communication is clear and kind. I'm so appreciative."
~Rhonda S., she/her