Our minds and bodies are closely linked. I believe that receiving regular massage is an important component of both physical and mental well-being.
Nikki Marini, DPT
Licensed Massage Therapist
I draw upon my diverse experience to provide unique, holistic, and individualized massage sessions tailored to your specific needs. I am a licensed massage therapist. I am also a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a degree from the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco State University. In addition, I have a background as a professional dancer, Pilates teacher, and yoga instructor. I am trained in a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, fascial release, prenatal, hot stone, Ashiatsu, Thai massage, and trigger point therapy.
I truly enjoy the healing art and science of massage therapy, and I am passionate about its potential to promote health and well-being. Over the years, I’ve worked with a broad range of clients, including office workers, manual laborers, professional dancers, truck drivers, doctors, musicians, highly trained athletes, mothers-to-be, new mothers, and clients who are recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain. I strive to create sessions that are both therapeutic and relaxing. I look forward to working with you!
What’s your favorite thing about being a massage therapist?
Helping my clients feel better!
What’s your favorite part about receiving massage?
My favorite part about receiving massage is that it reminds me to slow down, breathe, and pay attention to what my body is telling me.
What style of massage do you like to do?
I’m trained in a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, fascial release, prenatal, hot stone, Ashiatsu, Thai massage, and trigger point therapy. I enjoy blending modalities to address the individual needs of my clients.
What do you love about the community here?
I feel lucky to live in a small, friendly town with a great university that provides easy access to world-class culture.
What’s your favorite local lunch place?
I still consider myself new to the area, so I’m taking suggestions!
Is there anything else you’d like to share about massage and how it fits into people’s lives?
We live in a very busy, demanding world. Most of us do not take enough time for self-care. Massage therapy can play a vital role in our health and wellness by down-regulating the sympathetic nervous system and promoting relaxation. Scientific evidence supports the beneficial effects of massage, meditation, and mindfulness. Our minds and bodies are closely linked. I believe that receiving regular massage is an important component of both physical and mental well-being.
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