Testimonials for Massage
Monique from Hove Actually :-)
Nicola is an excellent practitioner. I've had deep tissue and hot stone massages having suffered plantar fasciitis along with shoulder and back issues from built up stress. I require a practitioner who will listen to and understand the issues, as each visit is a different set of problems, Nicola’s understanding and technique in addressing them is second to none plus she’s friendly, engaging and professional. Every visit is worth it.
Kerry from Horsham:
It is so rare to find a truly gifted, knowledgeable and intuitive practitioner whose passion for massage culminate in a holistic experience for your mind, body and soul. After four months of consistent running I started to experience symptoms of plantar fasciitis which manifested as pain around the arch of my feet, knees and hips. I felt at a loss and was willing to try anything to ease the pain of sitting, standing and walking. Based on recommendations, I booked in with Nicola for a full body massage focusing predominantly on my feet and legs. It’s hard to put into words exactly how I felt leaving that massage but, it’s safe to say that I felt lighter and brighter. Nicola made me feel completely at ease and listened to, and I have no doubt that I will be booking in with her again very soon as she helped me so much. I couldn’t recommend Nicola enough.
Dave from Brighton:
"I'd like to say a big thank you for the massage received yesterday morning. You have worked wonders on my shoulders and had a good night's sleep and feel no pain today. You are amazing!"
Gill from Eastbourne:
"All I can say is wow!
I have suffered with daily headaches and weekly migraines for years. I have to take medication on a daily basis and every aspect of my life is governed by my headaches and the constant pain.
It was recommended that I saw Nicola and had no idea if anything could help, but I was willing to give her a try.
One hour of treatment and I didn't have a single headache and didn't take any medication for a whole week. I cannot even describe how that feels. If someone had said to me, 2 weeks ago, that you will have days without a headache and will stop taking all the prescribed medicine, I would not have believed them.
It sounds so dramatic when I say you have changed my life, but that is what you have done. I realistically face a future where I won't be afraid to go out, a life where I don't rely on medicine and a life where I'm not in constant pain.
I can't thank you enough or recommend you enough. You listened and completely understood what I needed and I am in no doubt, that with regular visits, I will continue to be pain free. I can't wait for my next visit!"
Mick from Brighton:
"I suffered from a nagging shoulder pain for more than two years. We chased it away by combining Nicola’s excellent reflexology and massage with some exercises recommended by the physiotherapist."
Steve from Brighton:
"Being an avid runner has it's downsides, particularly when it comes to muscle fatigue. I recently began to really struggle to run any real distance before my upper leg muscles felt like giving up, this frustrated me immensely. Following on from a recommendation by colleagues I booked in with Nicola for a deep tissue massage in an attempt to loosen my muscles.
Nicola spent 50 minutes intensely working on the thigh muscles and it is fair to say she has done a superb job. When the massage had finished I honestly felt like a had a new set of legs. I gave myself a few days in which to recover before hitting the tarmac again, and the results speak for themselves. I was able to complete a run with no fatigue early on like I had been experiencing and I also have no aches or muscle tiredness the day after my run.
Nicola is thoroughly professional and explains everything she is doing and the reason for it at the time. Will most certainly be booking future sessions with Nicola and will be recommending to friends and family. Thanks Nicola"
Claire from Falmer:
"Thanks so much Nicola for helping with my chronic pain and tension, your monthly treatments of Indian Head and back, neck and shoulder massages have almost put a stop to the headaches, neck and shoulder pain. I leave your treatment room blissed out and I really appreciate the time you have taken to understand my issues. Seeing you at Sussex Innovation Centre is really convenient: I have recommended you to all my colleagues, especially ones who are stressed out"
Peter from Seven Dials:
"Nicola's work is a reflection of someone who really loves their job. I have had three treatments in total from her, and my bad-back feels better than ever. She has done more for me than any Chiropractor, Osteopath or doctor ever has. I felt relieved of almost all pain after just one session. I wish I had discovered her years ago."
"From the very first time I met Nicola, I felt relaxed and at ease in her company - she is both professional and friendly at the same time, I feel like I have known her for ages. She really knows how to squeeze out even the most tenacious knots, hidden beneath years of neglect."
"After each treatment I feel enlivened as if my energy is free from obstructions - days after, I am still bouncing around feeling great. Thank you, Nicky, you're awesome."
Emma from Brighton:
“I had a wonderful massage with Nicola, the best I’ve ever had in the UK, in fact. She is very professional and thorough and let me know what she was doing all the way through the massage. She made a huge difference to my back issues and I will definitely be using her regularly."
Claire from Burgess Hill:
"I work full time and have four children to care for which means I am constantly 'on the go'. My weekly visit to Nicola is often the only opportunity I have to truly let go and relax, and they have become the bedrock and foundation of everything else I do. A recipient of numerous massages over the years and a part time therapist myself, I have been lucky enough to sample all sorts of treatments good and not so good. When I visit Nicola, I am never disappointed. Always extremely professional, and with an innate ability to read the body and home in on those areas that need attention, I always feel totally relaxed and replenished following my massage. Nicola really loves her job and has a real passion for massage and body work which shines through every time - and I would be lost without our weekly sessions. I strongly recommend Nicola for anyone who is looking for a top class therapist upon whom they can rely."
Jenny from Brighton received an Indian Head massage and she wrote: “It really was great, I felt huge benefits and my skin was glowing. I was much more relaxed and will definitely book to have one again soon! Thank you.”
Tina from Brighton:
"Nicola visited my workplace as part of a 'wellbeing at work initiative', this was the first time I had ever had a Swedish massage and was not sure what to expect. I was quite nervous but Nicola put me completely at ease with her professional manner and I was amazed at how relaxed it made me feel, an experience I got the chance to repeat when Nicola returned to provide another day of treatments, and due to popularity, a monthly 'treatment' day is now in place. I would recommend Nicola's treatments on a regular basis, what's good for the body is good for the mind!"
Alex from Brighton:
“My five reflexology treatments were definitely beneficial and extremely calming. I had a frozen shoulder and on treatment 3, regained full flexibility in my shoulder, it was incredible! My sleeping has become deeper and I would like to receive further treatments on a monthly basis as a preventative treatment to any potential illnesses.”
Neil from Cowfold:
“Overall, I think the reflexology treatments have been very beneficial and I would be happy to continue to receive regular sessions. In addition to the sessions themselves, the advice given by Nicola, on other aspects were extremely valuable and beneficial and I have taken the suggestions provided on board.”
Sarah from Lancing:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my reflexology treatments, they left me feeling relaxed yet energised. My hip, knee and foot pain had been particular bad, however after receiving eight treatments the pain had disappeared! I am sleeping much better and feel calmer to be able to cope with ‘juggling’ the children’s activities. I look forward to receiving further treatments in the future.”
Zoe from Brighton, stated she was a little apprehensive and a doubter of reflexology having tried it before and only understood the real benefits about one month after treatments ceased, where by her low energy levels and tiredness returned and she didn’t feel as energised. She regularly has reflexology treatments on a weekly basis.
Nicki from Lancing:
"I had several reflexology sessions throughout a difficult second pregnancy. I found Nicola to have a kind, caring and calming nature, this was just what I needed to help me relax and reduce my anxiety levels! Just meeting up with Nicola was enough to make me feel better. The reflexology treatments I found significantly reduced backache and really improved my overall mental state, I left feeling incredibly relaxed and my mood uplifted.
Nicola always ensured that I was comfortable, due to having a very large bump, I was grateful for this! Thanks again Nicola, you certainly helped make my pregnancy more bearable."
Beth from Hove says, "If ever there was a body whisperer, it is Nicola. She has a rare capacity for integrating thorough technical knowledge of the body with powerful intuition that sees the 'whole' person. She works sensitively, deeply, and - over time - transformatively. At one stage, I was in such pain that I could barely sit or even walk; Nicola knew where and how to care for the strained muscles and tensions and I left with a thoroughly transformed sense of my body. More generally, after seeing Nicola (in whatever state I am in for that session) I leave feeling light, with energy and a wordless sense of embodied wellbeing
Ana P from Brighton:
"Nicola’s hands are gifted. I highly recommend her to anyone who is suffering from sciatic pain or ergonomic injuries related to office work. I came to Nicola out of apocalyptic desperation, after an exhaustive four years chained to my desk working on my PhD combined with a heavy teaching load, my health in general had deteriorated and the pain in my back and hip totally dominated my life. My partner and his friend, who had both tried Nicola’s treatments, suggested I tried her deep tissue massage. Initially, I was a bit sceptical because of the potential pain involved and because I have never tried anything like that before. I had nothing to worry about, Nicola was wonderful in putting me at ease and checking out my physical well-being. She empathically listened, explored my body, explained exactly what problem I may have and what treatments may suit me best. In just three very tough sessions with her, the palpable excruciating Himalayan chain of muscle knots spread from my lower spine to my neck, started to disappear. I can now feel a massive muscle relief and energy has returned to my body making me feel more relaxed and happy. On a different note, Nicola is warm, friendly, fun and a walking library specialised on anatomy. These are precious qualities of any great professional therapist. She also offered many suggestions on exercises I could easily do at home to stretch my muscles. In sum, Nicola is the best massage therapist if you are suffering from sciatic pain and pesky knots!"
Sarah J from Brighton:
"Nicola successfully combines genuine friendliness with skill and professionalism. She gets the balance just right - not too soft, not too vicious! I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who could do with switching off and calming down."
Paul from Brighton was experiencing severe muscle spasms and after a Myofascial Release treatment plus soothing Swedish techniques he stated: “All movement and flexibility has returned, thank you so much!”
Jacqui from Horsham:
“With hip pain and neck pain, I was quite shocked and surprised that after my reflexology treatments the complaint felt a lot better and in most cases cleared up completely! Nicola’s technique and confidence are amazing…her calm and welcoming manner puts you at ease immediately, which enhances the treatments even more! Thank you.”
Elke from Woodingdean:
“I found the reflexology treatments from Nicola extremely relaxing and enjoyable. I usually fell asleep and awoke in a nice relaxed but at the same time energised state. My feet always felt so refreshed and alive. The feeling of relaxation would usually last for the rest of the day despite the children taking their toll. The treatments have definitely helped with my frequent headaches as well as expectantly improved my mood swings due to PMT and seem to generally balance my emotions. I found Nicola’s treatment very professional and her additional advice extremely helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola to any one and am looking forward to booking my next treatment.”
Claire from Lancing:
“When the treatments began my feet were dry and taut which has changed, they feel much more flexible and smoother. I found this a relaxing experience and also very interesting. I feel reflexology contributed to the quick healing of my back (sports) injury and experienced a ‘twinge’ in the lumbar while that reflex point was being worked on my foot, most extraordinary! Overall, I found the treatments very beneficial and very relaxing.”
Lucie from Brighton:
"Nicola was recommended to me by my sister as I was experiencing a lot of muscle tension in my neck, upper back and legs. She suggested a combination of deep tissue and myofascial release techniques to help relieve the problem. I started to notice the difference after the first treatment and couldn't wait for the next. Nicola is such a lovely and warm person that I immediately felt comfortable with her and she is always great at recommending useful and helpful tips to help relieve stress and tension over and above the treatment itself. I would highly recommend her."
Lu from Goring:
"I was extremely nervous at my first reflexology session and although some reflex points ached during the treatment, I felt very relaxed and somehow more aligned. The treatment did wonders for my hot flushes and am a regular customer now. I have also experienced a Swedish massage which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend Nicola because she is professional, approachable and friendly, putting you at ease immediately."
Diane P from Brighton:
"I have recently had a hip replacement. In the weeks leading up to my surgery I had several deep tissue massages with Nicola at BHT (Brighton & Hove Therapies). This helped me so much not just by releasing muscle tensions but by helping me to relax and therefore prepare for the big day. I am home again now and healing well. I am looking forward to having some more massages with Nicola as soon as I can get out and about again!"
Testimonials for Yoga
Katie from Hove:
I've been going to Nicola's weekly class for a few months now and started as a complete novice. I was worried I might not be able to 'do' yoga, that it might be too difficult, and I wasn't familiar with the concept of 'flow' either. Turns out I needn't have worried! The class is quite gentle but also challenging, in a good way. It's not extreme yoga but more about breath, balance and mindfulness. Personally, I really like it and feel it benefits me. I finish the class feeling relaxed but also energised. I would highly recommend you try it.
Alex from Steyning:
I’ve loved doing Nicola’s online yoga sessions - her gentle style, along with wonderful flows and sequences, help restore a sense of calm and perspective to even the most stressful of days.
Andrew from Hove:
I have come to yoga fairly late in life and finally, after many years of deliberating, decided to try out some online courses. I came across Yoga with Nicola and found her way of teaching to be excellent. Not only was Nicola inclusive, she had a way of guiding you through the practice which was really informative but not patronising. One felt that Nicola really wanted you to get the best out of the practice and cared for all her students. She is very good at explaining, not only the posture or position but also the way it benefits the human body, beyond the basics of exercise and stretching. She is able to deliver what you are looking for, from a relaxing/meditative practice to a more advanced and challenging one.
I have also been lucky enough to attend Nicola’s live classes and she is the same in person, caring, kind and thoughtful. I would recommend Nicola to anyone, of any level, who is looking for a guided yoga practice and cannot recommend her classes highly enough.
Hanna from Hove:
I started going to Yoga with Nicola in 2019 at The Tree of Life. Her gentle flow yoga really suits me and over that time my balance, flexibility and core strength have massively improved.
When the pandemic and lockdown happened, Nicola was quick to transition to online classes that became a lifeline three times a week. Her positivity and energy are infectious, and she created a little yoga family that has been so supportive.
I love this class and Nicola's relaxed fun style. I cannot recommend enough her classes and teaching.
Amanda from Hove:
I have been practicing Yoga since 1973 and participated in many styles over the years. I've been attending Nicola's Subtle Vinyasa Flow Yoga class for a few months because I liked the sound of it, and Nicola and both have turned out to be a delight! The word I would use about this Yoga is beautiful. To be it personifies the essence of Yoga body and breath flowing together and honouring the spiritual basis of Yoga. Every week is different and interesting. You don't have to be "good" at Yoga to benefit from this special practice. Nicola is a kind, open and experienced teacher and I would urge you to come and try for yourself!
Juli from Brighton:
Nicola's classes always strike the right balance between relaxing and energising, challenging and caring. It's a perfect break from rushing around, and an opportunity to fill up my glass.
Mariangela from Falmer:
I love Nicola's teaching approach to yoga practices. I find her voice soothing, helps my mind to clear out of all the stress from the day and her technique is the style I enjoy which is a well balanced combination on mental and physical practices.
Nicola has always adapted her teachings to the level of experience in the class and for the aches we may have on that particular day. Nicola provides a relaxing environment with music and appropriate lighting as well as any props needed for the practice. I've attended onsite and online classes with her and the benefits are great, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated every time!
Jasmin from Brighton:
I always leave Nicola's classes feeling re-energised and at peace, ready for the day ahead!
Sally from Brighton:
Nicola provided six progressive yoga classes for my organisation’s (Regional Studies Association) global e-festival during Covid. These well-being sessions were meticulously planned and warmly delivered. I didn’t miss a single one. Everyone who attended enjoyed them and benefitted from a few moments of Covid and conference respite. Thank you so much Nicola. You were brilliant.
Ceres from Brighton:
Thanks for the class, it was lovely and relaxing, just what I needed!
Fiona from Brighton:
Thank you again Nicola, it was a wonderful class and I really appreciate your lovely warm welcome. See you very soon I hope.