"Do yourself a favor and schedule your time with Nico; the guy has a natural talent for massage and knowing what a body needs. Very professional, easy to communicate with for scheduling and a comforting calm presence before, during and after your session. I had scheduled a session after racquetball and he was flexible with my timing. Nico arrived, set up and set to work. 2 hours of amazing massage therapy. It's rare that I will have someone in my home, you can rest assured that Nico is someone you should invite in and allow him to perform his magic." - Josh

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Nico knows each of his clients are unique and special.
He will customize your massage and use various combinations of bodywork to respond to your specific needs and requests.

About Massage
Various massage techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Feel free to ask Nico about the methods he uses and the many massage combinations that can be customized for you with the goal of meeting your unique needs.

The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many of Nico's clients prefer a 60, 90 or 120 minute session for an optimal relaxing and therapeutic experience.

All you need to do during your massage is make yourself comfortable. Nico will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes, completely relax and drift away. Others like to talk during their session. It's your time and your choice. 

Immediately following a massage most people will feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.  

Ultimately, massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Nico is trained and experienced in many types of bodywork, but the ones listed to the right are the most commonly used and requested.

                 Swedish Massage
Swedish massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculoskeletal system. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. 

Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots, also known as "adhesions."

Reflexology states that there are reflex areas that exist in the hands and feet which correspond to every part of the body, including organs and glands. The body can be affected by stimulating the appropriate reflex areas. This therapy is used to relieve stress and tension, stimulate deep relaxation, improve blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses to normalize and balance the entire body.

Acupressure is often called “acupuncture without needles.” Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses finger-pressure and other parts of the body to skillfully press and massage key points along pathways/meridians of energy that run through the body. This therapy stimulates the body's natural self-curative abilities and has been trusted for more than 5,000 years as a highly effective means of relieving and preventing common ailments, stress, fatigue and pain.