Students

Trigger points

I really enjoyed Sunday, and more importantly felt I learnt a lot. I really like the way you teach because you make me feel that I can have the confidence to actually use the techniques day to day with my clients.

— Robin Smith, Farnborough

It was an extremely useful day and has already changed my practice.

— Louise G. Physiotherapist, Reading

I really enjoyed the theory and felt it was very important to cover that before doing practical.  Overall a really good workshop – a good balance between practical and theory, well organised and structured and presented clearly and enthusiastically.  I would definitely recommend Nicki to others.

— A.R., Bath

I loved the course. I learnt so much in such a short space of time, Nicki has a great teaching style and has given me confidence in adding the new skills from the course in my routine.

— Natalie Shaw, Chandler’s Ford

Seated

I enjoyed the simplicity of the routine – easy to follow, remember and felt natural to do. Thank you for another lovely, informative, fun day.

— Alex Beaven, Marlborough

The treatment felt wonderful! Tutor guidance was extremely helpful – you couldn’t get this from a textbook!!  A really well paced and enjoyable course.

— Anita Anderson, Chaddleworth

A quick thank you for providing such an interesting and rewarding day. I feel like I have learnt a lot and know that what I have learnt will definitely help me with my work.  I really liked the way you approached the lessons and your teaching technique and will recommend your courses to my friends.

— Robin Smith, Farnborough

Deep Tissue

Great tuition and demonstrations. I felt at ease about asking questions or for repeat demos. I enjoyed the personal tuition within a caring small group.

— Pat Frampton, Farnham

I’ve had really good feedback from people and everyone had said that my massage feels much better with the techniques that you taught me.

— Holly Watson, Southend Bradfield

Neuromuscular

An excellent, informative day

— Christine Aymes, Basingstoke

Soft Tissue

The balance between theory and practical was just right – not too much info overload and time between practical and theory. More demonstration was given as soon as required, so well tailored to our needs.

— Sandie Thomason, Newbury

A thoroughly enjoyable day. Very relaxed and friendly and approachable. Lots of hands-on practice and equal time to experience the techniques taught.

— Dawn Bradley, Wargrave

Good interaction between students and lots of practical help from tutor. I very much enjoyed the day and I learned a lot.

— Patricia Taylor, Swallowfield

General

A training session with Nicki is always rewarding, as her no nonsense approach is calm and reassuring and enables me to learn effectively and with confidence. I leave her workshops knowing I have broadened my knowledge and will be able to provide my clients with even more effective treatments, whilst still working safely and looking after my own health and well-being.

— Robin Virginia Smith, Farnborough

Nicki’s courses have allowed me to gain the confidence I needed to develop my practice. The small group sizes means that there is plenty of individual attention and support as well as interaction amongst the group. Nicki is professional, patient and thorough and has the balance just right between theory and practical sessions. Her courses are excellent value for money and fun too.

— Elene Burjan, Bramley

Nicki’s vast knowledge of her subject comes through and the format of the day enabled me to observe, carry out and receive guidance on new techniques. I found the courses enjoyable and the pace of the day perfect for my needs. Nicki is patient and has exactly the right balance between formal and informal making the day a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

— Nicola Middleton, Basingstoke

A very big thank you for all your hard work and patience throughout the four days I have spent with you recently. They have been enlightening, very informative and very enjoyable. Now I have to put all your good work into practice!  I’ll be sure to recommend you to any therapist interested in expanding their knowledge.

— Ellen, Basingstoke

Clients

Nicki is easily the best, most experienced massage therapist I have ever used. She has helped me with two sport injuries so far and her golden touch has been invaluable in my recovery. I loved the calm atmosphere of her therapy room and the heated massage bed was just heavenly! I appreciated her ability to measure her massage strength to my exact requirements – never too painful, or too light – just perfectly right. I would recommend her thoroughly for both relaxation and rehabilitation work.

— Cristina Licata, Photographer, Basingstoke

Having dealt with some complex muscular issues in the last ten years I’ve had a number of massage therapists, and I can say without equivocation that Nicki is simply the best. Between her knowledge and her intuitive skill, she often identifies a problem even before I have, and she knows just how to address and alleviate it. With Nicki, the massage experience itself is excellent, but it’s the long-term benefit that I appreciate the most.

— Betsy Young, Marketing Director

I’m ridiculously picky. I’ve had some awful massages, some mediocre ones, and some brilliantly effective. None have come close to what Nicki provides. She’s knowledgeable, friendly, intuitive and skilled. I wouldn’t recommend any business unless I had had personal experience of the services offered and I’ve had many massages from Nicki, all of which have been that rare mix of effective and luxurious. 
My ageing body always feels so much better afterwards, and one day, when I win the lottery, I’d have her on retainer for a daily massage.

— Lynne Baker, Director Swissdermyl UK, Kingsclere

Nicki is an amazing massage therapist. I always come away feeling blissful.

— Fran Lawton, Garden Designer, Newbury

I’ve been a client of Nicki for 7 or 8 years, and I have a massage with her most weeks. My weekly massages have played a crucial role in enabling me to continue with the sports that I love, despite having various injuries such as a broken collar bone (that has never healed) and a ripped Achilles’ tendon. Also, being a writer, I spend (too) many hours sat in front of a computer. Were it not for Nicki’s skill as a masseur, her breadth of experience, and her depth of knowledge, I think that between my injuries, and my work, it is extremely unlikely that I’d be able to do all that I do. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is brilliant!

— Daniela Oakwood, PhD, Headley

I have been to Nicki in the past for my neck and this healed very quickly. Recently I have been having treatment on my knee and after a treatment it feels like heaven! Nicki is brilliant and really gets to the point where the pain is coming from and somehow she helps you to work through the pain as she gently massages the area. Nicki has a very positive approach with her treatments. I would highly recommend Nicki.

— Vanessa Martin, Piano Teacher, Kingsclere

My first ever massage. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and was a little apprehensive but Nicki put me at ease very quickly. I came away feeling so might lighter, the knots have eased and felt very relaxed. Thank you so much Nicki

— Jo Cooke, Organiser, Newbury

I have been a regular client of Nicki Lee for more than 10 years and her massage has become an important part of my life. I do a lot of exercise of different kinds but Nicki is extremely reactive to the state of my body and muscles, and is able to vary what she does so that it always benefits me. Sometimes I have a hot stones massage instead of the usual sports massage. This is really relaxing and has a different feel to it, although Nicki also tailors this to my particular needs. I always book the next massage date before I leave Elysium and go home to a wonderful restful evening.

— Sue, Local Government Official, Thatcham

I initially went to see Nicki about some neck and shoulder pain I was suffering with and for the first time ever I came away from my appointments feeling better. Nicki makes a point of checking if the pressure she is applying is right for you and she doesn’t over do it. She offers advice on exercises to do after therapies which she demonstrates and gets you to have a go at before leaving. I can highly recommend Nicki as a massage therapist who is sensitive to your needs, very knowledgeable and always ready to explain what she is doing.

— Jill Thorpe, Dog Trainer, Andover

As a therapist myself, it has been hard to find a great massage. So, when I realised I would be staying close to Nicki for a weekend, I couldn’t wait for my massage. It exceeded my expectations as I knew it would. Nicki is amazing at reading signals from the body she works on, always knowing the exact pressure to massage at. Her room is very relaxing with a heated bed in the winter, a very comforting sense during the massage. She is also a terrific tutor with a vast array of knowledge. I highly recommend getting a fabulous massage from Nicki.

— Jane Marie, Massage Therapist, Bracknell

I first came to Nicki Lee eight years ago with a history of sciatica and back related problems. Since becoming a regular client my symptoms have disappeared. I now consider Nicki’s treatments vital to fitness and good health and not just a self-indulgence (though it is lovely to feel those muscles unwinding!). I would not hesitate to recommend Nicki Lee to anyone considering massage therapy. She is simply brilliant.

— Birgit Mayled, Consultant, Thatcham