Nick has been a massage therapist since 2007 after graduating from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland. His goal is to collaborate with clients by offering bodywork that fits their fitness and health goals and guides them to improved function, mobility, and body awareness.
As a casual cyclist and competitive fencer, he is well acquainted with the muscle strains and injuries that can occur with an active lifestyle. Having served as a massage therapist for a Hood to Coast team, for bicycling events throughout the Pacific Northwest and for competitors of the 2008 US Olympic Fencing Qualifiers, he understands the desire of active clients to get back in their game. So he adapts his work not only to their particular injury, muscle strain or restriction but, more importantly, to their training style, and competitive schedule so it complements and enhances their activity. He uses deep tissue, sport massage, myofascial release and structural integration to meet these ends.
The culmination of his work is his certification in KMI Structural Integration. This work focuses on unwinding and lengthening connective tissue which binds and encases muscle, tendon, ligament and bone. With this approach, he restores and aligns the client to a more functional and balanced state of being where they can move with elasticity, play with energy and build capacity and reserves when needed for exertion.