Nicole is the resident “pillow expert” and the owner of Equilibrio. She is known for her slow, deep massages as she blends melting deep tissue work, soothing relaxation massage with elements from Thai yoga. She has been specialized in pregnancy massage since 2004 and has helped countless mamas-to-be relax and find relief from the discomforts of pregnancy.
Nicole’s interest in massage developed early in life from hundreds (if not more!) of shoulder rubs and foot massages exchanged with her mom. And while her grandmother always knew she would become a massage therapist, it took Nicole lots of schooling and years in the nonprofit sector before it occurred to her. She left the nonprofit world seeking a caffeine-free lifestyle more balanced between body, mind and spirit. This balance—or “equilibrio”—remains the inspiration for her business and the work she does everyday with her clients.
Much of Nicole’s work focuses on women’s health issues. She is certified in Pre and Perinatal Massage and has completed advanced training by Carole Osborne. Nicole trained as a doula, and while she doesn’t attend a lot of births, is deeply humbled every time. She received her foundational training at the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA and finished her certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB) and is California State Licensed Massage Therapist (CMT).
Episodes for this expert
Sleep During Pregnancy: Finding Comfort with a Growing Belly
Sleep is important throughout your pregnancy. But trying to get comfortable with a growing belly and all that pressure on your bladder can be tough. This episode explores various ways you can help your body relax so you and your baby can rest.