Massage & Acupuncture Testimonials

I have been visiting Nicola now for about 8 months for both acupuncture and massage following breast cancer treatment including Chemotherapy, and scar management after major abdominal and breast surgery. Nicola has worked wonders on my scars including regaining feeling and reducing pain, and helped to support my system in returning to normal after all the chemicals and drugs I have endured over the past 18 months. She is professional but friendly and approachable as well as knowledgeable about different methods of treatment. I would actually like to give her more than 5 stars but it's not allowed!


I went to Nicola with chronic migraines, I had tried other acupuncturists who had sadly not been able to help me. After one session I had a 95% reduction in my migraine.

Nicola also has a vigorous Covid 19 policy and is very friendly


I have been seeing Nicola for a number of years for Acupuncture treatment, she is a very experienced therapist who has always adhered to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. I visited the practice today and was very impressed with all the changes that Nicola has made to her clinic space in order for people to feel safe. Nicola is wearing PPE, I had a temperature check on arrival, there are handwashing facilities in the room, Nicola is able to wipe everything down. Nicola also has a UV lamp to sterilise the room between treatments, there really isn't anything that she hasn't thought of, I felt extremely safe and have booked my next session without hesitation.


I have been seeing Nicola weekly for a few months now and she has worked wonders! The acupuncture has helped tremendously with my anxiety and hormones...from not having a period in almost 8 years to having one 2 months in a row is just amazing. Go see her, you won’t be disappointed!!


I first used Nicola when training for an endurance bike ride. She worked with me to help prevent small problems getting worse, so I could still train and complete my challenge. I then started racing and found the range of treatments Nicola offered helped my recovery. I've now made the treatments a regular part of my regime.

After a nasty crash, Nicola helped me get back to training as quickly as possible.

I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola for all the treatments she offers (I think I've tried them all). I have always found her very professional, and the treatments delivered with a high level of expertise.

Chris E.

I have been having regular massage treatments with Nicola for the past several years. The treatment that I usually have is Indian Head Massage. This involves a relaxing massage of the upper back, upper arms, shoulders, neck and head. I find this treatment very beneficial as I tend to carry a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck and this treatment helps to relax the muscle and to ease tension. This is particularly helpful for the arthritis in my neck, because after a treatment I am able to move my head much better and the pain is reduced considerably.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Nicola Court as a therapist to anyone, in fact I regularly buy gift certificates for treatments from her for my friends birthday presents!

J.H., Harlow, Essex.

I went to see Nicola for acupuncture & felt profound calmness and peace after each session. I slept differently afterwards -a deeper and more restorative kind of sleep. Nothing seems to faze me and this inner calm has remained to give a sense of balance and well-being.

M.G., London

I started having massage treatments with Nicola several years ago as I suffer from M.E. Due to the varying symptoms of M.E. Nicola will structure my treatment accordingly, which can include Reki, Indian head massage, Gua Sha, Cupping, Acupressure and Ear Acupuncture. I have found the treatments Nicola has used to be very affective in helping me manage my illness, it has helped improve my sleep patterns, I have less joint and muscle pain and after a treatment I always feel so much better.

I have also used Acupuncture to help with my symptoms and have found this to be a very important treatment in dealing with my M.E. I have started using Nicola as my Acupuncturist and found her to be extremely professional and knowledgeable with her diagnosis and treatment. I find the sessions to be relaxing and afterwards I feel a clarity and a greater physical and mental strength.

I have in the past recommend Nicola to friends and family with great success and will happily continue to do so in the future.

Karen, Harlow

I originally felt very nervous about having a massage because i did not think that it was a "man thing". I had injured my shoulder falling off a motorbike - Nicola helped with that.

What i did not expect was the unbelievable feelings of calm and well being that i get after a massage; that feeling lasts all weekend. Nicola has really helped me to feel good about myself and i look forward to every appointment.

As a person recovering from bad depression, I have found Nicola very helpful in restoring my self worth. I have become a strong advocate for Nicola's massage and recommend her to my friends as i feel she is really worth every penny.

D.M., Harlow

I began seeing Nicola for acupuncture treatments to help manage both anxiety and acute migraine attacks. I noticed in instant improvement in my well-being following my first treatment. I felt calm and more relaxed, and able to sleep better at night. My migraines also reduced significantly to a manageable level.

As a busy working mother, I feel I benefited from the relaxing environment that Nicola provides during treatment. The use of acupuncture, along with massage, has provided me with an invaluable chance to unwind.

I would not have any hesitation in recommending Nicola to friends or family.

K.W., Harlow

I have been seeing Nicola for almost a year and the impact she has had on many aspects of my life has been amazing! I originally went to see Nicola for acupuncture for stress relief and then later to help fall pregnant. An hour with Nicola each week had such a profound effect on my monthly cycles, which before had been painful and a little irregular, they became as regular as clock work, plus the pain that came along each month practically disappeared.

My stress levels were also improved greatly. Not only is Nicola a great acupuncturist she is also great with her clients, is friendly, warm, approachable and always professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicola to anyone.


I first saw Nicola for massage on my legs and while having a massage session I told her about my problems with PMS and period pains. I have been suffering every month for a number of years. Nicola recommended I should try acupuncture for my PMS symptoms, particularly with anxiety, headaches and the pain.

My life and well-being has improved so much since having acupuncture. Nicola has been a godsend and I cannot thank her enough for her support, understanding and for giving back my inner calm. As well as having acupuncture, Nicola has given me advice and suggestions about food and other things I can do to improve my PMS symptoms, such as exercise and meditation.

I would recommend Nicola to anyone as she is professional, reliable, sincere, caring and her knowledge of health and well-being matters are amazing. I have learnt so much from Nicola.


On Good Friday, I got a trapped nerve, deep beneath my shoulder blade. This caused excruciating pain to my back, neck and left arm. With pins and needles flowing down my arm, I could barely move. Two painful trips to a chiropractor, regular icing and a four-day Easter weekend spent as motionless as possible - I was still in agony.

I had been receiving excellent monthly sports massage treatments from Nicola for the past year or so - and thank goodness I was introduced to her! Because of my needle phobia, attempting acupuncture had never even crossed my mind. But when the trapped nerve struck, I was on the phone, straight away, asking for a session.

I have to admit, I arrived whimpering (from the pain I was in and fear of the impending needles) but Nicola had the patience and caring manner of a Saint. Not once did I feel hurried or a nuisance. She understood the anxiety in my voice as I asked if the needles would hurt, and gently explained that I was more likely to feel her fingers holding my skin and the plastic around the needles than the actual needles. She showed me how thin the needles were, explained where she was going to put them, how many she'd put in and how long she'd leave them in for. She assured me she fully believed the acupuncture would get to the pain and help relieve it quickly. And this turned out to be true!

My fear being what it was though, I couldn't help but tense just before the needles were placed in my neck and shoulder. However, Nicola's soothing manner and calming voice helped to relax me, enabling the acupuncture to do its work. True to her word, I hardly felt a thing! This was a huge achievement for me as I have had a lifelong fear of needles. Most importantly, before the end of the 1 hour session, I already felt a huge relief in pain and had regained movement of my neck. I occasionally felt the muscles in my back spasm (felt more like a flutter), and Nicola explained the muscles were unclenching around the inflamed nerve they had been protecting.

I left my first acupuncture session feeling a lot happier than when I had arrived and in less pain. I had a further two acupuncture sessions after that, which healed my back and arm. I have to admit that acupuncture did help quickly and painlessly where other treatments would have taken longer.

Although my needle phobia hasn't completely disappeared, I am perfectly happy for Nicola to perform acupuncture on me again because I trust her, knowing I'm in safe hands. Her manner and approach are perfect for people like myself who have a huge phobia, which shows that it can be overcome with the right practitioner. She provided me with the best professional care (acupuncture, massage, cupping), diagnosis and advice and I always felt looked after.

People have asked why I travel all the way to Harlow, rather than choosing someone local, but it's simple really - I receive perfect care from Nicola. Try her and I am sure you will agree with me.

Jennifer Tawiah, London E4

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Covid-19 - 5th Nov 2020 update

The clinic is open for medical services including medical massage. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council and British Acupuncture Federation we are following their guidelines as well as Public Health England . Full details of what you can expect when you come to clinic can be found here.

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