Meet SuNu Massage Therapist Nicole Duxbury, a dynamic woman whose path led her from youth work to shiatsu massage and craniosacral therapy.
What modality do you practice? / What is your role at SuNu?
Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapist
What types of clients do you typically see?
I work with a very wide range of clients spanning ages and ability. I see many perinatal clients at SuNu, which I enjoy. My approach is more intuitive versus technical, so clients open to energetic or mind-body-spirit aspects of bodywork may find my work useful.
What inspired you to pursue this career?
Passionate about “alternative” health care options, I had done healing work “on the side” for almost a decade. I had been doing art-based youth work for years and was ready for something new when a friend mentioned that he was studying Shiatsu. It hit me that this was the perfect next step. (Why hadn’t I thought of this before??) My background in Birth Doula work, Reiki and Herbalism as well as youth work provided me with enough tools to hit the ground running. I’m grateful each day to be doing work I love.
What is the best thing about living in Minnesota?
Access to the natural world and the seasons. I gain much from traveling through the seasons.
What’s your favorite holiday destination?
Ireland! (I mean, I imagine it would be …)
Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
The Force Continues to Awaken
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
The Get Down
If you could switch places with someone for a day.. who would it be?
The president of the USA – and it would be a very busy day!