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Olga Tamara

I had the privilege of attending one of Nicholas Barbousas’s workshops on posture analysis, which was exceptional and well delivered. The content of his workshop was extremely useful and to this day, I remember his teachings and use it to assess my clients on a daily basis.

His approach to his teaching is relaxed yet informative and focused. I would recommend Nicholas’ course to anyone who is intent on learning more about the alignment of the body.

Olga Tamara, Vice President Pilates Alliance Australasia

Gina Richter

Nicholas’ explanation of different posture types was immediately applicable to my work teaching exercise to clients. Highly recommended.

Gina Richter, Pilates Instructor and Yoga Teacher – Powerhouse Personal Training

Tim Hulbert

The myofascial release course that I did with Nicholas was the most relevant and useful course I have ever done. His depth of understanding and experience in bodywork made the course full of useful practical tips that I began to apply with my clients the next week. I still use them today many years later.

He is able to demonstrate his work clearly and then help to further refine the application of that technique so that I really got what he was presenting. Teaching is a separate skill to doing, and he does well at both.

Dr Tim Hulbert, Osteopath, Acupuncturist, Yoga Teacher, Structural Energy Awakener, Herbalist and Feldenkrais Teacher.

A.M.

Whenever I have a friend with any sort of muscular pain or structural issue, I refer them to Nick who I fondly refer to as “Nick with the magical hands”. Nick is one of the best body worker’s in the industry. He has helped me finally stand up straight, and is always great to visit when I get stiff and sore from too much work at my desk. I highly recommend him to everyone including my own family, friends and clients!

A.J.

I am in the Natural Therapies industry myself and with a chronic problem I have seen a lot of bodywork practitioners. I can honestly say I have never known of anyone as skilled and effective as Nick. I am sure he is the main reason I remain upright. I recommend him wholeheartedly. Seeing Nick will be the biggest favour you could ever do for your body.

M.A.

I first started seeing Nick four years ago after the birth of my first child. I have a long history of neck and back problems, including scoliosis and whiplash and my neck and shoulders would completely seize up every few weeks – I’d be unable to move my neck and feel severe pain even when resting. It was quite debilitating. I tried countless osteopaths, chiropractors and different massage therapies over the years but didn’t find anything particularly helpful, some therapies providing short-term relief only. Nick was different. There were many times when I’d go in to see Nick with a stiff, painful neck feeling pain around 8-9/10 on the pain scale and with almost no range of motion in my neck and walk out an hour later able to move again – just a niggle or some tenderness in the affected muscles. That was in the bad old days. After some time getting my body straightened out and getting to know my patterns of restriction, Nick also referred me to a highly skilled Pilates teacher who does remedial work specifically designed to correct poor patterns of movement. So Nick has been like my panel-beater/mechanic sorting out my dented body and the Pilates instructor has made me stronger and taught me how to ‘drive my car’ properly to avoid crashing in future! I’ve never felt stronger or better in my body. My second baby is now 8 months old and weighs > 11kg, yet I am managing to lug him around without any neck pain for over 6 months! Thanks Nick!

G.L.

Before Nick treated me I had constant sciatic pain and a lot of other constant pain with my legs and hips. After Nicks treatment I no longer wake at night with pain and have little pain ever, my legs are noticeably straighter, I walk and exercise at a higher levels.

C.W.

I first met Nick Barbousas after 12 months of struggling with a severe hamstring injury and post-PRP complications which was creating enormous stress in my life. I had been a healthy, athletic, active surf lifesaver, soft sand runner, ocean swimmer and half marathon runner reduced to barely being able to sit in a chair for half an hour. I didn’t know that much about Rolfing and I felt I had already tried every avenue possible from many types of massage, physio, osteopathy, healings but I was desperate so I thought I would give it a try. Nick was very honest and upfront with me, saying if I didn’t notice any relief after 3 sessions, it probably wasn’t going to help me. Luckily, he has miracle hands! He got me back running in such a short time, even soft sand which the physio said I would never do again! Nick is an exceptional Rolfing professional with an enormous depth of expertise and experience. With his compassionate, professional, thorough and supportive approach, I would highly recommend him to anyone. I cannot speak highly enough about Nick!

R.G.

Nick is a passionate professional. His skill set is a brilliant mix of science and intuition. His approach is thorough and flexible and the results reflect this

S.G.

Nick has a very unique and holistic view of working with the human body. Finally I feel as if someone is looking at the whole picture and the results are showing