I came to Shiatsu with an open curiosity and no greater expectation than the benefits of a good massage. After my first session with Nicola I knew something profound had happened to my body and Nicola's treatments are now a fundamental part of my wellness regime.

The shiatsu supports my self-care in a way I have never felt from any health practitioner before. In addition, her kind and gentle dietary advice has led me to make changes to my diet and my relationship with food that I never dreamed possible, resulting in immediate benefits to my wellbeing.  

The most spectacular result of her treatments is that since our second session I have completely stopped my daily asthma medication which had been a necessary dose of steroids since childhood!​

​Sally Swedlund - Auckland

Nicola was born to be a healer. She is very intuitive, gifted and has a wide range of modalities to draw from. Her beautiful heart is manifested in her smile and the love she exudes to her clients. You never feel small, ridiculous or stupid. She is SO understanding and compassionate.


If you are looking to find peace, heal an injury or an addiction, then look no further. She can help you with those and anything else you may need assistance with.


It's difficult to put into words exactly what Nicola is capable of...as it is an experience, that is felt either internally or physically, depending on what your issue is.

if in doubt, try her once....you'll be back


Carol Smythe - Auckland

​​I was diagnosed with lung cancer eleven years ago. The prognosis wasn’t good. Orthodox practitioners provided extreme courses of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Shiatsu seemed an ideal partner, enabling me to deal with the effects of those treatments - physically and emotionally - with a positive outlook. Nicola is warm, sincere, frank, funny, generous - and incredibly skilled. I have absolute trust in the hands-on therapy she provides, and alongside the physical benefits my body enjoys, there is always guidance and direction on an emotional and spiritual level. ​​

​Sally Muir - Thames


I was completely blown away by the results from Nicola's Shiatsu treatments. They were a huge help with several injuries and I experienced a radical boost in energy levels and overall health as a result – lasting results which really excited me.

I started doing Nicola's Zen Yoga classes and then moved into Shiatsu training. I have been doing part time training with her for 18 months now, and thoroughly enjoy it. Her teaching method is fun, light, very informative and I enjoy the ‘hands on’ approach – where you get the practical aspect  right from the start.  

Nicola is a fantastic practitioner with vast experience and a wealth of knowledge about the body and oriental medical systems. She operates with an extremely high level of integrity which is very important to me. I feel privileged to be learning from her.​

​​​Derek Browne  - Auckland


Nicola has advanced knowledge and experience as a Shiatsu, Zen-yoga and Chi practitioner and she has been instrumental in my self-healing journey over the last 3 years. Nicola continues to inspire me with creative macrobiotic and wholefood recipes that I use every day! She has been very supportive with my journey, has helped me cut unhealthy food and habits from my daily diet, alongside working with me to heal trapped emotional baggage.


I always look forward to the seasonal Shiatsu workshops that Nicola puts together where she focuses on particular body organs and body systems in reference to the current season for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony. Nicola is very understanding and a trusted mentor.


Danni Jones - Auckland

Nicola Godward is a highly skilled practitioner of her craft.I have known her through the Shiatsu  treatments she has given to friend and stroke victim Chris Knox. He has shown his appreciation of her talents, in the only way he knows how …. to give her some powerful paintings drawn by his left hand.

Where  once he was a right handed artist of some repute …. through the care of people like Nicola, he has found finesse in his left hand.

Having consultations with Nicola puts a spark back into Chris’s eyes and a spring back into his step.

Peter Tait - Auckland