Testimonials

We receive kudos, praise and thanks every single day from our Massage, Reiki & Yoga clients. On a daily basis, clients say they feel much, much better than they did before their visit with Nikki and Comfort & Balance. Besides feeling great, clients often report relief from discomforts (such as migraines, insomnia, sadness, stress), pains (getting clients out of workman’s comp cycles, and no longer needing surgeries)  and other symptoms. We are proud to help people every day and we want to help you. Here is just a very small percentage of that positive feedback:

MASSAGE:
Karina Oddo and I just went for a couple’s massage at Comfort & Balance. I just want to speak on the incredible experience that we had: First of all, we were greeted with smiles and love right from the beginning. Then upon a thorough discussion of our lifestyles and points that we felt needed focus, the masseuse that could best address our specific needs was chosen for each of us. Comfort & Balance was incredibly attentive to our comfort throughout the process, even down to the ambience. We had heated beds, a dark room, beautiful music, fragrant oils, and warm blankets to provide privacy throughout the massage. After the massage I felt healthier, and honestly taller? Lol. They found tensions in my body that I didn’t even know existed. We never felt rushed, which I find incredibly important when engaging in an experience in which I am looking to relax. Comfort & Balance is warm, inviting, incredibly professional and attentive to the needs of clients. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality, tension-relieving experience. I think it is so important to speak up about the business that you love! Thank you Comfort & Balance! We will certainly be back!
Brianna Oddo.
Sewaren, NJ


REIKI:
I came to Nikki with diagnosed Bell’s Palsy. That night, after my first Reiki Session (Active Reiki), I already saw an improvement in my facial symptoms. And more from facebook review…Unbelievable Reiki with Nikki. From the first session, experienced a major healing breakthrough. Extremely therapeutic and relaxing. Highly recommend.
Laurie Clarke
Princeton, NJ


MASSAGE:
Thank you for making me feel better all year long. I come to you all stressed out and I leave feeling relaxed, happy and warm inside…I get such a good night’s sleep. I feel at peace for days after my massage and everything feels so much better. Thank you Nikki, that is the gift you give me with every massage all year long.
Judy Wetzel
Iselin, NJ


REIKI:
I’ve been receiving Reiki from Nikki for about 3 weeks now. I came without any expectations and was open to the outcome. I was feeling anger, resentment, and hurts from past experiences and was finding it difficult to get past these issues that surfaced a few years ago.
During our sessions, I felt totally relaxed and safe, as well as feeling some of the hurt and resentment leaving my body. Nikki is so compassionate and non-judgmental, I truly feel she is like an angel that I needed at this time!
Her voice and touch are so very calming. She validated feelings I’ve had since childhood and gave me meditations to do twice a day, that have truly helped me to begin my journey of healing. My family has noticed a difference in my reactions to stress and have said I seem more calm and hopeful.
Thank you, Nikki, from the bottom of my heart! I have work to do but you’ve given me so many tools that were lacking in my healing process.
Diane S.
Fords, NJ


MASSAGE:
I have always enjoyed getting a massage. Not until my husband surprised me last December with a gift certificate to Comfort and Balance did I know what I was really missing!
From my very first massage with Nikki I knew I had found a very special professional person who really knew how to make my body feel better with what I call her “magic fingers”.
As I am now getting older and suffer from arthritis she has worked with me on areas that are sore and hurtful and made them feel so much better! She gives relief where it is needed and always asks how she can be of help.
I also love the heated table, relaxing music (my favorite….the oriental music!) and wonderful
flavors and scents she offers in her massage oils.
I look forward to every visit and hope to continue seeing her……..and the best is I live around the corner from Comfort and Balance!
Carol Latkovich
Sewaren


YOGA:
I find the perfect measure of peace and quiet at Comfort & Balance. The DeStress Class is paced to my needs and the Yoga class is invigorating. I come to Comfort & Balance as often as possible and always leave feeling better!
Judy Wetzel
Iselin, NJ


MASSAGE:
I have seen 20 different therapists at home in North East Ohio, and not one of them can measure up to the quality of Nikki at Comfort & Balance! She’s the best! I go out of my way whenever I am in Jersey to see her!!
John Elms
Akron, OH


MEDITATION:
Nikki- This was the first class I took with you and it was very clear that you put your heart and soul into it. The class was very well prepared and ran smoothly. Your presence and your personality as the instructor made the class comfortable and most importantly easy to comprehend and participate. The hand outs, instructions and homework were well thought out and interesting. Very much worth my time. Thank you!
Diane DeAngelis
Dunnellen, NJ


MASSAGE:
Thank you [Nikki] at Comfort & Balance for the awesome massage. First time in a long time that I have slept like a baby all night. I highly recommend her!
Beatriz Santana on Facebook
Woodbridge, NJ


REIKI & MASSAGE:
Your spiritual guidance over the past 2 years has helped me grow stronger. Your wonderful massages mixed with some Reiki helped me heal not only a physical illness but a wounded heart & soul. Your Yoga style is warm & welcoming and I feel like I’m home when I walk in the door. Getting a massage is a delightful, relaxing and wonderful experience & when you find someone who is very attuned and actually knows what I need during a massage is something to be thankful for. I am grateful I have found Nikki at Comfort & Balance.
Estelle M.
Fords, NJ


MASSAGE:
Can’t wait to book another Massage they are Heavenly!! Great Atmosphere.
Kesha Campesi on Facebook
NJ


MEDITATION & MASSAGE & REIKI:
You gave me so much with our meditation class this spring.
I use my tools daily. Nicole is a beautiful patient instructor as well as an incredibly talented massage therapist. Her Reiki skills are ON point!
Sheri Lynn Korp
Port Reading, NJ


MASSAGE:
I always enjoy my massages at Comfort & Balance. Nikki is the best!
My soul will be calmed
All my aches will be eased as I
Sink into a place of
Serenity, Relaxation, Refreshment of Spirit
And a world of Peacefulness
Giving into thoughts of
Exceptional contentment
Gwynne Romig
Sewaren, NJ


REIKI:
Nikki is a truly gifted healer. Reiki and Nikki are both truly amazing. My future and Divine purpose came through so clearly and with much detail. The same details came through in two different sessions. Nikki knows stuff about me there is no way she could have known. So I know without a doubt this revalation is authentic. Can’t wait to get started on what I am meant to do in this lifetime. Thank you to Nikki and Reiki for confirmation I am on the right path.
Claudia Miles
Colonia, NJ


YOGA:
In December 2011 I was looking for a Yoga class and found Comfort & Balance. Not only did I find the class, I found the most spiritual, knowledgeable person teaching Yoga, Nikki Reiser. When I take Yoga class there I get more than Yoga: I exercise my mind, open my heart to possibilities and lift my spirit.
Estelle Mueller.
Fords, NJ


MASSAGE:
Amazing people, service and atmosphere!!!
Judy Foster-Clarke
Port Reading, NJ


REIKI:
Nikki is a truly gifted healer. Reiki and Nikki are both truly amazing. My future and Divine purpose came through so clearly and with much detail. The same details came through in two different sessions. Nikki knows stuff about me there is no way she could have known. So I know without a doubt this revelation is authentic. Can’t wait to get started on what I am meant to do in this lifetime. Thank you to Nikki and Reiki for confirmation I am on the right path.
Claudia Miles
Colonia, NJ


YOGA:
In December 2011 I was looking for a Yoga class and found Comfort & Balance. Not only did I find the class, I found the most spiritual, knowledgeable person teaching Yoga, Nikki Reiser. When I take Yoga class there I get more than Yoga: I exercise my mind, open my heart to possibilities and lift my spirit.
Estelle Mueller.
Fords, NJ


MASSAGE:
Amazing people, service and atmosphere!!!
Judy Foster-Clarke
Port Reading, NJ


REIKI & MASSAGE:
Nikki is truly a healer. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and gifted. She listens, customizes her treatment techniques and helps your body to heal! I have received energy work and massage at various places over the past 20 years in NY, NJ and Los Angeles. I am a certified yoga instructor and a licensed occupational therapist – and I feel that Nikki is one of the best practitioners I have met. I was introduced to Comfort & Balance just over a year ago and visit for varied modalities, as my schedule allows. One anecdote that I will share is as follows. I was in a car accident last March where we were hit from the side. Everyone was OK, but my neck was strained and painful. After attending twice weekly chiropractor appointments for 6 weeks, pain persisted. I stopped going to the chiropractor and went to Nikki for one Reiki session – it felt a little better. So I booked a one hour massage – it felt even better. I added one more Reiki session and the strain and knot had cleared. I am grateful to have found Comfort & Balance and highly recommend their services.
Caroline Zemkoski


MASSAGE:
I came in for a 60 minute massage and upon meeting Nikki, I  immediately felt a connection.  The heated table and aromatherapy helped me relax even further. Nikki’s attention to my needs are paramount! You can feel she loves what she does and the care I experienced stayed with me long after my massage was over. It was a body, mind & spirit balance! Being a mom to 3 children (ages 3-17), I’m constantly being pulled in different directions. Nikki reminded me that this is my time, for me.
Michelle Caforio,
Fords, NJ


MASSAGE:
Nikki came Recommended to me from a long time friend I was explaining to him how much pain my body was in. I am a stylist of 27 years and I’m a biker (dirtbike,quads,and streetbikes) of 36 years. The wear and tear on my body has finally taken its toll, I have never had a massage before Nikki, she was the 1st to do it and O my God I can’t believe how phenomenal she is!!! I will recommend her to everyone that comes in my path that’s in pain!!!! I feel like a billion dollar’s!!!! Thankfully i will be seeing her regularly.

Jaime C
Long Branch, NJ


YOGA & REIKI:
Thankful for Nicolette Mandico Reiser for all she has done and continues to do for my son!

Maggie O’Brien-McKenna
Facebook Post

MASSAGE:
Through years of hard work & sports my body had a lot of wear & tear. Four years ago, I found Comfort & Balance. Here Nikki not only gives a great massage, but she is also a great listener and I believe she has special abilities to heal body and soul. I look forward to my appointments, she is always helpful, no matter what is going on.
Kevin Kopko.
Hopelawn, NJ


REIKI:
As a skeptic by nature I didn’t know what to expect from Reiki healing, but my wife had been partaking for around a year, and one day when she couldn’t make her appointment she asked if I wanted to try it…I figured I’d give it a shot.
I am often stressed at work, but am not the type to talk about how I feel, so counseling or therapy has never been an option I would consider. Nikki’s Reiki sessions are like therapy but she does all the talking…you just lay and relax and she is able to vocalize very specifically what you are feeling and why, and is able to channel energy to resolve any issues. After each hour session I walk out feeling energized and relaxed, almost a combination of a vacation and a massage.
I would recommend it to anyone who works in a high stress environment but is not the type to talk about your problems. The treatments have helped me deal with daily stresses better, put things into perspective and priority, and learn to relax and not worry about things when it is not going to help.
Nikki is a consummate professional and extremely skilled at what she does. I’ve recommended it to all of my friends, skeptics or not- and anyone that has tried Reiki with Nikki is amazed by the results.
Dave Meehan,
South Amboy NJ


MASSAGE:
Love Comfort & Balance. I never felt more comfortable and relaxed. I will come back for sure.
Cissy Murgittroyd
Sewaren, NJ


YOGA:
I will be 68 years old this year and balance (not being able to stand on one leg without holding onto a wall) was a big problem. After a visit to an ENT with no answers, I tried Yoga, and that was the answer! After a few classes, I saw improvement in balance and flexibility.
I learn more & more about my well-being and the mind, body, breath connection with each class. I have gained so much from my experience at Comfort & Balance. Thank you for a casual yet
professional environment and your never ending enthusiasm and warmth! Thank you to Elaine (Tuesday yoga teacher) for sharing your love of Yoga with humor and humility and for your consistent support of my progress.
Karen M.
Old Bridge, NJ


REIKI & MASSAGE:
Nikki has the best hands in town. Her Reiki is great and her massage can really turn you around.
Gladys Batiuk.
Carteret, NJ


EXFOLIATING MASSAGE:
My skin feels brand new and my feet feel so soft. Salt scrub massage is amazing!
(This is Matt’s second testimonial, he previously wrote one about basic massage but felt such a difference after upgrading to OUR Exfoliating Salt Scrub Massage that he sent us another.)
Matt Ritter.
Toms River, NJ


REIKI:
My life was turned upside down last year and I was hurting, didn’t know what I was going to do or who I could turn to for help. I found Comfort & Balance’s website and after my first Reiki session with Nikki I immediately felt a difference. My mind was clearer and it felt like a ton of weight was lifted off my shoulders. Since then I have had both Traditional and Active Reiki. Active Reiki is like 5 Traditional Reiki session in 1!
My 6 year old was very unhappy and unable to communicate her feelings. After 2 Reiki sessions she’s like the little girl she used to be- singing, skipping and smiling all the time again.
Nikki and Reiki have helped me make breakthroughs in my life that years of therapy never achieved! Nikki is truly gifted and blessed with healing abilities. I am forever grateful for what she has done for me and my family.
Michelle K.,
South Amboy, NJ


MEDITATION:
Nikki was wonderful and is passionate about what she does. Her voice is soothing and she does wonders for your energy. I love her knowledge and personality.
Stephanie Valenti
Port Reading, NJ


MASSAGE:
Thanks again- I was able to get back to work after my massage session with you. You are worth your weight in GOLD!
Butch Kitchell
Metuchen, NJ


YOGA:
Thank you for an amazing class yesterday. I feel like a million dollars and my hip feels good- no pain today. I have never felt better than I do this morning. I feel energized, calmer and best of all my chronic hip pain (aka mysterious pain) is gone. Love that you always push me to the next level.
Lisa A,
Rahway, NJ


REIKI:
Receiving Reiki with Nikki is so very healing! The Reiki let me release a lot of negative feelings and thoughts I’ve been carrying, some of which I didn’t even realize. I felt relaxed and at peace when I walked out the door.
Erin Hansen,
South Amboy, NJ


MASSAGE:
Nikki has the best hands in the world. I have gotten massages all over the world, really, and she has the best massage hands.
Mike W.,
Sewaren, NJ


REIKI:
Stress and suppressed emotions from family issues was causing serious tension and pain in my neck, making me unable to turn side to side or relax. When I arrived at the group Active Reiki session with Nikki and she said the topic would be on familial relationships, I knew I was in the right place. By the time Nikki was wrapping up the session I felt a very strong pins and needles rush into my right ankle and rapidly out my right foot threw my toes- at which point my neck pain and tension disappeared.
I felt not only physical relief but emotional peace at that moment. Nikki is an amazing person.
Michele Knight,
Woodbridge, NJ


MASSAGE:
I feel like a million bucks from my massage with Nikki!
Matt Ritter,
Toms River, NJ


REIKI:
The 1 one-on-one Reiki session and a few group Reiki sessions made me feel good. And my ovarian cysts have shrunk so small and the pain is so little that I no longer need surgery. The 45 minute ride to you is well worth it. Thank You!
Kerri Hansen,
Toms River, NJ


MEDITATION:
The mindfulness meditation classes really have helped my life. I was always very uptight and kind of sad before this. Now I feel so calm and happy. Nikki was very good in presenting the classes and it was a good experience I would definitely recommend.
Theresa McAloon
Middlesex County


ACTIVE REIKI:
I came to Nikki for Reiki healing. I was suffering from Insomnia, chronic headaches and fatigue. My first sitting with Nikki was very positive. She made me feel very comfortable. After 2-3 sittings I felt a great amount of relief from headaches, clarity in my thinking, and overall general health.
I’ve been able to stop my sleeping tablets and able to sleep peacefully and it’s because of Nikki. She is a life changer and I would recommend anyone having similar chronic issues to seek her help.
Gayathri V.,
Edison, NJ


MASSAGE:
Nikki is a super-talented, caring and loving person who dedicates herself to others….. She is awesome…..She allows me to live a stress-free life…. Allow her to do the same to YOU!!!!!!!!
Gary Wasocki,
Sewaren, NJ


REIKI:
Perfect way to end the year with a reiki session. I absolutely love Comfort & Balance and Nikki is amazing. She is always on point with reiki. It has helped me heal so much. Can’t wait to see what reiki has in store for 2016
Claudia M.,
Colonia, NJ


YOGA:
Yoga is becoming my happy time. Loving it! Bad knees, no problem, modifications make it possible.
Dotty Baretto
Colonia, NJ


REIKI:
Right from my first Active Reiki appointment I felt calm, comfortable and clear minded. Thanks to Nikki, who is honest, caring and the most valuable person I have met. I truly appreciate Nikki’s work. I can’t thank her enough for the clarity she has brought into my life with all the processes she performs that help me connect to my inner being. I continue to work with her because the peace I feel through active reiki is priceless. You are the best Nikki. Thank you for all your help and wonderful services that you offer.
Mina Gulzar
Avenel, NJ


REIKI:
Comfort & Balance Studio is a wonderful place that offers Reiki Massage in addition to other services to help relieve stress and life’s challenges. I walked into the studio not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The past few years, I have had persistent daily chronic pain. After meeting with Nikki for a Reiki Massage, I immediately felt relaxed and at peace. I felt an overwhelming feeling that the weight of the world had been lifted and she helped alleviate some of my symptoms. Nikki is wonderful and has given me a sense of relief regarding my chronic pain. I highly recommend Comfort and Balance.
Jenny
Union, NJ


MASSAGE:
Just had one of the best massages of my life! Prenatal. Nicolette is amazing, super attentive. I was able to stand up straight and at 8+mo that is no longer an easy feat! Total relief.
Alaina Acosta.,
Iselin, NJ


YOGA:
Just participated in my first yoga class in over 15 years… amazing! I loved the class and I feel great! Thanks, Elaine!
Gld N Beasters.,
Colonia, NJ- Facebook Review


REIKI:
Nikki is truly a gifted healer. Reiki and Nikki are both truly amazing. My future and purpose came through so clear in sessions. In session, stuff comes through to Nikki, that there is no way she could have known, so I know without a doubt it is authentic.
Claudia Miles
Colonia, NJ


YOGA:
I have been doing DeStress Yoga with Nikki for 3 years now. I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. I feel so much better. My body feels better and stronger. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to strengthen and stretch. It is low impact but has high benefits. Being older, I worry about mobility and this is something you can do for yourself.
Judy Wetzel
Iselin, NJ