Meet The Team

Nicole Lerario, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Thai Massage
Reiki/IET Practitioner
Yoga Instructor
Life Coach

When I founded AKV, it was my goal to empower people who had tried everything else but were still looking for relief.. Being able to do that every day is a blessing!  There is so much more we can do for ourselves than we are told.

My preferred way of working is to combine massage with stretching, yoga, energy work, guided breathing, and/or counseling or self-care tips because it takes a multi-pronged approach to balance all the aspects of physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

As a result, this integrated approach keeps people doing the things they love doing most – without pain, fear, or stress.

I’ve worked in chiropractic offices, spas, in-home, and backstage at concerts — but having my own office from which to guide people on their journey towards better health is by far the best way of working.

NJ Licensed Massage Therapist LIC# 18KT00490400


Manual Lymph Drainage
Myofascial Release
Certified Oncology Massage
Sound Healing & Reiki

I am a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapist. My passion to help others to heal has culminated in 6000 hours of training over the past 18+ years in the holistic fields both Eastern and Western.

My areas of treatment expertise are life-altering illnesses, cancer, chronic disease, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, addiction, trauma, abuse, palliative care for the terminally ill, and pain & stress management.


Deep Tissue & Sports Massage
Myofascial Release

I graduated from The Swedish Institute in NYC in 1993 and started my practice specializing in Integrated Bodywork, Swedish, Medical and Sports Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Gua Sha, Stretching, and Intuitive Healing. My goal with each session is for my clients to get relief, achieve balance, gain insight, and cultivate tools to assist them with self-care so they can live their best lives.


Deep Tissue & Sports Massage
Pre-Natal Massage
Certified Trager Practitioner

I offer an intuitive, firm touch, guided breathing, and stretching techniques to achieve energy balance and overall wellness. I believe the power to heal is within. I am a graduate of Healing Hands Institute (2003), a school focused on therapeutic and medical education. I’ve accrued over 600 hours of anatomy and physiology and certification in many modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, PNF stretching, and prenatal.

I also offer Trager work, which is a vibrational based bodywork which helps repattern nerves, reduce stiff muscles and open energetic pathways to restore movement and function in the body. This can be added to any session – just be sure to ask be about it!