Meet The Team

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

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!

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 space to guide people on their journey towards better health is by far the best.

NJ Licensed Massage Therapist LIC# 18KT00490400



Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Oncology Massage Therapist
Cupping Practitioner

My career as a massage therapist has been fueled by my passion for healing and the desire to help others.

My goal is to thoughtfully tailor each massage session to each client, personalizing the experience to fit your specific needs. I utilize many techniques & modalities including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish, cupping/gliding cupping, deep tissue, and stretching to promote pain- and tension-relief and deep relaxation.

Whether you are seeking to heal an injury, increase flexibility, or release tension and stress (or a combo of all three), I will create the perfect treatment program for you.


Licensed Massage Therapist

As a massage therapist, my goal is to figure out how to help each person gain more body awareness and effectively manage their pain. I personalize your session specially to your needs as well as empower you with the tools to create your own self-care routine.

My style of bodywork is a methodical, rhythmic, and intuitive blend of techniques including trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, myofascial release, sports massage, acupressure, and stretching.

Whether you are looking to relieve pain or just have some relaxing “you” time, I will create a safe, calming space for you to heal.