About me

My name is Nicola Leighton and my main areas of practice are in the relief of chronic pain and stress.  Within my treatments I use a combination of aromatherapy and different massage techniques to help my clients achieve their goals, while also treating each person as an individual, taking into consideration all parts of their body and mind.


My initial training was a two year diploma in Massage and Essential Oil Science at the Neal’s Yard Remedies School of Natural Health in Covent Garden.  Subsequently I have completed training in pregnancy massage with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, deep tissue massage with Elaine Tomkins and the Jing Institute's one year Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate.


IAs well as being a massage therapist, I also work as a mentor to students on the Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatherapy Diploma, teach the Neal's Yard Remedies Introduction to Aromatherapy course in Bury St Edmunds and I am the co-author of the Neal’s Yard Remedies Complete Massage book.


I am trained in first aid and I am fully insured.  I am also accredited with the IFPA, the International Federation of Practicing Aromatherapists.

I am based in Cambridge, UK and currently work at Emma Kenny Massage Therapies at 19 The Courtyard, Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2SN.


Nicola's massages are the perfect balance between relaxing and rejuvenating. Nicola is always careful to ask about your needs and what you would like to get out of the massage. I cannot recommend her highly enough. 




I saw Nicola today for a pregnancy massage, it was amazing.  Nicola was very professional and caring about the issues I had, and managed to target all my areas of concern.  Very enjoyable and relaxing , I have booked again and will be recommending her to all.  Judy



I've never been one to get massages as I've always found them uncomfortable and unenjoyable. Nicola has completely converted me after giving me the most relaxing and re-energising massage that left me floating out of the room. Her well thought out consultation highlighted my high levels of stress and anxiety - from this Nicola created a bespoke aroma combination to compliment my massage. It was honestly the most refreshing experience I've ever had, both physically and emotionally, and I could not recommend her more highly. Sophie



Having found myself very stressed at work, I decided to do something ‘different’ and visit Nicola for an Aromatherapy session.  After an initial, friendly consultation, Nicola introduced me to some of the theory behind the practice and we worked out what aromas suited me best.  From there the therapy itself – which is obviously the best bit – proved to be extremely relaxing and helpful.  At first I was mildly skeptical about aromatherapy but Nicola is friendly and professional and puts you completely at ease, and is a skilled masseur. There’s definitely no hard sell going on,  just a thoughtful and relaxing process that feels definitely more like therapy, and not just a massage.  I ended up going back a number of times and was very happy with the therapy overall.  Thoroughly recommended.  




I visited Nicola after she was recommended by my husband.  As a dentist, I found I was getting considerable pain in my shoulder and neck.  After attending Nicola’s aromatherapy sessions, I found that my shoulder eased up a lot and was less painful.  Also, it’s a real treat to have a lovely aromatherapy massage, and I always looked forward to it.  


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