Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikita Sims.
Nikita, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started this dream when I was in high school. My English teacher gave us an assignment, and he made us think long and hard about our dream occupation, and I chose to open my own spa. I’ve always loved massaging. I could never explain why I didn’t mind doing it, but after going through school, I know its the fact that I am helping someone.
My family had different plans for me out of high school and in life, so it took a minute to actually start. I’ve done a little bit of everything in all call centers, but I could never be okay with just that. It was a dream that never went away. I always knew that this was the profession for me.
It was like I couldn’t take it anymore and I needed to do something for me. I was kind of in a dark space mentally, and my mom called me out of the blue and asked what was going to make me happy, and she told me to look up some massage schools.
She sent me the link to the school I enrolled in. She had been researching for me. I went to the campus for the walkthrough. I picked my enrollment date that day, and the rest is history.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not at all. If anything it was the complete opposite. Life doesn’t stop because you want to go to school. Life doesn’t stop because you have an obligation or a commitment to your client. I was my biggest struggle as well. I was struggling with depression, anxiety, and insecurities. I got in my own head a lot so that my road even harder.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Touched by Niki – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My business and my passion is massage therapy. Massage therapy helps and can improve so many things and has improved so many things and situations in my life. For that time anyone is on the table you are able to decompress away from all stresses and worries and just think about yourself or not think at all. Massage has improved my sleep, my attitude, my eating habits.
I am most proud when someone gets off my table, and they feel better. When that chip on their shoulder that was there gets knocked off, and they are able to relax. When my client falls asleep its that much better for me, I get that feeling of accomplishment.
What sets me apart… hmm… I am what sets me apart. I’ve always been different. I’ve always had this vibe about me that didn’t quite match up with others. So my approach is different. My care is different. My intuition is different. I know what it means to need that one hour of silence. Just to get my mind in order. I know what it’s like to take care of everyone else and put self-last. I know what its like to put a smile on my face and be broken inside. Those are the clients that I really bond with.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the future is to build a brand and give my family a comfortable life. I am looking at possibly joining a cruise ship if not building clientele all over the metroplex, and throwing pamper parties, then to different cities.
I am looking forward to living my dream. Living my truth. Helping more people as time passes by. Hopefully, giving back to my community and younger generation.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @nikimassages
Keep Happy Alive photography by Jazzamine Green