My name is Nick Semrick. I studied massage therapy at Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies in Brentwood, Tennessee, receiving my certificate in 2017 and officially became licensed by the State of Tennessee in early 2018. Prior to that time, I worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant, beginning in 2008. I spent a lot of my childhood in the Middle Tennessee area, attending St. Joseph's in Madison, before I traveled to many corners of the world, especially during my time in the United States Marine Corps. After having spent much time in many different types of occupations - barista, mortarman, etc. - it is something to work in a profession that truly calls to me. I am very passionate about helping people and improving their quality of life.
My practice philosophy is that every one can benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy can be soul-soothing or pain-relieving or both. It can help individuals recover from old injuries or gain mobility to be able to enjoy life. The body, given the right support, can heal. I have experienced that through myself and countless others.
In my life, my firsthand experience of the amazing ability of the body to heal first happened when I was six years old. When I was playing outside with my cousins and brothers, I was struck by a car at a high rate of speed. I was in a coma for a few days and my mother was told that I would never walk or talk again. The likelihood that I would mentally never recover was also a reality that my mother tried to process. I was already involved in many sports before the accident and I was determined to return to my hobbies. After working with a physical therapist and other medical professionals, I was playing football again by the next year. The body is an amazing thing and I know that I can help others in this way.
I enjoy spending time with my family including our two German Shepherds, riding my motorcycle and trying new coffee places.