Professional Summary

About Nikki

I am a native of South Carolina and have been living in Columbia since 1971. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Media Arts. It wasn't long after receiving my degree that my true passion came knocking, and it wasn't media arts. It was my desire to heal and help others heal.

I enrolled in the Massage Therapy Certification Program at the Body Therapy Institute in North Carolina in 1993. I am board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork and I am licensed by the state of South Carolina (License No. 1031). During my first year out of massage school, I worked at a chiropractor's office. At the end of that year, I opened my own office. I have been practicing therapeutic massage and bodywork in Columbia since 1994.

Massage therapy opened the door for me to explore many other methods for healing. In 2007, I received training in the Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration from the Institute for Structural Integration in Miami, FL. Then in 2014, another door opened and I became a Reconnection® - Certified Practitioner.

Education and Training

1987 - University of South Carolina, B.A. Degree
1993 - Body Therapy Institute, Massage Therapy Certification Program
1996 - St. John's Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute; Cervical Injuries,
            Postural Analysis, Pelvic Stabilization
1996 - Body Therapy Institute, Somatic Psychology
2000 - C.H.E.K Institute, Internship Level I
2004 - University of South Florida, 40 hours Dissection Course in Human Gross Anatomy
2006 - Reiki Level I Training
2006 - Reiki Level II Training
2006 - Connective Tissue Massage Level I
2006 - Connective Tissue Massage Level II
2007 - The Institute for Structural Integration, Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration
2008 - Biomechanics of Alignment Series; Pelvis, Legs and Arms
2014 - Reconnection® - Certified Practitioner
2015 - 2018, Reconnective Healing® Mentor and Teaching Assistant
2017 - Isha Institute of Inner Sciences, Inner Engineering


1994 - Dr. Li Huang, Chiropractor
1995 - Present, Private Practice Columbia, SC
2015 - 2016, Dutch Fork Chiropractic Center


I became a client of Nikki's in 2003 when I lived and worked in Columbia. When I retired and moved to Camden, I continued coming to Nikki on a monthly basis because I found her to be so knowledgeable about the structure of my body. She can pinpoint a troubled spot from my description of pain. Not only is she able to heal the body, but she relates our physical needs to the whole person and can, when requested, help on a more emotional level. You never leave without having gotten more than you paid for.

Jo Griffith - Fan of Nikki

I have been a client of Nikki's for more than three years. With her gentle ways and strong hands, she has coaxed my body away from a great deal of pain. With five compressed discs, a highly inflamed sciatic nerve and a piriformis muscle as hard as a rock, she had her hands full. She was able to do what doctors had not. I am now pain free. That is, until I do something stupid. Then of course, I call Nikki.

Pat Conrad - Chapin, SC

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Nikki Cox - LMT

“The quality of health in the human body is directly related to the quality of the overall flow of energy in the body.”

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