About Us

Hello! My name is Nellie Riddle and I am a certified massage therapist. I recently graduated from IPSB, International Professional School of Bodywork, who specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy), and Sports Massage. I combine these techniques depending on the clients needs so every massage is unique in is own way. I love working along with clients in helping them with chronic issues and also provide a balance in their lives by giving them information on self care advice and stretches that will increase their mobility. When I'm not massaging, I go surfing, hiking or exercise.  more

The Knotfinder

4295 Gesner St

Suite 3F

San Diego , CA 92117 map it

(619) 630-8820

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Client Testimonials

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  • Nellie is wonderful to talk to and is skilled in finding all the problem spots to adequately address them.

    Nellie Riddle should be your go-to whenever you have the need to de-stress your life. I've had multiple massages by Nellie and I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated after every session. There's a reason she's called the Knotfinder!

  • A great experience from to finish.

    Nellie has helped me understand my problem areas, so that I focus on those area to maintain my active lifestyle. Liked "The Knotfinder"!

  • Lots of needed pain, but we'll worth it once it's over. Amazing work ????

    Nellie is the master of finding knots and working them out. I've had two sessions and already feel the difference!

  • Wonderful, i can stop looking for a new therapist

    First, Nellie is very kind and listens to what your needs are. She described the treatment and answered all my questions. IMHO this is the best experience I have ever had, and I have tried a few places. 10/10!! Thanks again Nellie!!

  • As good as "Game of Thrones"!

    Liked: EVERYTHING! Disliked: Nothing I guess I should say more. From the music & lighting to the skill of my masseuse; from the silences & bits of heartfelt conversation to the GREAT way I felt after, it was a wonderful hour and I will be back again and again.

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Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session

$75
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Sports Massage Treatment - 60 min or 90 min Sessions

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Nellie R.

License: CA #56847

79 Verified Reviews

First-Time Client Discount 60 min Session

$60
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First-Time Client Discount 90 min Session

$85
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Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session

$75
60min
$100
90min

Sports Massage Treatment - 60 min or 90 min Sessions

$75
60min
$100
90min
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30 min Table Massage

$40
30min
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Cupping Treatment

$80
60min
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6 - 60 min massage sessions

$360
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4 - 60 min Package

$260
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6 - 90 min massage sessions

$510
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4 - 90 min Package

$360
90min.
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Corporate or Business Chair Massage

$140
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$210
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$280
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by Anonymous on Jul 24
Nellie is wonderful to talk to and is skilled in finding all the problem spots to adequately address them.
by Toni on Jul 08
Nellie Riddle should be your go-to whenever you have the need to de-stress your life. I've had multiple massages by Nellie and I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated after every session. There's a reason she's called the Knotfinder!
by Martin on Jun 26
A great experience from to finish.
by Anonymous on Jun 23
Nellie has helped me understand my problem areas, so that I focus on those area to maintain my active lifestyle. Liked "The Knotfinder"!
by Amos on Jun 13
Lots of needed pain, but we'll worth it once it's over. Amazing work ????
by Jennifer on Jun 07
Nellie is the master of finding knots and working them out. I've had two sessions and already feel the difference!
by Lize on May 24
Wonderful, i can stop looking for a new therapist
by jeff on May 09
First, Nellie is very kind and listens to what your needs are. She described the treatment and answered all my questions. IMHO this is the best experience I have ever had, and I have tried a few places. 10/10!! Thanks again Nellie!!
by Karina on May 06
As good as "Game of Thrones"!
by Anonymous on Apr 22
Liked: EVERYTHING! Disliked: Nothing I guess I should say more. From the music & lighting to the skill of my masseuse; from the silences & bits of heartfelt conversation to the GREAT way I felt after, it was a wonderful hour and I will be back again and again.

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4.96 (Based on 79 Reviews)

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by Anonymous on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: First-Time Client Discount 60 min Session with Nellie R.
Nellie is wonderful to talk to and is skilled in finding all the problem spots to adequately address them.
by Toni on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: First-Time Client Discount 60 min Session with Nellie R.
Nellie Riddle should be your go-to whenever you have the need to de-stress your life. I've had multiple massages by Nellie and I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated after every session. There's a reason she's called the Knotfinder!
by Martin on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage Treatment - 60 min or 90 min Sessions with Nellie R.
A great experience from to finish.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie has helped me understand my problem areas, so that I focus on those area to maintain my active lifestyle. Liked "The Knotfinder"!
by Amos on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: 4 - 90 min Package with Nellie R.
Lots of needed pain, but we'll worth it once it's over. Amazing work ????
by Jennifer on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
Nellie is the master of finding knots and working them out. I've had two sessions and already feel the difference!
by Lize on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: First-Time Client Discount 60 min Session with Nellie R.
Wonderful, i can stop looking for a new therapist
by jeff on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
First, Nellie is very kind and listens to what your needs are. She described the treatment and answered all my questions. IMHO this is the best experience I have ever had, and I have tried a few places. 10/10!! Thanks again Nellie!!
by Karina on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
As good as "Game of Thrones"!
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 4 - 60 min Package with Nellie R.
Liked: EVERYTHING! Disliked: Nothing I guess I should say more. From the music & lighting to the skill of my masseuse; from the silences & bits of heartfelt conversation to the GREAT way I felt after, it was a wonderful hour and I will be back again and again.
by Sheri on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
No other massage therapist i have been to truly understands trigger point resolution as well as Nellie. I had been struggling with chronic pain of "unknown cause" for 10 years, and i now feel much better after just 1 session! I'm finally hopeful i can be completely pain-free soon. I have the utmost gratitude for Nellie's expertise!
by Rich on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
Nellie is able to get right to the root of the issue (which is sometimes not obvious, at least to me) to solve the underlying problem rather than just address the symptoms. And she's very nice too. :-)
by Carol on Mar 2019
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Service Received: First-Time Client Discount 90 min Session with Nellie R.
If you need more than relaxation then Nellie is the therapist for you. She also showed her gentler side as well so I know it’s there when that’s all I want. I am an active 58 year old and have ignored so much tightness by blaming it on age. Turned out to be false and I’m looking forward to more freedom of motion over the next few months.
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
Amazing skills! Can't wait for the next appointment
by robin on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique (Trigger Point Therapy) 60 min or 90 min Session with Nellie R.
Such a wonderful blend of healing therapy and relaxation. Nellie is extremely skilled while also being such a wonderful energy to be around.
by robert on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Sports Massage with Nellie R.
Everything. Nellie is very knowledgable and an amazing masseuse
by Nick on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Great tratment, have never felt better than after the treatment
by Anna on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique with Nellie R.
She is it: the trigger point therapist I have been looking for the past ten years!
by Kathleen on Nov 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
FRIGGEN AMAZING!!!
by Shirley on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie knows exactly what to do. Parking is good.
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Always wonderful!
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
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Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie is amazing. She IS the knot finder, she always finds and eliminates them!
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
I loved the whole experience. Can't wait to go back
by Mika on Jul 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
It was my first time and I don't need to search another massage place, I know where to go back and I know who can help me now!! I was suffering discomfort in my leg all the way down to ankle, heel, neck and shoulder...but Nellie took care of me with her skill and professionalism!! She also showed me how to stretch and It helps me a lot, Thank You Nellie!!
by Steve on Jul 2018
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Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Best massage therapist in San Diego!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Massage that is so good, the tension and pain relief lasts for many days.
by Rik on May 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie was excellent! Very friendly and professional. She really took the time to find out what my needs were before the session. She really is a "knot finder". Really looking forward to my next session. Thanks!!
by Anonymous on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
AMAZING
by Christine on May 2018
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Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie is by far the most knowledgeable and skilled massage therapist I have ever had! She is able to easily find knots and apply just the right amount of pressure every time. I can't imagine my life without her!!
by Amos on May 2018
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Service Received: 4 - 90 min Package with Nellie R.
Nellie did an awesome job
by Anonymous on May 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
I particularly liked that Nellie was so informative about back health and what to do to self care to help maintain a healthy body. She is very professional and thorough and my back feels free from the many knots and stresses it was under !
by Paul on Apr 2018
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique with Nellie R.
Nellie was by far the best treatment I have ever had, she found my trouble spots immediately, and subsequently found many more that i was not aware of. Her experience and knowledge is very apparent, and she makes sure that the pressure is exactly where you want it to be. Absolutely going to be a regular client of Nellie's
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Nellie R.
Highly recommend. Understand the body and all it's connections well, really targets your pain points
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
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Service Received: Chair Massage with Nellie R.
I liked EVERYTHING about my experience, from parking space to ambiance to my massage, AND recommended stretches. Nellie's skill is AMAZING. I would totally recommend The Knotfinder to anyone who asked me, and probably to those who didn't ask me. It was a great day for me, as I went from The Knotfinder to a chair yoga class with Aundria that was just right for me.
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
TGINF-thank God it's Nelly's Friday
by Carrie on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
The Knotfinder found knots I didn't even know were there! I felt amazingly relaxed and balanced after my massage.
by Julieta on Jan 2018
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
The vibe of the place is great. Very welcoming and relaxing as well as Nellie, she makes you feel comfortable and she is very professional. She has a positive attitude and welcomes you.
by Lauren on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Groupon and Living Social Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
LOVED everything!!!! Best thing I think I've ever done for my body and definitely will continue going to Nellie. Have already recommended her to family and friends. She truly studies and takes her time to find your trigger points and release the pain/pressure wherever you're having issues. I could go on and on with positive things to say! Just go and you will see for yourself!!
by Sarah on Dec 2017
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Nelly is a magician and a miracle worker!! Her healing hands did some bodyWORK on these tired bones of mine and wow what a difference. Can't wait for the next session!
by Apryl on Dec 2017
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie is amazing!!
by robert on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Groupon and Living Social Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Very therapeutic and relieving. Definitely recommend if you need to get some knots worked out.
by Andrea on Dec 2017
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
The massage was great! It was exactly what I was hoping for. I hope to come back soon for another massage!
by Jennifer on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Groupon and Living Social Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Extremely intuitive, went straight to the spots that hurt, and didn't need direction at all. She has magic hands!
by Betsy on Nov 2017
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
She is wonderful. I plan to see her for years to come ??????????????????????????????
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique with Nellie R.
Nellie is amazing! She knows how to find knots and works with them in a therapeutic way. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their tight muscles to relax!
by Anonymous on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Groupon and Living Social Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
This massage was so different than previous massages!
by Lida on Oct 2017
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Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie is a great massage therapist. She has a magic touch, her fingers do a miracle. I had pain in my neck for so many months and I had seen a chiropractor and acupuncture none of them could do anything for me to ease the pain.... After going to Nellie for the first session the pain was much much better. The name KNOTFINDER is the perfect to describe Nellie. That name really suits her....... You have no idea until you try her until then you would be missing out so much. I highly recommend her and every penny you invest is well worth it.
by Anonymous on Oct 2017
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Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Appreciated that my pain and problem were understood and that the massage was not generic but catered to my need for relief.
by Stephanie on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Nellie was amazing. Immediately I felt comfortable, everything was clean and calming and her trigger point technique was awesome! Highly recommended
by Victor on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
The location is important to me because it's very close to my home. Another big plus was having a bathroom in the suite. With many other places you have to use a bathroom down the hall. Rooms were decorated tastefully; simple, pleasant, clean & airy not heavy & dark like some. We had to make a couple of changes to the appointment & Nellie was very accommodating. She is very friendly & makes you feel welcome right away. She is very attentive to requests. I am not able to comment on every minute of the massage because I fell asleep! Which is a good reflection on how relaxed she got me! I will definitely be returning.
by Paul on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Nellie was very understanding of muscles tissue and was able to find the specific areas that needed targeted. Great job and more than expected.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Nellie was reverent in her touch, well described as a knotfiunder! gently pressed on knots to unravel :-) She was focused and had a selection of Snatam Kaur mantras playing during our session which was perfect for me. She obviously loves what she does.
by NANCY on Sep 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Nellie made you feel very comfortable. She worked the Trigger points and released a lot of the tight muscles in the shoulders and neck. I will go back. Nancy
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
Every massage therapist I've ever seen asks what areas I'd like targeted. Nellie was the first to actually listen and spend the time addressing my concerns. She was responsive, professional, and ensured I had a wonderful experience. On top of that, her prices are very competitive. Thank you, Nellie!
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
WOW! I'll be coming back for more.
by lauren on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie listens to clients to provide the type of massage experience they seek.
by Dawn on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique with Nellie R.
Nellie always finds the "knots"! I highly recommend her!
by Coleen on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Neuromuscular Massage Technique with Nellie R.
She works with you to release the long held tension in your body.
by Maxy on Jul 2017
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Love you girl! Keep doing your thing! We've gotta go on a double date when your girl gets back in town!

Business response:

You got it! I'll let ya know when and we'll plan. Hope you're feeling better chika!

by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Nellie R.
Finally feeling better after one of Nellie's amazing sports massages. Fantastic!
by Ken on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Groupon Customer - Voucher Number Required with Nellie R.
The Knotfinder is very skilled and knowledgeable. One of the best massages I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend you book a massage with her!!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Good overall circulatory massage.
by rebecca on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie is a pro at getting right at what my body needs. She knows how to use pressure of varying depths in accordance with my comfort levels, and I always leave feeling complete and wonderful.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 60 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie has a gift for quickly finding the specific places that most need work. She's respectful of my desire for quiet when I don't feel like talking.
by Melanie on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Cupping works! Thank you!!!
by Major on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
This was the best, most comfortable, relaxing massage experience I've ever had. Nellie was great. Can't wait to get back in there
by April on May 2017
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
As a mother, diligent exerciser and massage therapist myself, daily life really takes a toll on my body and Nellie knows how to find the spots that need attention and help me feel better! I've known her for many years and she has a natural gift for massage.
by Marshawn on May 2017
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Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Great job
by Sarah Howard on May 2017
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Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie was very kind, intuitive and helpful in my trigger point massage. Really glad I found her!
by Christopher on May 2017
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Service Received: Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie was great. I had been having some issues with my upper back and she was able to find the spot and solve my issues. I will definitely be returning.
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Definitely would recommend Nellie! Very knowledgeable
by Catherine on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Sports Massage with Nellie R.
A bit sore today but needed the deep pressure! Yup, found my knots!
by Amos on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Sports Massage with Nellie R.
Amazing job, Nelly is truly the Knot Finder!!!
by Christine on Apr 2017
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Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
Nellie is amazing!! You won't regret booking an appointment with her!
by Marcelle on Apr 2017
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie takes the time to ensure she knows where your issue areas are before she starts working on you. She has a gift for finding the pressure points and really helps to release tension. She will change your life when it comes to your idea of the importance of massage for a healthy body.
by Teresa on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Chair Massage with Nellie R.
I like everything about Nellie and her massages. She is the BEST!
by Charlie on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 6 - 90 min massage sessions with Nellie R.
I sleep during, and after, Nellie's deep tissue massage. Deeply, completely and permanently healed!
by robin on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: First Client Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie is the best!!!
by Annie on May 2016
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Service Received: 90 min Circulatory Massage with Nellie R.
Nellie is amazing! She is definitely the best masseuse I have ever had.
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The Knotfinder

4295 Gesner St

Suite 3F

San Diego , CA 92117 map it

Phone: (619) 630-8820