From Our Editors
Look around. You'll see Persian rugs, funky armchairs, colorful trinkets, and live plants. Though it stands for Natural Organic Wellness, the name of NOW Studio implies its goal: to put the present moment in sharp relief. The eclectic surroundings do indeed make the past, present, and outside world seem less interesting in comparison. But as inviting as the space is, the real work begins when meeting with Nourhy, NOW's resident licensed massage therapist, Reiki master, and healing practitioner.
If her style is any indication, Nourhy practices what she preaches. In her 12 years in the field, she's racked up an array of licenses, certificates, and accomplishments in massage and energy work. That familiarity with technique allows her to take an improvisational approach to her treatments. During sessions, she adapts the frameworks of reflexology and energy therapy to accommodate clients' needs and temperament. All in all, NOW Studio acts as an alternative to the typical spa, providing relaxation without the preordained sessions, chatter of other clients, and blowdryers blaring loud music.