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welcome to salt

Hi friends!  Welcome to Salt Wellness Studio, my Tofino home base for in-person integrative + holistic health services. 

Come visit me on Gibson St. for functional health coaching, somatic myofascial massage, holistic facials and gentle body sugaring.



I'm Nicola, Functional Nutritionist, Massage Therapist and Holistic Esthetician.

I believe that my education and experience with both internal and external physiology give me a unique perspective when it comes to investigating the root cause of symptoms.

I've been working with clients for over 17 years and my passion for getting to the root of the issue has only grown with time.


If you need some guidance but not sure where to start, come visit me in the clinic and lets make a plan!

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Nutrition with a functional medicine approach. 

Through the use of functional lab testing we get to the bottom of nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalance, gut dysfunction, genetic inefficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction and more.

Customized diet, lifestyle and supplement protocols are personalized to your lab results to optimize function and restore balance.



Massage focused on mental, emotional and physical balance.  Using a combination of myofascial deep tissue and mind/body connection we address chronic pain, postural imbalance and nervous system dysregulation.


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A functional and holistic approach to skin addressing both the internal and external aspects of dysfunction.

My facials combine organic and nutrient dense topicals, lymphatic drainage, microcurrent and gua sha.

I also offer gentle body sugaring for a skin loving alternative to waxing.



workshops + seminars

I would love to share my passion and knowledge for wellness with your group, in a way that's engaging and inspiring!

Whether you have a group of 5 or 50, would like to learn massage for beginners, hold a Gua Sha party or educate your team on various aspects of health and wellness, I will design an inspiring curriculum just for you.

Serving the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Tracey Farina

"If it wasn't for Nicola's knowledge and insight into nutrition and wellness, I'm not sure where I would be. I was going down a very slippery slope..

Nicola's information helped find the nutritional link to my ailing health and I was able to find a life without pain, and an emotional wellness I have never enjoyed before. I was able to keep the job I love and live a life full of activity, wellness, happiness, without medication.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

why salt?

Throughout my 15+ years as a health practitioner, I've worked with hundreds of different health conditions, putting my detective hat on to get to the very foundation of the dysfunction.


Although, by the time symptoms surface, a variety of imbalances have occurred, I've found a factor which cannot be ignored is minerals.

Mineral deficiency and imbalance has been the biggest healing opportunity for many of my clients over the years, and so, minerals have become a major pillar in my practice.

I was drawn to Tofino for the salty, mineral rich ocean air. This is where I found healing, and I hope by working together, you may find healing as well.


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