Usually by the time you've seen a massage therapist three or four times they've fallen into a routine. Not so with Nityia. She responds to what she finds, so every massage is different from every other, and she's sensitive to emotional as well as physical states.
I have a lot of experience (as a client) with deep-tissue and Swedish massage, so I can easily compare Nityia to other massage therapists in that vein. She's hands down (no pun intended) one of the three best I've ever had, and by far the best in Seattle. She's strong, so strong she'd be scary if she weren't also so skilful. She's dogged. Many therapists have only a few things they know to do for any one part of the client's body, and they give up after doing those few things. Nityia has a huge repertoire. I came to her with an old, old injury, and she's been doing wonders for me.
Thai massage was completely new to me, so I have no basis for comparison, but I've loved it. (We usually do 45 minutes of what I think of as "ordinary" massage and 45 minutes of Thai.) With my eyes closed, I'd swear that she had invited in two or three silent, capable assistants to help her stretch me and pull me like new dough. I leave feeling light and supple.
And she's an interesting, decent, likable person who's enjoyable to be with. I speak as a confirmed massage junky -- Nityia's the real deal.