World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 6-9, 2019
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Nathalie Cecilia
2009 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member

Born in Nimes, a Roman city located in Provence (South France), Nathalie Cecilia is your Bamboo Massage Therapy instructor. With a master's degree in Philosophy and Languages from the Universitee Des Lettres De Montpellier, she began her career as a teacher and a translator.

Traveling from the age of 16 around Europe--and later around the world--she pursued her passion for discovering new horizons, and crossed the Atlantic in order to explore the United States and experience life here. It was here that she decided to change her career.

Keeping her goal to help people in mind, she attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Three months following her graduation in 2004, she opened Two Touch Company--a Thai studio and massage therapy office in Sarasota, Florida.

Many of Nathalie's clients were asking for deep tissue treatment. She soon began to experience pain and fatigue in her hands and wrists. When she started using bamboo to assist her with deep tissue work, she noticed that her pain subsided and her clients loved it.

She developed an innovative way to give bamboo massage on the table (Bamboo-Fusion®) and in the chair, meanwhile creating her own bamboo set to give the massage. Her goal today is to help therapists provide deep massage without hurting themselves. This technique aids in avoiding repetitive injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and reduces the stress on thumbs, wrists and hands.

Website: Bamboo-Fusion®

Bamboo-fusionĀ® (on the table)
16 CE Credit Hours

The Bamboo-fusion massage treatment is an innovative way to provide relaxation or deep tissue full body massage on the table while reducing stress on the therapists' hands. Students will learn a new way to effleurage and petrissage with "warmed" bamboo tools that are different shapes and sizes. Each tool was designed with a specific muscle group in mind.

The course is 80% hands-on time and 20% lecture. During lecture, the modality history will be discussed as well as a review on contraindications, marketing, and the proper care/cleaning of the bamboo tool sets. Therapists will be taught proper body mechanics to help deliver a luxurious deep tissue massage. When using the bamboo properly as taught in class, the client cannot detect that tools are being utilized. Bamboo-fusion massage is easy on your hands to perform so therapists will be able to increase the amount of clients you can apply deep tissue to, give longer sessions without fatigue, and also save their thumbs and wrists from repetitive use injuries.

Bamboo-fusion is a new exciting and fun way to deliver a unique luxury treatment your clients will love!

What to bring: Massage table with face cradle and bolster, linens, pen or pencil.

This class is: 20% lecture/ 80% hands on


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