- On October 4, 2016
Meet the Founder
Nathalie Cecilia | Founder
Nathalie Cecilia, Founder of Bamboo Massage
“Hall of Fame” inductee (World Massage Festival 2009) and Teacher of the Year 2013, Nathalie Cecilia, creator and master of Bamboo Massage Therapy, was born in Nimes, South France. With a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Languages from the Universitee des Lettres De Montpellier, she began her career as a teacher and translator.
Traveling around Europe – and later around the world – she crossed the Atlantic in order to explore the United States and experience life here. It was then 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 pain. This technique aids in avoiding repetitive injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and reduces the stress on thumbs, wrists, and hands.