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 Universite Des Lettres De Montpellier, she began her career as a teacher and a translator. Traveling around Europe – and later around the world – she crossed the Atlantic 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 her 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 the chair, meanwhile creating her bamboo set to provide 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.