We are delighted to have Nathalie join our practice. As a medical massage therapist, Nathalie is dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcomes through therapeutic and rehabilitative massage therapy. When combined with their treatments with Dr Zhou Acupuncture. Nathalie is professionally qualified and brings her considerable experience and expertise to benefit our clients.
Nathalie specializes in therapeutic massage treatments to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve overall health and well-being. Medical massage therapists use various techniques to help their clients achieve the desired results. These techniques include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and sports massage.
As a medical massage therapist, Nathalie can advise on lifestyle changes that can help improve overall health and well-being. Clients can achieve their desired results with guidance on nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques.
Medical massage therapists are knowledgeable about the body and its systems and understand the importance of providing treatments tailored to each client’s needs. They strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for their clients so that they can focus on healing and relaxation.
Below are six specialized areas in which Nathalie is trained and experienced:
Sciatica:Massage therapy informs part of a holistic approach to treating sciatica. This condition causes pain in the lower back and legs due to sciatic nerve compression. The massage therapist will focus on the affected area, using techniques such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to release tension and reduce inflammation. This can help alleviate pain and improve mobility, allowing for a greater sense of peace and embodiment.
Whiplash Recovery and Work and Lifestyle-related Neck and Shoulder Tension: Massage therapy can also be effective in treating neck and shoulder tension caused by work or lifestyle factors, as well as whiplash injuries. The therapist will use a combination of techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, and stretching to release tension in the affected muscles and improve circulation. This can help reduce pain and stiffness, improve range of motion, and promote healing.
Preconception, Prenatal Care, and Fertility/induction massage: Research has indicated that massage therapy can be beneficial for those seeking to conceive or undergoing prenatal care. Fertility/induction massage can help improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormones, and reduce stress levels. Prenatal massage can help alleviate common pregnancy-related discomforts such as back pain, swelling, and fatigue. Both types of massage can promote relaxation and a sense of well-being during this critical time.
Migraine and stress:Massage therapy’s effectiveness in managing migraines and reducing stress levels has been well documented. The therapist will use techniques such as craniosacral therapy and acupressure to release tension in the head, neck, and shoulders. This can help alleviate migraine symptoms such as sensitivity to light or sound, pain and nausea. Massage therapy can also promote relaxation .Activating the parasympathetic nervous system is known to reduce stress levels.
Sports recovery/Thai stretching:Specific sports massage techniques are an effective tool for athletes and others looking to improve muscle recovery and performance. Sports massage can help reduce muscle soreness, improve flexibility, and prevent injury. Thai stretching can also benefit athletes, using a combination of massage and stretching techniques to enhance the range of motion and promote relaxation.
Trauma-informed bodywork:For those seeking trauma-informed bodywork, the therapist will use a gentle, non-invasive approach to help clients feel safe and comfortable during the session. This can help reduce trauma symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and dissociation while promoting a greater sense of peace and embodiment. Be Your Bliss Massage Therapy offers a trauma-informed approach to all of its services, prioritizing the client’s comfort and well-being at all times.
Book a session with Nathalie for an initial consultation, a 60-minute massage, and a follow-up treatment plan.