Blue Nile Massage & Wellness started as a dream to create the deepest wellness experience using a holistic approach. That is what makes this experience so unique - all of our add-ons are complimentary! Through education and clinical practice, our purpose is to empower others along their personal wellness journey.
Our vision is to create therapeutic and inclusive spaces within our communities.
Our mission is to elevate the mental, physical and spiritual health of others through holistic therapies and Self Care education.
We offer effective, individualized treatments and services that enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Through our therapeutic and holistic approach, we work to address the person as a whole and encourage the body's natural healing ability. Whether you are experiencing pain, curious about energy work or simply want to improve your wellbeing, Blue Nile Massage & Wellness provides a therapeutic and inclusive environment to do so.
About Our Founder
Fantanesh Attomsa | RMT, Certified Doula
With more than 15 years combined in the health and human service fields, I feel grateful that I can merge my passions of wellness and community through my practice. My passion for health and self-care has allowed me to further expand my knowledge in alternative health. My journey as a Registered Massage Therapist began in 2018 when I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Along with studying anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and more, I also participated in various clinics including prenatal, arthritis, sports, immuno-compromised and neurological conditions.
This experience allowed me to dive deeper into my love and understanding of holistic healing. I have taken additional courses in energy work, hot stones, cupping therapy, Indian and Thai style massage, birth support, and business. Through community volunteering, teaching and creating wellness programs, my aim is to make self-care and wellness more accessible by promoting inclusivity, representation and diverse practices.
The name Blue Nile was inspired from two sources - my love of water and my love for my homeland, Ethiopia! I feel so grateful that we are surrounded by so much beautiful water in this beautiful province of Nova Scotia. I have always had a deep connection to the healing properties of water, and wanted to share my love of hydrotherapy through my practice. From bathing in hot springs in the Motherland, to ice baths in Montreal, to floating in the Meditterean Sea, to witnessing it's nurturing effects during birth, I have been able to explore the healing benefits of water on a deeper level. Connecting to the water has been an incredibly spiritual and cleansing experience along my own wellness journey, and I look forward to continuing to offer more hydrotherapy options soon - stay tuned!
In my spare time, I most enjoy exploring the outdoors with my three children and taking advantage of the natural beauty this world has to offer. When I'm not working, you can usually find me at the gym, listening to podcasts, hanging out with my kids or socializing with friends and networks.
Healing and self-care are my daily practice. In each of my sessions, I aim to engage the entire senses in mind, body and spirit. This includes mindful music, healing oils, intentional decor, nurturing scents and delightful refreshments. I believe we need to be well on the inside in order to do well on the outside. Taking time for yourself is crucial when it comes to your health and well-being. By integrating mind, body, and spirit, I strive to promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects when it comes to achieving optimal wellness.
I am aware of how constant demands on our bodies can leave us feeling drained, overwhelmed, and out of touch. Quieting our minds, nourishing our bodies, and pouring into our souls allows us to reset and face the world with clarity. At Blue Nile Massage & Wellness, I use my extensive training, experience, and in-depth understanding of the human body to teach and cultivate awareness of one's own health and wellness journey.
Allow us to be a part of yours.
Fantanesh Attomsa, RMT, Doula, Founder