Our Team.

Meet our team here at Blue Nile Massage & Wellness. We look forward to assisting you in elevating your physical, mental and spiritual health.

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Fantanesh Attomsa

Founder &

Registered Massage Therapist

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Louise MacNeil

Registered Massage Therapist

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Fray Fantaye

Clinic Manager

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Kailyn James

Acupuncturist

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Maya Makhoul

Administrative Assitant

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Logan Maguire

Acupuncturist

Fantanesh Attomsa Blue Nile Massage

Fantanesh
Attomsa

Founder & Registered Massage Therapist

Fantanesh has been practicing Massage therapy for 4 years. She is originally from Ethiopia but grew up here in Halifax, and has a deep love for both places!

 

Her treatment style is focused on deep healing, where each session, she aims to engage the mind, body & spirit.

 

Fantanesh is trained in Reiki, hot stones, cupping, hydrotherapy and typically incorporate these practices into each of her sessions. For more about her, you can click here.

 

She looks forward to treating you soon!

Fray
Fantaye

Clinic Manager

Fray recently studied a Bachelor of Arts at Saint Mary’s University and has over 6 years experience in customer service. Fray is very involved in her community. She was an educator in Ethiopian history, culture and language at Berhan School, an Ethiopian cultural school for the Ethiopian diaspora community. She loves the arts and has performed many traditional dances at various local cultural events.

 

During her free time Fray enjoys hairstyling, music, travelling and spending time with family. As our clinic manager, Fray is here to give the best client experience to all of our guests. If there is anything she can do to make your experience better, please let her know.

 

She can't wait to welcome you soon!

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Maya Makhoul

Administrative Assistant

Maya is a fourth-year student at Saint Mary's University and is doing a major in Psychology and a minor in Social Justice & Community Studies.

 

She is a huge advocate for self-care and regularly prioritizes it in her personal life. She especially enjoys leisure time drinking tea, hiking, prioritizing skincare, and going to the gym!

 

Maya is excited to be a part of our clinic and feels it is especially important to her because she believes in the benefits of self-care. As part of our front desk team, she will be here to greet you, answer your questions and guide you from start to finish as you enjoy your sessions with us.

 

She is eager to help you in navigating our holistic health services and supporting your mental, physical, and spiritual health!

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LOuise MacNeil

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Louise, or "Lou" for short, has been practicing massage therapy since 2020. As an empathetic and intuitive therapist, her intention is to create a relaxing, stress-free environment while ensuring that you leave feeling better within your body.

Lou's treatment style focuses on finding and tackling the troublesome areas that cause pain and dysfunction. Myofascial release is something she has a special interest in and it's connection with chronic pain.

 

Stress and injuries can leave a lasting effect on the mind and body, and Lou's goal to help you achieve some peace in your day-to-day life.

Lou can’t wait to meet you and work together to help you feel your best!

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Kailyn James

Acupuncturist

Kailyn recently received her Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Halifax, NS. She has completed over 200 hours of hands-on clinical practice in acupuncture, acupressure, fire cupping and gua sha in addition to coursework covering anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, gynaecology, internal medicine and herbology. 

 

Kailyn has seen firsthand the benefits of acupuncture in treating mental health concerns as part of a collaborative healthcare team, and is a firm advocate in looking at a person's health from both a mental and physical perspective. Kailyn is particularly interested in treating reproductive health concerns such as irregular periods, dysmenorrea, infertility and postpartum recovery. She also loves that facial cosmetic acupuncture can be a safe, non-invasive way to decrease fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. In her free time, Kailyn enjoys chasing after her young son, taking pilates classes and hiking with her dogs - oh, and coffee! 

Kailyn looks forward to meeting you where you are on your health and wellness journey,  and is always open to chatting about how acupuncture may be able to support your goals!

Logan Maguire

Acupuncturist

Logan was born and raised in Halifax and loves his East Coast roots! He holds a Diploma in Acupuncture from the local Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He practices acupuncture, acupressure massage, cupping, and guasha with over 3 years of training.

 

Through his studies, he fostered a long-lasting fascination with alternative medicine and the energetic side of health. These realizations, paired with his desire to practically help people came together perfectly when he discovered Acupuncture.
 

Logan has a passion for connecting with clients, alleviating people's pain conditions and calming people's busy and anxious minds. As a practitioner, he believes in the deep connection of mind and body. Through acupuncture, he seeks to treat conditions by investigating their root cause and assisting people on their health journey.

 

Creativity and community are very important to him and he strives to bring these together in the treatment room.
 

Logan likes to bring enthusiasm and positivity to his work environment and clients and is excited to be
a part of the Blue Nile team.

 

Logan looks forward to meeting you soon!

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