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

Shoulder Massage

Alorah

Registered Massage Therapist

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Fray Fantaye

Clinic Manager

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Mackenzie Buchanan

Registered Massage Therapist

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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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Mackenzie Buchanan

Registered Massage Therapist

Mackenzie's love for science and holistic health has fueled her passion for massage therapy. Her gentle yet therapeutic approach provides a comforting touch to all of her treatments, particularly ones that people may be more apprehensive to try, such as the intra-oral massage.

 

She recognizes and values the importance of creating a comfortable, relaxing environment and it's role in the healing process. Although the space may change from person to person, Mackenzie takes great care to ensure whatever is needed to make sure a safe and therapeutic space is available at a mention.

 

Offering a variety of treatment styles, Mackenzie is ready to help with anything from intra-oral and jaw issues, deep tissue, and fascial work, to a more relaxing massage for those who just need to take some space away from the rush of life for a little while.

She looks forward to supporting you on your health and wellness journey!

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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Shoulder Massage

AlOrah

Registered Massage Therapist

Alorah has been practicing massage therapy since 2011 and has a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge in her field. She offers a nurturing approach to treatment and makes it a priority to ensure comfort from beginning to end. Her style is a moderate pressure massage and focuses on treating patients with chronic pain.

In her spare time, Alorah enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her two cats. She is an active member and is in good standing with the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia.

Alorah strongly believes in tailoring treatments to fit the needs and goals of the individual, and she looks forward to meeting new and returning clients at Blue Nile Massage & Wellness!