Bamboo-fusion Massage Instructors

Nathalie and her dedicated team of Instructors passionately travel the globe searching for therapists they can help with her career saving techniques.  

Nathalie Cecilia, Founder, St Petersburg FL

“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 Universitee 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.


Visit with Nathalie at 

  • Island Massage Therapy  5901 Sun Blvd. Suite 205 St. Petersburg, FL 33715  (727) 864-6688 or 

  • The Alternative Therapy 5801 Braden Run Bradenton, FL 34202 (941)727-1500 


Experience the Bamboo-fusion massage treatment or ask Nathalie for your very own, private class.

(941) 544 6676

When growing up in France, Veronique Farnault gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the human body, the way it moves and how it is held, through diverse dance styles such as ballet, Afro-Brazilian, modern, jazz as well as gymnastics. Her dance experience in France and her discovery of the wisdom of the East through yoga served as a dual foundation upon which the Educating Hands Massage School of Miami built, exposing her to a wide range of modalities in 2001. This multidimensional training and approach are at the source of every stroke received on her table.

Veronique has been a licensed massage therapist for over ten years, specializing in deep relaxation with Bamboo-fusion massage, shiatsu, reflexology, and aquatic bodywork. She loves giving bamboo massage as her signature treatment, incorporating deep tissue work without fatigue, saving her hands and wrists from repetitive stress. Veronique enjoys sharing this extraordinary technique with every massage therapist she encounters as a way to make a difference in the world one person at the time.

(786) 355 0692

Jennifer Hegeman NC

Formerly an elementary teacher, Jennifer not only uses her education to home school her son but to educate her clients about how their body works. Since graduating from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Jennifer has dedicated herself to learning a variety of modalities to help improve, not only her abilities but her client’s health as well. Having a family full of healthcare professionals, it seemed a natural path for Jennifer to become a massage therapist.  

She is passionately dedicated to helping her clients find long term relief for daily aches and pains. Jennifer believes, “A real practitioner isn’t doing the healing for you. Instead, she creates a space in which you can rediscover your innate healing power.”–Frans Steine

(813) 789 6329

Michele graduated from Midwest Academy of Healing Arts in 2005 and has continued to learn new modalities and grow her practice ever since. She has worked with chiropractors, athletes, bands such as Def Leppard, Roger Waters, and O.A.R., corporate clients such as Amazon, Eli Lilly, and, along with private clients in her own office. She specializes in deep tissue work and is grateful to Bamboo-Fusion for extending her career.

Michele loves doing Bamboo-Fusion massage almost as much as her clients love receiving it. She so enjoyed the technique; she decided she wanted to teach other therapists how to use bamboo. She trained with Bamboo-fusion creator Nathalie Cecilia and in 2017 became an authorized Bamboo-fusion instructor. Michele is so grateful for the opportunity to spread this wonderful modality to clients and to help other therapists save their hands.

(317) 523 3418

Von has been a practicing licensed massage therapist for ten years. During her career, in 2010 she was granted the Midwest Regional Outstanding Therapist recognition award. She truly enjoys learning new techniques & modalities that are unique to the industry. She specializes in Deep Tissue techniques, Bamboo Fusion, & Barefoot Ashiatsu Massage.
Bamboo Fusion massage is her favorite technique.

"I developed a great passion for this style of massage because it is truly innovative, creative, and very versatile. I use Bamboo Fusion mainly for Deep Tissue treatments because, with the use of tools, it will extend my career as a therapist. You are also able to provide a more luxurious spa massage treatment for clients that prefer relaxation massage just by varying your technique.  I was very excited and fortunate to be able to train with Nathalie Cecilia, the creator of Bamboo Fusion massage, and now I am thrilled to be able to teach this amazing career saving technique to other therapists."


Since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to help others.  At first, I thought the way to do that was by becoming a nurse.  I was raised to be skeptical of Chiropractors, and therefore, the only option for treatment was in a doctor’s office or by taking a medication.  I soon learned, however, after entering nursing school and working in the hospitals for years that I was not following my dream.  I wanted to help others but, I wanted to do so in a way that Integrated both modern day medicine and holistic practices.  So, I followed my heart and graduated from the Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Massage in Charlotte, North Carolina in February 2009.  I have since furthered my studies in Oncology and Hospital Massage, Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Reiki (Level ll Practitioner) and now Bamboo-fusion. 

Today, I work side by side with a fantastic Chiropractor.  I use my knowledge from my experience in the medical field and apply it to my knowledge and experience as a Massage Therapist.  An instructor in massage therapy school once said, “If you can help someone without hurting them, then you have mastered your craft.”  That being said, I practice with the belief that once you step foot into my treatment room, I will not only help you relax but we will get the work done that you need at the same time.  Bamboo-fusion has now taken that belief and exploded it into something even more significant.  My clients LOVE it!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to become an instructor for Bamboo-fusion.  It has opened many doors already for me as I am expanding not only massage therapy within the office I practice; I am opening a training area for Bamboo-fusion on the lower level of our office Cornerstone Chiropractic & Massage in Lansing, MI.  I’m Blessed!

(517) 582-2884

​I spent many years in the corporate world and went to massage school to pursue an interest I had in
helping people. I was laid off unexpectantly and decided to pursue a career in the massage world. I
stepped outside my comfort level and moved to the most visited park in the United States to start a
business. It was a slow start since I have never been an entrepreneur. Persistence and determination
elevated my business to the number one mobile massage business in the area. Bamboo Fusion played a
significant role in my success by providing a unique modality not offered anywhere else locally.
I have taken many different Continuing Education Classes, and Bamboo Fusion has made the most substantial impact on my business. I realized a need to teach in my area after clients and other therapists would ask where I learned the Bamboo Fusion technique. I have been utilizing the Bamboo Fusion for over seven years now. I have noticed how much better my hands and wrists feel when I use the warm Bamboo. I want to educate other therapists about how they can prolong their career in massage by working smarter, not harder. I look forward to educating new therapist about this excellent modality that will elevate their career and be therapeutic to their most valuable tools…. their hands. I think this modality can have a positive impact on the field of massage for both the therapist and their clients.


Terrance Bonner

Terrance Bonner is notably recognized in the massage and esthetic industry. He has been a massage therapy instructor for 3 years and a continuing education provider for 7 years. With over 10 years of experience, he has trained nationally and multiple times internationally specifically in Chiang Mai, Thailand. With a thirst for knowledge, he continues to pursue education and is constantly increasing his knowledge to develop a diverse approach in massage and skincare. In addition to being featured in several local and national publications such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and THE NEW YORK TIMES, Terrance is a celebrated and award-winning therapist. Bamboo Fusion has helped save my hands and body with its unique and well thought out innovation. By using the Bamboo Fusion massage and techniques I feel like I’ve added 20 + years on to my massage career. Training with Natalie in 2018, I knew I wanted to share this great modality with not only my clients but my fellow therapist as well.

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Bamboo-fusion Massage
Nathalie Cecilia

P.O. Box 31
Nokomis, Florida United States 34274


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