Massage Therapy

Lori Ann Hatt

Registered Massage Therapist

Lori Ann Hatt, RMT

Lori Ann Hatt Bio (below)

Madeleine Bradette

Registered Massage Therapist

Madeleine Bradette

Madeleine Bradette Bio (below)


Lori Ann Hatt Bio: 

At a young age I decided I was going to be a Massage Therapist. With no experience and zero knowledge about the profession, I only knew I was passionate about healing people with the power of touch. Down the road I discovered Osteopathy. I’ve grown very close to my osteopath and during my treatments she would educate me on what osteopathy was all about, and informed me that massage therapy was a great stepping stone to osteopathy. By that time I knew I was going to become a registered massage therapist (rmt) and further my education once having a couple years under my belt and return to school for osteopathy.

I graduated from Forest Heights Community School in 2011 then attended the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in the fall at the Halifax location. I graduated from CCMH in July of 2013.  I started my career working at Beleaf salon and spa in Wolfville and Kentville. Working at Beleaf was a great experience but I felt a need for change. I had an opportunity to move to New Ross and work in my home town of Chester Basin at Amy’s Healing Touch (now Art of Healing Wellness Centre).

Since I started my massage career I’ve attended continuing education courses such as Jade Hot Stone massage, Aroma Touch, Deep tissue massage, reflexology and Chinese cupping.

Madeleine Bradette Bio: 

Madeleine is a proud member of the Massage Therapist’s Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS). She completed the massage therapy diploma course offered at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, in Halifax, in 2019.

Attending to each person uniquely, Madeleine’s approach to massage incorporates assessment, treatment and support of body structures.  She aims to address the whole body and root causes of pain, customizing and co-creating treatment plans by incorporating Myofascial Release, General Swedish massage, Joint Mobilization, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and therapeutic homecare.

Offering patient-focused, positive and holistic bodywork, Madeleine aims to help people connect more with – and to better understand – their bodies.  With this in mind, she seeks to encourage and support people in working towards and maintaining an optimal state of wellness and health; specific to their personal goals. It is important to her that the overall experience leaves individuals feeling nourished and empowered.

When not massaging, Madeleine enjoys exploring local landscapes by bicycle or foot, learning of native plants and their properties, as well as cherishing and supporting the seasonal abundance available at local markets. After travelling abroad for the past few years, she has returned to her home province of Nova Scotia to reconnect with the land and explore her love of holistic health.

Massage Therapy Services

Amy's Healing Touch Neck Massage
Massage for muscle strain, crick in the neck, whiplash, and headaches/migraines.

All techniques of massage therapy share a common historical heritage. They are more than a mere sum of their parts – not simply a “technique”, but a synthesis of education, training, experience, dedication, humility, and intuition which are expressed through a common instrument – the human hand.

At Art of Healing Wellness Centre, we offer a holistic approach to massage. The techniques of massage available to you are:

  • therapeutic
  • acupressure
  • hot stone

All of these massage techniques can be used for most pain conditions, ailments, as well as general relaxation.

Therapeutic Massage

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue, using palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, and elbows. A Massage Therapist will vary hand techniques throughout the massage, employing gentle, firm, deep strokes, direct pressure, kneading, rubbing, and tapping/drumming.

Therapeutic massage is covered by most extended health insurance plans. Direct billing for some insurance companies is available.

Acupressure & Meridian Massage

Pressing on acu-points to relieve pain
Pressing on acu-points to relieve pain

Pressure is applied to the acupuncture points along the meridians of the body. Varying hand movements are used to dredge or clear the meridians, promoting smooth flow of blood and qi. Acupressure is non-intrusive; it does not involve the insertion of needles. Acupressure can help stimulate blood circulation, release muscle tension, relieve acute pain, manage chronic conditions, correct internal organ function, and support overall health and healing.

Acupressure & Meridian massage is only covered by extended health insurance plans if done within an acupuncture treatment.

Hot Stone Massage

Hotstone massage is therapeutic and luxurious!
Hotstone massage is therapeutic and luxurious!

Hot stone Massage is a variation on classical massage therapy. Apricot oil, mixed with warming essential oils, is applied to the body. Smooth basalt stones, heated to 120°F are placed on key points of the body to warm and soothe tight, knotted muscles. After the stones have relaxed the muscles, they glide smoothly along the energy meridians, stimulating the healing of painful muscles, blood circulation, removal of toxins & waste, and energy flow.