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Meet The Team.

Carlie Hickson, Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Carlie Hickson, RMT

Carlie is a Registered Massage Therapist and owner of The Nest Registered Massage Therapy practice. She was born and raised in Nelson BC and couldn't be happier to have established her practice in this community. 

Carlie's treatments incorporate a variety of modalities including myofascial release, scar tissue and post-surgical treatment, lymphatic drainage, cranial sacral therapy, and therapeutic exercise. She has a passion for working with individuals during pregnancy and continuing care during the postpartum period for both parents and infants. She is also passionate about working with patients after surgeries, with those who have complex scarring and providing post-mastectomy care. She continues to expand her practice by exploring new treatment modalities, integrating new and ever evolving information into her practice and learning from her patients' unique life experiences.

Carlie has additional training in prenatal & postpartum massage therapy care, breastfeeding support, infant massage, infant craniosacral therapy & physiologic baby care, post-cesarean scar care, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, and post-mastectomy and post-surgical care. 

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Meet Samadhi Bouchard, RMT

After fifteen years of living away, Samadhi is thrilled to be rejoining the Nelson community. Born and raised here, Samadhi has spent time travelling abroad and living long term in various BC communities. However, being a new mother inspired her to move back to the place she has always called home.


Living in Nelson allowed Samadhi to lead an active lifestyle, as she could often be found hiking, skiing, camping, paddle boarding, on the soccer field, and even fighting some forest fires. These passions, paired with her caring nature, inspired her to pursue a career as an RMT.


Samadhi attained a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences from Quest University where she focused her studies around her thesis question “What are the limitations of the human body?”  This line of inquiry inspired Samadhi to go on and complete a RMT diploma from VCMT in Vancouver. 


Her specific RMT interests include (but are not limited to) headaches, TMJ issues, physical manifestations from various mental health concerns, pre and postnatal care as well as infant massage. Becoming a mother increased Samadhi’s passion of pre and postnatal care, knowing herself how important it is and how much it takes a backseat in a lot of peoples lives. 


Samadhi uses a variety of techniques specific to each clients needs. She uses moderate pressure and works slow following the demands of the tissue she is working with. She performs treatments both with and without oil using modalities such as myofascial release, neuomuscular techniques, stretching, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, and remedial exercises. Her main focus is to ensure her client can be relaxed and in the moment while she effectively targets and tailors her approach to their individual needs.


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Samadhi, Registered Massage Therapist
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Meet Ana Seed, RMT

Ana grew up in Nelson and is very happy to return home after 4 years of practise in the Okanagan. She began working as an RMT in 2018 and has furthered her education in osteopathic techniques such as craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and myofascial release. 

For a therapeutic and relaxing treatment Ana blends these modalities alongside Swedish massage and trigger point therapy for deep relaxation and pain relief. 

In her down time Ana enjoys playing music, cooking and being in the mountains. 

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Apple Tree Orchard

The Nest Massage Therapy is a part of a collective of practitioners located at Apple Tree Maternity in Nelson BC. 

Carlie works alongside Joanie Mercier, a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Her practice is called Wildberry Physiotherapy. You can check out her website here: 


Together, The Nest Massage Therapy & Wildberry Physiotherapy are called Apple Tree Orchard, which is the name of our online booking site through JaneApp. 

To book an appointment at Apple Tree Orchard

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