Meet Nathallee Hartwell


Nathallee co-creates mind-body connection through intuitive massage that liberates the inner peace and joy of the tired & weary. She is a liberator.

Her Many Hats

Business Owner / Entrepreneur / Author / Massage Professional / Reiki Master / Intuitive / Inspirer / Artist / Student / Step Mom

first moment of enlightenment

When I read "Radical Forgiveness" and learned that true forgiveness is not about the other person, it's about yourself.

books that transformed her life

"BodyMind" by Ken Dychtwald

cracks her up every time!


About Her

one of the hardest moments of her life?

My life has been a cascade of hardest moments. I have been forged in fire, so it's hard to pick just one. Mental/emotional abuse in the home, divorce, rape, abusive relationships, near bankruptcy, near homelessness, abuse in the workplace, going to school full-time while working full time and trying to maintain family life balance at the same time while suffering from chronic pain and insomnia...just to name a few. My life has been comprised of one challenging moment after another, but I refuse to let these life events get the best of me. So I keep on trucking and moving forward. The only way out is through. What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger and a heck of a lot wiser.

How did she overcome it?

While it took me a long time to figure out how to cope with all the situations, there is a common thread that can be weaved through all of them. Love. Specifically, the lack of self love. I discovered this on my one year manbatical back in 2011; an inward journey of self-discovery and becoming the person I wanted to attract. Along the way I learned about my values, as well as self-love, self-respect, and self-forgiveness. I also learned that when I make choices based on those values, then there is no room or tolerance for anyone or anything that do not reflect those values. In the end, I became an empowered woman with a strong voice, fierce determination, and deep compassion.

What used to terrify her?

Heights. I never used to be able to stand on a chair. So I jumped out of a plane. I am no longer afraid to stand on a chair. lol


I kick ass at massage! You can call me "The Body Whisperer". lol I've also been told I'm a great listener.


I met my mom 37yrs ago when I popped out of her. I met my partner in crime through a blind date. I met my best friend in college.

Romantic partner?

I manifested him! I made a vision board, got really clear, and knew 5 months before I met him the exact date I would meet him.

How did she meet her romantic partner?

I manifested him! I made a vision board, got really clear, and knew 5 months before I met him the exact date I would meet him.

F*ck this shit moment

That moment was the day I was going to commit suicide at the age of 16yrs old, because I couldn't take the constant abuse I had endured at home. Instead, by sheer miracle, my best friend at the time who knew about the abuse (not the suicide I was about to commit), asked me to talk to the school counsellor that day after school. Scared, but with nothing to lose, I agreed. I finally told an adult what was going on in the home. I cried, she tried not to. It was the first time my pain was heard, seen, and acknowledged. It was also the first time that I felt an adult cared enough to hear my plight, help me find a way out, and acknowledge that I was indeed not worthless as I had been made to feel. I went home, after two hours of sitting in her office, to let my parents know that I was leaving. The only response I got was, "Some day you will thank us."

It was that response which was my "I'm done" moment that lead me to wipe my hands clean of them, reclaim my life, and do life my way. I finished the end of that school year, moved out, and went on to create a life of happiness, adventure, and major life achievements. It's amazing what one can do when they change environments and set themselves free from negativity!


About her Business

About her business (5 words or less)

Bridging the mind/body gap.

biggest leap of faith taken in her business?

Starting it. I had zero dollars to my name, I had no experience, and I knew no one in the city. I started on a wing & prayer.

most thrilling "high"? most challenging "low"?

The most thrilling high is being acknowledged for the work I am doing; that what I am doing is making a difference in someone else's life. Whether that is from a student who rave's about my course, a client who tells me "that was the best massage ever", or whether I have just won an award against companies much MUCH larger than mine. The feeling is the same and brings me joy and warm fuzzies.

The most challenging low is finding people to hire with the same vision, and passion, and purpose as I have. Also, because I am holistic professional and not a registered massage therapist, I find myself constantly having to prove myself and correct public misconceptions despite the results I achieve, simply because the work I do is not recognized by a regulatory body. In other words, I have to work twice as hard as an RMT does to get the same client load they do.

false advice being taught in her industry?

That registered massage therapy is better than holistic. It's not. They are similar yet different, and both equally valuable.

How did she overcome her fear of selling?

I don't look at it as selling, but rather educating. I help people make informed decisions.

hardest part about being a trailblazer?

Getting the scientific proof to show what you already know, when there isn't any yet. Enrolling the right people in your vision.

What's next for her?

I am in school upgrading to an RMT designation; launching a Student Massage Clinic in May; starting a massage school after that.

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(First Published apr 5, 2018)



Having navigated 131 countries, 87 emotions, 46.5 traumas, and 16 careers, Ellany Lea inspires and guides phoenixes, overachievers, entrepreneurs and wayshowers to live fierce, fulfilled and free.