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A Touch of Bliss Massage
Serving Nelson B.C. since 2006

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About A Touch Of Bliss

Specializing in Eldercare (Senior) Massage

Goal:  To bring the healing power of touch to Seniors by providing on-site compassionate, professional massage services to seniors in their residence, senior's activity centre or retirement facility.  

Massage sessions may be done in a specially designed ergonomically designed portable chair , or a wheelchair or the massage may be applied to the hands and feet of a client while seated in a regular chair or for those clients who are confined to a bed.  

The benefits for Seniors are many and include the following:  promotes relaxation, helps lower blood pressure, stimulates circulation, assists in arthritic pain management, can improve sleep, can assist in warding off depression, anxiety, fatigue and irritability.  

Workplace Wellness

Karen has been providing local businesses with chair massage at the workplace for many years.  On-site massage has been proven to boost energy and alertness of staff, boost staff morale and reduce absenteeism from stress related illness.  Karen will provide regular weekly sessions at the workplace for your wellness program or for special occasions, such as wellness days, staff appreciations days, holiday parties etc.

Community Outreach since 2006

Community oriented and socially conscious, Karen uses chair massage to bring the healing power of touch to as many people as possible. She supports her community by offering chair massage free of charge at various community organizations and continues to support various organizations through fund-raising efforts.  Karen also offers work-shops in practical massage techniques for novices to delight friends and family.


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About Karen

Healing Hands With Heart

  • 1988:  Graduated with a BPhEd from Brock University
  • Award:  1985/86 Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1988-1998:  Worked as a Wellness Co-ordinator, personal trainer, fitness instructor and senior's wellness programmer for a variety of corporate, public and private organizations. 
  • 2006:  Certification in Chair Massage : 100 hours of Professional Training with Eric Brown, RMT, Relax To The Max
  • 2007:  Training for Work-shop Facilitation in Seated Massage for Novices with Bodywork Biz.
  • 2008: Hospice Volunteer Training
  • 2017: Advanced Chair Massage Techniques: Nayada Institute
  • 2017: Certificate in Chair Massage with BC Eldercare Massage. 
  • 2017: Leg & Foot Massage Technique Course with BC Eldercare Massage

Karen is a Member of The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC)

As required by the NHPC, Karen has had a had a criminal background and vulnerable sector check.


Q. What techniques are used for an eldercare(seniors) massage?

A. Gentle relaxation techniques are used to accomodate the specific needs of the elderly body.  It is done over clothing in an ergonomically designed chair for maximum comfort.  For the leg and foot massage, it is done in a regular chair or for the client who is confined to a bed, a hand and foot massage may be given in the client's bed. 

Q. What techniques are used for workplace massage or for clients who are not elderly?

A. Karen uses an acupressure based massage for these clients. It is also done in an ergonomically designed chair, over clothing, and is designed to relieve tension and stress in the key tension areas.  It also boosts energy and mental clarity.  

Q. What should I expect during the first chair massage visit?

A.  The chair practitioner will require a health history form to be filled out either online before the first session or on paper during the first session.  As well, some questions will be asked to determine whether the massage is appropriate at this time.  Sometimes, doctor's approval is requested before a session takes place.

Q.  What is the cancellation policy?

A.  24 hours notice is required to cancel or change and appointment time.  Depending on the circumstances, a $20 cancellation fee may be applied where 24 hours notice was not given.  

Q.  What if I decide into the massage I do not enjoy it for whatever reason?

A.  There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  If you are not satisfied with the massage, you do not pay.


  I have been receiving the benefits of weekly sessions with Karen for the past couple years. Her gentle demeanor provides a safe and relaxing environment, and her sensitive hands have provided my stressed-out body with much needed relief. 

  Donna, Nelson

   I have been receiving a weekly chair massage with Karen for a few months.  Karen’s sessions are the most relaxing treatments I have received to date. I have also received relief from an old rotator cuff injury. I am thankful to have found this form of massage and energy work as it has made a difference in how I feel and function each week.

 Susan, Glade 

  I’ve been the recipient of Karen’s massages on a regular basis for three years now. Karen provides a pleasurable and relaxing atmosphere while relieving me of my muscle aches and tensions. Her calming effect eases my stress level and I always come out of her sessions feeling relaxed! 

 Gerri, Nelson  

Menu Of Services and Fees

Contact Karen Arnold


In Person

Visit me at The Circuit for Women  during drop-in times (women only) or by appointment on Wednesdays. 

Free on-site consultation at your business for workplace massage or for your special event.

A Touch of Bliss Massage

Mailing Address: Suite 5-622 Front St. Nelson B.C. V1L 4B7 Nelson Box Office and Copy Centre


Reception Hours

Evenings:  By request for Special Events

Saturday: By request for Special Events

Sunday:  By request for Special Events

Events Calendar

Fund-raisers, Community Events that I will be attending with my massage chair, as well as any event open to the public where I will be offering chair massage will be listed here. 

No upcoming events.