Successful solutions are based on the powerful principle that resolution occurs by fostering the positive, not by attacking the negative.
— David R Hawkins (Power vs Force)

Gift certificates available for all treatments.  Check out the SERVICES page for more information or call (604) 992-2206

Gift certificates available for all treatments.  Check out the SERVICES page for more information or call (604) 992-2206


Relax. Breathe. Let Go.


Breathing Space Bodywork is a single-room oasis located on the edge of Gastown. We provide therapeutic bodywork treatments designed to integrate body and mind. You can expect your session to be deep, effective and incredibly relaxing.

We offer a variety of full-body treatments ranging from relaxation, tension relief, hot stone, pre-natal, post-partum and couples massage. All of our treatments address the full-body and include aromatherapy, at no extra charge. Check out our services page for details and pricing. 

We offer 60-minute, 90-minute or 120-minute sessions. 60-minute sessions are intended mainly for relaxation and stress relief.  To address specific areas of tension, a 90 or 120 minute session is recommended. Deeper, focused work takes time.  Therefore, if you need deeper focused work, please book a "Breathe" or "Let Go" session.   

We don't subscribe to the no-pain-no-gain theory; rather than forcing our way into your muscles (resulting in bruising and inflammation), we create opportunity for your body to relax and receive deeper work. We go as deep as your tissues allow. Relax, breathe, let that order. 

As mentioned at the top of the page in the header, this is not massage therapy. This is bodywork. We take a holistic approach to the body; our intention is integration. We use a variety of modalities, tools and techniques to facilitate a sense of ease, mobility and lightness in your body.  Your session may include Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi techniques, Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology or various other modalities. Each session is unique and specific to your body.  

If you are looking to book with an RMT, I recommend Family Center Therapeutics. 

Just a few things that have earned Breathing Space Bodywork 5-star ratings on Yelp, Facebook, Trip Advisor and Google: clean and inviting atmosphere, ultra-comfortable massage tables, skilled practitioners, secure draping, excellent availability, hot towel foot wraps, complimentary aromatherapy, easy online booking, realistic cancellation policy, fast response time to email and text inquiries, non-spa music and a dark chocolate truffle!

If you're still not convinced, check out our reviews on Yelp and Google. Find out what others have said about Breathing Space Bodywork.


As a massage practitioner and an active individual in sports, I’m very particular in choosing my practitioner. Tanya is absolutely remarkable. Not only is she very knowledgeable and focused on the needs of her client, but her treatments extend past massage in rejuvenating the body and mind to awaken the spirit within. I am very fortunate to have Tanya as my practitioner and would recommend her to anyone.”
— Christina Hagberg