The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul.
— Plato


Relax. Breathe. Let Go.


Breathing Space Bodywork is a single-room oasis located on the edge of Gastown. In business since 2010, I provide therapeutic bodywork treatments designed to integrate body and mind. You can expect your session to be deep and effective and also, incredibly relaxing.

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

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

Your session will likely include aspects of Swedish massage, Joint Release, Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology and Deep Flow. Each session is unique and specific to your body.  

I don't subscribe to the no-pain-no-gain theory; rather than forcing my way into your muscles (resulting in bruising and inflammation), I use heat and support (boltsers and pillows) to create an opportunity for your body to relax and receive deeper work. I work as deep as your tissues allow. Relax, breathe, and let that order. 

As mentioned at the top of the page in the header, this is not massage therapy. This is bodywork. I take a holistic approach to the body; my intention is full-body integration. I use a variety of modalities, tools and techniques to facilitate a sense of ease, mobility and lightness in your body.  The work is deep and specific but the goal is for your whole being to integrate; nervous system included. 

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

Here are 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 table, skilled practitioner, secure draping, excellent availability, hot towel foot wraps, complimentary aromatherapy, easy online booking, realistic cancellation policy, fast response time to email and text inquiries, and of course the dark chocolate truffle!

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


The 90min “Oh My Goddess” treatment is outstanding. Tanya has designed the ultimate sacred self care body therapy. She works with confidence from thousands of hours of client experience, her extensive knowledge base and highly attuned sensitivity comes through flawlessly in her sessions.
— Yelp Review, January 2019