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Originated in the mountains of Kurdistan. Practitioners of this method view the body as an energy system, although its meridians are not the same as those identified in the healing arts of China.

Breema practitioners regard the body as a self-healing organism. Breema work is designed to create or recreate the natural balance and harmony that governs our mental, emotional and physical energies. The larger aim of Breema is to teach through experience the possibility of living with the full participation of body, mind and feelings.




Other Names:

Breema, Self Body, Breema Massage


Description of Offering:

A certified breema practitioner will guide you through a series of movements designed to designed to create or recreate the natural balance and harmony that governs our mental, emotional and physical energies.


This offering has its roots in ancient practices.


Origin of Offering

Early Civilizations (6000+ years ago), Ancient Asian Civilizations (AKA Asian/Traditional Chinese Medicine)


Creator of Offering (Nationality)

Breema was developed in the Kurdish village of Breemova over hundreds years ago orally through generations.  Brought to the U.S. by Malickek Mooshan (Middle Eastern).


Brief History of the Offering

Developed in Kurdish village of Breemova over hundreds of years ago passed down orally through generations. Until 1980, Malickek Mooshan, who had learned about the body work from his great grand father, who opened a center to practice Breema in Oakland, California to share his knowledge.


Fun Fact

Offers musculoskeletal realignment. When patient is giving their all to the treatment, can start seeing the treatment reflect in their everyday life such as the flow of the world around them.




Primary Benefit Received:

Stimulate mind.


Other Benefits

Improve appearance, increase flexibility, body maintenance, increase circulation in body, stress reduction,


Research Publication

There is no independent research currently available on Breema Bodywork.




Typical Length of Offering

75 - 90 minutes


The offering is most often provided one guest at a time.


Offering is primarily suited for:

Day Spa (wellness focus), Medical Clinic/Spa.


How many treatment providers are needed to produce the offering?



Common License/Certification or Training necessary to provide the offering:

Physical Therapist, Fitness Instructor, Certified Breema Practitioner


Information about the most often used offering protocol

Waking Up to this Moment

Joe Schreiber

Book (2010)


Comments about Offering Protocol

Fully clothed as the practitioner guides the patient through a series of exercises and stretches to tune the mind, body and spirit.


Type of space/facility most often used for the offering:

Group Fitness Studio


Type of space/facility that can be use for the offering:

Exercise Equipment Studio, Traditional Classroom


How many towels are used?



Does the guest generally use a robe and/or a wrap for the offering?



How many sheets are used?



Does the offering require the use of products (i.e. lotions, lacquers, scrubs, cleansers, etc.)?



Does the require the use of disposable supplies (i.e. cotton squares, balls and swabs, lancets, etc.)?



Equipment and supplies needed to provide the offering:

Floor mat,


Beyond labor, linens, disposable supplies and products, please list any other direct costs associated with the offering?



Including only the following items (products, disposable items, linen laundry, and other direct costs---not labor), what is the typical cost of the offering?



Comments about offering costs.

Primarily labor.


Typical single session price of the offering.

$40 - $100 USD




Publication used to prepare this submission.

What is Breema?

Victoria Alara Alcoset (2016)


Waking Up to This Moment: The Essential Meaning of Breema (2010)

Jon Schreiber


Find Balance Through Breema

Christine Andrew (2009)


Author Information

Andre Blackman

Florida Gulf Coast University


Author Biography

Born on the sunny, sandy beaches of Bridgetown, Barbados, Andre Blackman is currently studying Resort and Hospitality Management in hopes to live life on the seven seas and luxurious hotels.


Editor Information:

Mary Wisnom

Professor, School of Resort & Hospitality Management, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA