Breema originated in a mountain village in the Near East and was established in the United States with the founding in 1980 of the Breema Center in Oakland, California. Jon Schreiber, D.C., a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, has been the director since then. He incorporates Breema into his clinical practice because of its ability to vitalize and heal the body.
The primary benefit of Breema is to create harmony and balance between one’s mind, feelings, and body in relationship to ourself, to others, and to all life. Secondary benefits include:
1. • renewed vitality
2. • increased mental clarity and focus
3. • relief of tension
4. • increased flexibility
5. • mental & emotional balance
6. • musculo-skeletal realignment
7. • reduced stress
8. • improved nervous system function
9. • improved circulation and digestion
Breema is intended "to enhance the flow of life energy and bring one to the present." A person receiving a Breema treatment is fully clothed and works with practitioner lying down or seated on a padded floor. The bodywork is a harmonious choreography of supported movements, gradual leaning, gentle stretching and bending, holding postures, "nurturing brushes," and rhythmic tapping. Breema treatments are tailored to each recipient at each visit; there is no standard program or sequence.
The bodywork facilitates a taste of presence in the body that becomes the foundation of a new dimension of Consciousness. Breema’s profound philosophy affords deep and coherent insight into the nature of the body and health. Its common sense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, supporting vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance. Unique in its inherent expression of the Nine Principles of Harmony, Breema eliminates the need for any force by the practitioner. Instead, it uses the natural mechanics, rhythm, and relaxed weight of the practitioner’s body to create a precise and dynamic balance that is profoundly comfortable, enjoyable, and beneficial for both recipient and practitioner.
The Nine Principles of Harmony
Body Comfortable - When we look at the body, not as something separate, but as an aspect of a unified whole, there is no place for discomfort.
No Extra - To express our true nature, nothing extra is needed.
Firmness and Gentleness - Real firmness is always gentle. Real gentleness is always firm. When we are present, we naturally manifest firmness and gentleness simultaneously.
Full Participation - The most natural way of moving and living is with full participation. Full participation is possible when body, mind, and feelings are united in a common aim.
Mutual Support - The more our Being participates, the more we are able to support life and recognize that Existence supports us. Giving and receiving support take place simultaneously.
No Judgement - The atmosphere of non-judgement gives us a taste of acceptance of ourselves as we are in the moment. When we come to the present, we are free from judgment.
Single Moment/Single Activity - Each moment is new, fresh, totally alive. Each moment is an expression of our true nature, complete by itself.
No Hurry/No Pause - In the natural rhythm of life energy, there is no hurry and no pause.
No Force - When we let go of assumptions of separation, we let go of force.
BREEMA:The Art of Being Present
A gentle bodywork done clothed on a large mat on the floor. Has similarities to Thai Massage and Yoga Therapy but a different premise to simply practice being fully present. Relaxing, healing, rejuvenating. 1 hour
By Donation to nonprofits Suggested: $25-55 Donations go to local non-profits.