Get the best massage in Marysville Wa!

Reduce your stress level and get the most out of your massage therapy treatments at Breezeway Therapeutic Center of Marysville.

Susan Birdzell is a licensed massage therapist with over 20 years of therapeutic experience.

Breezeway Thereapeutic Center is located at:

1606 4th street, Suite C in Marysville Washinton, 98270

Office Phone: 360.657.2755   FAX: 360.658.0135

Don't Settle For Anything Less Than Great!

Think of how a serious car accident, industrial accident, stress and constant physical pain can be.

breezeway massage therapy

Wouldn’t you take steps to manage your pain and stress and be free?

The Marysville Washington and surrounding area are home to many massage therapy practices, but very few of them have been able to stay in business for over 20 years with a reputation of helping people manage their pain or relax and maintain a high level of professionalism that would expect from a massage therapist pro or health professional.

Susan Birdzell of Breezeway Therapeutic Center has been the choice for massage therapy in Marysville Wa since it opened it’s doors in 1997. You can read more about Susan here.

In addition to attending Seattle massage school, Susan has completed a wide range of advanced training and has the experience you need to help get back on the wellness path.

Whether you’ve suffered car accident, industrial injury or just want to relax Breezeway Therapeutic Center offers the following treatments:

  • Structural Release Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Gua Sha (a Chinese scraping therapy)
  • Myofacial Release
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Lymph Draining
  • Table Stretching
  • Pregnancy or Prenatal Massage
  • Relaxation Massage

   Stop by or call Breezeway Therapeutic Center today!


Located at: 1606 4th street Suite C, Marysville, Washington

Office phone: 360.657.2755

When your looking for a massage therapist you want professionalism and trust. Susan Birdzell and Breezeway Therapeutic Center are a proud member of the the American Massage Therapy Association

breezeway is membe of amta

Massage Therapy Health benefits

There are several medically beneficial massage therapies that can go a long way to healing you not only physically, but emotionally.

The first and obvious benefit is relaxation. In our busy and hectic lives, many people really do “carry the weight of the world on their shoulders” causing tension in not only their shoulders but necks also.

In addtion to what we've listed elow, you can check out our article on the 13 benefits of massage therapy.​

Massage and blood pressure

Research at the National Institute of Health has shown that massge can lower blood pressure. A test group of 25 patients received Swedish massage for 10 sessions approximately 10-15 minutes 3 times a week. A second group of patients that received no massage was also tested.

The conclusion from testing indicated that massage therapy was effective, safe and a cost effective way to help a patient control their blood pressure.

Other benefits of relaxation massage include mood changes (lower anxiety), behavioral changes (chemical and/or tobacco dependency) and changes in body (muscle pain, fatigue, sleep).​

Headache Relief

Massage therapy has been shown to help with tension headaches and migraines. Getting relief for tension headaches can help decrease their occurrence, reduce chances for recurring migraines as well as disturbed sleep. Taking an aggressive approach to treating headaches with massage causes trigger points and muscle spasms to relax.

How massage increases circulation

Combined with significant lifestyle changes, massage can help improve circulation. There are a few ways that massage stroke can increase blood circulation.

By massaging the legs and other extremities, it helps bring blood that is sluggish (or running slow in the veins) back to the heart. It also releases muscles that are in a state of spasm or tight improving overall systemic circulation.

Massage helps to stimulate the skin, increasing microcirculation. In the case of people who are sedentary or handicapped massage provides a certain level of aerobic benefit.

Massage can help with Anxiety Problems

Many people carry their anxiety and stress in their neck, shoulders and back. Your massage therapist can specifically target those areas (as well as other areas in the body) that have experienced increased tension.

During a massage therapy session you body will release chemicals (serotonin and oxytocin) that help but you in a state of relaxation or “feel good mode”.

At the same time, massage also releases a great deal of toxins which also allows further healing by the body.

​Help with Pain Managment

Massage therapy has been shown effective and also popular with the public. In a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corp of over 1,000 adults in the U.S. they determined the following:

  • 90% of Americans feel massage is good for a person's health.
  • 93% agree with the statement that massage can be effective for pain relief.
  • Use of massage in people age 65 and older has tripled from 4% in 1997 to 15% in 2005.
  • 22% of Americans had a massage in the past year; 34% had a massage in the last five years.
  • 73% of those who had a massage would recommend it to a person they know.
  • 46% of respondents at some time had a massge to relieve pain.
  • Among respondents who discussed massage with their health care provider, 57% said this health professional strongly recommended massage or encouraged them to get a massage.
From WebMD.com

Follow this link to read the the full article from WebMD

Pain management via massage therapy helps to cut to the core of many people’s problems, which is chronic pain. It provides a whole body approach to addressing pain issues.

Therapeutic Massage and surgical recovery

Patients face critical challenges after receiving surgery. If the surgery was an extensive procedure, it potentially will present the body critical challenges while in the recovery phase.

Massage therapy helps a patient deal with the pain and relax and can have certain painkilling abilities.

In cases specifically with cardiac patients, receiving a post op massage doctor’s concluded:

“Massage therapy significantly reduced the pain, anxiety, and muscular tension and improves relaxation and satisfaction after cardiac surgery.”

- National Center for Biotechnology Information, Massage therapy and cardiac patients

Massage Therapy types and methods

Which massage style suits your needs?

Styles in massage therapy range from the range of massage stroke, whether or not the therapist uses oils and lotions or not.

Different styles and techniques can provide different results. As we stated previously, make sure you let your massage therapist know just what you’re looking for.

Here is a short list of massage techniques. If you have questions view our other pages or talk with your massage therapist.

We love questions, just ask!

Some common styles of massage therapies that are used

Swedish Massage Therapy

Perhaps the most common type of therapy. It generally involves soft, long kneading strokes (as well as other body movements) and is combined with joint manipulation. Take a look at the Breezeway Blog for an article on the difference between Swedish vs deep tissue massage therapy.

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

This technique focuses on painful problem areas on your body. The massage therapist uses slow deliberate strokes to concentrate on the problem area.

Hot stone therapy or hot stone massage

Warmed stones are placed in different areas of the body by the therapist.

Reflexology​

The therapist stimulates the patient’s feet by using their hand, thumb and other techniques.

These are just a few of the massage therapies that are available. If you would like to read more, take a look at our blog.

Questions? Feel free to call us at 360.657.2755 or drop us line through our contact page.

Areas Serviced:​

​Everett, Arlington, Smokey Point, Lynwood, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Tulalip Indian Reservation, Mountain Lake Terrace, Woodway, Alderwood Manor, Mill Creek, Silver Lake, Cathcart, Monroe